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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good local watering-hole

Generally reliable food although service is occasionally spotty, in terms of the time it takes for items to arrive. The french onion soup is pretty good and the "Fly Burger" - even though it sounds a little unappetizing - is excellent. The Thai chicken and Tequila Lime Shrimp tapas are also great... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Lunch: cup of chili + small garden salad and a bean Quesadilla. All items were good. Bartender was also the waiter. We has a nice time talking with him. Overall it's cute place with interesting beers.

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Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Generally reliable food although service is occasionally spotty, in terms of the time it takes for items to arrive. The french onion soup is pretty good and the "Fly Burger" - even though it sounds a little unappetizing - is excellent. The Thai chicken and Tequila Lime Shrimp tapas are also great choices.

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Lansing, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Firefly in Manchester, Vermont is a fun place to hangout when in the area. The food is very good. The burgers and wings are outstanding!!! The service is spot on. The wait staff is always friendly. The craft beer selection is always fresh. I give it two thumbs up! Enjoy!!!!

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Lowell, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 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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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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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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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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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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