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firefly grill

1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
+1 217-342-2002
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (44 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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1 - 10 of 865 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Great food choices. Setting on a lake. various seating choices...outside, covered porch, bar, indoors. Large selection of food. I had the Asian Poke Bowl (edamame, seaweed salad, pickled ginger, wasabi peas, tamari mirin, crispy onions, green & red cabbage, baby arugula, cucumber, chili lime aioli,...More

Thank terri m
Reviewed 4 days ago

Our extended family enjoyed a wonderful meal at Firefly Grill this weekend. We had a reservation and were able to secure a private room with a view of the small pond on the property. Our server was very knowledgeable about different selections and wine to...More

Thank kkelly202
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

What an honor to host your family at firefly. Thank you so much for choosing us and for leaving us such a wonderful review. We hope that you continue to see us for all your family occasions. See you soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling thru Illinois and stopped at this restaurant! Food was great and decor. I ordered the crap cake and garlic fries and they were excellent! My friend ordered the beef flat bread and loved it! If driving thru again, we will definitely stop.

Thank Sue B
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Sue, Thank you for leaving us a review! We are thrilled that you loved our decor, crab cakes, beef flat bread, and fries! We hope you're able to see us on all your travels. Take care!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed at the Oasis Hotel which has this restaurant on the premises. Mostly had finger food. I was looking for a meal so I was a little disappointed. The food that I did eat was good

Thank Robert M
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our food. Please come see us again on your next trip. Our menu changes frequently.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for an early mother's day dinner the "special was $65" I guess it would have to be, we passed. The steak I ordered they didn't have, so I opted for soup and salad and a flat bread. Flat bread pepperoni and sausage sucked couldn't...More

Thank mysticaldoc
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are so sorry to hear we have missed the mark on your full experience at firefly. We would love the opportunity to continue this conversation and learn more. Please email maryelaine@ffgrill.com so we can try to make this up to you. Thank you so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner here after our granddaughter graduation from Eastern Illinois. The wait staff is outstanding! The food is okay. I had the American burger. I know they want you to have a juicy burger but the bottom of my roll was almost non existent...More

Thank Jetboat66
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We take all feedback very seriously. We are so glad our servers and staff impressed you with excellent service. We sincerely apologize for missing the mark on your food however. We would love the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had Montana Mignon and a tender pork chop porterhouse The preparations were flavorful. Our wait staff was delightful and attentive. I couldn’t believe the by-the-glass wine list, some of my favorite wines. A perfect place after a grueling day of travelMore

Thank Susan S
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Susan, We are so happy you thoroughly enjoyed your Mignon and pork chop porterhouse! We pride ourselves in providing excellent service and attention to our guests and are thrilled our servers provided you with a great experience. Please come back soon for another glass...More

Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Great food. Stopped in because of the hotel clerk recommendation. It was spot on. The food was great. Had the 10 oz filet and split it with my wife. It was very tender and cooked to our expectations. The french onion soup was also very...More

Thank Warner G
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Warner! We are so happy you found us! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are thrilled to hear you and your wife enjoyed your experience and were pleased with the food and service. We will pass along the...More

Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

This place is clean and fresh. Definitely worth the stop. Fresh food and interesting menu. Will definitely stop here again.

Thank Linda C
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2018

Linda, we are so happy you loved your brunch with us today! Please stop by on all your travels. We can't wait to serve you again!

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Food quality and stress on local sourcing sets Firefly apart from anything else in town. Entrees are around $25, but what you get is high quality ingredients, well cooked. Hard to find this when traveling down the highway. The decor and service is excellent. They...More

Thank J N
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Wow, thank you so much for this review! We are thrilled you enjoy and appreciate our high quality food, decor, and service. We can't wait for you to return!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
Meals
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
Description
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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