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Firefly Restaurant

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American, Bar, Pub
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575 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9737
+1 802-362-3721
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Manchester, Vermont
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132 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The Firefly, is a local bar/ restaurant here in Manchester Center, VT This building has always had bar, but the Firefly has made it cozy and the food is always good and the prices fair.

Thank Andy05255
Henrietta, New York
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 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.

Thank Joe D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 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.

Thank basketlady88
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38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 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.

Thank Heather S
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127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 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.

Thank Bill_G100
Lansing, Michigan
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162 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 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!!!!

Thank Trip M
Lowell, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 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.

1 Thank KPN1965
Albany, NY
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 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 

Thank WanderingFools007
Schenectady, New York
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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 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 

Thank David R
New York City, New York
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275 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 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.

1 Thank katrinangel2

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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, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 575 Depot St, Manchester, VT 05255-9737
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Green Mountains  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +1 802-362-3721
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?