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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 57 restaurants in Effingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $6 - $35
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Mon 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The food was amazing and all the vegetables in my meal were from their own garden! Excellent dark 'n' stormy as well! A little pricey, but after 5 days of typical road food, well worth it!

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Oklahoma City
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We always try to coordinate our drive east or west so that we can stop here. Bread is delicious, food is always reliably good as is the service and atmosphere. It is a wonderful oasis on our route.

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Pittsburg, Kansas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

It was a great dining experience, both atmosphere and food. They offer food based on fresh ingredients. So, the appetizer that night was fried green tomatoes! Very good! Phil had the firefly steak burger and he thought it was among the best he had anywhere. The wood fired pizza was good too. Very nice outdoor dining too.

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Bloomington, Illinois
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

While on a business trip with my co-worker, we stayed nearby at the Hampton Inn and Suites and decided to check out the restaurant just down the road. We were very impressed with the layout and for a Thursday night, the restaurant was thankfully quiet. We assumed this would mean that our meal would be quick, and the service would... More

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Jamie P, Public Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear about your less than stellar experience at firefly. I have already spoken with both owners and am hoping to be able to pass your information along to them so that we can remedy this situation. In the meantime could we offer you a gift certificate to come back and give us another try? More

Wayland, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

When you are traveling from Los Angeles to Boston by car with two dogs, you don't expect to have a meal you'll never forget. We stopped in Effingham, Illinois ( staying at the Fairfield Inn & Suites---great place and Andrea at the front desk is a GEM!), and I asked Andrea for a real restaurant without drive thru service. My... More

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Lexington, Kentucky
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

We had a lovely experience at the Firefly Grill. The food was delicious. It made for a very pleasant, relaxing dinner.

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flora il
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

Had lunch Saturday and what fun !!! Our waiter was super, he shared thoughts and pointers. Did not steer us wrong. We had appetizers of fried green tomatoes and homemade onion rings. For dessert we shared one scoop of HOMEMADE blackberry ice cream. It was superb !! Took a walk around the grounds after we ate, so many different herbs... More

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Effingham, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We are lucky to have a restaurant of this caliber in Effingham, it's my favorite place for lunch! The atmosphere is a sophisticated causal and the menu is delightfully inventive. My only complaint though is that service can be iff at times and I do think the dinner menu is too expensive. But it's still a must-not place if you... More

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Bloomington, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My daughter and I stopped for lunch while I was in Effingham on business based on previous reviews and advertising. We were blown away just pulling onto the property. The grounds are extremely well kept and parking is easy. While walking into the restaurant we noticed there herb garden out in front, and then a very inviting sitting area by... More

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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

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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Jamie P, Public Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this review

I am so sorry to hear of your poor experience at firefly. Is there something that we could do to leave a better taste in your mouth? Perhaps offer you a $25.00 GC for your next visit? More

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