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firefly grill

1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
+1 217-342-2002
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Overview
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (42 reviews)
“risotto” (22 reviews)
“salad” (83 reviews)
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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1 - 10 of 839 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So... we’ve been here once before when traveling from Chicago to Indiana... had to stop again, traveling 2 hours out of our way to end our trip on a yummy note. Glad we did! The cocktail selection is unique and yummy! Loved the fish and...More

Thank acino1
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Happy New Year and thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled you went out of your way to stop by firefly! From your cocktails, fish and chips, to hot buttered rum, we put care and thought into everything you experienced and enjoyed....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place. Good food. Passing through on the way to Kentucky for a wedding. Great service. Friwndly staff and a great lunch.More

Thank Rich E
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Rich, thank you so much for stopping by firefly grill! We appreciate your kind words and positive review. We hope that you always choose to pop in firefly every time your travels bring you near us. Thank you again and we hope you had a...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My daughter and I were traveling home from a soccer tournament in St.Louis when we stumbled upon this gem right off I-70. Right off the bat we were surprised at the architecture outside and the ambiance inside. While waiting for our table there were many...More

Thank Princessprettygirl
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow, what an incredible review. Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to leave this amazing response to your experience to share with everyone. We love what we do and are so proud of all the efforts we take to make sure...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent dining in an unexpected place. We were driving south from northern Illinois and happened upon this restaurant (saw a sign saying something about locally sourced food or farm fresh or something like that). We were delightfully surprised with excellent dishes. (Only negative was the...More

Thank Charles P
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Charles, we are so grateful for your review and constructive criticism. We truly appreciate you as our guest and we hope that when you left you felt like family. We do take a lot of pride in sourcing the best ingredients possible for our dishes...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant! Love the interior & was very comfy! Service was outstanding! Every selection we made was very tasty! We thought prices were very reasonable!

Thank john k
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we are so glad you enjoyed your experience at firefly! We love that you appreciated our interior, service, and food. Please come see us again soon. Thanks again for recommending firefly!

Reviewed 2 December 2017

We stopped in Effingham as a halfway point to Nashville. We checked in to our hotel and went directly to the Firefly. We ordered some red wine and comfort food. My wife and I split the Classic Caesar chopped romaine, house-made croutons, grana padano, caesar...More

Thank PREZTWO
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Wow, thank you so much for this amazing review! We take a lot of pride in all that we do. We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and hope you can stop in again soon! Thank you again!

Reviewed 23 November 2017

My son and I were traveling south, and I saw the exit for Effingham, had stayed in this town a year ago, and stayed a nice redone Best Western, the desk attendant suggested this restaurant...there was a steak place next door, but heard it was...More

Thank melanie94588
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you so much for your honest review! We truly appreciate constructive feedback and we are thrilled you and your son enjoyed your experience. Please come again soon! We're so glad you came!

Reviewed 23 November 2017

So, this restaurant says on their website that they are "passionate about our ingredients," and that those that are not sourced locally are "sourced from artisan farmers, foragers and fisherman" with a philosophy of sourcing the "best ingredients possible." So, I'm taking issue with that....More

Thank Melaniemily
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Client -  We are so sorry to have disappointed you on your recent visit and feel terrible that you received misinformation about our products compounded by further mistakes. Our crab meat is not canned nor has it ever been. It is handpicked, wild-caught red...More

Reviewed 22 November 2017

Effingham, IL is the perfect place for a break when traveling between St Louis and Indianapolis on interstate 70. In fact it must be halfway from anywhere because this small town is crammed with motels, truck stops and restaurants. A great restaurant hidden away on...More

Thank DSStephens
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2017

Thank you so much for your review! We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience because we take great pride in all that we do. Please come again soon. We look forward to seeing you!

Reviewed 20 November 2017

My wife and I and our family have been to the Firefly many times over the last several years and we've never had a disappointing meal. It is a locally sourced, farm-to-table type place, but it is elegant and nestled in a beautiful country setting....More

Thank Ricardo59IL
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We can't thank you enough for leaving your honest review! We are flattered you consider us to be a "must stop here" location! We truly hope you come see us again soon.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 35
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
Description
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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