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firefly grill

1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
+1 217-342-2002
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (44 reviews)
“risotto” (22 reviews)
“salad” (83 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The menu changes so often that it’s hard to order your favorites however bone-in-ribeye was the special and it was excellent .More

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fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for giving us feedback on our menu and taking the time to leave a review. You are correct, our menu does change often. We do this because our menus are seasonal and based upon what's available and fresh! We understand this...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The reviews made this seem like our best option while driving through Illinois. Perhaps we set our expectations too high after reading the lyrical praise, or perhaps we did not order well. Interesting menu —but nothing was at all subtle—French Onion soup very sweet, pizza...More

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fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We value your opinion and take all feedback very seriously. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your spinach salad and service. We are sad to hear that you didn't thoroughly enjoy your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We saw how highly Firefly was rated on TripAdvisor and decided we just had to try it during our short trip to Effingham. Prices were a little high for dinner on Saturday, so we went for lunch on Sunday. The food, service, atmosphere, and prices...More

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fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are thrilled you will stop here every time you come through Effingham! That's such an honor to us. Thank you for your very kind review. Please come see us soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overnight stay at the Hampton Inn lead us to the Firefly Grill and so very glad it did. Beautiful interior, warm friendly service and delicious food with a nice water view. Many good options on the menu, was in the mood for a burger, turned...More

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fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, we love that you enjoyed our burger so much! We take so much pride in each experience we have for our guests. Please come again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have a love-hate relationship with the city of Effingham, Illinois. There are some amazing people here, but I'm here almost exclusively for DJ work, and I never get a chance to take in what the area has to offer. Firefly Grill is one such...More

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fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

DJZackAttack, this review is absolutely incredible and made me hungry just reading it! Thank you for leaving such a detailed description of your experience. We are humbled by your kind words and are so happy because how you described us, is exactly who we are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just traveling through, looking for a cocktail and dinner and BAM! Fun location near a fountain splashing in a pond, generous porch for relaxing with one of their excellent cocktails, fresh, beautifully prepared food and warm welcoming service. Must reroute travels now to enjoy again!

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fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so happy you discovered us! We agree, you need to reroute your travels and come again soon. Thank you so much for this amazing review!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A friend and I found Firefly Grill, read website and became excited to find a little gem in the middle of Illinois country while traveling to St. Louis from Indianpolis. We arrived late on a Sunday evening, the place was quite empty of customers, which...More

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fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We truly appreciate your review and are so sorry we seemed to have missed the mark on your overall experience. We take all feedback very seriously and hope that we are able to offer a better outcome for you on your next visit. Please send...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving from Nashville to Wisconsin, this stop was perfectly placed and timed. Food and ambiance were amazing and the ambiance matched. Waitstaff was friendly and accommodating. Thank you for an amazing meal and experience!

Thank Rick G
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Rick, we think YOU'RE amazing! Thank you so much for this awesome review. We hope you're able to stop by on all your future travels.

Reviewed 16 January 2018

We hate fast food so loved finding this place on our drive along I 70. Lots of delicious choices. Our son devoured the crab cakes. Attentive service so can be a somewhat fast stop if needed. Beautiful space!

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fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your great review! We are thrilled you found us and enjoyed our crab cakes. We take pride in our food, service, and overall experience we offer our guests. Please come again soon!

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

So... we’ve been here once before when traveling from Chicago to Indiana... had to stop again, traveling 2 hours out of our way to end our trip on a yummy note. Glad we did! The cocktail selection is unique and yummy! Loved the fish and...More

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fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2018

Happy New Year and thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled you went out of your way to stop by firefly! From your cocktails, fish and chips, to hot buttered rum, we put care and thought into everything you experienced and enjoyed....More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
    (Keller Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: +1 217-342-2002
  • E-mail
Description
Firefly Grill is a modern roadhouse restaurant located on the shores of Kristie Lake. Chef Niall Campbell and his wife Kristie own and operate this oasis of American fresh cuisine in the heart of the Midwest. Firefly's menu changes daily and boasts fresh seafood, oak fired steaks and brick oven pizzas. Firefly uses local ingredients whenever possible and fresh herbs and vegetables straight from their very own garden! Gluten-Free, Vegan, Vegetarian & All Special Diets - because we make our food to order, many of our offerings can accommodate multiple dietary considerations. Please alert your server and they will guide you to a special choice while ensuring our Chefs take extra care with your dishes.
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