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New Restaurant in Quincy - Firefly BBQ

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New Restaurant in Quincy - Firefly BBQ

bellachow | May 4, 2007 09:09 AM

Last night we had dinner at the newly opened Firefly BBQ in the old Redwood Tavern location (corner of Adams St/Furnace Brook Parkway).

The service was a little chaotic - the front of the house seemed frazzled and we had two waitresses which got a little confusing (I think one was training the other). Nothing too serious though considering it was only their third night open and they were very busy for early on a Thursday night.

For an appetizer we had the cracklin' bread which was basically like a cheese, onion and bacon pizza cut up and served with a cheese dipping sauce. It was tasty, but not outstanding. I probably would skip next time.
To drink we had iced tea which was house brewed and really good.

I should point out that I am not a BBQ expert so I cannot comment on how authentic the meat was. I can only tell you that the sauces were excellent (and varied, you got a choice of six and there is a sauce and condiment bar so you can try them all if you want before you order). They ranged from mild to spicy with hot sauce available if you wanted extra heat. Between us we had ribs, beef brisket and chicken. The chicken was the pick of the evening - very tender with a strong, smoky flavor. The beef was a hit too. The ribs were a little tough, but did have a great taste.
Sides were mixed - I had the grilled corn on the cob and BBQ baked beans which were great. The mac and cheese and corn bread on the other hand were nothing special.

Overall, I would give this place a thumbs up. They were definitely still working out some kinks with it being a new opening and the waitstaff were still finding their feet. I also felt it was a little bit "gimmicky" as opposed to being a nice, basic BBQ place like Redbones.
However, the food was solid, and prices were certainly reasonable. More importantly, for me at least, it adds something new and different to the dining scene in Quincy.

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