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Fire Fly

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310 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
+1 231-932-1310
11:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Sun 10:00 - 21:00
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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San Clemente, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Simply, probably the most underrated restaurant in TC. We do date nights here, and also lunch is great. You won't be disappointed.

Thank Corey G
Traverse City MI
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202 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place to end on Thursday if you like Martinis. Small plates if you like or full dinners. Service is excellent.

Thank Wayne P
Plymouth, MN
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131 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Happened on this place during our visit to TC and found it very enjoyable. The deal is a buy one, get one on appetizers (I think it's only Tuesday evenings). So my wife and I ordered the calamari and the potstickers. Both were great. The calamari was spicy in one way and the potstickers with accompanying sauce were spicy in... More 

Thank Tom C
Lake City, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

This was one of our favorite restaurants in TC. We haven't been there for several months but I took an out of town friend there for lunch yesterday. I was surprised at the menu as it had seriously changed since my last visit. But I was hopeful it was even better. Not so.... I ordered fish tacos and had to... More 

Thank _pgparkerforbes
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55 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Get the pitcher of sangria! Very light and refreshing for a hot summer day! Not too many options that are vegetarian friendly but the sweet potato fries and California sushi rolls were a big hit. Great location with a great atmosphere. Would recommend to anyone visiting Traverse City.

1 Thank Daniellelise1
Cadillac, Michigan
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Went last night with another couple for my wife birthday.......yes , it was her 21st AGAIN. After 23 yrs of being 21, she still isn't tired of it. This was our first time here, a very nice and friendly waitress named Caroline waited on us. We all had sushi, crab Rangoons , a couple different salads, and an amazing carrot... More 

Thank 562jason
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

We went for the sushi, throughly enjoyed it. Good beer selection, drink menu was even better. Wednesday they have buy one get one small plates, place is pretty $$ but the deal makes it worth it. Trendy place, we sat in the bar, walked from our hotel, staff was all great.

Thank Molly K
Lambertville, Michigan
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Trying something different when in town. This by far has been one of the best so far. Both my husband and I had the trout that was on special. It was excellent. My husband is still talking about it. We tried several different sushi rolls for the first time which was very good as well. Our server was very attentive... More 

Thank Kelly W
Macomb, Michigan
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

As frequent TC visitors, we wanted to explore some places off the beaten path and we found this place on an early Saturday evening around 4pm. First off, nice location. It's right along the Boardman river and has a nice outdoor seating area if you so choose. We were able to sit right down at the time we arrived but... More 

Thank SofaKing
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

We were having a late dinner and wanted something out of the center of town. This place came recommend by a waitress at a different restaurant! The food was wonderful. My husband cut his steak with his fork! We sat at the bar and the bar tender was super friendly. She recommended one of the deserts, flourless chocolate peanut butter... More 

Thank Mandy D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$23
Bar, American, International, Sushi, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 310 Cass St, Traverse City, MI 49684-5707
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Grand Traverse County  >  Traverse City
  • Phone Number: +1 231-932-1310
Located in downtown Traverse City, on the banks of the Boardman River, Fire Fly specializes in small plates, sushi, and martinis. Dine inside or riverside on the patio! Fire Fly offers daily specials including Happy Hour every day from 3pm to 6 pm. Fire Fly is proof that great food doesn't have to be expensive. We offer a wide selection of local, national and international wines, and our craft beer selection is extensive. Our knowledgeable staff can help pair the perfect wine or craft beer with your dinner!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?