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Firefly Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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575 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Albany, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped for lunch. Great burgers......huge. could only eat half. Service was quick and friendly, got us fed and on our way.

Thank jager1007
Manchester, Vermont
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The "Fly" is a local's kind of place with excellent food and choices. The bartender we had (Tom) was friendly and very helpful. The burgers are great as are the wings. Draft beer selection was good and they pour a very fair drink.

Thank IKnowFood928
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101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Met a group of coworkers for a few drinks and appetizers after work. Servers and bartender were friendly and ensured our large group was taken care of. Cold beer, wings and great friends!

Thank BlondeBling
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016 via mobile

Awesome food and drink selection. Great place to hang out, very cozy and accommodating defiantly would return here for another round

Thank evergreen94
Cave Creek
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

What a great find! As soon as we got out of the car we smelled something good. My husband had the Rachel ( kind of like a Ruben) and I had the chicken salad sandwich with bacon. So delicious. The weather was perfect so we sat on the deck. Service was just right, not rushed but not sitting and waiting... More 

Thank Stefanie J
Westerly, Rhode Island
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

after trying to find a place for a nice dinner on a Monday night in August, as all the fancier ones are closed, we ended up here. A bar with booths on other side of wall. It was clean, limited menu, but my husband chose the Baked seafood which he said was great. I had a Rueben, nothing special, no... More 

Thank kwar
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31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

The Firefly is the local version of Cheers. Everyone knows your name and most importantly, they know what you drink! Weekly specials like wing night and taco Tuesday's are big hits but you will not go wrong ordering off the menu. Newly remodeled with new seating and tables this place is clean and relaxing. Load up the car and bring... More 

Thank Josh W
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2016

What a refreshing change to busy restaurants that seem to make you feel like you should rush. The family feel was great, we felt welcome, not rushed, and the food was delicious!!! I especially loved their sandwiches and dill pickles and can't wait to go back for another lunch with friends this summer while I'm vacationing!!

Thank susanj329
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

Went on a busy Friday night and it was full, with 2 women trying to handle everyone. Real poor management. Disturbing that the lights flickered occasionally - unnerving. Seems to be a local joint and should stay that way, too many other places in Manchester to go back here

Thank Richard W
Branford, Connecticut
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95 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2016

Diane and I stopped in the Firefly to have a drink while we had to wait for our room. Diane had a glass of wine $6.50 I had House Margarita $ 7.50 then had a Lagunitas Undercover $6.75. This is a old bar with old worn out floors and a lot of character. The food looked good coming out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: 802-362-3721
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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