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Firefly Grill, Effingham, IL

Firefly Grill

4.6
4.6
2912 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
The kitchen is the heart of the Campbell house which is why we created an expedition kitchen so customers can see all of the love and hard work that goes into our dishes. firefly's vision is a sustainable one; the frame of the building is recycled steel, all of the barn wood is reclaimed as is much of our furniture, the pond irrigates our gardens which greatly reduce our carbon footprint along with all the trash that comes with packaging food, we compost, are constantly upgrading our energy efficiency and NEVER use chemical fertilizers or pesticides in our garden.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

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Private dining

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (217) 342-2002
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Niall D. Campbell II
  • Catering
    From elegant hors d’oeuvres to award-winning farm & table dishes, firefly grill has options for every setting and every appetite. We’re happy to create a customized menu for your event.
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for the perfect space to hold an event? Stop searching and discover firefly events from corporate and pharmaceutical dinners to baby showers, bridal showers and anniversary parties we’ve got you covered.
  • Private party contact
    Katie Koester: (217) 342-2548
  • Neighborhood
    Effingham
  • Cross street
    Keller Drive
  • Parking details
    Accessible on all levels.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,912 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Unspecified

  • Central Illinois

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Illinois

    Good for business meals

  • Central Illinois

    Good for groups

  • Central Illinois

    Healthy

  • Central Illinois

    Hot spot

  • Central Illinois

    Great for fine wines

  • Central Illinois

    Romantic

  • Central Illinois

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Illinois

    Lively

  • Central Illinois

    Most Booked

2,912 Reviews
  1. RamavarapuS

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    On a pleasant afternoon, we gathered outside at a table for three to celebrate a small family event. We had the bread service, followed by a hummus plate. The main course consisted of whipped potatoes and a hummus sandwich. We concluded with a sublime creme brulee. Each exquisite dish was a testament to the restaurant's culinary artistry, earning my highest recommendation. Over the past three years, we have visited this establishment seven times, and every visit has been an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great meal as always. Atmosphere and service fabulous.
    Firefly GrillResponded 1 day ago
    We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal at Firefly Grill and found our atmosphere and service to be fabulous. It's always our goal to provide a memorable dining experience for our guests. We appreciate your continued patronage and look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a lovely experience. Good changes with the seasons and is imaginative.
    Firefly GrillResponded 1 day ago
    Thanks for the review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and service. We hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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  4. Foodie71

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service are always amazing! They also accommodated my dog who was traveling with me with patio seating.
    Firefly GrillResponded 6 days ago
    Thanks for the feedback, Foodie71! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed both the food and service at Firefly Grill. It's wonderful to know that you and your dog were comfortable with our patio seating. We strive to make every guest feel welcome and valued. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  5. TamuSabby

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant has the freshest vegetables, meat, and seafood in east-central Illinois. My house salad had the most tender lettuce and flavorful cherry tomatoes. My lobster and shrimp stew was amazing. The bread board with pretzel bread and beer cheese dip was addictive, as were the onion rings and the accompanying dips. My husband drives to this spot just for the All-American burger. Our child’s chicken tenders were the best fried chicken I’ve ever had, and I’m from Alabama. We also loved the desserts, especially the house-made ice cream. The server was helpful and friendly, and patient with our youngster. We have to drive over an hour to eat here, but it’s well worth it.
    Firefly GrillResponded on May 20, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience at Firefly Grill! It sounds like you got to try so many of our signature dishes, and we are so glad you enjoyed them! We look forward to welcoming you and your family back the next time you're in the area.

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  6. RichH

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and our waitress, Victoria, was outstanding. A true gem of an establishment.
    Firefly GrillResponded on May 20, 2024
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your dining experience at Firefly Grill, and love to know that Victoria took such great care of you. She's a gem! We hope to see you again very soon. Cheers!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ate out side with reservation for Mother's Day. 3 course meal with wife and her parents. Great afternoon from the food to the atmosphere. Service was high quality!
    Firefly GrillResponded on May 15, 2024
    Thank you so much for choosing Firefly Grill for your Mother's Day outing. We're thrilled to hear that you and your family enjoyed our 3-course meal and service. We look forward to welcoming you back for more memorable days with us.

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  8. AlexandraV

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Who would know that this hidden gem of a restaurant was in the middle of nowhere.. on the road west… we had a beautiful meal of exceptional quality. Friendly prompt service. Delectable baked haddock and salmon cooked on a grill with fresh garden peas.
    Firefly GrillResponded on May 13, 2024
    Thank you so much for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and found our service to be prompt and friendly. It's always a pleasure to know that we've hit the mark with our baked haddock and salmon. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit through Effingham - Cheers!

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  9. Bridgette

    New York City

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this restaurant. It is a “must” stop whenever near Effingham. Fresh ingredients, perfectly prepared. The flavors burst from the plate. This was our third visit and there will be a fourth, fifth…another plus, they welcome dogs to the porch!
    Firefly GrillResponded on May 13, 2024
    Thank you for your kind words! We're thrilled to hear that Firefly Grill is a must-stop for you wherever you are. We take great pride in our fresh ingredients and it's great to hear that you've enjoyed them all. We're also glad that our team made you feel welcome and that you had a positive experience. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit - Cheers!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The location was lovely and the food was fantastic. We didn’t appreciate a 5% “back of house” fee added to our bill. We always tip 20-25% and pay in cash, so this fee seemed excessive.
    Firefly GrillResponded on May 7, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We're delighted to hear that you enjoyed the lovely location and found the food to be fantastic during your recent visit. However, we're truly sorry to learn about your disappointment regarding the 5% "back of house" fee. We sincerely apologize for any confusion or frustration this may have caused. Rest assured, we take your feedback seriously, and we will review our disclosure practices to ensure clarity for our valued guests in the future. Your suggestion regarding pricing adjustments versus added fees is duly noted, and we'll certainly take it into consideration as we continually evaluate. Once again, we apologize for any inconvenience, and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future.

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FAQs

Firefly Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (217) 342-2002.

Firefly Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2912 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Firefly Grill

1810 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham, IL 62401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Keller Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Effingham
  • Hours of operation
    Mon 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Accessible on all levels.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Niall D. Campbell II
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (217) 342-2002
  • Catering
    From elegant hors d’oeuvres to award-winning farm & table dishes, firefly grill has options for every setting and every appetite. We’re happy to create a customized menu for your event.
  • Private party facilities
    Looking for the perfect space to hold an event? Stop searching and discover firefly events from corporate and pharmaceutical dinners to baby showers, bridal showers and anniversary parties we’ve got you covered.
  • Private party contact
    Katie Koester: (217) 342-2548
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