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1810 Avenue Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
217-342-2002
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Firefly Grill is a modern roadhouse restaurant located on the shores of...
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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  • 75
    Very good
  • 40
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best of the Best

From Vero Water to being bathed in the glow of Ocean Blue table candle--the experience at Firefly was exceptional. The calamari was the freshest and tastiest (non-rubber band)we have had in a long time. One of the specials was a rib-eye with mash potatoes and demi-glace was very tender and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
Ron A
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Brooklyn, Iowa
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Brooklyn, Iowa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

From Vero Water to being bathed in the glow of Ocean Blue table candle--the experience at Firefly was exceptional. The calamari was the freshest and tastiest (non-rubber band)we have had in a long time. One of the specials was a rib-eye with mash potatoes and demi-glace was very tender and expeditious. The service particularly the busboys was excellent. The ambiance... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Refreshing to visit a restaurant/bar/deck that seems to have it 100% right, atmosphere, music, food, service...started with great Bloody Mary, special (could serve with beer chaser a la Wisconsin), had pizza, excellent...great menu selections, will return and tell friends, congrats on doing it right! Some items a bit pricey ($42 pork chop) but I bet it was worth every penny.

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Warrensburg
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

This place is a true gem. The setting, food, drinks, and service are outstanding. The hostess asked if we were celebrating anything when I made the reservation. I told her we were coming for a birthday dinner. Our waiter greeted us with birthday wishes and a card that could be redeemed for a dessert.

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Lafayette, Indiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

We attended a wedding reception here. The food was good. The brightest spot was the outstanding service. From the bar staff, the wait staff, even the chef who came out and spoke with us, everyone was fantastic. The decor was unique. This was a cool spot in small town Illinois. Nice that our hotel was close. Would recommend.

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Grove City, OH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

During a quick overnight stop in Effingham, my husband and I were looking for something beyond the chain restaurants and found this restaurant on our TripAdvisor app. We made a quick reservation but it probably wasn't necessary on a Monday night. A friendly hostess seated us and the our waiter appeared promptly and took our drinks order. The menu is... More 

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Sikeston
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Ever time I'm close I have to eat at Fire Fly. The pizza is great but if you want a treat go for something from the GRILL! Bar and wine list are top drawer and will definitely impress!

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Henderson, Kentucky
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Who would have thought that one would find a top flight restaurant fit for foodies in little Effingham? A somewhat eclectic and varied menu is always a treat. The chef and staff are simply awesome!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We walked in and figured it was a little expensive until we seen the prices. Lol! To our surprise, we ordered the all american burger with fries. This was more than just a burger and the fries were terrific. Next time we are on our way thru, we are getting the steak for sure. Very good food and wait staff... More 

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Columbia, IL
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227 reviews 227 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Oh how I wish this place was in our home area. Nice menu, and wonderful Allen farm steaks, just fantastic, shrimp was amazing. Menu changes but there is always something to find. Nice wine list, nice cocktails. Very neat inside with a beautiful view of water. We go every time we are in and around the area.

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44 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Overnighting in Effingham on our way home, we found this unexpected hidden gem, just off the interstate, near our hotel. GPS misidentifies their location, but we found it through the Tripadvisor map. Not inexpensive, but a great value. Wonderful menu, great service, beautiful setting, and exceptional cuisine. This is a great find!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1810 Avenue Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
    (Keller Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
  • Phone Number: 217-342-2002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients, Romantic

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!
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?