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The Fireplace Inn

1448 N. Wells St. (North Ave.) Send to Phone
312-664-5264 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Order Now! | Menu
Tried and true, this cozy rib joint is one of the city’s most popular spots for barbecue.

Lunch Fri.-Sun., Dinner nightly
Open late Sun.-Thurs.

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The Fireplace Inn, Chicago, IL

The Fireplace Inn Restaurant Review

: Many restaurants come and go, but The Fireplace Inn lives on. The après-ski vibe comes complete with a blazing fireplace in the winter months and a menu that’s always loaded with faves. Despite the décor, though, you won't find a lot of downhill-skier types eating here, but you will encounter ribs with zingy sauce; it's the color of ketchup and just as thick, but the analogy ends there. Ribs as good as these deserve quality accompaniments --- good crunchy coleslaw and first-rate fries, for example. Ribs can be teamed with chicken, steak, shrimp or crab legs. If you prefer, barbecued Texas beef ribs are available in either full-slab or half-slab portions as well. If ’cue isn’t your thing, don’t worry: there’s everything from a halibut sandwich and shrimp po’ boy to Greek chicken. For dessert, try the cheesecake or carrot cake. Whatever you decide, there’s a large, if basic, cocktail, wine and beer list to go with.

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