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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
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: Breakfast, 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
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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  • 17
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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
Yum! Great place for a casual date or with kids.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 5, 2015
cyndilou
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Tonawanda, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Southern buffet with everything you'd expect and more. Ribs, wings, mac and cheese, cornbread and and so much more. Topped off with strawberry shortcake with biscuits. I may eat again but it won't be soon.

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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Real smoked meats cooked right on site! Side dishes are all hand made from scratch, I had quite the lengthy conversation with my waiter. Brunch is great about 80% of the menu, gets busy so call ahead. They also have a large selection of hot sauce in addition to their own BBQ sauces. Great food, nice atmosphere..I'll be coming back... More 

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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I love Bbq joints and seek them out everywhere we travel. To us the key to a great bbq experience is not only perfectly smoked, tender and juicy meats but also quality, authentic, decadently delicious sides and condiments to enhance and a variety of sauces to satisfy every taste and mood. Fireflys delivers on all counts! Their... More 

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Just came back from the Sunday brunch. Selection was great! Lots of Firefly's BBQ dishes along with salads, breakfast station, including waffles and French toast and a large selection of desserts! Well worth $17!! We used to go to the Quincy restaurant but it had closed a few years back. This was our first time to the Marlborough restaurant and... More 

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Laconia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Love the food. The BBQ sauce choices are out of this world. I suggest the margarita called "shut the front door". An awesome meal excellent atmosphere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We were in to see hot acoustics with a bunch of friends and had Andrea as our server. She was awesome, explained foods gave suggestions and interacted with everyone in our party! She suggested CBLT pizza which was so delicious. She also suggested to my friend a Bodacious BBQ burger it was juicy and when he asked what spicy sauces... 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: 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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