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firefly grill

1810 Avenue Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
217-342-2002
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Ranked #1 of 56 restaurants in Effingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Keller Drive
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!
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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

My husband and I dined with another couple on Wednesday evening, July 16th. We had a reservation and were seated immediately. We waited at least ten minutes before our server came to our table and she seemed flustered although the restaurant didn't seem especially busy. We were looking forward to a glass of wine/beer and put in an order for... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I stopped in Effingham at the Firefly Grill while traveling to St. Louis. My only complaint is that it is too far from home to go there frequently! What a gorgeous setting, perfectly landscaped, ample parking, right off the interstate, huge gardens and a large pond. There are beautiful flowers everywhere. Casual attire is ok, but it could also be... More

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Harrison, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We stopped here for dinner on the way back home after a family vacation. We had the Allen Brothers flat iron steak and it was fabulous. There is a beautiful flower and herb garden surrounding the restaurant. Couldn't ask for more! Only a mile or two off the interstate.

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Urbana, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We were dropping off someone in Effingham and found Firefly Grill, now I think it is our new destination restaurant for special occasions. Everything about this place was perfect; from the moment we stepped out of our car and were offered a your of the herb and veg table garden to checking out all staff were friendly, helpful and efficient.... More

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Indianapolis, IN
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

My spouse, son (11 yrs old), and myself were traveling down the highway on the way to Dallas. After checking several review sites we decided to try the firefly grill. We did not want fast food. What a great road stop. The food was excellent. My husband and I both had the burgers. My son had pizza. We shared the... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 via mobile

Incredibly high priced and a place for people who have to travel over 100 miles for a fancy meal. Worth the 100 mile trip to the other one.

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Litchfield, IL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Effingham, IL, is more a truck stop/fast food kind of town, so to find The Firefly Grill with its upscale, fine dining menu tucked away just off the interstate was, to say the least, a little surprising. But my daughter and son-in-law had heard of it,and my wife, my mother and I agreed to meet them there for dinner to... More

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Teutopolis, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Had dinner at firefly grill. The best salmon ever. Husband said the shortrib was excellent. Love the restaurant.

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Canton, Ohio
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My wife and I were traveling west and by chance pulled off at this exit for fuel and to eat.We had planned to stop at this exit on the way back and thought we would check out the motel we would be staying at. We happened to turn the wrong way down the Avenue of Americas and was looking to... More

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deltaraider21
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

After a long days travel we decided to eat upscale. I had the Firefly Burger.About $16.00 with fries. Great fries I must say. First time I had a burger with a fried egg on it. WOW! It was very good, pricey but it was worth it.

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