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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 - 21:00All 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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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was so impressed! The food is definitely expensive for Effingham but a fabulous meal in a classy, eco-conscious atmosphere--by far the premiere restaurant in the area. It's even on a body of water, and you can feed the catfish outside! They'll swarm! The drinks,...More

Thank Skye1207
Reviewed 5 days ago

Finding this spot is worth the drive, close but country views. Great choices, great prices, and great value. They have great Gluten-free options that are awesome as well. Great atmosphere and they farm produce for their dishes.

Thank Jerry V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here for dinner, was rated well in Effingham. The Firefly is a local sourced food restaurant, much is grown on their own land behind the restaurant. Also right outside the restaurant is a lovely pond which in the evening offers a wonderful peaceful overlook...More

Thank R Bruce D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had lunch there over the weekend while attending the Hobnob Market in Altamont. From the white sangria to the fried green tomatoes with corn salsa, everything was superb. I added grilled shrimp to the wedge salad, and the smokiness of the shrimp added a...More

Thank rochellef879
Reviewed 1 week ago

Since our motel was not near any eating establishment we wanted to visit, we happened upon the Firefly Grill, and are glad we did. The wine and beer selections were varied and plentiful, the service was outstanding, and the servings were proportioned just right. The...More

Thank neasep
Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been privileged to eat here several time as we travel northward to Minnesota from our home in Southern Illinois. We always look forward to the great farm-to-table cuisine.

Thank Bernbag
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this ecofriendly farm to table restaurant. It is country ish with urban flair- a pleasant surprise. There's a lake and other outdoor seating and a nice looking bar. The food was good too although a little pricey. It's also surprising to find it...More

Thank saratogasue
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good stop for one of our frequently travelled trips. Saw the had squash blossoms on the specials menu and called to confirm. Unfortunately, they ran out 10 minutes before our arrival... Ordered the Montana mignon, which we had in the past and...More

Thank Virginia F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked back off a main intersection is a Firefly Grill, a fabulous alternative to the normal chain restaurants you normally find on the road. Great atmosphere, friendly service, and good food with innovative presentations. I recommend it highly. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

1  Thank rodell19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love going to Firefly Grill. The food is great, the staff attentive and we love the location. It is worth the trip!

1  Thank Flavia_travel
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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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 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
  • 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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