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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 25 August 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite restaurant! We stop on every trip to Florida. My husband had the best Manhattan ever with Woodford Reserve bourbon and brandy-soaked cherries. Our steaks were out of this world!

Thank Diane L
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat in effingham. The ingredients are always fresh and the service is always great! I went there for lunch this weekend and seen they have added new items to their lunch menu which included fish tacos and Alaskan crab...More

Thank 22Hannaw
Reviewed 20 August 2016

This was a real find! Located down a side street near downtown Effingham, Firefly Grill was a unique experience. A great menu, fabulous specials and cocktails, and a helpful, considerate staff. The restaurant overlooks a small lake in a beautifully calm setting. The ingredients are...More

Thank vimc12151
Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

The Firefly Grill in Effingham, IL is a "farm to table" upscale restaurant evidenced by the gardens you pass walking from the parking lot. The menu offers typical faire that's been kicked up several notches utilizing fresh ingredients. I wouldn't recommend it for young children...More

Thank 562jens
fireflyKNC, Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2016

Hi there, Thank you so much for the kind words. We are thrilled to hear that you truly enjoyed your time with us during your visit! We apologize that we didn't offer a child's menu to you and your guests, we actually have quite a...More

Reviewed 15 August 2016

The food here is awesome...chef prepared, and always good. It's also extremely expensive, at least for some of the fancy steaks they have available. I've not been ready to try those yet, but I can report that the Montana Filet is wonderful...medium rare steak wrapped...More

Thank Cello12345
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We come to Firefly whenever we can (living 2 hrs away equates to 4-5 times a year). At any rate, this farm to table restaurant is exceptionally unique for the area. The ambience, the food, the dining experience altogether is top notch. Meals are always...More

Thank travelfam61873
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant on a road trip from Detroit to Oxford MS. Searched open table and up popped the firefly grill. Wonderful setting in a great building. Service and ambience great, food could be a little better. Great that they have farm to...More

Thank sasbear
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

On a cross country road trip, and stopped in for lunch. What a pleasant surprise!! Was really nice. The fish tacos were absolutely delicious!! The service was good. They also let us have the dog outside with us while we were eating. Really good food!!...More

Thank PaxLovesMe
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, I would say that any travelers coming through here should stop. It is almost unbelievable that this location can be so close to a busy interstate. Kelly is an informed, classy server. Many of their veggies are right from their gardens. Nice lake outside....More

Thank DaveC1970
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stop here every 3 months traveling from St Louis to home. It is always the highlight of our trip. Food is wonderful, service always great. Love the ever changing menu. Farm to Table done right

Thank walkersmom
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Restaurant Details

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  • 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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, View, Child-friendly
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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