Flames were reported around 6 p.m. at the former Chi Chi's at Franklin Mills Circle.
When firefighters arrived, they sounded a second alarm.
The view from Chopper 6 HD showed flames leaping out of the roof of the building just before 6:30 p.m. and firefighters had the fire under control by 7 p.m.
The Chi Chi's restaurant is vacant. There are no reported injuries. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.