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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
+1 217-342-2002
16:00 - 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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Villa Park, Illinois
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped for dinner after a friend highly recommended it. It did not disappoint. Farm to table concept. Husband had the Montana Filet and I had the ribeye. Both very good. Also had their pork meatballs and crab purses for appetizers they were tasty as well. We sat on the front porch to each with a coffee table. Nice concept for... More 

Thank Themarybaker
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Effingham (IL) gastropub Firefly Grill presents an array of gourmet options at a stiff price, and for the most part, delivers. A near perfect steak burger - beef and seafood are the grill's specialty - was unfortunately paired with Sysco-esque french fries and a putrefying side of saccharine Heines catsup. Firefly's hummus platter was thoroughly enjoyable, though the focaccia it... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
36 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

In the middle of nowhere, Effingham sits at the crossroads of Interstates 70 and 57. But a brand new Hampton Inn and Suites is a welcome stop and you can walk to the Firefly Grill. The restaurant is situated in the middle of beautiful, grassy lawns surrounded by vegetable gardens and adjacent to a big fish pond. There is a... More 

Thank Karen K
Portland, Oregon
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a great date night spot. The food was so good. The wait staff was a bit aloof but warmed up a bit over time. One steal entree and one fish entree. Both were delicious. Dessert was excellent and you can't beat the atmosphere. Not too budget friendly but not out of line for the quality

Thank clarson2016
Carbondale, Illinois
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I had heard about this restaurant as a "farm to table" type of establishment, so that gives you a certain type of image and expectation. It is a LITTLE off of the main road, just enough to be quiet. When you pull up it looks amazing, very appealing landscaping and architecture. We were travelling so we were dressed for comfort,... More 

Thank amberjo2000
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for dinner on a Thursday. There were 8 of us and they were busy but fit us in a wine room- the view of their pond was great. We got the sangria on special and it was tasty. Calamari app was very good. Hummus app was tasty but the focaccia was burnt and tasted burnt- saw another pic... More 

Thank cma20
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295 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lunch on Thursday and the place filled up, not sure why...... Service great, food sucked. I ordered ribeye sandwich, it arrived on crusty French bread with sauteed onions and horseradish sauce. The steak with sliced and looked like it was someone's leftovers not a good start . french fries that came with the sandwich were deep fried at least twice,... More 

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fireflyKNC, Manager at firefly grill, responded to this review

We are sorry to have disappointed you on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to share with us. We made a mistake by not realizing this real-time so that we could solve these issues and ensure your enjoyment, your feedback is extremely important and we will use it to improve our process. We want to reassure you... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was stopping over for the night and traveling with my puppy. I google searched dog friendly restaurants and Firefly Grill came up. They allow dogs outside on their patio, which is very nice! They even have water bowls and treats for the dogs. Food was surprisingly tasty. I found it to be a bit expensive for what it was,... More 

Thank A H
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260 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firefly Grill is a welcome change from the chains one encounters in travel. At close to the intersection of I-57 and I-70 - it is an excellent place for weary travelers to get a nice dinner. The staff is very friendly, responsive, considers the customer to be the focus of attention. Best I've seen anywhere. The food is fresh, creative,... More 

Thank Dfcameron
Memphis, Tennessee
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is lovely, a mix of rustic and modern. Beautiful view. Nice atmosphere. The server was friendly and attentive. She shared great information about the general approach of this farm-to-table gem, along with mentioning some of her favorites. She not only answered our questions, but described how some of the dishes are prepared. In short, this restaurant focuses on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 35
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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, View, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, 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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Chicago Heights, IL
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?