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Fire Fly

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310 Cass Street, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
(231) 932-1310
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 84
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Flavor?

I was very excited to visit this restaurant, but I was a little disappointed. My spicy tuna roll was pretty sloppy, but had decent flavor, and my husband absolutely loved his unagi. Our main course was a different story. The curry bowl had fresh tasting vegetables, but lacked curry flavor. Very... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Amanda Z
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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187 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I was very excited to visit this restaurant, but I was a little disappointed. My spicy tuna roll was pretty sloppy, but had decent flavor, and my husband absolutely loved his unagi. Our main course was a different story. The curry bowl had fresh tasting vegetables, but lacked curry flavor. Very bland. The same with the seared tuna. Very little... More 

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Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I've been to Fire Fly several times and have always enjoyed the food. The staff are very helpful and informative, and provide excellent service. I like their "small plate" options, allowing a diner or a group to get several things, at a reasonable price. They generally have interesting artwork on display from local artists, which I enjoy, and the view... More 

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015 via mobile

Everything from the location, the view, the service, and especially the food, was top notch! So happy for a great dining experience in the lovely Traverse City!

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

There were five of us for dinner. We had reservations so we were seated right away. They had an extensive wine & beer list. Three of us had salads for our meal, which were kind of small. Another had blue gill in a basket which was very good. They specialized in tapas as well. All and all it was nice... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

It was our first time here and we had an outdoor table by the waterway for lunch. We loved the food, and especially loved the service. Two waiters helped us choose among the many options, including their beers on tap. Service couldn't have been better.

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My second time here and both were wonderful! The Thai peanut stir fry is awesome, the general Tsao chicken was great, everyone loved the parmesan truffle fries, and calmari was excellent. Mom even liked the blue gill basket (who is hard to please!). Great Moscow mule for drink! Will definitely be back!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We only go on Mondays when the tapas(Small plates) are 1/3 off. We also go early enough to hit happy hour. We order 4-5 small plates and share them between everyone. It's the best way to try everything you want. We ha've yet to have a bad dish. It's always a meal adventure every year since some favorites are still... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

My family had a reunion it was about 35 of us and they were able to accommodate us. The food was good and our service was the best I had ever experienced. We plan to go back and yes, I will be dining at the Fire Fly. The food was also really good.

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Traverse City, Michigan
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I've eaten here probably 20 times in the past two years and I still can't say if I am satisfied or not. They have some decent specials and a great happy hour that lasts until 7, which is often the thing that lures me in, but the food is inconsistent at best. There have been times where I have been... More 

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Livonia, Michigan
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went here in the late summer and sitting outdoors was perfect. The food was great and the service was excellent.

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, 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

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?