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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 2 days ago via mobile

I'm a sucker for farm-to-table, and this did not disappoint. My smoked mushroom pizza was so good. Husband had chicken and biscuit entree, which he enjoyed very much. Good service, pleasing ambiance which somehow combine both rustic and modern.

Thank herestoadventures
Reviewed 3 days ago

Have been there a few times during the years and has been more or less the same, but now the dinner menu is too pricey for my liking and my budget. Not to be fooled by rustic barn-looking structure, inside is very clean, chic, and...More

Thank Hecules-63
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Nice eatery with a little water view. Good outside eating space. Trendy menu. We shared the grits with shrimp and a salad. We both felt portion sizes could be improved upon, especially for the price. Flavors very good. Good locale for business lunches, date nights...More

Thank 2kim
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firefly is just a wonderful surprise. Farm to table is an understatement with the herb garden planted in front of the restaurant. There were four of us and two of us had the Pork Shanks on root vegetables, one had the pork porterhouse, and the...More

Thank Noel J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped on our way to Paducah, KY for a girls trip. Everything was perfect, service outstanding and food was phenomenal! Setting is spectacular. One person had a Wedge Salad that she declared was the best she ever had, 2 had crab cakes & I...More

Thank Julie J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won’t go wrong choosing to eat at the Firefly Grill. Everything is fresh almost everything is scratch made. Dishes are balanced, well seasoned, well cooked and scrumptious! If you can get Stephanie as your server, both your meal and your experience will kick up...More

Thank Michele B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Farm to table at it's best in small town USA. Don't miss this stop if going through Effingham Illinois on I-70 or I-57.

Thank jmefford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fresh and delicious. It is expensive but worth it. Definitely a place to check out when in Effingham.

Thank Ravini G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Should have driven there from the hotel as it was a little dark and the sidewalk was on the opposite side of the road but we met a couple going to the same place so that was good. Prompted by the movie my wife chose...More

Thank lordgarner
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were traveling through Effingham and decided to try the local establishments which were no chain restaurants. We found the Firefly Grill. The food was good but definitely overpriced for the area.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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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, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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