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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 good17%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (37 reviews)
“risotto” (24 reviews)
“pizza” (77 reviews)
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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 13 March 2016 via mobile

Great reviews and "one of the best restaurants in Illinois". Very expensive so you expect the best. My crab cakes literally looked like and tasted like it came out of a box from Krogers. Truly pitiful. Over $100 bill for two and it is one...More

Thank bluehavenindiana
Reviewed 12 March 2016

My husband and I visited Firefly Grill last week and it was a wonderful experience. This restaurant is very busy so reservations are definitely recommended. Our food was delicious, and service was excellent. Looking forward going back again.

Thank Aneta R
Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

I always recommend this place to foodies. It is the only restaurant in the area where you can eat fresh and healthy food. The atmosphere and the location are great!

Thank belmontemarie
Reviewed 5 March 2016

This was our first stop on an extended road trip...a cold, nasty day. The place was pretty empty during the lunch hour, but we decided to give it a try. Pricey menu....and actually somewhat lacking in some listings and prices. $4.OO each for hot tea...More

Thank Art S
Reviewed 4 March 2016

It is an inside joke, that whenever we make a reservation ANYWHERE, we ask for a table "over-looking" the water. This time, in the middle of IL, we did get a table "over-looking" the water--which is a man-made lake, with a nice fountain, which is...More

Thank TemPac
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We came to the area for just a 2 night stay, so we did not have much time to select different restaurants. Firefly had a great wine list and a number of excellent food options. I chose the fish and my husband a steak. We...More

Thank iluvshoes2
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Maybe it's what we ordered, but I was not impressed with the food at this restaurant. I appreciate eating at restaurants that source quality ingredients that are responsibly raised or grown. In fact, I seek out such places. However, our meal was just average, nothing...More

Thank GoldenMonarch
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Real food made from scratch. Top notch. It is worth the price. Lunch is a bargain. They grow their own herbs. Chef Nile runs a tight ship!

Thank Scott B
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Found that Effingham was a good mid-way point between Chicago and Nashville so had the pleasure of dining at Firefly on Saturday. Who would have thunk that Effingham would have such a gem of a restaurant! We were picking up a foster pet so the...More

1  Thank Ravenhair
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Excellent appetizer. Excellent menu. Excellent dinner. Excellent servers and table bussers. And that IS a nice Saturday Night outing. The only thing that could be handled with a little more care IS the bussing of the tables because the server was just a little too...More

Thank Ron A
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Paula V
Are they open Easter? If so, any specials??
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, View, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene
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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