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firefly grill

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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
+1 217-342-2002
16:00 - 21:00
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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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Arnold, Missouri, United States
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere and even better food. The pork shank was fall off the bone tender and very flavorful. The green berms are also yummy!

Thank Rebecca H
Lake Worth, Florida
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful ambience and decor at reasonable prices! Loved every inch of the place...especially the lighting and of course the water view. I usually stop at Panda Express in Effingham on my way up north but the farm to table slogan caught my eye. Cost more than PE, but the service was superb and the Mediterranean pizza was fresh and delicious.... More 

Thank Vanessa C
St. Petersburg, Florida
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555 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2015 via mobile

We stopped at Firefly Grill for lunch. It's one of those places you have to know about, or have the TripAdvisor app to be able to experience. I had stopped here 4-5 years ago and hoped it was still a good choice. We had an excellent lunch, a wedge salad and a grilled cheese sandwich. The grilled cheese consisted of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

Looking for a place to break up the monotony of a 2 1/2 day drive we spied a sign for Firefly Grill and " farm to table". Thinking it might be a mirage we gamely took Exit 160 and followed the sign. This stacks up with the better farm to table in hometown Atlanta. Be prepared that the prices are... More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

My family and I went to the Firefly in Effingham IL for dinner. My husband and I are vegans and FireFly resturants website said they accommodated vegans, vegetarians, gluten free diets. We thought it sounded great. My husband and I were very disappointed at the selection of vegan options. We tried to,put different sides together. It didn't seem that they... More 

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Tinley Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

Food was fantastic, atmosphere was wonderful and service was outstanding. I would definitely recommend eating here.

Minneapolis, Kansas
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This should be a Michelin starred restaurant. They have used barn siding, fountains and blue lights to make a unique, romantic dining atmosphere which had me so excited when i arrived. A man recommended it to us and we came in casual clothes after a horrible driving day on the highway. i'd have liked to have changed into something nicer,... More 

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Mashpee, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

My husband and I travel across the country between homes and we like to make it a point to stop in Effingham, Illinois just to go to the Firefly Grill. It's like finding an Oasis in the middle of a fast food desert. Our favorite meal there is the Columbia River salmon, flown in fresh every day, and cut there... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Traveling on business stayed in Effingham for five nights and ate here two of them. Very very good ribeye. Excellent turkey chowder, yes I said turkey chowder. It tastes of an old home recipe from granny. Try it! Overall a Little pricy for the area but you get what you pay for. Which is an exceptional meal. Very nice atmosphere... More 

Thank Michael G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

Love this place. The food is great. The service is great. The atmosphere is very inviting. Even the water had awesome flavor. The whole experience was fun.

Thank Pat T
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this review

Hi Pat, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such kind words! We're so happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed yourself! We'd love to have you back next time you're in the area. Cheers! - The Firefly Team P.S. Keep in touch: facebook.com/ffgrill twitter.com/fireflygrill More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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