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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 44
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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
Firefly FUN!

This is a beautifully designed restaurant. Using local grown health foods. Wonderful owners that make you feel at home. It may be a bit pricey but the food is great and the experience is worth it

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
LovetoTravel777_12
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Effingham, Illinois
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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Effingham, Illinois
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a beautifully designed restaurant. Using local grown health foods. Wonderful owners that make you feel at home. It may be a bit pricey but the food is great and the experience is worth it

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Lemont, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Food was very good! A little pricey but good. Selection was diverse but it he cost can add up quickly as it's more a la carte. Not a place for kids.

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fireflyKNC, Owner at firefly grill, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the feedback and we apologize that no one informed you about our wonderful children's menu. All of the entrees are made from scratch with a lot of love and we offer several organic choices for $6 or less. Children come from miles around to feed our famous Firefly fish and we have coloring books and... More 

Evergreen Park, Illinois
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We have been hard pressed to find ANY decent restaurants on our drive down south. This is as good or better than any restaurant I have ever been to. Decor: amazing, food: outstanding, view:serene, staff:friendly.Yes, it's pricey but I will gladly pay more and skip Cracker Barrel.

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Evansville, Indiana
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

We had a lunch reservation for 1:30 on a Saturday so we pretty well had the restaurant to ourselves. We started with a drink on the back porch seated on a sofa overlooking the water. I had the American Pharoah which is a Vodka drink, and my date had a Bloody Mary. We both ordered appetizers and our entrees and... More 

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Effingham, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

The wait staff is like none other in central IL. Professional service and outstanding food. The chef has a unique menu for the day as to what is in season and fresh. Love the FireFly

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Traveling through and looked on app for a restaurant. Beautiful building. The chef was outside snipping herbs as we approached. We asked to be seated outside by the pond. The dining area was enclosed however, we were offered seating off the dining room on an open patio. My husband and I sat on a comfy couch enjoying the pond while... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The menu changes weekly and no matter what you order it is cooked with love and dedication. Want to know what your eating, just take a walk around the building and you will find an organic garden that supplies as much of the menu as they can. Local or just making your way through town this is a must try!!

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Memphis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Be sure to eat here! We had dinner while seated on the front porch. Our waiter, Andrew, was excellent. The food was delicious.

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Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is easily one of the top restaurants for 50 miles. If you are in Effingham, don't miss it. The service is great and the food perfect.

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Casey, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Have eaten several times and each time it is wonderful. Pizza's were very good and plenty of food. The wait staff is very helpful and the place is very clean. Get there early to get a set, or you will have to wait.

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Additional Information about firefly grill

Address: 1810 Avenue Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
Phone Number: 12173422002
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: American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business, Local cuisine, Bar scene, 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!
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?