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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
+1 217-342-2002
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

Loved, loved this place. We stopped here on the way back from Florida because of Trip advisor. Wish we had heard about Firefly sooner.This was great,from the setting, to the service and especially the food.We had lunch but have decided we really need to go back for dinner. Everything was fresh and delicious. Bread pudding the best! We will be... More 

Thank axelsonsharon
Naples, Florida
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We decided to go to the Firefly Grill since it was locally owned and highly recommended by our Hampton hotel receptionist. It was excellent! My husband and I shared a Greek Salad and the Beef Filet. The presentation was beautiful. The salad had unique subtle and delicate flavors yet totally Greek in nature. The filet was grilled to perfection accompanied... More 

Thank Dianne S
Sullivan, Illinois
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85 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016

This was my first time here and my wife's third time. The Staff was top rate, professional and friendly. We were immediately seated, within seconds our service began with the wait staff bringing water. Soon followed by our Waiter. we both ordered steaks and they were prepared to perfection. I have eaten a lot of steaks from around the nation... More 

Thank copterpilot68
Peoria, Illinois
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121 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

First visit for most of our family. Excellent service, good understanding of gluten free requirements, very good food. Would definitely return.

Thank trek150
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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301 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

We've never visited Effingham before so as always we consulted Tripadvisor for a recommendation. TA did not disappoint. We got a reservation by calling ahead and got a great table overlooking their fish pond. They had a serviceable wine list and several craft beers on tap. The baked feta with grilled grape tomatoes and tapenade was unusual and excellent. We... More 

Thank Drew K
Effingham, Illinois
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The firefly has a lot of positives: ambiance, locally sourced and fresh food, knowledgeable and friendly staff. However, the prices are out of this world for this area. I enjoy non-chain/non-franchise restaurants and usually prefer them, especially when I travel. The prices here make it almost impossible to frequent on a regular or semi-regular basis, other than an occasional lunch.... More 

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1 review
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Incredible venue with food to match. There is a reason that people from around the Midwest make this their go to place when travelling.

Thank Jack S
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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57 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2016 via mobile

Great food, beautiful atmosphere, reasonable prices and a relaxing break from the usual roadside fare. We are vegetarians/pescaterian and were able to make a great meal from their bountiful sides. Note:The meat eaters had steaks as big as their plates. I highly recommend the baked feta appetizer, the Caesar salad (dressing made in house), the Greek salad (local lettuce) and... More 

Thank StaceyB757
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 of the worst experiences for the price I've ever had.

Thank bluehavenindiana
Puerto Rico
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 35
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?