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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
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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Shelbyville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

foods fair and way over priced, atmosphere nice but not worth the money. i wouldnt recomment unless you like wasting your money.Lone star has better food and cheaper prices..

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183 reviews 183 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

This was our second visit to Firefly Grill. The first one was so great that we had high expectations. We had a reservation - from the limited times available (this was a Thursday), we knew there must be an event in town. We arrived about ten minutes early, checking in at the front desk and our experience deteriorated. The staff... More

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

Thank you so much for letting us know about this subpar impression of the front desk. We have just begun to research what happened and want to ensure you how important your experience is and to apologize for this unintended opening. Our staff cares deeply for our guests and it is important that you always feel welcome. You have given... More

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I would classify this place as hyped up atmosphere and advertising that doesn't live up to food standards they are trying to achieve. While the food wasn't really bad definitely not up to standards of price. Overpriced for the quality of taste, was hoping for a decent restaurant in area that could provide atmosphere and gourmet food to tantalize the... More

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

Thank you so much for letting us know about this subpar impression. We have just begun to research what happened and want to ensure you how important your experience is and to apologize for this unintended opening. Our staff cares deeply for our guests and it is important that you always feel welcome. You have given us a wonderful opportunity... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This place is truly a diamond in the rough! On a cross country road trip from Oregon to Massachusetts, it was by far the best meal we had in more than 2,000 miles! From start to finish, it was excellent! The food, the staff, and the environment were all outstanding. And, given the stellar quality of the experience, the price... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Driving down Hwy 70 I saw this listed on gps so I checked out the reviews and decided to take a break from a long road trip. Didn't expect such a excellent restaurant with a great look. We were seated by some very helpful and friendly staff at a spot that looked out on a small lake. Our waitress was... More

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Champaign, Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Last weekend we decided to venture down to Effingham for dinner. We heard Firefly got great ratings as one of the best restaurants in the state so we took the risk and drove an hour and twenty minutes one way. We made reservations, which is probably a good idea in general for this place, it seemed to be getting a... More

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Foodie in Michigan
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

After some unexpected car repairs ended up in Effingham, Ill. for an overnight. Went out for a late dinner and quite accidentally came across the Firefly Grill. Decor was sleek but inviting. In season several outdoor seating options are available overlooking their gardens. Aged steaks, fresh seafood, innovative presentations and a well rounded wine list make this a must dine... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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107 reviews 107 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

One of the best restaurants anywhere! We had a large party, we were seated immediately (yes, we had reservations), our server was outstanding. I ordered seared scallops, they were the best I have ever had. Everyone raved about the food, the lavender martinis, and the atmosphere. This was my third trip, last time was about three years ago. Wish it... More

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Springfield, Missouri
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23 reviews 23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

We have seen the billboards for this restaurant, but haven't been because, as truckers, the opportunity never presented itself. However, we are on a break and heading to Maine, so we were able to stop and enjoy this gem in Effingham. So glad we did. Brittany was very sweet and knowledgable. The fried green tomatoes were the best we have... More

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St. Louis
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Found myself traveling to Effingham for business and checked Trip Advisor the night before. Saw this restaurant and my mouth was watering in anticipation during the long drive to town. I went during "off hours" and expected to be alone, but was surprised as people continued to file in. Who would have thought a sandwich and fries could be so... More

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Additional Information about firefly grill

Address: 1810 Avenue Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
Phone Number: 217-342-2002
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Effingham
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
Average Prices: USD 6 - 35

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