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Firefly's BBQ

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350 East Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
+1 508-357-8883
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4:30 pm - 10:00 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: Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, 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
Good for: Families with children
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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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 19
    Average
  • 10
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  • 9
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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
Usually An Excellent Place For The Family

I have been here a lot and we really love Firefly's. My favorite are the St. Louis ribs with Memphis sauce. They have sauces for all temps and tasted. My wife likes it a bit more spicy. Other family favorites include the chicken, ribs, pulled pork, salads and more! It's the best BBQ around! Here... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been here a lot and we really love Firefly's. My favorite are the St. Louis ribs with Memphis sauce. They have sauces for all temps and tasted. My wife likes it a bit more spicy. Other family favorites include the chicken, ribs, pulled pork, salads and more! It's the best BBQ around! Here are a few things to... More 

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Thank DancingCatfish
Boston, United States
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Restaurant in the front is fun for family, dates or getting together with friends - and the BBQ is the best we have in the area! The backroom - usually 21 and over - has multiple pool tables and a spot for a band and dancing - love this place!

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1 Thank Patricia S
Worcester, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food and customer service. The best fried chicken in the world. Ranked top 10 BBQ joints in the country and deserves the ranking.

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Thank corcorans11
Suffern, New York
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome BBQ, great service. Fair price. Loved it with a cold beer. Brought a group of 40 people, they got us in and out fast.

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Thank PFHRoaming
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Our son moved to MA 3 years ago and had been searching for a good BBQ place close by. He was in the Marlborough area and happened across this restaurant. He was so thrilled with the pulled pork and loved the cornbread that when we came to visit,he insisted we try it. We feel in love too. The BBQ is... More 

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Thank Donna M
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

This is our go to place for BBQ. I travel extensively for work and the food here is as good as most BBQ establishments in the south and Texas.. We had them cater our daughter's graduation party and had nothing but rave reviews. Try it if you're ever in the area. You will enjoy it..

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Thank Tom F
Ocala, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

This must be a local favorite because it is really isn't southern food but it was packed. The food is okay but not great. The price a to high for the quality.

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1 Thank Maria R
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5 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

What a fabulous place to eat! The ribs are award winning. The entertainment outstanding. The bar staff impeccable A+

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1 Thank Jessiesgirl9058
Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

Every meal I've had here has been delicious. The candied bacon is out of this world, the pulled pork mac and cheese is amazing, their pizzas are amazing, pulled pork tacos are also amazing. I have been informed by others that they have the best chicken and waffles, though I have yet to try them. Can't go wrong by coming... More 

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1 Thank S-_8z9
Framingham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

We just got through seeing :"House of Cards" (Season 1). The Congressman kept going to a small barbeque place in DC; and we got an urge for BBQ seeing it! It's a schlep to go to DC from Framingham, MA; so we settled for Firefly's BBQ in Marlboro. We reviewed their menu online before we went; and we decided that... More 

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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: Barbecue, American, Cajun & Creole, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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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