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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 4 August 2016

It's an hour and 15 minute drive to Firefly which we have made several times. This time it was to celebrate a birthday. We were seated on the porch, right by the door, which is very noisy because of air conditioner so if you have...More

Thank Wfarms
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Off the beaten path, Firefly Grill is modern, rustic, urban, and country! In Summer and specifically August, you can see what goes on your plate before it is even picked...refreshing to see the abundance! Presentation is grand, but simple. Look out over the manicured pond...More

Thank Janet702
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

What an unexpected surprise. Beautiful modern "farm" vibe. Gourmet food. Immaculate. Great service! Food is not cheap, but the farm to table philosophy makes it worth every penny . The pond stocked with fish is visible from the dining room. We will go out of...More

Thank TeddyTucson
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Setting lived up to the reviews. Jumped off I70 for dinner on way to St. Louis. Only dog friendly restaurant we could find between Terra Haute IN and St. Louis. Sat on the patio next to the water. Staff friendly and attentive. Fried green tomatoes...More

Thank MoodieFknFoodie
Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

We were driving to Memphis from WI and found this gem on Trip Advisor. The gluten free choice are off the chain. Vacation high point. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Joie P
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Just happened to stay nearby for the night and this Farm to Table restaurant was recommended. We were delighted with the menu and the staff. The food was delish and staff wonderful. Worth a drive!

Thank Dennis P
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Stopped on our way home from New York and was pleased they had a brunch but could still order off the menu! Everything was just delicious! The staff is so friendly and helpful. Plus we had a great rest with a view if lake and...More

Thank susiejc
Reviewed 26 July 2016

Firefly is a nice place to dine to get away from the fast food and rushed feeling found in many restaurants. Although the service was great and the atmosphere enjoyable, the food simply was not at the same level. We have returned there three times...More

Thank John F
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Our daughter just got married here at the beginning of the month. The property is beautiful and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks were very good.

Thank Stephanie R
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We saw the sign on the road for the Firefly farm-to-table restaurant and knew we had to stop for lunch there. Got seated right away and got served our meal quickly. My fish tacos and fries that came with it were so delicious. My husband...More

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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
Bar Scene, View, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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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