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1810 Avenue Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
12173422002
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11:00 am - 10:00 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, 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! 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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    Very good
  • 45
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  • 16
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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
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This is tucked quietly off the main thoroughfare. WOW! This restaurant is like something you would find in Atlantis! The owners from what we understand are from the east coast this the amazing seafood menu and they have top notch taste in decor - a sort of metropolitan oceanfront setting. You... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
Lifesgoodinjboro
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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167 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

This is tucked quietly off the main thoroughfare. WOW! This restaurant is like something you would find in Atlantis! The owners from what we understand are from the east coast this the amazing seafood menu and they have top notch taste in decor - a sort of metropolitan oceanfront setting. You must try this place. The food is fabulous.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were so surprised to find this a fabulous restaurant our way back from St. Louis to Cincinnati! Can't wait to go again. The food was delicious, the wine was spectacular, the ambience was wonderful.

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Columbia, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I ate dinner on a Friday night during a cross-country trip. Awesome ambiance, delicious farm to table food, beautiful coy pond outside, friendly staff. Definitely would recommend. It is a little pricey but worth it for the quality of the farm to table food! Great date place!

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Wow, I was blown away. Traveling back from Columbus, OH to go home to St. Louis, we were coming to the end of our trip. Three ladies tired from our gift shop shopping experience, we wanted something to eat...we were hungry and tired. My friend looked up firefly grill and looked at Trip Advisor...it sounded good. Let's give it a... More 

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Pierron
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Stop there yesterday for the first time. The property is gorgeous. There was 5 of us in our party. The only mistake our server made was that she did not bring more rolls when we asked for them. Now for the food..it was okay but not what we expected for the high prices. The fried chicken looked like it was... More 

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fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this review

Dear Sheila: We are very sorry that we disappointed you - we have just begun to research what happened and can assure you that action will be taken. We apologize that our napkins were not up to standard, we had a communication breakdown with our supplier and our usual firefly napkins were substituted with a temporary replacement while our order... More 

Effingham, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Excellent food, great atmosphere. We've been here multiple times. Great place for family and friends or for a special event. Pizza is delicious and steaks mouth watering. Fresh ingredients always a plus. Can be a bit pricey, but worth it. Staff always friendly and fast service.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

You'll pay New York city prices (more than 100 miles south of Chicgo) for a fairly good restaurant. It was noisy but good setting. My Indian style scallops were good, alll four of them, for which I paid $34. My wife.'s salmon was about as much and appetizers were also stratospheric. I felt a bit ripped off. With tip the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The heirloom caprese salad is wonderful and the tomatoes are from their garden as is other items or at least from the surrounding area when possible. I had the halibut with a nice lemon caper tomato mix and it was very good also BUT the star of the show was the Meyer lemon ravioli! Best ever ravioli. My wife had... More 

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Oreana, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went here after working in effingham and the food was good but had downtown Chicago prices. A little pricey for what you get..

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Lisle, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Outstanding place to dine in Effingham. This is a real gem. Food is comparable to many big city restaurants. On the pricey side for Effingham but the food is excellent. We will be back.

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?