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Firefly's BBQ

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American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Chicken Wings
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350 East Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
+1 508-357-8883
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Today
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: After Winning More Than 20 National Bar-B-Que Awards Owner Steve Uliss won...
After Winning More Than 20 National Bar-B-Que Awards Owner Steve Uliss won the Massachusetts State BBQ Championships and represented the Commonwealth in the Jack Daniels World Invitational Barbecue Competition. "It took me about nine years to perfect my rib recipe... Now you can sink your choppers into some of the best bar-b-que on the planet, right here at Firefly's... And the awards keep piling up to prove it!" Walk into one of our restaurants and, in addition to receiving a warm welcome with Southern-style hospitality, you'll be greeted by the mouthwatering aromas of authentic American bar-b-que. We smoke our meats for up to 12 hours, blending apple, cherry and hickory woods to create the signature red smoke ring that identifies the genuine low-fire, slow-cooking process of true bar-b-que. We offer four different styles of ribs and mop sauces from around the South including North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. In addition to bar-b-cue, you'll find many other Southern specialties on our menu including Cracklin' Bread, Fried Chicken, Red Beans 'n Rice, Sweet Potato Pecan Puddin' and more! We're also New England's largest BBQ Caterer catering parties for 20 to 20,000! Be sure to check out our Catering Menu if you're even thinkin' about having a party. Kick back, relax, and enjoy Firefly's award-winning bar-b-que and Southern fare at our restaurant, take a feast home, or let us cater your next big party or get together.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fun night out

Food is good and good service. Dante's is a "club" like atmosphere attached to restaurant. Bands on Saturday nights with small cover charge. Pool tables are free and Ty's for sporting events. All around good time.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Linda D
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Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

We visited today (Happy 4th of July) the food was exceptional!!! Seriously, outstanding food & service!!!

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Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Food is good and good service. Dante's is a "club" like atmosphere attached to restaurant. Bands on Saturday nights with small cover charge. Pool tables are free and Ty's for sporting events. All around good time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Made a mistake choosing this place - the food is fine, the atmosphere is unappealing. The price is reasonable and I guess makes up for the mediocre food.

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

One could argue whether this food is authentic "Southern BBQ" but about whether it is terrific, fun eating out at a modest, affordable price. Several varieties of ribs top the menu and for good reason. Firefly's offers a host of sauces (mostly very sweet) to suit your taste, along with a nice selection of side dishes. I am lucky to... More 

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Marlborough, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

There's a reason this place is so busy. The food is great and generous. The bill isn't bad (very fair pricing). The music is awesome (live bands). The drinks are big. The service is friendly. What more can you ask for!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We joined another couple for the Sunday Southern BBQ Buffet at Firefly's, and were very happy with our meal! We were greeted promptly and seated. There are plenty of tables, and the atmosphere is fun and whimsical. Our server was knowledgable about the menu and took our drink order quickly. We were amazed at the choice and variety of buffet... More 

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Tonawanda, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed in Sudbury on our recent trip to the Boston area and went to Firefly’s BBQ for dinner. The service was fast and very efficient. My wife had the New Orleans Shrimp which was both excellent and plentiful. I opted for the smoked apple cider brined turkey breast which was also excellent. The condiment bar is a nice touch... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We recently relocated to Marlborough MA from Quincy MA. The best this about the move is that we are near some great restaurants now - and one of them is Firefly's! (We had a Firefly's in Quincy years ago but they closed - we went to their amazing weekend brunch at least once a month, and got takeout there frequently.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We've been several times and enjoyed ourselves. The portions are huge so sharing is suggested. The wings are amazing. My husband likes all the microbrews. The kids can be rowdy and messy and you don't feel like you're disturbing anyone. It's a casual and lively atmosphere perfect for a date or a visit with the family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Went into Fireflys because I had heard about their "Burnt Ends" app. Awesome! Had it with green beans side. They were cooked al dente....perfectly. My companion had a combo plate that she thought she couldn't finished....til she did! Manager Mark came around to our table and he seems to make the rounds a lot....making sure people are happy with portions... More 

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Additional Information about Firefly's BBQ

Address: 350 East Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
Phone Number: +1 508-357-8883
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marlborough
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 - 25
Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Chicken Wings

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 350 East Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marlborough
  • Phone Number: +1 508-357-8883

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Cajun & Creole, Barbecue, Chicken Wings

Description

After Winning More Than 20 National Bar-B-Que Awards Owner Steve Uliss won the Massachusetts State BBQ Championships and represented the Commonwealth in the Jack Daniels World Invitational Barbecue Competition. "It took me about nine years to perfect my rib recipe... Now you can sink your choppers into some of the best bar-b-que on the planet, right here at Firefly's... And the awards keep piling up to prove it!" Walk into one of our restaurants and, in addition to receiving a warm welcome with Southern-style hospitality, you'll be greeted by the mouthwatering aromas of authentic American bar-b-que. We smoke our meats for up to 12 hours, blending apple, cherry and hickory woods to create the signature red smoke ring that identifies the genuine low-fire, slow-cooking process of true bar-b-que. We offer four different styles of ribs and mop sauces from around the South including North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. In addition to bar-b-cue, you'll find many other Southern specialties on our menu including Cracklin' Bread, Fried Chicken, Red Beans 'n Rice, Sweet Potato Pecan Puddin' and more! We're also New England's largest BBQ Caterer catering parties for 20 to 20,000! Be sure to check out our Catering Menu if you're even thinkin' about having a party. Kick back, relax, and enjoy Firefly's award-winning bar-b-que and Southern fare at our restaurant, take a feast home, or let us cater your next big party or get together.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 1:00 am

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