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“Great place for drinks” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Fire Fly

Fire Fly
310 Cass Street, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
(231) 932-1310
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Ranked #71 of 261 Restaurants in Traverse City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Entertaining clients, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Carmel, Indiana
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“Great place for drinks”
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!!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Charles, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Small plates to share”
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 cocktails/wine. If we are in the area again, this might be just the place to dine.

Visited June 2014
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Jeff W, Owner at Fire Fly, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
thank you for taking time to share your experience

We hope to see you back. The menu is ever evolving.
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cleveland, Ohio
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“Fire Fly vs. Harbor 22 - no doubt which to choose”
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 and comfortable. The waitress was prompt. She was knowledgeable about the food and answered all our questions. Drinks delivered, water glasses filled. Food on time. And it was GOOD!!!! Thai calamari, Gen. Tso's chicken, club sandwich, soup - it was ALL well-prepared, nicely presented and served promptly. And there was not too much salt in anything - my personal bug-a-boo. We left happy with all aspects of our experience here and would encourage anyone to visit this restaurant.
Although we did not sit outside, there was a lovely patio overlooking the Boardman River. It was loaded with young professionals.
I would recommend this place to anyone and everyone!! Well done, Fire Fly!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Biff_Condor, Owner at Fire Fly, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
thank you so much for your kind words of encouragement.

We wish you the best!
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Dayton, Ohio
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“Date night”
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 the service from the bar staff. Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. Thank you!

Our Next trip up to Traverse City will mostly like steer us back to the Fire Fly!

  • Visited May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Traverse City, Michigan
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“Great brunch for Mother's Day”
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!

Visited May 2014
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