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575 Depot Street, Manchester, VT
802-362-3721
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Description: this used to be Maxwell's Flat Road Grill, which sold about a month ago...
this used to be Maxwell's Flat Road Grill, which sold about a month ago, and by the way, is MUCH better, you really need to list it, btw, I am a regular, but that is neither here nor there. They are doing very well with both locals and tourists which is a welcome change, phone number is the same, owner is Susan and Jon French, please give them visibility on this site, for the record, this location has a deep and long history, starting as the Taco House in the 70's- 80's, OTL (Out to Lunch) in the 80's-90's, then Maxwell the past 9 years , now Firefly. People still come in and call it the Taco House, imagine that,,, regards, wmfox@att.net if any questions
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Disappointing but there were highlights.

A special dinner with dear friends. We had the Go-go bread for an appetizer and it was delicious. I ordered the surf and turf special and requested the petit filet and scallops to be well done, neither was. Had creme brule and lemon cake for desserts and we all enjoyed them.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
AMB555
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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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Schenectady, New York
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Firefly is a nice bar/restaurant slightly off the main drag in Manchester. This is not fine dining and that is good because they don't try to be what they are not. I enjoyed good wings (Oriental sauce but the blue cheese dressing was a little thin) and an excellent steak frites. The beer selection is good and there are some... More 

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New York City, New York
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134 reviews 134 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

looks like a bar... is... but with great food! The staff are lovely and really, the food is unexpected. A lot of locals go there so it's very busy, expect to wait.

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Deerfield, New Hampshire
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A special dinner with dear friends. We had the Go-go bread for an appetizer and it was delicious. I ordered the surf and turf special and requested the petit filet and scallops to be well done, neither was. Had creme brule and lemon cake for desserts and we all enjoyed them.

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

Basic decor with great food. Was served by the bartender and he was very polite and accommodating. We enjoyed our food and would definitely eat here again. Chicken breast was tender and tasty and salad was fresh :)

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George Town, null, Cayman Islands
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

For a restaurant that looks like it would be "hopping" of an evening we were unsure for a lunch stop but with two little ones to feed and cold outside we stuck with it. Service was quick, friendly even with only one server but the biggest surprise was the food! Great big lovely salads, huge sandwiches with fries and a... More 

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Bondville, Vermont
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We like this place. This in no Noma or the Silver Fork. Anthony Bourdain (@Bourdain) probably will not review it anytime soon, but when we want a pint and a burger, snick in for lunch or bring the kids for something different we come here.

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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88 reviews 88 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is the Best place to go to in Manchester Center VT!!..The staff is unreal and the food is great!!!.....Occasional bands and entertainment add to the evening!!.The only negative is the wings are a bit pricey so go on Wing Night which is Thursday and make sure to get the HOT WINGS!!....The baked seafood casserole is so good you wonder... More 

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Lake Wallenpaupack
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Really fun atmosphere! Everyone was very friendly and welcoming! Awesome draft beer selection! Food was decent!

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Guilford, Connecticut
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

average restaurant - nothing special - french onion soup just okay, crab fritters were burnt on the outside, pretty much mediocre pub food and no great ambience - it looked like a good place from the outside, I'm sorry I didn't do more homework as we only spent one night in Manchester and wanted a good meal for dinner with... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The restaurant bills itself as "taps and tapas"... We did not try the former, and the latter were sort of buried among the appetizers in the version of the menu that we received. In any case, We'd ordered a burger (very good, if a bit overcooked), a lunch wrap ( really good ), a salmon dinner (excellent) and brazilian chicken... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 575 Depot Street, Manchester, VT
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 802-362-3721

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American

Description

this used to be Maxwell's Flat Road Grill, which sold about a month ago, and by the way, is MUCH better, you really need to list it, btw, I am a regular, but that is neither here nor there. They are doing very well with both locals and tourists which is a welcome change, phone number is the same, owner is Susan and Jon French, please give them visibility on this site, for the record, this location has a deep and long history, starting as the Taco House in the 70's- 80's, OTL (Out to Lunch) in the 80's-90's, then Maxwell the past 9 years , now Firefly. People still come in and call it the Taco House, imagine that,,, regards, wmfox@att.net if any questions
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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