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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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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 2 weeks ago

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

fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 days 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.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Firefly Grill before attending a concert nearby and was struck by my first impression of the restaurant. The restaurant is lit well enough for you to enjoy your food as well as your dinner companion but not overwhelming. The food was outstanding,...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful meal. Tasty entrees. Wedge salad was amazing with house made dill dressing. Friendly informative staff. Environment pleasant and beautiful. Would definitely return.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

This is the best restaurant we have visited in our drives from Arizona to Ohio. We actually got a hotel nearby just to have dinner here. The filet mignon in a pastry shell is fabulous, but so are the other menu items. We will return.More

Thank RLG-AZ
fireflyKNC, Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there, Wow - Thank you for taking the time to write this amazing review! We work hard to create a wide variety of outstanding entrees and so it's wonderful to hear we always provide a great meal. We are very flattered you booked a...More

Reviewed 2 November 2017

On the last day of our 11-day road trip, we wanted a good meal instead of fast food. Thanks to the billboards along the highway, we found firefly grill and we're so glad we did. It's a bit off the highway, but worth the drive....More

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

What a find! I have celiac disease (can't eat gluten and extremely sensitive) and don't eat out much when travelling. It's hard to find accommodating restaurants. We walked in and I felt confident I would have a "safe" meal there after talking to them. And...More

Thank cjlom
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, View, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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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