Firefly Grill

4.8
1749 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
firefly grill is modern farm & table roadhouse. Our approach to food is simple—source the best ingredients possible and stay out of their way. We like to know our food intimately—where and how it is grown, raised, foraged, fished or harvested. The fewer fingerprints and carbon footprints the better. That’s why we have our very own on-site farm and buy locally whenever we can.

Our menu is a showcase of our philosophy with an ever-changing selection of creations from Chef Niall. firefly offers indoor/outdoor seating on the water, lounge seating by the fire, dog friendly seating in the warmer months, several private event spaces, fish feeding, a mindful children's menu and other activities for the kids to enjoy.
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Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations

Join us on Easter Sunday for a delicious brunch menu featuring Firefly favorites! Also enjoy Easter Egg Hunts on our beautiful property and an appearance from the Easter Bunny!

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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B
Oklahoma City
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We always eat at Firefly when traveling on I 70 from west to east.

Great reliable restaurant

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o
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of our favorite places when we are in the area (which isn’t very often.

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A
Minneapolis
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Great atmosphere

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the crab cakes with whipped potatoes. It was delicious. Server, Amanda, did a great job as well. We’ll be back.

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H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

All was fine, just vastly overpriced. Cost outweighs benefits.

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g
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing as always. Consistently great food, great service. Loved the bourbon tasting ❤️

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PR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had reservations at 7:00 on a Monday, but probably would not have needed them as it wasn't super-busy. They seated us right away at a nice table. Service was excellent. The food was served promptly and was very good.

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WH
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great as always!

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LA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious...scallops and risotto!! I can't wait to come back!

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DG
Grand Rapids
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server should let customers know daily specials before ordering

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g
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought some friends to Firefly for their first time. They are from the Chicago area. After finishing their meal, he said his steak was better than what they can get in Chicago. We just smiled and said ...... We know ❤️. It's just ALWAYS a good meal.

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S
Chicago
59 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Always enjoy this restaurant. Had the asian bowl which was yummy, had a kick but it was great. Also shared the mousse dessert. Delish!

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GS
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, service and interaction from I’m our waitress, Kelly, was top notch!

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, very nice atmosphere and friendly staff. My boyfriend and I sat in the area over looking the lake...it was very nice.

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RS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great -- good food, service, comfortable even sitting by window overlooking the pond. Did seem a bit noisy, but that may be my hearing aid needing adjusting.

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J
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding experience on all fronts. Really exceptional. I will be returning every opportunity I get. Cheers!

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R
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, great food, and a beautiful restaurant. Highly recommended!

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KF
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We’ve been here several times. Always good and this time great. Stephanie the server was excellent and the calamari, steak, and crab cakes were perfect. Excellent experience and we will return.

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LB
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our servers were very well trained and very warm and friendly. We love The farm to table experience.

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k
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So relaxing in back room by pond. Food is exquisite.

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DK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

First we got flip flop with waiters ordered with one that would never came back had to order again with the second one and then it took a long time. Second I ordered one of their steaks that was recommended I asked for it dry with nothing on it it came back with sauce on it 3 I ordered brussel sprouts if you can get through the Charlie that I was given you can find little garlic size morsels of Brussel sprouts underneath that really taste good but pretty much burnt. Atmosphere was amazing love the concept the police work with your shifts and waitresses and Waiters to get that situation figured out

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BB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was outstanding and service was great! Only note of caution is be aware of the wine prices.

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H
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food is absolutely amazing! On that alone it ranks 5 stars. Service was good but it was slower because of the place being packed. Beautiful modern meets vintage barn atmosphere. Imagine the outside is beautiful in the warmer months.

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CM
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was amazing, service was amazing, and the restaurant was so beautiful! We will definitely be going back.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the time we walk through the door till the time we leave it’s always a great experience.

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ML
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The Food is fresh and the service is excellent. The wait staff is knowledgeable about the menu and takes time to explain the dishes. This is a fantastic restaurant.

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LS
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The special valentine tasting menu has been a tradition for us since it started and it never disappoints! Every course was our favorite, until the next came along. The tasting courses are so unique, exquisite and absolutely delicious. I would highly recommend this night for anyone looking for more than 'steak and baked potato', and is open to trying new and different flavors.

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KS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food was excellent! Great wine pairing. We enjoyed our time here.

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HH
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I recommend the Firefly Grill to everyone I can. The atmosphere is classy, comfortable, and fun. The staff is always on point; from their knowledge about the menu to their helpfulness with your needs. I do wish they knew more about the drink menu, or at least offered more without being prompted. The NYE and Valentine’s Day tasting menus were phenomenal, especially with the wine pairings! You can tell the chef takes his time preparing each course. The soups always stand out to us. The Tahitian Butternut squash soup was so good!! The curried chicken meatball...mmmm! I always get the filet as my entree, as it’s always a perfect cut, cooked to perfection...not to mention the amazing mashed potatoes that come with it. Last Valentine’s Day (or maybe 2017), they served a Cracker Jack dessert, and I almost didn’t get it because of the name-I’m not a fan of caramel corn. Thank goodness I branched out. It was my favorite dessert I’ve ever had there! We go time and time again, and we cannot wait to go back!! Thank you, Chef Nial (sp?) and staff!!

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RB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A bit pricey, but the food and service was excellent. Will definitely go back for special occasion dates.

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Firefly never ceases to amaze with a diverse, interesting menu. Top notch execution of dishes and service. Would highly recommend for any occasion.

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CW
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I attended the Valentine’s Day tasting and it was wonderful. Great food options that are unique and well put together. I love coming here for a dinner you won’t soon forget!

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a
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

This review is for the Valentine's Day special event held at Firefly. The food was, as usual, excellent. My wife and I were there for the 4-course option, with wine. What we found undesirable was the fact that we felt rushed through our meal --- and this happened at each course. Before we were finished with our soups, the salads came out; then before we could finish the salad, the entree came out, etc. For a special event (with corresponding special price), diners should be allowed to finish each course before being rushed onto the next!

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OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect Valentines Day dinner. We opted for the 4 course. Staff were great! As busy as they were I expected it to be a bit louder and hustle bustle atmosphere...however it was not loud at all. It was a very relaxing, enjoyable evening. Will definitely dine again on Valentines Day! Make reservations well ahead as they book up quickly!

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CH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A most amazing Valentine's Day experience! Chef Niall's tasting was absolutely delicious and surprising, from start to finish. Excellent service. Loved it!

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BK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Valentines Day and chose the four course meal. The food was delicious. The waitress was very nice and always on top of anything we needed. We loved it!

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JB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 4

My wife's wedge salad had more blue cheese than a person should eat in a lifetime. We both got a pizza, and the crust was tough as leather. Couldn't even cut it with a fork. My wife only ate the toppings. We're not going back.

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DL
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere. Excellent service. Highly priced .

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KT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you ever find yourself in Effingham Illinois - this is the place to eat. Great food, wonderful wine selection and very friendly staff.

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KR
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I live in Effingham and enjoy going to the Firefly for their fabulous brunch on Sundays. Our cousins from Ohio enjoyed their first visit to the Firefly saying it was a very nice dining experience and the food was delicious. We enjoyed visiting with them in a wonderful place.

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