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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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10:00 AM - 8:00 PMAll hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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191 - 200 of 834 reviews

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Group of 5 for diner arrived and were seated. Server explained the specials then broke the bad news that the Cream Brûlée was not available that night, in unison all let out a sigh of disappointment .Some had the chicken and raved about how well...More

Thank 2012ZR1
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

I discovered this place a couple of years ago while traveling on business. Unfortunately, I don't have many reasons to go to Effingham, IL so when business brought me back again I immediately began looking forward to a visit to the Firefly Grill! Hard to...More

Thank epriceinternet
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

What a great place!!! The atmosphere is amazing and everything is fresh and organic items are available.

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 15 September 2016

An experience you won't want to miss. Food grown in their own garden, expertly prepared and served to your table by very professional wait staff. A great atmosphere surrounds you. My favorite is Fried Scallops Risotto while others enjoyed MONTANA MIGNON, a premium certified angus...More

Thank tjmorgan1944
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We had seen their billboard for a long time and finally decided to visit the restaurant yesterday! It's a pretty, relaxing restaurant set on beautiful grounds over looking a large koi pond and fountain. We started with their specialty white peach sangria with strawberries..very good....More

Thank Tammy Y
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Locally (in fact much on the grounds of the restaurant) sourced produce, locally produced meat, and an excellent bland of sauces and presentation, plus an outstanding bartender with a large choice of liquors. We loved the fried green tomatoes. I had the bangers and mash...More

Thank Joel A
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

We have been driving by this restaurant on our route from Ohio to New Mexico for years, and finally decided to stop. So glad we did! Really yummy hummus plate and chix sandwich - farm to table/ fresh tasting-prompt friendly service. Loved it! Request to...More

Thank artsiren
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We found ourselves heading to southern Illinois for the weekend so made plans to stop at the Firefly Grille for dinner again. The crab purses are oh so wonderful! Perfectly cooked and bursting with flavor! The jalapeno poppers were said to be fresh from the...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The atmosphere was AWESOME! There is outside dining, enclosed and open, overlooking a pond and fountain with large fish. There is outdoor seating including cushioned lounge chairs. The place can be described as quaint. But the menu seemed to be very limited. While they try...More

Thank snp51023
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Dear Firefly Grill, Thank you for a splendid meal and for the experience given by bartender (Andrew?), the suggestion of fried green tomatoes was a win, the tomato bisque with beef was also lovely, when I got to the pork burger I had high expectations...More

Thank Lobsterollsforever
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Restaurant Details

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