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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” (44 reviews)
“risotto” (23 reviews)
“salad” (89 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 20:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
££ - £££
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Service
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Value
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LOCATION
1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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1 - 10 of 878 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The stopped here on our way to St Louis on a recommendation from a friend. So glad we did! Everything was great, but I especially liked my fried chicken.

Thank m_deverall
Reviewed yesterday

Wish I could rate it higher. Out of 4 meals, we ate here all of them. Food tasted fresh from the farm and plenty of variety for both lunch and dinner. They had no issues altering the preparation to deal with dietary restrictions. If you...More

Thank Ken E
Reviewed yesterday

Was in Effingham on a business trip. firefly was recommended. A big pricey so I had a salad and it was so tasty and fresh...and how cool that everything came from the expansive produce gardens surrounding the place. The strawberry-rhubarb cobbler was killer good too

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This was a great find on our travels. The menu included a lot of fresh and delicious options. I enjoyed the filling and tasty Poke Bowl and my husband had a Reuben special. The service was stellar and everyone was friendly and helpful. There were...More

Thank swpr0f
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So glad you found us and enjoyed the Poke Bowl and Reuben Special! We can't wait for you and your husband to return and visit us again. Safe travels!

Reviewed 4 days ago

A perfectly-sited restaurant that offers a taste of the rural life I grew up with. The dining room is beautiful, the menu offers a wide range of options, and service was friendly. We found the prices to be reasonable for a sit down restaurant whose...More

Thank Thomas U
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for your review Thomas! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience at firefly. We can't wait for you to come back and dine with us again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Passing thru FL to WI and wanted a non chain restaurant. Firefly Grill. Albeit pricey, is a great restaurant with a nice ambiance. We had the crab cakes and halibut both excellent. I thought my white sangria was a bit watery but the service was...More

Thank Katherine G
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for stopping by and seeing us Katherine. We are so glad you found us on your travels and enjoyed the crab cakes and halibut. We hope you're able to see us on all your travels! Take care!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While traveling through Effingham, a friend of mine implored me to stop at Firefly grill. I was not dissapointed. I had a lunch menu grilled chicken sandwich with house salad. Excellent!! The staff were friendly and service was great. Don't miss an opportunity to visit...More

Thank ondrums
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We love it when travelers find us and leave a review. Thank you! We are so glad you enjoyed your chicken sandwich and salad. We hope you're able to see us again very soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on a long distance drive that takes me through middle, rural Illinois. I saw the billboard for, ‘Farm to Table’, so decided to stop. I was expecting a cafe, but this is actually a VERY nice restaurant. The music set a good mood. I...More

1  Thank timatlga
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Wow, thank you so much for taking the time to leave us this amazing review! We love hearing that you enjoyed the ambiance, service, ahi tuna, and brussel sprouts. Thank you again and we hope that you stop to see us every time you travel!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Started with a glass of milk. Sour. Brought another one which was much better. Morel mushroom appetizer. Definitely not worth the price. Breading totally overwhelmed the mushrooms. Big disappointment. Small filet was one entrée. Prepared properly with a nice grill taste. Demi-glaze was very good...More

Thank brghman
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize for missing the mark on your experience. We take all feedback very seriously and would love the opportunity to learn more about how we can improve. Will you please send...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My first review of Firefly grill was not good and we had issues with food and service. However I have been here a few times, but the last time (June 2018) was great, thus I decided to write a second review! The food, service, brunch...More

Thank Hecules-63
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving us an updated review! We are so happy you had such an amazing experience. We do take each review very seriously and try to learn from each one. We depend on guests like you for important feedback. Please come...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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 20:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
  • 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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