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firefly grill

1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
+1 217-342-2002
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Passing thru FL to WI and wanted a non chain restaurant. Firefly Grill. Albeit pricey, is a great restaurant with a nice ambiance. We had the crab cakes and halibut both excellent. I thought my white sangria was a bit watery but the service was...More

Thank Katherine G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

While traveling through Effingham, a friend of mine implored me to stop at Firefly grill. I was not dissapointed. I had a lunch menu grilled chicken sandwich with house salad. Excellent!! The staff were friendly and service was great. Don't miss an opportunity to visit...More

Thank ondrums
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was on a long distance drive that takes me through middle, rural Illinois. I saw the billboard for, ‘Farm to Table’, so decided to stop. I was expecting a cafe, but this is actually a VERY nice restaurant. The music set a good mood. I...More

Thank timatlga
Reviewed 1 week ago

Started with a glass of milk. Sour. Brought another one which was much better. Morel mushroom appetizer. Definitely not worth the price. Breading totally overwhelmed the mushrooms. Big disappointment. Small filet was one entrée. Prepared properly with a nice grill taste. Demi-glaze was very good...More

Thank brghman
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We apologize for missing the mark on your experience. We take all feedback very seriously and would love the opportunity to learn more about how we can improve. Will you please send...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My first review of Firefly grill was not good and we had issues with food and service. However I have been here a few times, but the last time (June 2018) was great, thus I decided to write a second review! The food, service, brunch...More

Thank Hecules-63
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for leaving us an updated review! We are so happy you had such an amazing experience. We do take each review very seriously and try to learn from each one. We depend on guests like you for important feedback. Please come...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always plan our trips south so that we can stop and have dinner at the Firefly Grille. It is just that good! Dinner this time was different. It was great to see the crab purses back on the menu. And as usual they were...More

Thank Ron T
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Ron, We take each review very seriously and we appreciate you taking the time to leave us a detailed one. I apologize for the delay in response. We wanted the opportunity to speak with our team to understand more of your experience. We would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling with friends, one of my friends had heard of this restaurant. The experience was awesome. Everyone loved the fresh food and the service was friendly. I live in western Kentucky but sometime I’m taking my husband here for a romantic dinner.

Thank GirlTurtle
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this amazing review! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed our food and service. Please do come see us with your husband. Romantic dinners are our specialty!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On the spur of the moment decided to eat here. Showed up without a reservation but hostess said no problem let me speak to my manager. We were promptly escorted to a private room and had a wonderful waitress named Kelly. Enjoyed our lunch. Everything...More

Thank Nikki B
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Nikki, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. We are so happy your server Kelly gave you the best experience possible and that you enjoyed your lunch so much! We hope that you decide to see...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food choices. Setting on a lake. various seating choices...outside, covered porch, bar, indoors. Large selection of food. I had the Asian Poke Bowl (edamame, seaweed salad, pickled ginger, wasabi peas, tamari mirin, crispy onions, green & red cabbage, baby arugula, cucumber, chili lime aioli,...More

Thank Z1546ZUterrim
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Terri! Thank you for leaving us such an awesome review and for stopping by to see us with your mom. We take so much pride in all that we offer our guests. The Asian Poke bowl is simply divine and an excellent choice. Please...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our extended family enjoyed a wonderful meal at Firefly Grill this weekend. We had a reservation and were able to secure a private room with a view of the small pond on the property. Our server was very knowledgeable about different selections and wine to...More

Thank kkelly202
fireflyKNC, Guest Relations Manager at firefly grill, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

What an honor to host your family at firefly. Thank you so much for choosing us and for leaving us such a wonderful review. We hope that you continue to see us for all your family occasions. See you soon!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$6 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Special occasions, Bar scene, Scenic view, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 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: +1 217-342-2002
  • E-mail
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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