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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
+1 217-342-2002
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a Thursday. There were 8 of us and they were busy but fit us in a wine room- the view of their pond was great. We got the sangria on special and it was tasty. Calamari app was very good. Hummus app was tasty but the focaccia was burnt and tasted burnt- saw another pic... More 

Thank cma20
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295 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lunch on Thursday and the place filled up, not sure why...... Service great, food sucked. I ordered ribeye sandwich, it arrived on crusty French bread with sauteed onions and horseradish sauce. The steak with sliced and looked like it was someone's leftovers not a good start . french fries that came with the sandwich were deep fried at least twice,... More 

Thank FastGirl39
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was stopping over for the night and traveling with my puppy. I google searched dog friendly restaurants and Firefly Grill came up. They allow dogs outside on their patio, which is very nice! They even have water bowls and treats for the dogs. Food was surprisingly tasty. I found it to be a bit expensive for what it was,... More 

Thank A H
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260 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firefly Grill is a welcome change from the chains one encounters in travel. At close to the intersection of I-57 and I-70 - it is an excellent place for weary travelers to get a nice dinner. The staff is very friendly, responsive, considers the customer to be the focus of attention. Best I've seen anywhere. The food is fresh, creative,... More 

Thank Dfcameron
Memphis, Tennessee
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is lovely, a mix of rustic and modern. Beautiful view. Nice atmosphere. The server was friendly and attentive. She shared great information about the general approach of this farm-to-table gem, along with mentioning some of her favorites. She not only answered our questions, but described how some of the dishes are prepared. In short, this restaurant focuses on... More 

Thank KDJ06
Delafield, Wisconsin
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79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just passing through and saw the billboard for this restaurant. The atmosphere is very chic with reclaimed wood with a contemporary twist. We passed the herb garden on the way in. We were seated at and outdoor conversation table with super comfy chairs to lean back & relax. We split the fresh garden salad. They collect the ingredients from the... More 

Thank Worldtraveler6191
Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The delicious food, great service, short wait and beautiful outdoor views have us hooked and we cant wait to return! Recommendations include the hummus plate, beer cheese & pretzels, southern chicken salad, alaskan crab cakes and the firefly steak burger! We will definitely be back!!

Thank vitaminDaddict
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

I ordered something called "Montana Mignon" and it was said to be medium rare. Well, it was baked inside a bun of some sort and the bun was rare, guey and the meat was mushy. If I had not added salt, it would have had no flavor at all. We ate at this place 3 or 4 years ago at... More 

Thank Joe T
Fort Pierce, Florida
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66 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Traveling from Columbus to St. Louis and stopped for the night in Effingham. Told to try this restaurant by the hotel. The place has a rustic look with a pond that has fish in it. The wine list was great and the food was excellent. Each dish was well presented and delicious. The desserts are to die for. Would stop... More 

Thank barbaraash19
Rockville, Indiana
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Drove 2 hours to eat here for lunch on last Saturday like we have several times in the past. Closed for a wedding. Just doesn't seem right to close during normal business hours for a special event.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?