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Firefly Bistro

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1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3117
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Wed 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:30 pm
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South Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

If yo like atmosphere, , relaxing, a place where you can lay back, enjoy good casual conversation, a great menu and drink. Look no further than the FireFly. It is a bit pricey, but by no means outrageous, The food is great, the drinks are great, the tent atmosphere is terrific. So.. yes give it a try, Especially for Sunday... More 

Thank Folk_guy
South Pasadena, California
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

This business is sadly closed! They did offer a unique menu and also a Sunday brunch with a solo guitarist. Which our family enjoyed over the years. Wish the owners a fond farewell

Thank Linda P
los angeles
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55 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This was my second time. I wanted to give it another shot. I wanted to try the veggie burger that my friends told me was the best ever. Both times I found the service to be terrible. Couldn't find anybody to seat us, very slow, and just generally uninterested. The veggie burger patty was ok, but it was on the... More 

Thank Mark w
San Diego, California
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

This venue was selected for the 50th Reunion of the SPHS Class of 1963. Having it in a neighborhood restaurant was a perfect choice. Although a bit crowded for an event of this size, the atmosphere was still lovely. The food, served as a buffet, was tasty.

Thank K0D1sM0M
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34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014

I visited this restaurant with a friend, who considers it one of her "go to" places for a great meal in a nice atmosphere. Since she is there quite often she was familiar with with menu, and gave me some recommendations. We started our meal with the butternut squash donuts, which were very unique. A little sweet, a little spicy,... More 

Thank TravelWellMaine
Corona, California, United States
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

After sight seeing all day, it was nice to sit outside at this wonderful bistro. The food was unique and delicious. Priced nice. It's walking distance from the Gold Line. I would love to go on Thursday evenings when Farmer's Market is open. I understand that Sunday brunch they have a Blues Band.

1 Thank Traci R
West Hollywood, California
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2013

It was late Sunday afternoon and I was craving a big green salad with all the trimmings. I wanted a nice restaurant version, not just a Denny's variety with iceberg lettuce. I was getting around via train, so I gravitated towards the Firefly Bistro. The atmosphere seemed pleasant and I liked the bluesy music that they were playing. The first... More 

1 Thank Corinne T
South Pasadena, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

It was LATE on Saturday morning and we really wanted breakfast, but not the coffee shop variety. I had been to Firefly Bistro for dinner, a private party and Sunday brunch, so why not try a Saturday brunch? This food is so good - the same menu as Sunday brunch but without all the poeple, table hopping kiddies and folks... More 

1 Thank Christine T
Huntsville, Alabama
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2012 via mobile

My husband and I had our wedding reception here 5 years ago and it is still as great as it was then. We had a wonderful brunch while listening to live music.

Thank victoriapenn
Pasadena, California
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

The food here was very good, but half the items listed on their menu were not available. The service was friendly but disorganized. The setting was unique: like a tent inside a garden.

Thank Marc A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $40
American, International
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 El Centro St, South Pasadena, CA 91030-3117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  South Pasadena
  • Phone Number: 626-441-2443

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?