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“Great Food but Expensive” 4 of 5 stars
Review of firefly grill

firefly grill
1810 Avenue Of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
217-342-2002
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Ranked #1 of 56 Restaurants in Effingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $35
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
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!
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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“Great Food but Expensive”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Had lunch there today. My friend ate there last night and recommend I go today. We are visiting Effingham for a big car show. I had the fried chicken, 3 pieces, serviced with a light sauce with baby corn and tomatoes poured over the chicken. Excellent but $24.95!!!! Atmosphere and service great. They bring bottled water to your table instead of tap water! From talking to my friends all the food is great steak to seafoods. They raved about the corn chowder with lobster.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Rolla, Missouri
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“Excellent quality food!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in based on its rankings on trip advisor and were well pleased. I had Alaskan Salmon on risotto. It was superb. My wife had a feta pizza that was excellent as well. The only issue was a little excessive noise. But we will return when we are in the area

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bloomington, Indiana
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“Fresh fare for foodies off I-70”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Stopped with a large tour group and found wonderfully prepared dishes of the menu choices given to our group. Quaint & rustic, the Firefly grill is a haven for travelers and townies alike. Skip the fast food joints, take the time to enjoy a new take on comfort foods. Both the steak, pork shank outstanding. Those in our group who ordered crab cakes raved,the pizza eaters were pleased. Great salads,good wine list ,cocktails and deserts round off the options. We will be back.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Springfield, Illinois
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“Excellent food, great service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

I had been here before and loved it, but the husband had not. We were traveling through and decided to stop for him to try it out. Food was just as amazing at it had been the first time. It was also not very crowded and the staff was wonderful. A great stop if you are looking for something other than chain restaurants on the road.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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fireflygrill, General Manager at firefly grill, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Thank you for the great review of our restaurant! Your kind words & recommendation are very much appreciated. We look forward to having the both of you back soon. Sincerely, Cara Milewski, General Manager.
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“To die for”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013 via mobile

Pork Shank and Indian Curry Swordfish...yum! Great wine and dessert....great service from Blake and entire staff.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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fireflygrill, General Manager at firefly grill, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
Katherine - When it is available & Chef includes it on our menu, its one of my favorites, too! Thanks for sharing! We'll let Blake & the rest of our staff to keep up the good work. Regards, Cara Milewski, General Manager.
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