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Fire Fly

310 Cass Street, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
(231) 932-1310
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Ranked #59 of 255 restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Traverse City, Michigan
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

HomeBoy took me to Fire Fly to celebrate my birthday and to explore a trendy place we'd seen featured in a magazine. Two birds with one stone. It was a weird experience, to say the least. We'd made reservations for the special occasion, but, rather than be sat on the picturesque patio with views of the water, we were placed... More

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We went to Firefly because we've been there in the past and its been terrific. Not tonight though. The service was awesome, but the meal wasn't. I ordered the small serving of the strip steak, medium to medium rare. The first steak came out so well done, I had to send it back. Even our waiter agreed it wasn't medium... More

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Jeff W, Owner at Fire Fly, responded to this review

Dear Paula, Sorry that you had a steak fiasco. Sounds like a night mare. We serve 100's of steaks a day and if the cook can't get it right we try and make it right with you. I am sure that your experience is not the norm. I see that we are your one and only review. Sorry to see... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband was really excited for a bit of sushi, and we'd heard good things about Fire Fly. We went in for dinner, were promptly seated, and then...nothing. A few different waitresses passed by us...and passed by us again, and then...nothing. Had the dining room been slammed, hey, no worries, but it was mostly unoccupied. After about ten minutes or... More

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Jeff W, Owner at Fire Fly, responded to this review

Dear Brandi B. Sorry that you were ignored. The general manager and I have talked about your review and he is mortified this happened to you. It is not anything that we would ever want to have happen. Firefly is a very busy and successful restaurant and the only way we have made it for the last 13 years is... More

Carmel, Indiana
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Had drinks out on the patio prior to going to dinner. The drinks were excellent! Service was great. Really loved the martinis and mojitos. So many to choose from! I wish we would have stayed for dinner. The sushi was looking quite appetizing! Next trip to TC!!

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Saint Charles, Illinois
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Our dining experience was a good one. There were three adults and one child and the staff was just as attentive to the child as the adults. The tapas were good and inventive to some degree. We sampled some sushi, fried calamari in thai chili sauce, gyoza, beef tenderloin pieces and salmon with fresh vegetables. All tasted great with our... More

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Jeff W, Owner at Fire Fly, responded to this review

thank you for taking time to share your experience We hope to see you back. The menu is ever evolving. More

cleveland, Ohio
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

After a terrible dinner experience at Harbor 22 on Tuesday, I took my same aged aunts to Fire Fly later in the week. What a WONDERFUL difference!!! My aunts, aged 83 and 87, have obvious difficulty walking/navigating. We were seated promptly at a table where the "girls" did not have walk too far. The hostess made sure everyone was safe... More

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Biff_Condor, Owner at Fire Fly, responded to this review

thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement. We wish you the best! More

Dayton, Ohio
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stopped by the Fire Fly last week for our weekly date night while we were in Traverse City, Michigan. While they a complete menu, it was the small dish offering that brought to the restaurant. The dishes we choice were all very nicely prepared. The wine list was good enough per se, but our evening was a success because of... More

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Traverse City, Michigan
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food was looking and testing great, the staff was on top of making sure everything is plentiful and looking fresh, location is excellent and seating was right by the window overseeing the Boardman River. Loved it!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I went on a Monday when there was a 3 small plate special. The wait person, Jessica I think, advised me that three would be too many so I ordered two and still got a discount. The potsticker were excellent. The scallops were cooked well but i thought the sauce they were served in was too thin. I ordered tiramisu... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Really enjoyed our dinner at Fire Fly. We had a large group delicious food and excellent atmosphere.

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