Firefly

3.1
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34 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

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About

Firefly is a full service restaurant and bar that offers lunch, dinner and drinks every day of the week. Their expansive 166-seat dining room and outdoor patio includes a Wi-Fi hotspot, making it the perfect place to enjoy a meal with family, friends or on business. Firefly serves a range of southern-inspired appetizers, salads, soups, sandwiches, burgers and entrees. Enjoy pulled pork, baby back ribs, beer battered shrimp, seafood po'boy and many other mouthwatering dishes.

If you have an upcoming party or event Firefly offers catering, a private room called The Barn that you can reserve for parties of up to 50 people or for even larger events, you can book the entire restaurant for a day.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Steak, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(770) 609-8523
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Shawn Spence
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Private party facilities
Firefly serves a variety of fresh food. We cater our private functions to your needs. Our fireside, private room offers a projector and screen for presentations and seating for 50. We also offer an area with a stage, room for dancing and an expansive, stone patio.
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Private party contact
Larry Parker: (770) 609-8523
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Plentiful
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Special events & promotions
Business presentations, workshops, rehersal dinners, holiday parties.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.1based on all time ratings
2.9
food
3.4
service
3.2
ambience
2.5
value
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52% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OT
1 review
Reviewed on May 11, 2018
Overall5foodserviceambience

The FIREFLY RESTAURANT IS A VENUE TO BE EXPERIENCED. YOU FEEL YOU ARE IN FLORIDA WITH THE LANDSCAPING AND BEAUTIFUL, LARGE PATIO AREA WITH COMFORTABLE FURNITURE. THE BATHROOM IS VERY EXOTIC AND ULTRA MODERN. THE MENU HAS A GOOD VARIETY FROM VEGETARIAN SELECTIONS TO THE AWESOME WING PLATES.

THE JAZZ SERIES IS AN EXCELLENT MARKETING STRATEGY WITH EXHILARATING PERFORMANCES AND A HOT DISC JOCKEY.

THE WAITSTAFF IS KIND, CONSIDERATE AND PROMPT, ALWAYS SERVICE WITH A SMILE!
ONE OF THE OWNERS, DEBRA J., IS EXCEPTIONAL WHEN IT COMES TO CONFLICT RESOLUTION. I APPRECIATED HER KIND, CONSIDERATE AND HUMBLE RESOLUTION TO MY ISSUE.

k
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2015
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch place - regular for me right by the office. Great staff and good food - wings and salads are some of the best. Sandwiches good as well.

t
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2015
Overall2food2service4ambience2

arrived at 7pm on Friday, place was dead - should have been our first indication to leave. food so-so. not to the level of quality that I expect to see of an OpenTable restaurant.

S
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall2food2service1ambience1

I would not recommend this place to anyone. Don't waste your time or money

k
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2015
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wings are unique - would recommend. BIG Salad portion - will definitely be back.

K
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2015
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made reservations for 5:30 but when we arrived the restaurant was dark and locked. There was another woman waiting outside who seemed to be associated wih the restaurant, but not sure how. Finally after several minutes a waitress showed up, but gave us attitude about being there before they opened. When we pointed out that the posted hours stated that they opened at 5, she shrugged us off without an explanation. I can't imagine this place will be around too much longer if this is how they run it.

M
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2014
Overall1food1service3ambience2

This was my first and last time at Firefly. The waitress/receptionist was very friendly and anxious to please. However, the food was terrible and that's tough to do with bar food. The restaurant was empty but for 3 people when we arrived. For a Saturday night in football season that speaks volumes. Later a large group came in to play organized poker. That was about the extent of their traffic. I felt bad for the musician playing to himself at one end of the restaurant with nobody seated in his room. Very disappointing experience so I can't see going back.

k
Atlanta
169 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2014
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Sat at the bar. Had the fish tacos - decent for the price, nothing special. Music was a little loud - had people yelling over eachother...

SD
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food and good sized menu with 5+ options for my favorite - Filet Mignon...lesser restaurants would have just one option. Other steaks and meats also available. Appetizers were fabulous and sides excellent as well. Loud atmosphere, or maybe I had a head cold - hard to hear.

M
Savannah
9 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2014
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good was very good, service was excellent! We had a group of 15 and everyone was pleased with their food dishes.

BN
Atlanta
80 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I am not sure what I expected, but I can say that I wasn't sorry we decided to come here instead of Taco Mac. The service was good and we were greeted at the door. If they want to fill the restaurant to capacity though, they do need to work on giving the customer something better than Taco Mac. Otherwise, they will not make it.

m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I made a reservation for a business dinner. We didn't received any considerations based on the reservation. The food and ambiance were very good. The services wasn't the expected.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

food was excellent; I live Paleo and I am very careful what I eat; service was excellent as well!

DL
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2014
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I ordered the scallops on a bed of spinach with a fancy named sauce. Really??? The scallops, spinach and sauce all were almost tasteless, the sauce really had no flavor and salt and pepper didn't do a thing. I don't think I've ever had such a bland tasting meal. It's quite a shame, because the restaurant itself is quite charming and I would have loved to return, however, I won't, because the food was awful.

