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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 good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“crab cakes” (44 reviews)
“risotto” (23 reviews)
“salad” (87 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pm Hours
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

You can get a lovely view of the pond at sunset, and based on the prices, you should ask for a table with a view. You will love this place if you are used to paying over $40 for steaks and $30 and up for...More

Thank Rose H
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Nice but nothing really special about our meal. Service was lackluster at best as we had to ask for water refills and server was usually out of site. Steak was the best of the food we had which in general was average.

Thank ticklegolf
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Service was good. Children could feed the fish in the pond. We had a seat next to the pond. The pizza was just ok. The crust on the pizza was good. The rolls were to die for. My daughter and I both enjoyed the squash...More

Thank Pairadocs92
Reviewed 25 October 2016

My wife and I were treated to a family dinner at Firefly Grill by local residents. Although they were quite busy the food and service was rapid. Servers were cheerful. .Would go back there should our travels take us to Effingham again.

Thank FromBrazil71
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back to Ohio for lunch. The 4 of us split Fried Green Tomatoes as an appetizer, they were the best I've ever eaten! I had French Onion soup and Caesar salad. Soup was excellent. Salad was average, I would...More

Thank Jan T
Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The firefly grill is a very stylish restaurant with excellent food. The onion soup is some of the best I have tasted. It has a rich broth that is well seasoned without the excessive salinity that can be the downfall of some onion soup. We...More

Thank pamelaf518
Reviewed 20 October 2016

I often overlook this restaurant because I don't often take the time to enjoy a relaxing dinner when traveling solo. But, Firefly has to be the the exception. The food is good, farm-fresh and you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. The service was also attentive.

Thank Boat-Captain
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I took my wife out for a nice dinner. The food, drinks and service were great, but everything is so expensive! We had a wonderful appetizer, both had fish and a couple drinks and our bill was $175. Just way too expensive to go any...More

Thank Ed C
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I had chicken and waffles along with one of the best risotos I have had in a restaurant. Wife had steak sandwich very good as well. Will stop there again. Service was good.

Thank DaveMargs
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We love going there on a date! The food is fresh and good! We love sitting on the back porch overlooking the water. There's a fountain in the middle and coy fish swimming around. Relaxing atmosphere.

Thank Traci B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 25
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
Romantic, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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