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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 today via mobile

My girlfriends and I made it a goal to get to Firefly Grill on our first leg of our roadtrip from International Falls, MN to Nashville, TN. It was recommended by a good friend and wow what a wonderful way to end our long day!...More

Thank FashionFuzion
Reviewed 2 days ago

Was in Effingham on business and ate dinner here twice. Had the salmon the first evening and the filet the second evening. Both meals were very good and tasty. The service by Zak the first night and Sarah the second night was very good. Both...More

Thank IPTraveler006
Reviewed 2 days ago

local products from farm to table firefly tries to use local and seasonal foods to give the best and freshest foods available

Thank john y
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Nice, newer building with expansive dining areas indoor or out. On a small lake/ pond with a fountain. Everything was very pleasant. Our table was ready, however when we asked not to be in the direct sunlight , no problem Brennan moved us to...More

Thank wstphl
Reviewed 1 week ago

I started with the Firefly salad (which changes with the season and the availability of the gardens) which was outstanding. The dressing was tart and fresh. Following was a board with meats and cheeses, mustard, olives, and an awesome fresh made orange marmalade. Then because...More

Thank asSYSter
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Firefly Grill several times and always love the food and the service. I appreciate that they are farm to table. The servers are helpful and courteous. It is on the expensive side for dinner, but worth it.

Thank Cathy T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped after 5 hours in the car. Noticed a billboard that got our attention. So grateful. We're greeted by exquisite, serene, site and warm, friendly hostess. This is an oasis off I-70. The food was outstanding. Some of the best hummus ever eaten. Then enjoyed...More

Thank wendytravelsStilwell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're on day 2 of a cross-country journey and we're planning on hitting fast food yet again since we have our dog. Luckily we saw Firefly Grill's billboard with a dog print at the bottom! Only a half mile from the normal highway stop craziness...More

Thank A G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While travelling on our way through Illinois, we happened to see a billboard for Firefly and decided to stop in for lunch. Loved the atmosphere. I had the fish tacos, which I thought were delicious and offered three types of sauces. The rest of my...More

Thank Stacy C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived late into Effingham while on a road trip and the locally owned restaurants were closed. We followed the small sign we saw on the off ramp and found a lovely, quiet and relaxing place to have a meal. Our large dog was allowed...More

Thank Moncure
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We're so pleased you enjoyed our ambiance and food -- we just love hearing that! We not only source local ingredients, but grow many of our own on our property! We also source the highest quality,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 35
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, 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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