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Firefly Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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575 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9737
+1 802-362-3721
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Westerly, Rhode Island
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

after trying to find a place for a nice dinner on a Monday night in August, as all the fancier ones are closed, we ended up here. A bar with booths on other side of wall. It was clean, limited menu, but my husband chose the Baked seafood which he said was great. I had a Rueben, nothing special, no... More 

Thank kwar
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

The Firefly is the local version of Cheers. Everyone knows your name and most importantly, they know what you drink! Weekly specials like wing night and taco Tuesday's are big hits but you will not go wrong ordering off the menu. Newly remodeled with new seating and tables this place is clean and relaxing. Load up the car and bring... More 

Thank Josh W
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

What a refreshing change to busy restaurants that seem to make you feel like you should rush. The family feel was great, we felt welcome, not rushed, and the food was delicious!!! I especially loved their sandwiches and dill pickles and can't wait to go back for another lunch with friends this summer while I'm vacationing!!

Thank susanj329
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Went on a busy Friday night and it was full, with 2 women trying to handle everyone. Real poor management. Disturbing that the lights flickered occasionally - unnerving. Seems to be a local joint and should stay that way, too many other places in Manchester to go back here

Thank Richard W
Branford, Connecticut
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98 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Diane and I stopped in the Firefly to have a drink while we had to wait for our room. Diane had a glass of wine $6.50 I had House Margarita $ 7.50 then had a Lagunitas Undercover $6.75. This is a old bar with old worn out floors and a lot of character. The food looked good coming out of... More 

1 Thank George N
Orland Park, IL
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We each had The Fly Burger (crumbled blue cheese and bacon on an english muffin) and a couple of craft beers on a rainy afternoon. The staff was very friendly and the food was great.

Thank Travel261
Dorset, Vermont
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79 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

Firefly is technically a "tapas sports bar" and it also has the best burgers and fries in town. It's also a local "news-gossip" hangout so if you want to hear what people are talking about in town do go here!

1 Thank davidhnichols
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19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

We from Sunderland and have been here a couple dozen times in the last 3-4 years. Not once have we ever had a bad meal (entree or a sandwich). The drinks are great and fairly priced. Wait staff and bartenders are ALWAYS top notch people who make you feel very welcome. They work hard too serving the many customers. If... More 

Thank JWN12
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by the gas attendant next door. We were not disappointed. Great place to eat off the highway. Blackened chicken, avocado turkey club and the mushroom burger were all excellent.

Thank mcnamak
Manchester, Vermont
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

The Firefly, is a local bar/ restaurant here in Manchester Center, VT This building has always had bar, but the Firefly has made it cozy and the food is always good and the prices fair.

Thank Andy05255

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9737
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-3721
this used to be Maxwell's Flat Road Grill, which sold about a month ago, and by the way, is MUCH better, you really need to list it, btw, I am a regular, but that is neither here nor there. They are doing very well with both locals and tourists which is a welcome change, phone number is the same, owner is Susan and Jon French, please give them visibility on this site, for the record, this location has a deep and long history, starting as the Taco House in the 70's- 80's, OTL (Out to Lunch) in the 80's-90's, then Maxwell the past 9 years , now Firefly. People still come in and call it the Taco House, imagine that,,, regards, wmfox@att.net if any questions

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