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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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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant on a road trip from Detroit to Oxford MS. Searched open table and up popped the firefly grill. Wonderful setting in a great building. Service and ambience great, food could be a little better. Great that they have farm to...More

Thank sasbear
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

On a cross country road trip, and stopped in for lunch. What a pleasant surprise!! Was really nice. The fish tacos were absolutely delicious!! The service was good. They also let us have the dog outside with us while we were eating. Really good food!!...More

Thank PaxLovesMe
Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Wow, I would say that any travelers coming through here should stop. It is almost unbelievable that this location can be so close to a busy interstate. Kelly is an informed, classy server. Many of their veggies are right from their gardens. Nice lake outside....More

Thank DaveC1970
Reviewed 6 August 2016

We stop here every 3 months traveling from St Louis to home. It is always the highlight of our trip. Food is wonderful, service always great. Love the ever changing menu. Farm to Table done right

Thank walkersmom
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Driving from Michigan to Memphis, tired of fast food. Looking for local flair. Firefly was on GPS list. We made a great choice This place is quaint, friendly the service was outstanding and food was great. We sat on the deck overlooking the pond and...More

Thank Wayne G
Reviewed 4 August 2016

It's an hour and 15 minute drive to Firefly which we have made several times. This time it was to celebrate a birthday. We were seated on the porch, right by the door, which is very noisy because of air conditioner so if you have...More

Thank Wfarms
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Off the beaten path, Firefly Grill is modern, rustic, urban, and country! In Summer and specifically August, you can see what goes on your plate before it is even picked...refreshing to see the abundance! Presentation is grand, but simple. Look out over the manicured pond...More

Thank Janet702
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

What an unexpected surprise. Beautiful modern "farm" vibe. Gourmet food. Immaculate. Great service! Food is not cheap, but the farm to table philosophy makes it worth every penny . The pond stocked with fish is visible from the dining room. We will go out of...More

Thank TeddyTucson
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Setting lived up to the reviews. Jumped off I70 for dinner on way to St. Louis. Only dog friendly restaurant we could find between Terra Haute IN and St. Louis. Sat on the patio next to the water. Staff friendly and attentive. Fried green tomatoes...More

Thank MoodieFknFoodie
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We were driving to Memphis from WI and found this gem on Trip Advisor. The gluten free choice are off the chain. Vacation high point. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Joie P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$30
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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