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Fire Fly

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310 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
+1 231-932-1310
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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New Hudson, Michigan
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were visiting Traverse City for a couples getaway. While we were at Hop Lot Brewery in Suttons Bay, we spoke to a couple who recommended Firefly. We stopped there for dinner. It was a Sunday and slow. We were seated right away and had a fun and funny waitress/ hostess. Service at firefly was great, place was cute, clean... More 

Thank Michy M
Jeff W, Owner at Fire Fly, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to respond. I am very sorry to hear that the food was not good. I hate too salty. As in any restaurant, I am hoping that you notified the server of the food being too salty for you. We try our hardest to satisfy everyone. I am more than happy to make this right... More 

Traverse City, Michigan
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the small plates. If you enjoy trying different dishes this is the way to go. Usually I only hit the Sushi, they have excellent Sushi and it is fresh! I have also had their Pad Thai and Salmon. Going to lunch with my husband, mom or Aunt is always special went we cozy on into the Fire Fly.... More 

Thank cmurphyart
Traverse City, Michigan
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a drink but ended up having dinner. We split the filet, the presentation was amazing, and the flavor wonderful. Ben was pleasant and professional. You should try it. Don

Thank D6371
Holland, Michigan
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65 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Everything was good (but not gourmet). We shared a crabmeat sushi, veggie burger, and avocado salad. All was good. Service was good as well. For a large restaurant we were surprised we could hear each other and weren't disturbed by a large party seated near us. Good experience and would definitely return again when in town again.

Thank cstader
Traverse City, Michigan
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

We stopped in after a downtown event and found the food and service to both be very good. Our waiter was friendly and prompt and was able to accurately describe menu items.

Thank Old_Chief1
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2017 via mobile

We went twice and both times food was undercooked and yet took forever to prepare. Won't be going here again.

Thank Fuji P
Jeff W, Owner at Fire Fly, responded to this review

Fuji....sorry but i am always skeptical of bad reviews from someone that only has one review. are you legit? Please email me with your specifics and we will make it right Jeff@tcfood.com otherwise, tell us here. what was undercooked? More 

Knoxville, Tennessee
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We went on an extremely busy New Year's Eve without reservations. Nevertheless we were worked into bar seating very quickly. The service was prompt and friendly. Two of our entrees - whitefish and a Caesar salad - were quite good and an excellent value. The whitefish was properly cooked and flavorful. The mash potato side was very well received. The... More 

Thank pinkfroggy9
Traverse City, Michigan
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

Hands down, the best spot for lunch, happy hour or dinner. We love Firefly and sushi Tuesdays! Service is always fantastic and food is great!!

Thank Jennifer H
San Clemente, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2016 via mobile

Simply, probably the most underrated restaurant in TC. We do date nights here, and also lunch is great. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Corey G
Traverse City MI
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202 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

The place to end on Thursday if you like Martinis. Small plates if you like or full dinners. Service is excellent.

Thank Wayne P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $23
Bar, American, International, Sushi, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-932-1310
Located in downtown Traverse City, on the banks of the Boardman River, Fire Fly specializes in small plates, sushi, and martinis. Dine inside or riverside on the patio! Fire Fly offers daily specials including Happy Hour every day from 3pm to 6 pm. Fire Fly is proof that great food doesn't have to be expensive. We offer a wide selection of local, national and international wines, and our craft beer selection is extensive. Our knowledgeable staff can help pair the perfect wine or craft beer with your dinner!

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