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1810 Avenue Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
217-342-2002
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11:00 am - 8:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 263
    Excellent
  • 74
    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
Most recent review
Hidden Gem

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
Andy P
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Sikeston
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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400 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sikeston
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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2 reviews
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
Top Contributor
223 reviews 223 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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IL
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Wenona, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Food was good some prices were high although other prices weren't too bad. Nice looking place neat setup.

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Effingham, Illinois
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Although located in a small central Illinois town, the Firefly could be in any large urban setting with their excellent service and ever-changing menu.

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Chicago
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We happened to see the sign pointing the way to this restaurant. It is tucked back off the main road and we are sure glad we ventured out to find it. What an outstanding meal and terrific service. This restaurant was comparable to any nice restaurant we have visited in Chicago. Too bad they don't open one here!

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Olney, Illinois
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My wife and I went to Firefly for a late lunch and were pleased with the food but less than blown away by the service. We ordered the fried green tomatoes for the appetizer and they were fantastic, crispy on the outside and well cooked. My wife ordered the rack of lamb and i ordered the Montana Mignon for our... More 

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New Haven, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

It is nice to have a restaurant with a well trained staff. Our waiter was attentive and the food delicious. The complete staff at this restaurant makes sure you have an enjoyable evening.

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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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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