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2014
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Great patio and music. Food is very so so. Wait staff is decent. No prime rib which is supposed to be their specialty, just didn't get smoked. Used canned pineapple on a salad. Had to ask for horseradish sauce twice and it was supposed to come with dish. Food was cold. Angus beef tips were chewy and the special sauce was too sweet and masked the flavor of the beef.

H
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2014
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Great atmosphere as you walk and and then realize for dinner that you didn't need a reservation due to all of the empty tables. The menu seemed ok, but the food was bland, mediocre at best, and way overpriced! I had the skewers which didn't taste that great(tough meat), mashed potatoes tasted canned, and asparagus was over cooked. My wife had the overpriced rib eye which was average as well. The only positive we found was the margaritas were pretty good. As we left we got two coupons for 10% off; however won't be back to try it again. Totally unimpressed!

H
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2014
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Right across the street from my office so it is a nice lunch spot if you want to sit down. Bar has ample seating. There is also private dining. Prices are reasonable. Great alternative to the restaurants on Windward Parkway that tend to be overcrowded. I'll be going back soon!

SM
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience2

sorry music was not available as usual.

s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2014
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pros
Great selection of various kinds of food for all palates. Amazing choice
and excellent ambience. Great for business lunches as well as family gathering.
Definitely special occasion place with very nominal prices.
Cons
A little too red meat friendly. Less vegetarian items.

DV
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2014
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Way too loud. Singer was good but we could hardly hear each other talk.

BS
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Looking forward to a return visit.

b
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I was disappointed in Firefly. The for the Bourbon Glazed Salmon website stated "Fresh hand cut and served over cilantro rice with fresh green beans"; the green beans were were canned and soggy and the salmon was frozen, nothing fresh about the salmon. The bar tender was not friendly and I asked her a question about the flavor of one of the wines and she said it was $5.00.

a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2014
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The website was helpful, made a reservation, special requested gluten free menu & it stated the kitchen open til 11:00 w/bar kitchen open until 2:00 am. We arrived at 10:20 & told the kitchen was closed but they would keep it open for us if we ordered quickly. We were seated in the bar area & asked to be moved to back room, we were told no it was for a party. Got our drinks, asked for GF menu, the waitress recited a few options. Then said 'we are moving you to the back room" so we picked up our drinks & moved. I said "website shows you are open until 11:00" she argued w/me, said "no 10:30' I showed her on website. Was first time there & my friends were returning guests, overall very disappointing. Probably will not return.

E
Atlanta
118 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2014
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My husband and I came here and we did not know that there were going to be so many children here. It seems like an upscale place, but all the kids made it noisy. The place was not inexpensive and my drink from the bar didn't taste that great. We would probably not be going back. Thanks.

S
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was just average. Won't come back for the food. Nice atmosphere nice music and polite employees.

t
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Made a late reservation for Valentine's Day and there was a reason there were still tables available. This is an OK neighborhood restaurant. Food was OK. Service was slow. Wine list was uninteresting. The door was actually hard to find with a sign on the "front" of the building but the entrance around "back".

JB
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2014
Overall2food1service2ambience4

I love the idea of the place and the location, however, the rest I find longing. No effort put into the food, the service is terrible. Tried it again recently only to find there was only poker players in the place. Off my list of places to take clients or friends.

FF
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2014
Overall1food1service2ambience2

First time there 2/1/14. Won't be going back. Food was terrible. Wine list - un impressive.

L
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2014
Overall1food1service2ambience2

Host was awesome and over accomodating.
Restaurant has potential as far as location and interior
Food was not good at all, except for the green beans, even the mashed potatoes were not good. We had entrees but might had been better if we ordered a sandwich. We decided to try Key Lime Pie for dessert and although it was goo it was about half the size it needed to be if you are charing $6.
This place is definitely a hopping late nice place and not a casual restaurant where you can sit and enjoy a meal and drinks with friends.

L
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2014
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The ambiance was nice, elegant and our table was right by the fireplace. We received special attention from the owner making my parent 54th anniversary special. The live entertainment on Fridays makes it vibrant and we will tell others about Firefly.

We were over charged on a steak entree', by $10.00, but it was corrected.

VD
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Met for a business lunch where they were patient with us as our attendees arrived and allowed us to take our time. The bleu cheese chips are excellent.

G
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2014
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good food - could use a little more varied menu items. Nice atmosphere & good service. They have a private room available if you have a big group.

MD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2014
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I would return to eat again, it has only been open a couple of months, personally, I think the environment needs some soft furnishings, pictures on the wall to make it more cozy as it is a large space.
My chicken and pasta dish was very nice.

OT
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2013
Overall2food2service4ambience2

'Twas our first visit. Good location. Nicely lit and landscaped. Huge on the inside with 18-foot+ ceilings, dark wood, light paint, granite tables and bar. There are 3 main seating areas - near "stage", by the bar, and a back "room", restaurant-sized itself - is it a banquet hall in waiting? The huge, square bar with 4 TVs is open to dining areas - is it a sports bar? There was a good singer Fri/Sat - is it an entertainment venue? It has outdoor tables - summer alfresco? Firefly is seemingly to be all, what's it trying to be? That'd be OK but it didn't execute on the most important - food was mediocre. Then again, if you're looking for variety, at currently inexpensive prices, it may work for you.