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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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“crab cakes” (44 reviews)
“risotto” (23 reviews)
“salad” (87 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I live in Chicago and was in Effingham for the Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert, so my friend and I decided to hit Firefly Grill before the show. What an AWESOME Surprise! This place is adorable, hip and has great food. Both my friend and...More

Thank Yougotmeatvacation
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I have the opportunity to travel frequently for my job and after discovering Firefly over 2 years ago, have come to love this restaurant. The food is very fresh and the ambience is delightful. It is refreshing to have a restaurant of this caliber available...More

Thank Stacie G
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Had a fantastic evening the other day with a new friend. We had a marvelous meal. Our waiter was nothing less than the best. Service is still great and the food is incredible. Unfortunately, it is still a little pricey. We'll definitely be back and...More

Thank Tom A
Reviewed 14 November 2016

We have eaten at firefly several times and are never disappointed! The fresh, seasonally selected menu items always arrive at the table looking and tasting amazing! - A great place to meet friends for a classy, up-scale evening! - I love how the restaurant is...More

Thank CruiseLuvr80
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This was truly a find. You really don't expect such good food and even better service. Kudos to Nicole! Attentive without being intrusive. She was knowledgeable about the menu a n d had recommended several otems. The pan seared scallops with risotto are delicious. My...More

Thank Cheryl H
Reviewed 10 November 2016

The Firefly Restaurant is fine dining in a country setting. This restaurant has a top chef who never disappoints. The menu changes frequently. It includes prime meats like steaks, chicken, soups, salads and pizza. Preparation is the chef's speciality. A little bit pricier than most...More

Thank fromls2ss
Reviewed 8 November 2016

For years, we drove south from Chicago through Effingham, Illinois, on I-57 en route to Florida for our annual vacation, then drove north through Effingham on our way home. We never had a reason to stop, for gas or food. Until now. On our last...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 7 November 2016

You can get a lovely view of the pond at sunset, and based on the prices, you should ask for a table with a view. You will love this place if you are used to paying over $40 for steaks and $30 and up for...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

Nice but nothing really special about our meal. Service was lackluster at best as we had to ask for water refills and server was usually out of site. Steak was the best of the food we had which in general was average.

Thank ticklegolf
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Service was good. Children could feed the fish in the pond. We had a seat next to the pond. The pizza was just ok. The crust on the pizza was good. The rolls were to die for. My daughter and I both enjoyed the squash...More

Thank Pairadocs92
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, View, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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