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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All 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
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Effingham, Illinois
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my favorite place to eat in effingham. The ingredients are always fresh and the service is always great! I went there for lunch this weekend and seen they have added new items to their lunch menu which included fish tacos and Alaskan crab cakes. I had the fish tacos and they were fantastic. We also ordered the fried... More 

Thank 22Hannaw
Mundelein, Illinois
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a real find! Located down a side street near downtown Effingham, Firefly Grill was a unique experience. A great menu, fabulous specials and cocktails, and a helpful, considerate staff. The restaurant overlooks a small lake in a beautifully calm setting. The ingredients are local and very fresh. The prices are a bit high, but well worth the quality.... More 

Thank vimc12151
Normal, Illinois
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19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The Firefly Grill in Effingham, IL is a "farm to table" upscale restaurant evidenced by the gardens you pass walking from the parking lot. The menu offers typical faire that's been kicked up several notches utilizing fresh ingredients. I wouldn't recommend it for young children as you won't find chicken fingers or hot dogs on the menu but it would... More 

Thank Jen S
Urbana, Illinois
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80 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is awesome...chef prepared, and always good. It's also extremely expensive, at least for some of the fancy steaks they have available. I've not been ready to try those yet, but I can report that the Montana Filet is wonderful...medium rare steak wrapped in a puff pastry, with great seasonings and sauce. The interesting thing about the restaurant... More 

Thank Cello12345
Saint Joseph, Illinois
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We come to Firefly whenever we can (living 2 hrs away equates to 4-5 times a year). At any rate, this farm to table restaurant is exceptionally unique for the area. The ambience, the food, the dining experience altogether is top notch. Meals are always deliciously presented and made from fresh ingredients which are grown onsite or from local farmers.... More 

Thank travelfam61873
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stumbled across this restaurant on a road trip from Detroit to Oxford MS. Searched open table and up popped the firefly grill. Wonderful setting in a great building. Service and ambience great, food could be a little better. Great that they have farm to table.

Thank sasbear
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a cross country road trip, and stopped in for lunch. What a pleasant surprise!! Was really nice. The fish tacos were absolutely delicious!! The service was good. They also let us have the dog outside with us while we were eating. Really good food!! It is so cool that they also have the gardens of property, truly farm to... More 

Thank PaxLovesMe
Lenexa, KS
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, I would say that any travelers coming through here should stop. It is almost unbelievable that this location can be so close to a busy interstate. Kelly is an informed, classy server. Many of their veggies are right from their gardens. Nice lake outside. A wonderful and surprised experience. Travelers, don't miss. So easy to be worn out and... More 

Thank DaveC1970
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stop here every 3 months traveling from St Louis to home. It is always the highlight of our trip. Food is wonderful, service always great. Love the ever changing menu. Farm to Table done right

Thank walkersmom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Driving from Michigan to Memphis, tired of fast food. Looking for local flair. Firefly was on GPS list. We made a great choice This place is quaint, friendly the service was outstanding and food was great. We sat on the deck overlooking the pond and fish -- nice change from 5 hours on interstate. Menu is eclectic with many choices.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $35
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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
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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