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firefly grill

1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
+1 217-342-2002
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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Reviewed yesterday

Effingham, IL is the perfect place for a break when traveling between St Louis and Indianapolis on interstate 70. In fact it must be halfway from anywhere because this small town is crammed with motels, truck stops and restaurants. A great restaurant hidden away on...More

Thank DSStephens
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and I and our family have been to the Firefly many times over the last several years and we've never had a disappointing meal. It is a locally sourced, farm-to-table type place, but it is elegant and nestled in a beautiful country setting....More

Thank Ricardo59IL
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went to Firefly Grill before attending a concert nearby and was struck by my first impression of the restaurant. The restaurant is lit well enough for you to enjoy your food as well as your dinner companion but not overwhelming. The food was outstanding,...More

Thank Bill S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful meal. Tasty entrees. Wedge salad was amazing with house made dill dressing. Friendly informative staff. Environment pleasant and beautiful. Would definitely return.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best restaurant we have visited in our drives from Arizona to Ohio. We actually got a hotel nearby just to have dinner here. The filet mignon in a pastry shell is fabulous, but so are the other menu items. We will return.More

Thank RLG-AZ
fireflyKNC, Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Wow - Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review! We work hard to create a wide variety of outstanding entrees and so it's wonderful to hear we always provide a great meal. We are very flattered you booked a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the last day of our 11-day road trip, we wanted a good meal instead of fast food. Thanks to the billboards along the highway, we found firefly grill and we're so glad we did. It's a bit off the highway, but worth the drive....More

Thank IrieGirlNegril
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a find! I have celiac disease (can't eat gluten and extremely sensitive) and don't eat out much when travelling. It's hard to find accommodating restaurants. We walked in and I felt confident I would have a "safe" meal there after talking to them. And...More

Thank cjlom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome food, awesome service. Our waitress was very professional and pleasant. We sat on the enclosed porch which has a great view. The food was great!

Thank Floyd80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's been a few years since we travelled through Effingham, but we always knew we'd go back to the Firefly Grill if we came through again. So glad we did. The setting is wonderful as is the food. A bit expensive but good. The wedge...More

Thank nancy t
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had an excellent business dinner! The roasted butternut squash soup was fabulous! Swordfish was a off menu special, not that special in my opinion. Based on all the reviews, I was expecting more especially considering the price. Friendly staff

Thank MisHDChick
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 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
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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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