I have been in and out over the last few weeks, and the management appears to have changed. I only used to visit a handful of times a year, but I find myself frequenting much more often due to the people, food and atmosphere change. The place is in the process of getting a much needed makeover, and is coming along great! The staff is very friendly, and make you feel at home. Their breakfast was always the main attraction to me, but last night I went there for dinner on a whim. I was pleasantly surprised to see some old time favorites of mine on the menu, and ordered chicken croquettes, pickled beets and the beef and cabbage soup. Everything was delicious, and reminded me so much of comfort food and memories from my childhood that I had to call my Mother when I got home to tell her about it! The fresh cornbread was the best I've had, and I only wish my favorite BBQ joint could make it that good. Along with 2 pcs. of cornbread, they also included a fresh Italian roll, and a tasty cheese pastry. I've never had that much variety with a complimentary bread basket, and each piece was dipped and savored with our meals. We left full and happy with leftovers and dessert, for a price I still can't believe. I've (regrettably) spent more $ at Dennys before, and no way was the food this plentiful, fresh or tasty. I sincerely hope the "new" Fireside catches on, and the dining room fills up like it should. With our busy schedules and the unbelievable value, I definitely see us becoming 2 day a week regulars, and staying away from those all-too-tempting fast food joints.
so glad the people who bought it from Jack R came back. Major improvement in food and service. We are there at least once a week for breakfast. Also, LOVE their pastrami specials!