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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
+1 217-342-2002
11:00 - 21:00
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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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104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 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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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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 30 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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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

Honestly, the title says it all. I had the Firefly burger. Wagyu beef, bacon, cheese and and egg. So good. The fries are amazing; garlic salt, and shredded basil. Also had Salmon Chowder; very creamy and thick. The Bloody Mary is good, as well. Really nice hostess and serving staff. Eat there!

Thank Lee D
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

Visited on Sunday evening at 6pm, ordered Vodka Apple Cinnamon ($8)drink, wedge salad and sausage/mushroom pizza. Wedge salad (blue cheese - $10) was scored a 3; pizza (wood fired -$13) scored a 3 - original, fresh ingredients, but light on flavor; and drink was clever with cinnamon but short on liquor and not worth $8. Noise I would rate high... More 

Thank BruSe2013
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

I have no problem paying for a good meal, payed $295.00 at the Yuca Restaurant in Miami for a meal that was the equivalent of a world hunger relief meal. The problem I have is, I can't drive to the firefly Grill everyday. The service was great, food was wonderful and the Old fashion's were the best I've had anywhere... More 

Thank Albert W
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2015

My wife and I live in St Louis and had been reading about this place in the local foodie magazines. Our friends thought us weird for taveling to Effingham for our anniversary to dine here, but it was worth the trip. Great atmosphere, wonderful staff, amazing food. Crab pockets were best I have had and while I normally don't get... More 

Thank Brian D
South Lebanon, Ohio
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2015 via mobile

A wonderful dining experience. ..have dined here before when i came into town for a show at the performance center. .dined here again to celebrate my friends birthday. .dined before the show and our meal was fabulous. .wish I could give 10 thumbs up.. because this restaurant deserves it...

Thank Teresa C

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