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1501 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1717
+1 703-548-7200
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 09:00 - 22:00
Mon 16:00 - 22:00
Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Wed 16:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 09:00 - 22:30
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

First time I went was Saturday night for the Comedy Show and dinner. Saturday night are pizza night buy one get one half off. Also ordered Fish and chips. Pizza was good ( we ordered the meat lovers) and the fish and chips was cooked well and was more than I could eat. The salad with spinach and cranberries was... More 

Thank Michelle K
Arlington, Virginia
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273 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Over the past couple of years, we've gotten in the habit of going to Fire Flies for dinner every once in awhile. We like the neighborhood feel, unpretentious food, friendly service, and reasonable prices. We hadn't been in awhile, so decided to go for dinner on Saturday night. Pizzas are on special, and wine with a couple of pizzas sounded... More 

Thank Scott B
Milton, Delaware
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255 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

This popular Del Ray spot is open fairly early on Sunday morning serving brunch, with offers you might expect. Waffles, omelettes, Eggs Benedict, etc. But expect the unexpected. Not just waffles, but chicken and waffles. Four different Eggs Benedicts, one with crab meat. Fill your own omelette from an extensive menu of veggies, meats, herbs and spice choices. Bottomless coffee... More 

Thank Original_Shrut
Arlington, Virginia
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92 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2016

I ordered a Meatlovers Pizza and calamari. The pizza was unique in the way the meat was put on as toppings and was too large, the pizza was soggy, not crisp. The calamari was OK, but the size of the portion was an insult, at twice it would have been closer to the price, but still short. It was disappointing.... More 

Thank Michael L
Alexandria, Virginia
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

My husband and I visited for dinner to start something different in Del Ray. The drinks were good and the food tasty but really salty. I would say this is a good spot to take children as there is ample space and a variety of choices on the menu.

Thank Marcy O
Abingdon, Maryland
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763 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

You can sit inside or outside. As it was very hot, we chose inside. I ordered the cinnamon crunch waffle. It came with a generous helping of fresh fruit. This waffle was so delicious. I would go back again just to get this waffle. We were there for brunch on a Sunday. There was live music the day we were... More 

Thank Sharon M
Providence, Rhode Island
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 May 2016

I try to make a point of being positive and upbeat in my reviews, so I'll start with what I liked about Fire Flies: the prices. For the size of the portions, the prices were just right, and definitely kept this meal from being a bust. Lunch or dinner can easily be had for less than $20 (including a generous... More 

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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the Sunday brunch with the bluegrass band. The French toast was very decadent. The heuvos del was also good. Can't rate lunch or dinner, but would recommend their Sunday brunch, especially if your looking for something different.

Thank Thom T
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Went here for dinner with my husband on a Friday night. We ordered typical fare - pizza and hamburger and fries. The food was good but can you really mess those up. We had a nice time and our service was good. I'd like to go back to try some other items on the menu and to try the brunch.... More 

Thank ML0927
Norfolk VA
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121 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Went there for brunch with 3 friends this past Sunday. Food was very good and service was excellent. I had the biscuits and gravy with an extra spicy Bloody Mary. The Bloody Mary was actually really spicy which I appreciated and the sausage gravy had nice big chunks of sausage which was also quite good. We also really enjoyed the... More 

Thank Josiah H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pizza, International, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1501 Mount Vernon Ave, Alexandria, VA 22301-1717
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-7200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?