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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%
Travellers talk about
“crab cakes” (46 reviews)
“risotto” (23 reviews)
“salad” (89 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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Reviewed yesterday

We stop here regularly on our drive to Florida. This time they were out of the mussels, pork chops and petite filet, which is what I wanted. Anyway, had the simple salad, scallop risotto, a glass of Malbec and an Irish coffee. Everything was very,...More

Thank Deborah K
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Firefly is one of our favorite restaurants. Once a year we stay in Effingham on our way to Kansas City. We make a point of eating at Firefly every time. Their food is delicious and their drinks creative. They grow their own vegetables when the...More

Thank ssutt45
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were looking for good wholesome food, after road tripping and eating lots of junk food. This menu was ALL farm to table and delicious. Preparation was fabulous as was presentation. A bit pricey.... but reflected in the quality and service. We were there on...More

Thank Mary D
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to talking with you more!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

At first sight, I was impressed with the feel and look of this restaurant. Firefly grill was clean & inviting. The inside is open and bustling with business. I sat at the bar and noticed a patio that over looked a nice pond. The bar...More

Thank Lily1912
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to talking with you more!

Reviewed 3 October 2018

We stopped here on a long road trip because my husband doesn't like to eat at chains when we travel and he saw this place on yelp. It was about 5:00 on a Tuesday evening in September and the place was basically empty, which is...More

Thank amalcolm33
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hi there, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to talking with you more.

Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped overnight in Effingham and found the Firefly Grill. What a find! A charming, absolutely delicious place. The 8 of us all had something different and everyone loved what they got from the 3 appetizers to the homemade ice cream. You can’t go wrong...More

Thank Jeff F
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2018

Hi Jeff, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to talking with you more!

Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

I stayed in Effingham for business and decided to venture out of the nundanity of typical dining in the area. I had a wonderful bourbon and the pork shanks, definitely a great d combination. Price was not cheap, you pay for the story of farm...More

Thank Jim S
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Hi Jim, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to talking with you more!

Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

Firefly is one of my very favorites. Of all of the places in the country! Is cheery and romantic And very good food! I mean like really good!

Thank itsmelibby01
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Hi there, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to talking with you more!

Reviewed 17 September 2018

We frequently travel from Chicago to SIU. We make it a point to stop in Effingham and dine at the Firefly Grill. Love the farm to table menu. We love the Filet Montana, Calamari, Fried Green Tomato. The seasonal changes to the menu allow new,...More

Thank zfamilybcai
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2018

Hi there, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to talking with you more!

Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

Stopping for an overnight stay on our travels to Georgia my wife and I were in the looking for a unique local dining experience in Effingham, IL. The Firefly Grill did not disappoint. The menu has good variety along with an ample wine list. We...More

Thank Dadof2inBRU
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Hi there, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to talking with you more!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$6 - US$25
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, View, 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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