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“Ate here 4 times in 3 days!”
Review of Firefly Cafe - CLOSED

Firefly Cafe
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Open with new hrs
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59 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Ate here 4 times in 3 days!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

Cute, clean, and tasty. Great for breakfast. Limited for dinner. Chef willing to accommodate special diet. All the employees were exceptional. And the coffee was good too. Try the Firefly French Toast or the Smokey Mountain Mash.

Visited November 2013
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Maryville, Tennessee
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50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good food, friendly staff, a bit pricey!!!”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

Like most of the other restaurants in Townsend they are after the tourist dollar and everything is about 25% overpriced. The food though is very good. You can eat fat, fried stuff, or lean, veggie wraps or salads. The restaurant is small though and seating is limited. It's a bit hard to find, in a strip mall next to a Dollar store. The one waitress and owner were very friendly and attentive.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Bob P
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Bring some $$”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

Way, WAY too pricey!! 2 sandwiches and a pie should not cost $32!!!! Great service, good atmosphere, ok food.

  • Visited November 2013
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1 Thank Laura G
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Louisville, Kentucky
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70 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Not So Good”
Reviewed November 12, 2013

I don't understand al the rave reviews. This place crams 60 or more diners into a space that's around 20 feet wide by 50 feet long maybe. There is a counter with seating (think Denny's think a diner) on one side that takes a lot of space, with booths on opposite side, so path between them is like 3 feet wide and then they put tables sandwiched in there. The other reviews must not have sat in one of the 2-3 booths in back or 3-4 tables in back directly opposite the bathrooms, of which the doors virtually open and hit diners sitting in middle tables. Then the kitchen is back there too. Its a pretty horrible dining experience in the back. Toiltes kitchen noise smell just awful.

They take reservations. Reservations even including breakfast. Reservations for breakfast at 9am? Are you kidding me? When we arrived there were 5 booths sitting vacant because they were reserved. So we took a table back by kitchen and toilets. When we left 40 minutes later 3 of those reserved booths were still vacant. How ridiculous.

Food was average. I order the breakfast 2 eggs over easy and large OJ. I got two eggs sunny side up with small OJ. Oh well. Food was Ok. Waitress was very sweet young girl her smile like the sun. She was best thing here. Other waitresses seemed loud and rude. If this is one of best restaurants in Townsend then best to go eat in Knoxville. We have tried several other restauarnts in Townsend and they were far superior. We won't be going back to Firefly.

  • Visited November 2013
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Manchester, Tennessee
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109 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast”
Reviewed November 10, 2013

Firefly was recommend to us by Tremont Outdoor Resort. They were right on. Food was fresh, service was friendly. The place has a real cafe feel, bar seating, center aisle tables or booths. Have not tried their Firefly Cakjes but will do on another visit. We will be back.

Visited November 2013
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