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“Great Food, Service, and Ambience ”

The Fireside Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 11 Restaurants in Ellison Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$20
Description: Ellison Bay is home to The Fireside Restaurant, Door County’s Cajun Supper Club. Serving reinvented comfortable classics with a fresh new twist. Pull up to our spectacular bar for a fun fabulous cocktail. Come in and try our local Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned. Executive Chef Blake Schar pushes creativity in Door County. Chef Schar is strong, solid and on-point with homey, classic comfort foods, showing favor to southern dishes that Mom use to make. Although he is not shy to admit his bias for butter and bacon, don't let the Midwest in him fool you. Chef Schar pulls on his formal training from Scottsdale Culinary Institute, searching for ways to incorporate Southwest flavors like chipotle peppers, cilantro, cumin, and ancho peppers without taking the bold flavors too far. Watch for formal elegance in his food as well as interesting twists on comfort foods.
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Description: Ellison Bay is home to The Fireside Restaurant, Door County’s Cajun Supper Club. Serving reinvented comfortable classics with a fresh new twist. Pull up to our spectacular bar for a fun fabulous cocktail. Come in and try our local Maple Bourbon Old Fashioned. Executive Chef Blake Schar pushes creativity in Door County. Chef Schar is strong, solid and on-point with homey, classic comfort foods, showing favor to southern dishes that Mom use to make. Although he is not shy to admit his bias for butter and bacon, don't let the Midwest in him fool you. Chef Schar pulls on his formal training from Scottsdale Culinary Institute, searching for ways to incorporate Southwest flavors like chipotle peppers, cilantro, cumin, and ancho peppers without taking the bold flavors too far. Watch for formal elegance in his food as well as interesting twists on comfort foods.
Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

I visited the Fireside with two friends. We all ordered the soup and salad.
Two of us had the tomato bisque soup and one had the turkey noodle soup.
The soups were all delicious. The tomato bisque was thick with chunks of onion and tomato. The spices that were added gave it a tangy flavor without being too spicey. The turkey noodle had lots of turkey pieces and noodles. The bread served with the meal was a delicious coarse bread with oregano and sage seasoning. The salads were served promptly after the soup by our excellent waitress, Georgia. She refilled our water glasses, brought us extra bread and made sure we had everything we needed. The salads were a nice blend of mixed greens with corn, carrots, hard boiled eggs, onion and a large watermelon radish. All in all, an excellent meal. I ordered extra tomato bisque soup to go and the chef personally delivered it to our table. As we left the restaurant, Leslie the hostess wished us a good night. We all decided we needed to return another time really soon to try some of the other entrees on the menu. The shrimp, ribs, fish, chicken and waffles
as well as the frog legs all sounded delicious.

Thank Cynthia K
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

I have dined here in the past and it has been great! The management is caring and delightful! The menue is simply great! The food is well prepared and well presented! I will definitely dine here again!

Thank Edengineer
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Reviewed 8 November 2017

This was some of the best food that we ate in Door County. The menu has an eclectic blend of dishes that trace the roots of Chef Blake Schar. There are mid-western traditionals, southwestern inspired, cajan classics and Door County delights to choose from. Our party all had different dishes and each one turned out fabulous. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable and the fireside environment is warm and relaxing. Don't miss this one.

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Thank Caraduras
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Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

We found The Fireside Restaurant after a quick Trip Advisor search and were so glad we did. The restaurant has the warm feel of a familiar supper club from the drinks to the fireplace and the food did not disappoint. Our table had the Jambalaya, Shrimp n Grits, BBQ Ribs, and the Fish Fry. All were excellent. Try their brandy old fashioned made with Door County maple syrup! The owners are great and their desire to make everyone feel welcome was apparent. You won't regret your decision to stop in!

Thank Phillip C
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

It's easy to pass by this restaurant on the road. The sign makes the Inn prominent with The Fireside in small lettering underneath. We were seated immediately but it took a little longer than it should have for the waiter to get to us. My wife had the Monterey Shrimp and Goat Cheese Grits. I had the French Onion Braised Meatloaf. Both dishes were excellent and creatively conceived. It was a little unexpected to experience good Cajun cooking in Wisconsin, but kudos.

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Thank DouglasNiedt
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