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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: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worthwhile stop

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The menu is solid and just the right size. I had a combo plate of baby back ribs and brisket. Both were very good, but second to the homemade macaroni and cheese. Sadly, the pie of the day was not available along with the banana cream pie.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Greendale, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The staff was very friendly and welcoming. The menu is solid and just the right size. I had a combo plate of baby back ribs and brisket. Both were very good, but second to the homemade macaroni and cheese. Sadly, the pie of the day was not available along with the banana cream pie.

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a great place to visit. It is welcoming. My eight year loves their fire ball and the home made cookies. The lady that makes those wonderful cookies even offered my kids an opportunity to see her make them. For your first, you get a lot of recognitions. I love their chicken poboy, pulled chicken. Am not a so... More 

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Worcester, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Firefly's is great BBQ - the toughest thing you'll find there is the decision on just what to order. It certainly isn't the meat, which has always been perfect. There are items on the menu I still haven't tried because it is hard to resist getting a combo just to have a little bit of several items. While, as you'd... More 

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Marlborough, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stopped by Firefly's on a warm, Summer evening. Though I was a "Party of One" I was shown to an outside table, under an umbrella (still sunny). For less than $20, I had a quarter barbecued chicken with coleslaw, corn bread, and collard greens, along with an ale flight of four, 4-oz. tastes. Perfect! Had two servers: one, was in... More 

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Douglas, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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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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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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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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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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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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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