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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 good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (37 reviews)
“risotto” (24 reviews)
“pizza” (77 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 21:00All 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We usually eat at Firefly when we are in Effingham. This time we ordered the Short Rib for $36. We got 1 (ONE) short rib and a little pasta. While this was extremely delicious, it didn't warrant the price tag of $36.00. Usually I take...More

Thank jhw317
Reviewed 3 days ago

All places have an off night and maybe this was theirs. Maybe we had such high expectations that it was hard for them to be realized. We drove 1.5 hours to have an anniversary dinner, Firefly came with many great recommendations from both family &...More

Thank nitro g
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

On a road trip to Chicago and back,we found this charming place just off the interstate and had a great lunch here.We'll always stop here in future.Heavy into the farm-to -table movement,with a staff that was very attentive.The lamb was wonderful!

Thank Julian H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is normally the favorite destination for my husband and I for a great meal. On our most recent visit, June 3, something was missing. He was very happy with our appetizer and his meal and his dessert, and I enjoyed the appetizer (morel mushrooms)...More

Thank TamuSabby
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Firefly Grill for our anniversary. The greeting, seating, and wait service was excellent. My problem is the prices charged for slightly above average food. We shared a shrimp cocktail for a starter...that was the best plate of the evening....More

Thank Jim T
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant is not the easiest to find, but well worth the effort. Brittany took such great care of us especially with the recommendation of the Saturday/Sunday only donut offering. We were not expecting as big of a Maple Bacon Donut as appeared, however, it...More

Thank Lewis J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed The Firefly grill, the food was good and the presentation was nice. Our waiter was great too.

Thank Cathy B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a beautiful restaurant - high wood ceilings, wood floors, cream linens and cobalt blue glasses make for stunning decor. The liquor and wine list is impressive. Very few restaurants have Makers 46, which I really enjoyed. The appetizers of crab purses and garlic fries...More

Thank GBS311
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 630 on a Friday evening with no reservations. They told us it would be about 30 minutes and we said great! We will go check into the hotel and then return. The hostess took our number and said she would call when...More

Thank Ron T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our first visit to Firefly Grill started out good. Nice young man greeted us and helped us get a nice table since it was our first time visiting. Our server wasn't very friendly; she took our order in an abrupt fashion. We then overheard server...More

1  Thank kkaymorgan
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Paula V
Are they open Easter? If so, any specials??
13 April 2017|
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Response from fromls2ss | Reviewed this property |
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 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
  • 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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