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1810 Avenue of Mid America, Effingham, IL 62401-4576 (Keller Drive)
+1 217-342-2002
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon 16:00 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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47 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Farm to table, so the dishes are innovative and savory. Nice menu options. Full bar. Excellent desserts too including handmade ice cream. Beware the sticker shock, though. Eeek.

Thank cwal
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were traveling home from St. Louis to Dayton, oh. We actually were going to stop a few exits back at a diner that was on the food network. I actually was annoyed that my partner was not hungry yet and we missed it. Boy am I glad we waited. He saw a sign for the firefly grill that said... More 

Thank ohiotravel13
Concord, New Hampshire
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106 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The chicken, lentil, lemon soup was fantastic! The rolls with it were also great. Then we .had the hummus plate - soooooo good. Followed by the fried chicken salad. The chicken was tender and the greens crisp. Any of those we would recommend. And they appear to grow some of their own veggies.

Thank asSYSter
Concord, New Hampshire
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Cannot say enough about this restaurant. My wife and I ate lunch there two days ago (4/20/17), and enjoyed the total experience. We shared two apps (lemon chicken lentil soup and a veggie hummus plate) and a dinner salad (southern fried chicken). Everything was expertly prepared and attractively plated. The wait staff was friendly and personable, making us feel quite... More 

Thank jimclapp
Chicago Heights, IL
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The calamari was perhaps the best we've ever had!! My husband had the steak burger and I had the regular burger (although there was nothing regular about it) - they were both absolutely awesome!!!! The best we have ever had!! However, my Bloody Mary cost $16.50 - my husband's single barrel Blanton's cost $16.50 - a regular drink cost $9.50... More 

Thank Paula V
Washington, Missouri, United States
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu at Firefly always varies. The food is always good, the portions are not too big, and it's always tasty.

Thank Stephen R
Searcy, Arkansas
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

2:00pm on a Sunday afternoon and the place is still busy. The menu offered shrimp and grits, fried chicken, steak sandwiches, eggs Benedict, roasted Brussels sprouts, chicken and biscuit sandwiches, burgers, and more. But this it NOT a southern style "fry it and serve it" restaurant. My fried chicken sandwich had homemade aioli and slaw on a pretzley bun. My... More 

Thank Faran H
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dined on a Sunday afternoon and were able to order from their brunch menu. Service, timing and food were perfect. This will be a new regular stop when passing through Effingham, IL. Highly recommend! Hats off to the restaurant, Executive Chef and their staff.

Thank DPJester
Mahomet, Illinois
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216 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So many other people had recommended the restaurant to us that we stopped on our way home from a trip. It is always very crowded at night when events are going on at the Effingham Performance Center which is very close by. When we stopped there were actually no other people there (a Saturday about opening time). My husband had... More 

1 Thank jodyt821
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found the Firefly by chance and fell in love. We will be back again and again. Excellent drinks for the non-drivers. The food is excellent and the atmosphere is so pleasant. So happy to have found a wonderful field to table restaurant!!

Thank BrrLin P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$35
American, Steakhouse, Seafood, Healthy, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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
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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Chicago Heights, IL
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?