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Firefly Restuarant

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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
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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  • 8
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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
Friendly local place.

We stopped for a Saturday lunch. The food was tasty and plentiful. The beer was cold, and local. The menu appeared limited, but it may have been the lunch menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2015
Joe D
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Henrietta, New York
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Henrietta, New York
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

We stopped for a Saturday lunch. The food was tasty and plentiful. The beer was cold, and local. The menu appeared limited, but it may have been the lunch menu.

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Thank Joe D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Fun and down home place to eat. Very good wings, sandwiches and salads plus specials. Great wait staff. Good place to go with children.

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Thank basketlady88
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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Thank Heather S
Vermont
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99 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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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Thank Bill_G100
Lansing, Michigan
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36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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Thank Trip M
Lowell, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

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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1 Thank KPN1965
Albany, NY
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29 reviews
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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Thank WanderingFools007
Schenectady, New York
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38 reviews
23 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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Thank David R
New York City, New York
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177 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
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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1 Thank katrinangel2
Deerfield, New Hampshire
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62 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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Thank AMB555

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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, Spanish

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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