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firefly grill

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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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Columbia, IL
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279 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stopped on our way home from New York and was pleased they had a brunch but could still order off the menu! Everything was just delicious! The staff is so friendly and helpful. Plus we had a great rest with a view if lake and we were each given fish food to feed the huge variety of fish in the... More 

Thank susiejc
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Firefly is a nice place to dine to get away from the fast food and rushed feeling found in many restaurants. Although the service was great and the atmosphere enjoyable, the food simply was not at the same level. We have returned there three times now and that has solidified our thoughts. Firefly sets a different stage in Effingham, but... More 

Thank John F
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our daughter just got married here at the beginning of the month. The property is beautiful and the staff is very friendly and helpful. Food and drinks were very good.

Thank Stephanie R
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw the sign on the road for the Firefly farm-to-table restaurant and knew we had to stop for lunch there. Got seated right away and got served our meal quickly. My fish tacos and fries that came with it were so delicious. My husband ordered a firefly reuben sandwich with fries that he enjoyed as well. Very helpful and... More 

Thank desertpeople
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful atmosphere coupled with excellent food and service make this a must-stop for anyone near Effingham. Just glancing at the menu, my first thought was that it was a bit pricey. I was so wrong! You are paying for is food prepared so well that it will be difficult to match it for several hundred miles.

Thank vpenny10
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Glad we found this place existed! You can see the farm and garden all around the restaurant. It's a short drive off of the main street, away from the surrounding chain and fast food restaurants. Everything tasted fresh. The salad was clean, simple and a nice palate cleanser. We didn't order anything overly complicated: pork meat balls with garlic toast,... More 

Thank Margaret D
Champaign-Urbana, Illinois
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69 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I drove from the Champaign area with some friends to celebrate our anniversary. It has been several years since I have been to Firefly, and I wasn't much impressed then. However I must say this trip did not disappoint. The farm to table menu, unusual chef's creations, and food overall was excellent. The wine list is a... More 

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Thank Scott M
Carmel, Indiana
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266 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a real gem in a place you would never expect. I have been through Effingham many times on the highway and stopped at all the different chains, but this time we decided to take the time for a good meal. The reviews on this place are right - it was delicious. We started with summer squash flower appetizers,... More 

Thank MizzouLizard
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52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly farm to table experience as a worker showed us the green tomatoes he had just harvested for the featured fried green tomato appetizer as soon as we excited our vehicle. There is seating available inside, on an open patio, on a glass walled patio. Both patio areas overlook the pond. Servers were attentive and eager to supply free... More 

Thank pamelacQ8394KB
West Lafayette, Indiana
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pork burger sandwich was awesome! Service outstanding! Had heard wonderful things and it had met expectations! Kids Mac and cheese good as well!

Thank saraslave23

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, 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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