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187 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Fit for Foodies (189)
  • Neighborhood Gem (183)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (151)

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Firefly is a Southern-style restaurant in Key West. It's located in a building with an airy, refreshing atmosphere and beautiful string lights above to give off a pleasant light in the evenings. Guests who visit Firefly can relax in the indoor and outdoor eating areas all year for a hearty meal and an enjoyable downtown view. This is a good location to host private parties and events in a cozy environment.

The menu at Firefly contains some classic favorites with a twist, like the braised bison short rib, roasted half chicken, tri-tip steak and the pan-seared pork belly. Lunch portions and small plates are offered in a lot of variety as well, including delicious shrimp and grits, duck wings, skillet mac and cheese and fried green tomatoes. A range of cocktails, wines and beers are offered to go with a meal.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Brunch Daily: 10:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner Nightly: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(305) 849-0104
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Russ Ferstle
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Cross street
Chapman Lane
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Farm to Table, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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vipEagleAvenueFriends1 (Key West)
5.0  Dined on August 4, 2016

Recently, we dined at Firefly - this was not our first time there. We really like the food and service at Firefly. The hamburger and shrimp and grits are fantastic. Always a local favorite for us.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Best southern style food I've had south of Georgia. Excellently prepared and perfect presentation.

vipSteakman (Oklahoma City)
5.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

Awesome "low country" food. Really enjoy the flavors and use of fresh ingredients. Authentic with their own twist! Chicken and waffles, spicy chicken sandwich and shrimp and grits are all fantastic! Same goes for the fried green tomato sandwich!

vipbobby (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2016

Very good southern food. We had mac & cheese, deviled eggs, gumbo, bison short ribs. all tasty & prepared just right. must save room for key lime cake.

vipEricT (Jacksonville)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2016

Kinda tucked away from Duval St, but right next to Blue Heaven (also delicious). The food was great. Everyone in our party (7) really enjoyed their meal. I had the pork belly, which was delicious, a few people had the fried chicken which they loved and another person had the shrimp and grits, which he really liked. The venue is a two story house that is nice. I think they would do a lot better if they were closer to Duval st, as we were there on saturday night for an 8:30pm reservation and it was not really that busy. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family.

vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2016

No fault of the staff, but loud, rowdy customers describing their exploits at the strip club ruined the experience for us.

Allen (London)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

nice restaurant and good food with pleasant service.

britbritzim (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 31, 2015

My friends and I went for New Year's Eve. When we arrived we were pleasantly greeted. Unfortunately from that moment on was a complete disappointment. We were given a set menu for the night, that we were not informed about. The three course meal was $75 a person. I do not mind paying for a good experience and food on a holiday, I just wish I would have been informed when I made the reservation. When I looked at the menu all the appetizers contained fish, which I am severely allergic too. When I told the server, be told me he would have to "check" to see if they could substitute something in place. When he came back I was given a single option, Mac and Cheese. If that was not enough, it took over 30 mins between courses to be delivered to our table. The steak had excessive amounts of fat and the dessert was burnt on the bottom. The waiter took 20 mins to bring our bill. I would not recommend this place to anyone.

llang (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2015

Wonderful Southern comfort food, a fine collection of draft craft beers, and skilled friendly service (thanks, Caroline!)

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

I are at Firefly last year when I was in a Key West and couldn't wSit for this year! The chicken and waffles are absolutely the best I've ever tasted! I will definitely come back agsin before I depart!

Rachcaryn (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2015

Great food, really enjoyed this!! Really highly recommend

vipOpenTable Diner (Key West)
1.0  Dined on December 28, 2015

Lots of great places in key west, this isn't one of them, unfortunately. I liked the ambiance. Great beer selection. But, not that crowded and took two hours for food. Food was not great. Waiter was cordial vs. rude but it literally took 2 hours to get food that wasn't very good. Too bad. Great for beer though!

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined on December 27, 2015

Kale salad was great. However, pork rinds were not as expected & we barely touched them & this went unnoticed by the waitress. My shrimp & grits was VERY spicy & hard to eat - not what I expected w/so many ppl raving online. Meatloaf was quite good. Table beside us raved about the fried chicken & it looked & smelled incredible.

vipGuillaume4 (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2015

We were there for lunch, but it's noteworthy that brunch is served til dinner. We had fried okra which was very crunchy,but greaseless. I then had a wonderful salad with a boneless fried chicken breast on top, again greaseless. The chef really has the frying down pat.
The service was outstanding. We have been there before for dinner and will definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

I had the shrimp and grits which were some of the best grits I've ever had! The dish had peppers in it too.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2015

We dined there last Christmas and the food was even better than expected. The environment was really lovely and the service was almost like being served by a family member. It had a very homely though classy feel which is what we prefer. The pricing was ok and good value for money. One year on, I still remember the restaurant and the gorgeous food. Would definitely recommend and would definitely return if I ever found myself at key west again.

OpenTable Diner (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2015

Fried Chicken Sandwich is unbelievable. Everyone else's food looked great as well.

vipMary (Orlando)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2015

Skip the deviled eggs. Everyone raves about them but I felt they were over seasoned (salt and dill)and heavy on whole ground mustard. We split the biscuit and gravy... Huge portion and delicious.

viplisabetta (Orlando)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2015

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. The upstairs balcony was quiet and had perfect service from both Aaron and Shaun who made sure our needs were met, especially since we were in our anniversary trip. Food was great, we had fried green tomatoes, deviled eggs the gumbo and bison short-ribs. All were wonderful. Gumbo was huge and other portions just right. Would recommend for a sweet meal.

OpenTable Diner (Pittsburgh)
4.0  Dined on November 30, 2015

Excellent menu, food and service. No spirits, but great draft and wine list.