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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
+1 217-342-2002
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Real food made from scratch. Top notch. It is worth the price. Lunch is a bargain. They grow their own herbs. Chef Nile runs a tight ship!

Thank Scott B
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Found that Effingham was a good mid-way point between Chicago and Nashville so had the pleasure of dining at Firefly on Saturday. Who would have thunk that Effingham would have such a gem of a restaurant! We were picking up a foster pet so the last thing with wanted to do was keep the pup in the car (or eat... More 

1 Thank Ravenhair
Brooklyn, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent appetizer. Excellent menu. Excellent dinner. Excellent servers and table bussers. And that IS a nice Saturday Night outing. The only thing that could be handled with a little more care IS the bussing of the tables because the server was just a little too efficient to clear the table of the used plates and causing one to feel just... More 

Thank Ron A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2016

This was our third experience at Firefly. There was one glitch (involving excessive salting of calamari). Glitches can happen anywhere, and so not all restaurants are not at the *** Michelin level. What is important is how that glitch is handled. In this case, the order was sent back with refusal of a very nicely offered remake, and removed from... More 

Thank Allen W
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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

Food was great as always, Bill was high as always. Outside of a waiter breaking a glass, it was a great place to eat. The only negative thing i would have to say, is there was a stench outside of something dead, made it a little unappetizing on entry.

Thank Nicholas R
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this review

Our most sincere apologies regarding the recent, unpleasant smell surrounding Firefly Grill. We hope that all our guests will understand that it is a direct result of a dedication to organic farming and will dissipate in 7-10 days. Our neighbors are currently in the process of working to restore the soil surrounding the Firefly property. In doing so, they have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

We chose the Firefly based on its Trip Advisor rating, as we were just driving through Effingham. We both had the All American burger. While it was a pricey hamburger, it was excellent. Service was superb. Atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.

Thank rdeank
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Typically we stop in Champaign as a halfway point to Nashville but we stopped at Effingham instead. Now that we've eaten at Firefly Grill we are making Effingham our new halfway stop! The landscaping in parking lot is great to start with and the long broad covered front patio is a great entrance. Design and function are perfect. Our waitstaff... More 

Thank Janet W
Anchorage, ak
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

We stopped on a cross-country drive and loved the entire experience! Everyone was professional, polite and friendly. Great ambiance and even better food- so many layers of flavor!

Thank Ashuttles
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2015

i love this place - the service is always wonderful and efficient, the food is different, fresh, and delicious, and the ambience is exceptional. it is a little pricey - but well worth it. if you want to save money - order a salad to share (they're pretty big salads), an appetizer to share, and then a pizza to share.... More 

Thank twamos
Grand Junction, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

We stopped at this restaurant on our way through Illinois and were absolutely amazed at our dining experience. The food was INCREDIBLE, the service wonderful, and the atmosphere was really neat. Everything we ate was amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant and wish they would open another in Western Colorado!

Thank Christian R

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?