Joseph’s Fireside Restaurant Closed Permanently

Chamber Gift Cards may be exchanged for Joseph's Fireside Gift Cards until Aug 31, 2020.

Owners Kevin P. Joseph and E. J. Fabian have determined that the exchange of their gift cards for Mid-Maine Chamber gift certificates will cease as of August 31.  Joseph and Fabian will continue to honor Joseph Fireside Steakhouse gift cards through the end of October, with contact being directed to the owners by emailing them at Joseph said, “As of November 1 we will no longer be able to redeem any outstanding JFS gift cards. There comes a time when we must close the books on this chapter of our lives.”

Due to COVID-19, Joseph’s Fireside Restaurant, located on West River Road in Waterville, did not reopen for business, and remains up for sale.

For customers with active card balances, please continue to bring them to the Mid-Maine Chamber at 50 Elm Street, Waterville, through the end of August. Cards will be exchanged for area Chamber member restaurants, with some offering a 10% bonus when customers dine. The Chamber office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Joseph added, “We would like to thank the Mid-Maine Chamber for their assistance in the exchange of our gift cards, keeping the monies with our local restaurants, who are struggling at this time. As we move into the Fall, and holiday season, the Chamber staff needs to devote its resources to other fund-raising projects and their own gift certificate program.”

As of September 1, please see Fireside’s Facebook page for instructions on how to handle card redemption, or email

At the time of their closing, in a letter to many friends, customers, area business owners and especially their employees, Kevin and E.J. included a personal note of thanks. “We would like to thank each and every one of you for making this dream of ours a success for many years. We have been so fortunate to have opened our restaurant in such a caring community. This is not the exit plan we had in mind at all, and we wish we could have passed this on to new ownership, but at this time, with things the way they are, this is not an option. We will truly miss you all.”





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