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Firefly's BBQ

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350 East Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
+1 508-357-8883
11:30 - 01:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Mon - Tue 16:30 - 21:00
Wed - Thu 16:30 - 22:00
Fri 16:30 - 01:00
Sat 11:30 - 01:00
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Charlton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Four of us visited for Sunday Brunch with an 11:30am reservation and were promptly seated (very glad we had a reservation - it was crowded). EXCELLENT selection of sides, BBQ meats, breakfast items, and desserts as part of the all-you-can-eat Sunday brunch buffet. All of the meats were freshly prepared and delicious - I especially liked the boneless ribs and... More 

Thank chrissymck
Franklin, Massachusetts
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went out for BBQ last night and the only single word I could explain our entire experience there is AWESOME!!! From the staff meeting us and the owner Steve greeting us before we even sat down gave a friendly, warm, and exciting welcome before we even sat down. Our server Liz was super friendly and extremely helpful in pointing us... More 

Thank FranklinFoodFreaks
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decent BBQ and beverage selection. The owner is often there and very pleasant. Large selection of BBQ meats and Southern sides.

Thank Jane W
FireflysBBQ, Manager at Firefly's BBQ, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting us here at Firefly's BBQ! Our owner, Steve ,is extremely hands on in the dining room as well as cooking up a storm in the kitchen! Please visit us on Sunday's from 11:30-2:30 for our all you can eat brunch buffet! Only $18.99 for adults and $10.99 for kids 10 and under with an amazing layout of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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361 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, just so much food! Very American in terms of size and how it's cooked, huge selection - could not decide! For the Brits, it's like 3 courses in 1 meal. Everyone very happy with their food, I chose the waffle chicken just to mix up sweet with savoury but couldn't finish it....others had ribs and various meals and found... More 

Thank Michael H
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

These guys do BBQ about as anyone I've sampled in New England. Both the pork and the brisket have good smoke. The fried chicken doesn't come close to what you'd get down south. It would be nice to see/taste some burnt ends in the baked beans. Good atmosphere. Service was great at the bar. I'll be back whenever I don't... More 

Thank MarkG62
Saratoga Springs, New York
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80 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

My husband travels to the area on business quite often. We have eaten at Firefly's a couple of times and I love it! The service is fast and good. The atmosphere is casual for barbecue. The menu is perfect. The burnt ends are my favorite and my husband loves the ribs. We love the selection of sauces - something for... More 

Thank sgktravels
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

We love Fireflies. Our Kids love fireflies. Enough said :) The food is mostly awesome. I don't eat meat, but like the atmosphere very much. So for vegetarians, not a ton of options, but if I ate meat, I'm sure I'd have an endless menu of amazing food to enjoy. it always looks really good! In the summer, it's the... More 

Thank bettyz
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64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

nice little place with pretty good taste in music. some pool tables and reasonably priced drinks. food's all spicy and little of it isn't bad for you but it all tastes good! When it's a night it will become crowded, parking can be a bit of a problem. On some nights, they've hired valets , I think.

Thank paul b
Marlborough, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Food is excellent busy during dinner time, nice ambiance, casual friendly staff, never had a bad experience there. Has a function hall which my company used .

Thank Luch111
Marlborough, United States
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Firefly's hosted a hockey team dinner for the players and their families. 45+ people. AT THE LAST MINUTE! They nailed it, the food was excellent, the drinks were delicious. Price was right.

Thank 359brendank

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 25
American, Bar, Barbecue, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 21:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 22:00
16:30 - 01:00
11:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 East Main Street, Marlborough, MA 01752
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Marlborough
  • Phone Number: +1 508-357-8883
After Winning More Than 20 National Bar-B-Que Awards Owner Steve Uliss won the Massachusetts State BBQ Championships and represented the Commonwealth in the Jack Daniels World Invitational Barbecue Competition.

"It took me about nine years to perfect my rib recipe... Now you can sink your choppers into some of the best bar-b-que on the planet, right here at Firefly's... And the awards keep piling up to prove it!"

Walk into one of our restaurants and, in addition to receiving a warm welcome with Southern-style hospitality, you'll be greeted by the mouthwatering aromas of authentic American bar-b-que.

We smoke our meats for up to 12 hours, blending apple, cherry and hickory woods to create the signature red smoke ring that identifies the genuine low-fire, slow-cooking process of true bar-b-que. We offer four different styles of ribs and mop sauces from around the South including North and South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas.

In addition to bar-b-cue, you'll find many other Southern specialties on our menu including Cracklin' Bread, Fried Chicken, Red Beans 'n Rice, Sweet Potato Pecan Puddin' and more!

We're also New England's largest BBQ Caterer catering parties for 20 to 20,000! Be sure to check out our Catering Menu if you're even thinkin' about having a party.

Kick back, relax, and enjoy Firefly's award-winning bar-b-que and Southern fare at our restaurant, take a feast home, or let us cater your next big party or get together.

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