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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, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, 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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    Very good
  • 44
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  • 15
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  • 9
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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
New York Style Restaurant

Yes indeed this restaurant offers excellent dining in an interesting and enjoyable setting. The location itself like leaving a small town and gong to a large city with more than 50 restaurants. It's a beautiful setting inside and out complete with its own lake stocked with fish fresh garden and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
Don L
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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Top Contributor
276 reviews 276 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Yes indeed this restaurant offers excellent dining in an interesting and enjoyable setting. The location itself like leaving a small town and gong to a large city with more than 50 restaurants. It's a beautiful setting inside and out complete with its own lake stocked with fish fresh garden and peaceful deck to enjoy nature. The inside is like an... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Restaurant on pricey side, but everything was excellent. We also enjoyed the atmosphere which had tables both indoors and out. Service was excellent.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went to the Firefly for dinner the other evening and had a very nice meal. We arrived for an early meal to beat the crowd. We were greeted by a nice hostesses and promptly seated. The service was very nice and the wait staff was very attentive and prompt. Our meal was very tasty, nicely presented and proportioned reasonably. I... More 

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Harrison, Arkansas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

My husband and I are on a cross-country trip driving a truck full of furniture to our two sons. Our goal for yesterday was Effingham, Illinois mainly because we wanted to have dinner at the firefly grill. Truck problems, a late start, storms, and highway construction made us late arriving, missing their closing time by minutes. I called from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

great food, atmosphere and service. prices were a little higher than expected but we recommend this out-of-the-way place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped by on a Tuesday afternoon in June, and fell in love with the food and surroundings! Try the Fish and Chips, or the Po Boy---yum!!!!! The service was fab!!! Go, what are you waiting for?!?!

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were traveling on I-70 and found this place on Yelp. What a find! Firefly is a beautiful building in a bucolic setting, only a mile or two from I-70 and right down the street from the Hampton Inn. The meal was perfectly prepared and beautifully presented. Great, friendly service. I enjoyed the delicious rolls, crusty and a little salty... More 

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fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this review

Hi Arlene! I wanted to reach out and thank you for the fabulous TripAdvisor review! It is always a true pleasure to hear great feedback from our guests. Your recommendation is very much appreciated and we hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area. All the best! - The Firefly Team More 

Carbondale, Illinois
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Food was okay as was the service. I find the place to be a little pricey and there are better places in Effingham to eat.

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Decatur, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Excellent service, wonderful food & beautiful surroundings. As nice as anything St. Louis or Chicago has to offer.

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fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing this outstanding review, Jack! We're looking forward to having you back again soon. Cheers! - The Firefly Team More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Found this thanks to Trip Advisor. The food was excellent. I had the meatloaf sandwich and my husband had the pork sandwich and we split a strawberry shortcake. All were delicious, fresh, and flavorful. Prices are a little more than other sit down chain restaurants nearby but the food here is way better and well worth it. The service was... More 

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fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you kindly for the fabulous TripAdvisor review! It is always a true pleasure to hear great feedback from our guests. Your recommendation is very much appreciated and we hope you'll visit us again next time you're in the area. All the best! 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
Cuisine: Barbecue

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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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