Located conveniently on Henderson Avenue, Fireside Pies offers an intimate neighborhood restaurant for anyone who is hungry. They offer amazing pizzas cooked in a hot wood-fired oven, appetizers and desserts that will make you drool. I hadn’t visited the Henderson location in a while, so I visited to see if they were still as good as I remember.
My husband and I dined on a Wednesday night around 6pm. When we arrived, there was no wait and a hand full of people there. It was about what I would expect for the middle of the week. We were seated and attended to immediately. I arrived hungry and knew instantly that I wanted to try the Fireside Fondue.
The Fondue was good, but tasted almost tasted exactly like cheese pizza after spreading it on the flat bread that it was served with. Since I love salads, I wanted to give their Texas Bibb a try, the hearts of palm addition is what sold me.
The salad also included green onion, avocado, tomatoes, goat cheese, crispy bacon and tossed in a shallot red wine vinaigrette. My husband and I shared this salad and we were able to take more than half of it home. It’s definitely worth sharing!
When it came time to order our pizza, it was hard to just choose one. Our waitress told us to only order one pizza for sharing because they were made for sharing, especially after having 2 appetizers. We ended up ordering the Hot n’ Crumbled Pizza.Topped with spicy sausage, Garlic ricotta and diced tomatoes made this the perfect pizza. Even though we thought we would have tons of pizza to take home, we almost ate every bit. If you are looking for gluten free options, Fireside Pies is able to make almost everything on their menu gluten free. Just let them know before ordering!
The general manager was at Fireside Pies running around greeting guests and helping out where needed. She stopped by our table to see how dinner was going and made sure everything was perfect. She mentioned that Fireside Pies ‘famous crab claws’ were coming back this week and they are an absolute favorite of diners.
The dish features snow crab claws baked in lemon butter with a side of toasted crostini. Unfortunately, I went to Fireside Pies a day before they were offering the crab claws but they are available now.
Each Fireside Pies restaurant reflects the character of its neighborhood so no two are the same but all evoke the soul of heartfelt rustic cooking, genuine hospitality and the joyous spirit of a great gathering place. If you’re looking for a casual dining experience in Dallas, check out one of Fireside Pies.