At the intersection of I-57 and I-70 and next to the Effingham Performance Center, this spot is worthy of the trip to this down-state Illinois eatery. Looking like a barn as you drive up, inside is a contemporary upscale space with spacious seating flanked by an open kitchen and semi private bar. A side room adjacent to the main seating area overlooks a small pond and outside patio. Large windows add to the open feeling which can be enjoyed from nearly any table.
firefly boasts local products, some grown in their own gardens or meats from nearby farms and fresh seafood shipped in on a regular basis several times a week. There is a standard menu for regulars but a good offering of new and interesting dishes reflecting the local theme. As a party of four, all of us were more than satisfied with our choices and looking forward to another trip. Reservations are suggested for weekends and when there are shows at the adjacent performing center.