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firefly grill

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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Food was very good and service prompt. A little pricey, but that is to be expected for this type of restaurant.

Thank Charlie S
Manton, Michigan
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great rib eye steak! The food was superior to most higher end restaurants. Service was great, beverages, salads and meal arriving on time.

Thank Sog010812
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was at the Firefly for a business dinner twice. Each time I attended the food was fantastic. It is a bit pricey for a place in the middle of nowhere, but the food was on par with some of the better restaurants I have ever been to. The crab "purses" were great. The steak was very good. The only... More 

Thank foglght
San Rafael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I came across the Firefly Grill while on a long road trip; I was thinking I'd be lucky to come across a Chipolte, but found the Firefly thanks to their billboard advertising Farm to Table. I was absolutely interested. Indeed the claim was true- Firefly grows most of their produce, and sources most protein locally. The building itself is a... More 

Thank Wil M
Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just happened about this restaurant while traveling. Excellent service, the food was outstanding. Best lunch I've had in a very long time. Anytime I pass through Effingham I will certainly stop for a meal here.

Thank genny314
Las Cruces, New Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was so blown away by this amazing restaurant that I am probably going to change my I-70 driving routine so I can stop in Effingham IL overnight to enjoy. A foodie colleague of mine suggested the Firefly Grill on my way east to Pittsburgh. I stayed at the Hampton Inn in Effingham IL and wouldn't you know, it is... More 

Thank Carol B
Plainfield, Illinois, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really like the upscale roadhouse feel. What a pleasant place with really good food. The lobster risotto was great. As was the fried chicken, crab purses, calamari, ... Would have liked to see a little bigger portion of the risotto for the price. The desserts were good too. Nice fall influenced upside down pineapple cake and crème brulee. The owners... More 

Thank Dan V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice romantic story of how this restaurant came to be. Our server was very knowledgeable and efficient. She knew the wine offerings and how to pair them with your menu selection. The food was good, but over priced. It was our first visit and probably will not return.

Thank Csehnert
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Chicago and was in Effingham for the Luke Bryan Farm Tour concert, so my friend and I decided to hit Firefly Grill before the show. What an AWESOME Surprise! This place is adorable, hip and has great food. Both my friend and I were so excited to find such a great place before the concert. We sat... More 

Thank Yougotmeatvacation
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have the opportunity to travel frequently for my job and after discovering Firefly over 2 years ago, have come to love this restaurant. The food is very fresh and the ambience is delightful. It is refreshing to have a restaurant of this caliber available in the Effingham area. I plan to return soon!

Thank Stacie G

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?