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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 57 restaurants in Effingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
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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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deltaraider21
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

After a long days travel we decided to eat upscale. I had the Firefly Burger.About $16.00 with fries. Great fries I must say. First time I had a burger with a fried egg on it. WOW! It was very good, pricey but it was worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We were traveling through, saw the billboard for the firefly grill, read some reviews, and decided to stop for dinner. I am so glad that we did! We had a wonderful experience! firefly grill has such a peaceful, relaxed atmosphere; I loved all of the rustic wood. The staff was welcoming, helpful, and so nice. The food was delicious! We... More

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McKinney, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

This gem is tucked back in a quiet spot and is worth finding! Outstanding food! My only complaint is that they were out of a few menu items by 8:30 pm. But that is also a good thing - it means everything is freshly prepared and they are not grabbing another pre-cooked pork chop out of the walkin cooler! I... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This is by far the best restaurant in the region for business clients. They make an effort to use locally grown veggies. Staff is always friendly.

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Nunda, NY
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

How nice to discover a very good, non-chain restaurant close to an excellent hotel (hampton inn & Suites.). The food was innovative and well prepared, and the service was friendly and helpful. It was on the noisy side, but I was glad to see they were succeeding and busy. It's a pleasant walk from the Hampton. A bit more expensive... More

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Effingham, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Lobster bisque followed by pork shank. Both exceptional. Sat in booth (springs a little weak so sat lower than I'd like) but enjoyed watching flow of staff. Bread with bisque was toasted and perfect for soaking. We look forward to our next visit.

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Calgary
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Wonderful experience. I had the seasonal squash blossoms, their home made lavender lemonade (fantastic!) and their wagyu steak. All were very well prepared, and delicious. I would definitely go back again and again.

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

So happy to hear your had a wonderful experience at firefly! More

St. Loyis
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

Went on recommendation of review from Feast Magazine on radio 550 am, scallops had strong ammonia taste - horrible!! When I left I called manager, and he said the checked their scallops and they were fine. Service was great. Was going to order the chicken and waffle dish, but saw at another table and chicken had been fried to color... More

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

I'm sorry to hear of your disappointing experience at firefly. Do you happen to know who the server was? We want every guest to leave with a positive experience. More

Columbus, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant at the suggestion of the Staff at Fairfield Inn and glad we did. We went with friends and sat in the area that overlooked the back pond. The staff was nice and checked with us frequently throughout the evening and kept the bottle of water at our table from being empty. We ordered 2... More

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

Happy to hear you had a great experience at firefly. What was your favorite part about the experience? More

Kansas City, Kansas
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014 via mobile

Saw the signs on the highway and ended up stopping here for dinner. The outside of the restaurant was nice and the inside was contemporary. The crusty bread was decent but we were disappointed to see that the ribeye had sold out. My boyfriend got the hangar steak which he thought was good and I got the scallops which tasted... More

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