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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
+1 217-342-2002
11:00 - 20:00
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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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This restaurant is an hour away and we have been twice, once on the way home from St. Louis and once for my birthday. Each time we arrived excited but left feeling slightly disappointed. I would say it is probably the best restaurant in the area, but comparing it to other restaurants in the area isn't a fair indicator. The... More 

Thank Jordan B
Shawnee, Kansas, United States
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Meatballs & Risotto were awesome Ruben was very good Great atmosphere Reasonably priced & good service Must stop

Thank Derek D
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Let's see, where do you start? I can pretty much sum it up with one word- awesome. My first visit proved to be one of the best restaurant experiences that I have had in awhile. Starting with the decor, it is stylish, open and, sports a great "feel". The bar area is very inviting as well. The liquor options, wine... More 

Thank dorfman66
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113 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I am trying to figure out why I have not stopped here before today. Visited during lunch. From the moment I walked in I liked the atmosphere. The restaurant is open and airy with MUCH natural light. I had the fried chicken sandwich and the soup of the day (squash). Wow! Both were delicious. Looking forward to the next visit... More 

Thank Phil J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are traveling highway 70 and go through Effingham IL, take some time to stop at this fabulous reataurant. Crab rangoon (crab purses) is best ever, not sweet, perfect blend of crab and cheese. Meatballs in an incredible Parmesan, marinara, and prosciutto cream sauce, perfectly spiced. Lovely poutine. Very nice bar and wine list. Interesting and diverse menu in... More 

Thank Mike W
Mattoon, Illinois
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I decided to make the trip on Valentines Day. Upon being seated, our waitress described the menu as being one that would be found in Chicago or New York, thus the lack of options. Not only was the food quality mediocre and the portion sizes a minimum, both my wife and I had to ask for refills... More 

1 Thank gearhd72
Salem, Illinois
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have enjoyed meals at the Firefly in the past but our last recent visit was wonderful! The service was exemplary & our meals were top notch. You can't go wrong here!

Thank Expressionsnmore
Decatur, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped on our way home from Southern Indiana with friends who had never dined there before. The menu had many tasty options for both appetizers and main course selections. Our entire party was impressed with their food. Beverage choices were expansive and somewhat expensive. Service was good. This is not necessarily cheap eats, but it is good eats!

Thank Roy L
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here tonight finding this restaurant on Yelp while passing through and what a find! Brennan, our waiter, was very knowledgeable on the menu offering great suggestions as well as very attentive. My husband had the gruyere burger and said it was the best burger he ever had. I had the scallop risotto and it was very flavorful. The... More 

Thank AKtraveler6
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have tried this restaurant 3 times in 3 years.....Drive through here and overnight on my way to Florence or home. Tonight's dinner was not good nor was the Scallops were gritty..spinach was over done. The waiter had one table and seldom checked back. Cuteither place

1 Thank Judy S

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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
US$6 - US$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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, 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?