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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
Today
11:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
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 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent atmosphere, excellent food, but with a Cook County price tag.....Very easy to find, and a great environment to dine in. Our service was awesome, I just feel it was a bit to expensive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I just spent a fabulous time at Firefly Grill, enjoying the 6 course tasting menu. I find it very difficult to describe just how awesome the food, plating, and service is at Firefly. First off, the food. Flavor profile and plating, rivaling any Michelin Star restaurant in the big cities. The atmosphere is the same but without... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived for lunch - you can tell they can get quite busy but was came near lunch end. Service was great. I ordered fish tacos and wife had Portabella mushroom burger with guyere cheese. She loved hers (shes vegetarian) while mine was good, not great. The fish was great but thought the salsa that accompanied it was flat with little... More 

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Rockville, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unlike some other restaurants where I stick to my favorites, Firefly always has something new to tempt me and I have yet to be disappointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

A special treat just because! Allen Brothers steak and food is a treat! Experience the ambience of specialized food and service you will be glad you did!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

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

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 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.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 35
Cuisine
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 20:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?