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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, Breakfast, 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
Great rec-room/entertainment!

Had not been to Fireflies in some time, but came on the recommendation of a friend. We saw Fat City Band here and had a ball! Quite a show in addition to the music. They also have pool tables. I'd come again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Susan S
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boston area
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Douglas, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited here in July 2015. Everyone was so friendly, from start to finish. We were warmly greeted by everyone we encountered and when our server learned it was our first time he explained all the bbq sauces, condiments, and hot sauces we would be able to find at the buffet style bar around the corner from... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We love Fireflys food. We've gone a few times on the restaurant side and even had them cater our engagement party! Great menu and tastes! Last night, we met some friends for drinks on the bar/music side, Dante's. Great drink menu and awesome service. Our waitress was pretty close to perfect. The live band started at 8:30 or 9. They... More 

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Ashland, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Finally I have found a place that sells southern style BBQ ribs in New England. This is one of my favorite places to eat!

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boston area
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Had not been to Fireflies in some time, but came on the recommendation of a friend. We saw Fat City Band here and had a ball! Quite a show in addition to the music. They also have pool tables. I'd come again.

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Tewksbury, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Absolutely the best Barbeque found in New England. Worth the Trip Great Ribs, and Great beef Brisket. Awesome staff and an Owner that cares. After the meal arrived the Owner personally came to the the table, Introduced himself, and check on our satisfaction. Great selection of food and great selection of Hot sauces. Free Valet parking if you choose. Definately... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Good parking, nice environment, good food, nice serving portion, nothing too special, you get what you pay for. Fun of ribs probably in this area you won't find any better

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

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

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

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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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, Pizza, 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, Pizza, 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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