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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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11:30 am - 1:00 am
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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, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Friendly BBQ

The staff is really friendly and helpful. We were a large group and they put together a table for all of us. Did separate checks too. BBQ is very good although the jamaican chicken was a bit overdone. Beer and drink selection is good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 15, 2015
SlowBicycleTraveler
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Boston, Massachusetts
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  • Outdoor seating
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Boston
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This restaurant has the best BBQ I have ever tasted outside of the Deep South! The menu is extensive and the sauces are extremely flavorful and tasty! The brisket is so tender until you can cut it with a spoon! The baby back ribs have plenty of meat on them and the pulled pork is cooked just right. For first... More 

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Clarence, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Holy cow was this place awesome! Lots of beers on tap, bone licking ribs, live music, and pool tables. What more could you ask for. Seriously though, the best beef brisket and ribs I have ever had. And the owner actually checked on us too. Extra bonus: free valet parking. If you live in the Boston area, this is a... More 

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Cranberry township
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took 3 generations to eat on a Saturday night. The children were 3 and1. The band walked by to set up for the evening. The kids were invited to play the drums before they started. The ribs and sandwiches were great. What an adventure!

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Boston
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Always a great meal. Went to their Sunday Brunch today and it was great. A good mixture of breakfast foods and all their great barbecue.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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106 reviews 106 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

The staff is really friendly and helpful. We were a large group and they put together a table for all of us. Did separate checks too. BBQ is very good although the jamaican chicken was a bit overdone. Beer and drink selection is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

My son travels all over the US for hockey and we love when he has tournaments in MA because that means we get to have the best BBQ outside of Texas. We love everything especially the yard bird with great sides like mac and cheese and cornbread. Several different bbq sauces all very good.Nice atmosphere,reasonable prices and decent waitstaff. Love... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?