We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Fire Fly

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
310 Cass Street, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
(231) 932-1310
Website
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Reservations

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 200 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 90
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Wide Variety and Patio Stand Out

You can get bar food or have a very good dining experience at this spot. The location next to the river makes nice weather patio dining a treat. Service was very good as were all our food selections.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
LaneB45
,
East Lansing, Michigan
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
Add Photo

200 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this restaurant
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
East Lansing, Michigan
Level Contributor
128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

You can get bar food or have a very good dining experience at this spot. The location next to the river makes nice weather patio dining a treat. Service was very good as were all our food selections.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

Went for dinner with another couple. Had a great piece of barramundi at a very reasonable price. Great decor and atmosphere to go with excellent food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Leelanau, MI
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

I have eaten at Fire Fly on several occasions and always had a good experience. Menu is varied, food is well prepared. Some favorites are calamari, sushi, chocolate fondu. Nice location too!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Yale, Michigan
Level Contributor
24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Just finished dining with seven friends for dinner. Only in town for a couple of days and we were very impressed. Our waiter was great. Very attentive and personal. He made very good recommendations from both the drink and food menus. Sushi, sandwiches, and bbq pork were all very good. We would definitely return!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Michigan
Level Contributor
20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Fire Fly is a very good, casual, place to meet with friends and share small plates with excellent, unique, drinks. Yes it is open. Yes it is louder. There are TVs on the walls. There are lots of windows to the outside. There is outside seating during the warmer seasons. There is a fun vibe. The service is outstanding. I... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Traverse County, Michigan
Level Contributor
21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The menu left a little to be desired. They had several small plate options, but very few full dinner plates available. More of a small meal type of place. The sushi was average, came with a dab of wasabi, and was certainly not worth the price. Service was slow and the entire restaurant is noisy, with more of a bar... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlotte, Michigan
Level Contributor
13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We were hopeful that Fire Fly would be another favorite sushi place in TC. To our disappointment it is not. We liked the location, casual atmosphere and the wait staff. The main entree was very good, but the sushi we ordered was the worst we have had in a restaurant anywhere. We have dined in many different sushi restaurants all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Traverse City, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

My husband and I used to visit Firefly regularly and thoroughly enjoyed everything! The food and the waitstaff were both great, and still are for the most part. But the management is terrible. I witnessed the general manager insult one of his employees while cursing at them for a simple mistake. It was very very unprofessional (especially when we were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Troy B, General Manager at Fire Fly, responded to this review

Hi I have to say that your review concerns me a great deal. I am the General Manager that you speak of and I can assure you and the rest of the people that read these reviews that my style is and has never been to insult or curse at anybody especially not my staff. I work and have worked... More 

Bend, Oregon
Level Contributor
392 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This place was recommended by our hotel. Large selection of Michigan microbrews, wines and extensive cocktail menu as well. Really something here for everyone in our group. Loving the beers from Shorts brewery. Also enjoyed the TC distillery bourbon. The spicy tuna roll was so delicious I wish I hadn't already had dinner, we would have had more. Great staff... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Macomb, Michigan
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Really enjoyed our experience here for a bachelorette party. Able to accommodate separate checks and pretty quick service once we got seated. The small plates portion size was a great portion for getting full but not stuff. Great drink options and they even made us some fantastic sangria even though it wasn't on the menu! The walleye was very good... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Fire Fly also viewed

Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
Traverse City, Grand Traverse County
 

Been to Fire Fly? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Fire Fly

Address: 310 Cass Street, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
Phone Number: (231) 932-1310
Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
Cuisine: American, Sushi

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 310 Cass Street, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: (231) 932-1310

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Bar scene, Large groups, Entertaining clients
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Fire Fly and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Traverse city, United States
26 days ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Fire Fly staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?