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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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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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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    Very good
  • 7
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  • 2
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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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Lowell, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We wanted to stop for lunch, pulled over and read some TripAdvisor reviews......right on the money.....you don't know what to expect when you pull up. The bartender was awesome - friendly and helpful and spot on with his recommendations. Nothing fancy, yet food delicious and a solid beer selection.

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Albany, NY
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

While visiting Manchester, VT we came upon this restaurant, liked it name/sign and decided to try it for lunch. We were extremely satisfied by the offerings and the meals we personally had. My husband had the soup of the day, which was crab-based and according to him, excellent. I had their onion soup, which was very flavorful, chock full of... More 

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Schenectady, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

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
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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
23 helpful votes 23 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
78 reviews 78 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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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