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Firefly Charlottesville

1304 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5468
+1 434-202-1050
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average12%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Bar, Healthy, Gastropub, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1304 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5468
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

There is outdoor and indoor seating available; inside includes arcade games and pool tables-there’s even a fairly large selection of board games to choose from to play if you wish. The menu isn’t huge but offers plenty of diversity, along with daily specials. Beer, wine,...More

Thank Dean_Amy-2004
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We arrived just after 6pm on a Saturday evening, it was quite busy several parties having children with them. It is very child friendly with arcade type games, pinball machines and a pool table. The menu is quite diverse with more vegitarian options than many...More

1  Thank WTFoxdale
Melissa M, Owner at Firefly Charlottesville, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi WTFoxdale, Thank you for taking the time to review us. If this was your first time visiting FIREFLY, know that it was not our standard Saturday night. Our little kitchen was running slow that night as we were busier than usual with UVA graduation...More

Reviewed April 30, 2018 via mobile

I love the arcade!!!! For appetizers we had the tater tochos, cute take on nachos. Had cheese sauce and sour cream on the side to make it vegan. Hubby enjoyed cheese sauce. We also had the wonton nachos vegan style and mMAN O MAN!!! Thst...More

Thank Anabertha S
Reviewed November 10, 2017 via mobile

You wouldn't think walking in that this would be good food but it was really nice. Looks like a warehouse but food was really good. Recommend giving it a shot.

Thank bradr2004
Reviewed October 11, 2017 via mobile

We found this place on our gluten free app. The waiter was very nice and helped ensure we were getting gf food. Any item he was unsure of he asked his head cook first. My boyfriend had a cheeseburger and I had a grilled bacon...More

Thank Tara L
Reviewed August 14, 2017

It's so nice to be able to order something healthy and drink good beer too! The arcade games were great fun and they had a great pile of board games to play too.

Thank Lynne K
Melissa M, Owner at Firefly Charlottesville, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2017

Thanks so much for the review, Lynne! We appreciate you coming in and hope you'll come back again soon! Best, Melissa

Reviewed August 7, 2017 via mobile

This can certainly be a fun place, with games, and a pool table, so the kids stay entertained (yes, but $5 for a PBJ sandwich???). Also, they have a varied menu that tilts towards healthy. There are nice vegetarian options. The group opinion of the...More

Thank John M
Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

First time eating here with my daughter who lives in Charlottesville (her first time here as well). It's casual: in atmosphere and in food. Our sandwiches (crab cake & grilled eggplant) weren't "out of this world" but still very good. Good sweet potato fries. Love...More

Thank SmsVA
Reviewed July 5, 2017

Firefly was an enjoyable dinner. Service was fast and attentive. The food was tasty and arrived at our table quickly. Our server (the owner) was attentive and knowledgeable. We visited on game night and there were many groups playing an assortment of electronic, card based,...More

Thank jgfairman
Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

The kids (12yo twin girls) and I stopped in for lunch while in town for a family medical event. This was the break we needed! The kids enjoyed playing games, and I enjoyed the craft options. We all liked the food and would be regulars...More

Thank GuyfromILMNC
Melissa M, Owner at Firefly Charlottesville, responded to this reviewResponded June 16, 2017

Thanks for your review! Glad you enjoyed the games, the food, and the drinks. We aim to please and it sounds like we did! Best, Melissa

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
$6 - $18
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1304 E Market St, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5468
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-202-1050
  • E-mail
At FIREFLY, you’ll find inspired food, craft beverages, and your favorite games. Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are always available. Pair your meal with a choice from our 18 rotating beer taps, as well as a selection of wine, mead, cider and cocktails. Enjoy our casual family-friendly environment complete with a pool table, foosball, skeeball, four pinball machines, seven arcade games, and a plethora of board games. We have two TVs for watching the guest’s choice of sports games, news, or shows. Geeks Who Drink trivia nights Tuesdays 8pm-10pm. Private party rental is available. Open 6 days a week for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch (yes, Saturday brunch too!) Kids are welcome, and pets are allowed on our patio.
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