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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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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 858 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago 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 4 days 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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

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!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very limited experience, only stopping for lunch during a trip; but the thing that struck me was the friendly and helpful service. This is an upscale restaurant and pricing is likewise a bit higher. We just had fish 'n chips which were...More

Thank Brickchipper
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We pride ourselves on nourishing each guest that walks in our door. We love reading reviews like this because putting a smile on your face is one of our top priorities! Please come again soon to try our dinner!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Driving through Effingham. Didn't want chain options. This was a good choice, but be prepared to pay. Burgers were excellent. Had calimari appetizer which was good. Nice atmosphere. Also came here for a wedding reception a few years ago, which was very well done. Servers...More

Thank A K
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for stopping by firefly on your travels and for taking the time to leave us a review. We take all feedback seriously and we love to hear when our travelers enjoyed their experience so much! We are thrilled your loved your...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I had dinner reservations here for our 23rd anniversary. This place is so beautiful the Decour is wonderful and the staff is super nice. Our waiter was super knowledgeable of the menu and was very nice. The food is simply outstanding. Although...More

Thank smokeyjsbbq
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Happy Anniversary from everyone at firefly! We are honored your chose to take your wife here for such a special occasions. We hope that you share all your special moments with us. Please come again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The food and service are very good. We sat on the glassed in patio overlooking the pond. It was nice and tranquil. Some dishes are a bit pricey but other options are available to stay within a budget

Thank Debbie S
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Debbie, thank you so much for leaving this review! Nothing makes us happier knowing our guests feel cared for and content! We are thrilled you were satisfied with our food and service. Thank you again, and we hope to see you soon!

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went here with a buddy while traveling back from a conference. This is a nice place--you would not know you were just off the interstate. Rustic but modern. I had a filet in puff pastry with potatoes and broccoli, while my buddy had calamari, as...More

Thank kgilbert78
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a detailed review! We take all feedback very seriously and look forward to learn from each one. We are so happy that you were pleased with all your food choices and impressed with our...More

Reviewed 14 March 2018 via mobile

Are you looking for a wonderful dining experience in Effingham? The Firefly Grill is it. Our party of three experienced three outstanding meals. The food: a steak, a pork chop and scallops were prepared individually. The presentation was very appealing. We all enjoyed our meals...More

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

Jan, you're so awesome! Thank you for this incredible review. We are so happy that you truly appreciate the entire firefly grill experience. Come back soon for some more steak, pork chops, and scallops! Thanks again Jan!

Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

You cannot go wrong with visiting the FireFly Grill! Everything on the menu is delicious. The ambiance is that of a big city restaurant. Service is always superb. Make sure to feed the fish of the back porch. My kids beg to do this every...More

Thank Melissann08
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Melissa, thank you for leaving us such an amazing review! We are so happy you choose us to dine with your family. We can't wait to see all of you again soon!

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