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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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11:00 AM - 9:00 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 840 reviews

Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Great food and atmosphere. Fresh food from the garden on the property. Full as a dog tick in June. I had the country chicken and sausage gravy. Deboned and fried blanketing a pile of creamy mash and peas.

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 30 September 2016

My wife and I have not stopped in this city on I - 70 for decades! Our hotel recommended this establishment as on of the two best restaurants in Illinois. Without a reservation on a Friday night, the only available were at the galley area...More

Thank George W
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Went for our anniversary dinner, our server, Brennan, was very helpful choosing wine and entrées, the desert was excellent as well. The courses were timed well, and we didn't feel rushed even on a Saturday night. This restaurant is a must, and the ambiance can't...More

Thank Elizabeth B
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stopped hear for an afternoon snack and an adult beverage. They had a nice choice of appetizers on their menu.

Thank Ron W
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent food. Very tender steak with excellent flavor. Very good hard working service. Easy to find. Looked up before traveling and the previous reviews were correct.

Thank gabney
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We were really excited to try Firefly Grill because the reviews seemed very positive. We had reservations and were seated quickly. The server was a little slow greeting us but was very friendly when he arrived at our table. We ordered salmon, salads, and broccoli...More

Thank CindiLouWho87
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 19 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 17 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 14 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
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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, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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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