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Fireside

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American, Canadian, Delicatessen
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800 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
+1 519-581-1200
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07:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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Oakville, Ontario
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186 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped at this restaurant one evening after a busy day, based on a local's recommendation. I am glad we did. It is a cozy little place with good food and service. My husband had the hot roast beef sandwich with fries and I had burger served on toasted rye bread with melted cheddar and fried onions. The servings are... More 

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Thank Pokieman2
Kitchener, Canada
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288 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

My friend & I went for a late breakfast and we both were delighted with the friendly service. We were greeted at the door by a smiling hostess who took us to a very comfortable booth. Our waitress, Chris, was quick to greet us with a happy smile and she took our beverage order and promised to return quickly with... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

If you like diner style food and portions, this is a great options. I am a huge fan of the italian poutine and often order for take-out. The service is friendly and the booths are private. I would give 5 stars except I was unimpressed by one dish--crispy chicken wrap. Don't order. It's strange and mostly everything but actual chicken.

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Thank rayleen330
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Big portion home style breakfasts.montreal benadict &hungry man plate are the family favs for sure and service is always very attentive.happy to call our selfs regulars

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Thank See J
Kitchener, Canada
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172 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

We went for breakfast. I guess there isn't alot you can do to make bacon and eggs go from good to great, but it didn't seem like they made any effort to try. It was good, but nothing overly interesting on my plate, or on the menu, that would have made me rate this place any higher. I was here... More 

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Hamilton, ON
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

I have been to this restaurant a lot, one of the go to spots when in Kitchener. Food is always good, portion sizes are big. they have a good section of food. Staff is always friendly.

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Thank Helen M
Calgary, Canada
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

My spouse has been here a few times, but this is a first for the family. Garlic bread, soup and salads arrived promptly. The tilapia special was light and tasty. The chicken and rib special was average. Hawaiian pizza was loaded with toppings. In general, the generous amounts of veggies were overcooked. The fries were not too salty. Attentive, friendly... More 

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Thank Pam D
Merida, Mexico
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191 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere and service. The breakfast menu is three pages! Lots of choices. Efficient service. Looking for corned beef hash...😔 but that was not on menu. Alas! I ordered great Canadian Benedict with cheddar and peameal bacon. Swimming in sauce and way too many hashbrowns. Such a waste..

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Thank RegD1945
Oakville, Canada
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168 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

Jumbo smoked meat sandwich was excellent -- and offered however you like it. A real smoked meat sandwich ! Too big for me to eat though. Also had tilapia which was mediocre .

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Thank Julian W
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34 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

great food. big portions. clean restaurant. nice atmosphere. had breakfast and dinner here. short wait time for food. always hot and tasty. priced well. recommend chicken and rib combo or any pasta dish. you won't be disappointed.

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Thank rob k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Canadian, Delicatessen
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 21:00
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 800 Ottawa Street South, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Region of Waterloo  >  Kitchener
  • Phone Number: +1 519-581-1200

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Kitchener, Canada
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?