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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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Carefree, Arizona
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100 reviews 100 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

We were spending the night in this town on our way East. Since we were totally unfamiliar with the area we turned to tripadvisor for help finding a place to have dinner. Hands down this restaurant caught our attention. We called and they said "come right over"! We got directions but it is not hard to find right off the... More

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Saint Joseph, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 NEW

This is basically a Farm-to-Table establishment. They grow fresh vegetables on site, use locally grown food (and local supplies) and honestly is the best food for miles around. The atmosphere is amazing. The wait staff are spot-on and knowledgeable. We've tried practically all the main menu items and have not been disappointed whatsoever. Specials are what we look forward to... More

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Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is just off the highway but tucked off to the back. Rustic, hipster, trendy, modern, and warm and welcoming. A friend who is from the area suggested this place. Great service, fresh and open ambiance offered a wonderful dining experience. The blue lighting is a nice touch! The seafood was seasoned to perfection and and the portions were generous.... More

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Effingham, Illinois
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99 reviews 99 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Firefly does not only have amazing food, on site vegetable garden, children get to feed the fish in the on site lake but now they are also pet friendly. The out door veranda not only allows you to have pets but they also supply a bowl of water and a treat for your pet.

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Danville, IL
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Our reservations were st 8 on Saturday night. It was so pretty pulling up to the well lit restaurant. It is such a nice atmosphere inside. I don't know how to describe it. It's a little rustic, but has an upscale feel. They grow their own veggies, so everything was very fresh and delicious. The olive oil on the table... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Firefly Grill had been recommended to us by friends so we stopped in Effingham on our way back home from a long trip to upper NY state. What a delight! From the greeting as we entered to the server, the staff was friendly, delightful and helpful. We were seated on the porch with a view of the lake and... More

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Oshawa, Canada
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A little bit out of town, and through a GPS you get sent into town. Looks for the signs after the N. Keller Dr exit. It is worth it. Food is prepared fresh, and the selection is unique. Service was excellent and new the food.

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Presque Isle, Michigan
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The BEST pizza I have ever eaten. Fire grilled, fresh ingredients, crust exceptional. Ten inch was perfect for two and at $13.00 a reasonable price. Service was good too.

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Springfield, Missouri
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

At the junction of I-57 and I-70 lies Effingham, Illinois and the Firefly Grill. This a jewel of a restaurant in the middle of Illinois. A wonderful menu populated by local foods. Staff knows food and the chef is imaginative and skilled. Way better than road food. Worth a long drive!

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Maroa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Fresh ingredients, innovative dishes, great tastes. I love this place and it should be destination for everyone within 150 miles who wants to experience upscale cuisine.

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