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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” (24 reviews)
“salad” (93 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 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food cold and overpriced Apetizer calamari was crisp as dust House wine so so but expensive Best to stay away

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank thor s
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We've reached out to you in a private message to address your feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Normally we have a good experience here but we had reservation for special new years eve chef's dinner with wine pairing. Staff seemed overly busy. Several coursed arrived before wine (picky, I know). We made our dinner choices for various courses at beginning of evening....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Goodreviewer1234
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there, We've reached out to you in a private message to thank you for your feedback. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed an early dinner on our drives d did not want fast food. We saw the sign of farm to table and turned. What a gem! Absolutely delicious. Our kids loved their food! we thought their beef Wellington and chicken and waffles were very...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Twinmommy123
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were traveling south and stopped at a hotel in Effingham... the staff there recommended the nearby Firefly Grill for dinner, and we were so glad they did! From the charming blue and silver Holiday decorations, to the wood and stone decor overlooking a beautiful...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Filburt
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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 3 weeks ago

Despite having a momentary problem with our main dish order, the whole experience was wonderful. The drinks were very good, with very nice pours. The food was amazing. I recommend the crab purses. My wife had the steak and I had the bangers and mash....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pete F
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Pete, 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 via mobile

Stopped in for an impromptu lunch to meet with family. The service couldn’t have been better and the food was very tasty! Most everything locally sourced and definitely worth trying if you’ve not experienced the Firefly Grill. Will visit again when in the Effingham area...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Mbyford
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 17 December 2018

We were quite surprised by this unassuming little place. Other than a slight hiccup with the ordering system, the service was flawless. Drinks were tasty with generous pours, and reasonably priced. The crab purses were good, and the housemade sauce served alongside was outstanding. My...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank vluke69
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 5 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 10 December 2018 via mobile

We absolutely love Firefly. Been going since they opened. Love the Farm to Table concept but they took the best sandwich off the menu (Everything home made Pastrami, best thing I ever ate there) and took the fries off the plate and swapped for a...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank pam p
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2018

Hi Pam, We're reached out to you in a private message to offer some clarification. We're sorry for any miscommunications and we hope to see you in again soon!

Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Every once in a blue moon, one comes across that unexpected place that transforms what would be a nice steak dinner, into one to remember. Firefly Grill, to me, is such a place. Thank God for TA, as one would never notice this hidden gem...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 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 14 November 2018

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

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Deborah K
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 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
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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