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1810 Avenue Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
12173422002
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11:00 am - 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: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups
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! 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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  • 346
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  • 96
    Very good
  • 52
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 10
    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
Dog friendly - Woof!

Found that Effingham was a good mid-way point between Chicago and Nashville so had the pleasure of dining at Firefly on Saturday. Who would have thunk that Effingham would have such a gem of a restaurant! We were picking up a foster pet so the last thing with wanted to do was keep the pup in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found that Effingham was a good mid-way point between Chicago and Nashville so had the pleasure of dining at Firefly on Saturday. Who would have thunk that Effingham would have such a gem of a restaurant! We were picking up a foster pet so the last thing with wanted to do was keep the pup in the car (or eat... More 

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Thank Ravenhair
Brooklyn, Iowa
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159 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent appetizer. Excellent menu. Excellent dinner. Excellent servers and table bussers. And that IS a nice Saturday Night outing. The only thing that could be handled with a little more care IS the bussing of the tables because the server was just a little too efficient to clear the table of the used plates and causing one to feel just... More 

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Thank Ron A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our third experience at Firefly. There was one glitch (involving excessive salting of calamari). Glitches can happen anywhere, and so not all restaurants are not at the *** Michelin level. What is important is how that glitch is handled. In this case, the order was sent back with refusal of a very nicely offered remake, and removed from... More 

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Thank Allen W
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was great as always, Bill was high as always. Outside of a waiter breaking a glass, it was a great place to eat. The only negative thing i would have to say, is there was a stench outside of something dead, made it a little unappetizing on entry.

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Thank Nicholas R
fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this review

Our most sincere apologies regarding the recent, unpleasant smell surrounding Firefly Grill. We hope that all our guests will understand that it is a direct result of a dedication to organic farming and will dissipate in 7-10 days. Our neighbors are currently in the process of working to restore the soil surrounding the Firefly property. In doing so, they have... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the Firefly based on its Trip Advisor rating, as we were just driving through Effingham. We both had the All American burger. While it was a pricey hamburger, it was excellent. Service was superb. Atmosphere was quiet and relaxed.

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Thank rdeank
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Typically we stop in Champaign as a halfway point to Nashville but we stopped at Effingham instead. Now that we've eaten at Firefly Grill we are making Effingham our new halfway stop! The landscaping in parking lot is great to start with and the long broad covered front patio is a great entrance. Design and function are perfect. Our waitstaff... More 

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Thank Janet W
Anchorage, ak
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

We stopped on a cross-country drive and loved the entire experience! Everyone was professional, polite and friendly. Great ambiance and even better food- so many layers of flavor!

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Thank Ashuttles
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

i love this place - the service is always wonderful and efficient, the food is different, fresh, and delicious, and the ambience is exceptional. it is a little pricey - but well worth it. if you want to save money - order a salad to share (they're pretty big salads), an appetizer to share, and then a pizza to share.... More 

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Thank twamos
Grand Junction, Colorado
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

We stopped at this restaurant on our way through Illinois and were absolutely amazed at our dining experience. The food was INCREDIBLE, the service wonderful, and the atmosphere was really neat. Everything we ate was amazing! I would highly recommend this restaurant and wish they would open another in Western Colorado!

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Thank Christian R
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Honestly, the title says it all. I had the Firefly burger. Wagyu beef, bacon, cheese and and egg. So good. The fries are amazing; garlic salt, and shredded basil. Also had Salmon Chowder; very creamy and thick. The Bloody Mary is good, as well. Really nice hostess and serving staff. Eat there!

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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: 12173422002

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 35
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Pizza

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Large groups

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! 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.
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?