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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)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
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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1 - 10 of 905 reviews

Reviewed yesterday 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
Reviewed 2 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 5 days 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 1 week ago via mobile

We had heard about this restaurant for several years and finally had the opportunity to go there. It was very good. We had a the scallop and mushroom risotto and the sea bass and corn risotto. Both were delicious! We sat outside overlooking the lake....More

Thank Schmooglet
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days 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

We were looking for a place to eat and take our 2 little babies, had good reviews wherever we looked, and we were not disappointed. Friendly staff that brought our puppies water bowls right away. Excellent food, and the will cater to Vegans!!

Thank Merleee
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

I have always wanted to visit this restaurant and finally had the opportunity to. Wow!!! I love the ambiance and the outdoor view. What a gorgeous place! The crab cakes and sea bass were to die for as well as the fried green tomatoes. Our...More

Thank Morgan M
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 4 weeks ago

This place is marvelous! Since my home town is San Francisco, I know where the co-owner learned his trade, Bradley Ogden's Lark Creek Grill in Larkspur, California. The firefly grill has wonderful food to go with their compelling story. And being smack dab in the...More

Thank Terry V
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks 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 9 August 2018

We have eaten there on several occasions, usually due to friends or family wanting to eat there as they have seen it advertised. Though the food is consistently good for the price the portions are small and the quality just doesn't live up to the...More

2  Thank Fred B
fireflyKNC, Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi Fred, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to discussing this further!

Reviewed 9 August 2018

This is my second visit, dining alone at the bar on the way home from visiting family in Indiana. First trip Shane was tending bar & his service was as good as the food. This trip, garbage. I won't mention the bartender's name, but she...More

Thank Bob D
fireflyKNC, Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Hi Bob, Thank you for this review! We've reached out to you in a private message. We look forward to discussing this further!

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