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Firefly Grill, Effingham, IL

Firefly Grill

4.6
4.6
2869 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 18 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 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

Experiences

  • Eclipse Viewing Party

    $100.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Apr 8, 2024 only
    🌟 Join us for an Eclipse Viewing Party at Firefly Grill! 🌟 Mark your calendar for Monday, April 8th, from 11 am to 3 pm, as we gather to witness a mesmerizing solar eclipse together! Come hungry and indulge in a delicious buffet that'll keep you fueled for our cosmic adventure. Enjoy live music that'll set the mood and add a touch of magic to the atmosphere. We provide your eclipse glasses! They're your ticket to witnessing the awe-inspiring event safely. Plus, each guest gets a free drink ticket to keep the party going. Let's come together at Firefly Grill, where we'll watch the sky transform and create memories that'll last a lifetime. See you there! ✨🌒🔭

What 2,869 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Chicago / Illinois

    Unspecified

  • Central Illinois

    Best Overall

  • Central Illinois

    Best Food

  • Central Illinois

    Best Service

  • Central Illinois

    Best Ambiance

  • Central Illinois

    Best Value

  • Central Illinois

    Good for business meals

  • Central Illinois

    Healthy

  • Central Illinois

    Hot spot

  • Central Illinois

    Neighborhood gem

  • Central Illinois

    Good for special occasions

  • Central Illinois

    Lively

  • Central Illinois

    Most Booked

2,869 Reviews
  1. Sandy

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was really good. Not really crazy about the seating for a table of 2…..probably would have chose a high top table so that the people next to us weren’t an arm length away. Also not sure why the special occasion question is on the reservation site when the occasion is not recognized. But this seems to be with any place that asks that question. Overall a good experience…

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  2. IowaBud

    Des Moines

    17 reviews

    3.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Our order wasn't put in and ultimately waited 70 minutes for our dinners, which were just salads with chicken. We came in before two large groups, but our orders got put in again after theirs, so big delays. They apologized with an unsolicited 10% off the check. Environs are cool but noisy in the big undamaged space. Salads were good. We saw lots of other food going by that looked good too. This was our second time going through town and stopping here; last time was a bit better.
    Firefly GrillResponded 2 days ago
    We're really sorry to hear about the issues you experienced with your meals and the delay in service. We understand how frustrating it can be when your meal is not served when you expect it, and we apologize for the inconvenience caused. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the salads you ordered. We appreciate your feedback and will certainly use it to improve our service. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you better in the future.

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  3. Shel63

    Indiana

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely time. The coconut matcha panna cotta was an incredible dessert, so many wonderfully combined flavors and pretty too! And GF!
    Firefly GrillResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our coconut matcha panna cotta. We hope to serve you again the future. Cheers!

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  4. JoanneB

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was very delicious, and we enjoyed everything from appetizers through dessert. Cocktails were great, too.
    Firefly GrillResponded 2 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal and our cocktails. We always strive to provide delicious food and excellent service to all our guests. We look forward to welcoming you back to Firefly Grill soon!

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  5. MichaelO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great evening for a family reunion. Food so good. I had the Thai lobster..ourstanding.
    Firefly GrillResponded 4 days ago
    Thanks for stopping in! We're thrilled to hear that you had a great evening at Firefly Grill. It's wonderful to know that our Thai lobster hit the spot and that you enjoyed the food and service. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future Cheers!

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  6. DeniseS

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    This visit wasn't as wonderful as all our prior visits. My food was tepid and service was lackluster. Server never checked to see how our meal was or offer refills on our sodas. $4 is a lot for a small glasses of soda that isn't refilled.
    Firefly GrillResponded 4 days ago
    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Firefly Grill. We're sorry to hear that your visit didn't live up to your past visits. We strive to provide an exceptional dining experience and it's clear we fell short in your case. We appreciate your feedback regarding the food and service. We always aim to deliver the best quality and service to our guests and we're sorry to hear that we missed the mark this time. Your comments will be taken into consideration as we continuously work to improve our service. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. Cheers!

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  7. Olivia

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Our reservation was made for 7:45, we arrived and checked in at 7:40. We were not seated until around 8:45, we were not brought water or greeted by a waiter until around 9pm. This was for an 8 course tasting menu. When the waiter greeted us he was friendly and kind and put our order in right away. We didn’t receive our first course until 9:30, we waited another 25 minutes for the second course, and around the same time for the third course. It picked up at the 4th course but it was after 10:30 and we were tired. Our main dishes were the 7th course and served around 10:45pm (3 hours after our original reservation). We asked for the check and our dessert to go and didn’t get out of the restaurant until around 11:25pm. Overall the food was okay, the lobster bao bun tacos were the best part of our meal. The manager checked in with us before our first course was served and said they were running behind and they’d comp our drinks, at which point we hadn’t ordered any drinks. I ordered one drink and it wasn’t to my personal liking but got rave reviews from the people next to us (who had a very similar experience with their 8 course tasting experience to us and we bonded over that throughout the night). They ended up knocking 25% off our entire bill, however we still paid $215 before tip. It was not worth it at all and we regretted the experience. We have been to eat at firefly previously and had a wonderful experience and amazing food those times. Overall out of our 8 courses we gave the overall taste rating a 4/10. The staff was friendly, very busy (understandably so), and hard workers. Our experience just wasn’t great and it wasn’t worth waiting an hour for our reserved table, and not eating our dinner until so late on a Wednesday night with work the next morning. We will dine at firefly again, but definitely not on a holiday, and not when they stray from their regular dinner menu. Firefly is a wonderful staple in the Effingham community and I hope they do better.
    Firefly GrillResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback about your recent dining experience . We sincerely apologize for the challenges you encountered during your visit, and we appreciate your patience. We deeply regret the delay in seating you and the extended wait time for your courses. We understand the frustration that can arise when expectations are not met, especially for an 8-course tasting menu of this caliber on such a special day. We want to assure you that we take your feedback seriously, and we are actively addressing the issues raised to enhance our service. We are committed to ensuring that future visits surpass your expectations. Your feedback serves as a valuable tool for our team to refine our processes and improve the overall dining experience. Cheers!

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  8. TonyaS

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I will have to say I have been to Firefly Grill numerous times. The staff never ceases to amaze every time! I have enjoyed the Valentine tastings for several years now however last night I knew it was going to be super busy. Even with the sold out crowd the staff at Firefly Grill kept their cool and went above and beyond with their service. So thank you Firefly for making my Valentine's Day a great day!!
    Firefly GrillResponded 7 days ago
    We're overjoyed to hear that you had another fantastic experience at Firefly Grill! It's always a pleasure to serve our valued guests, especially on Valentine's Day. We're thrilled that our Valentine tastings have contributed to making your special day memorable. We appreciate your understanding and patience, it's the little things that keep us on our toes! Thank you for your kind words and for choosing to celebrate with us. We look forward to your next visit!

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  9. Natalie12

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We eat at Firefly every year for Valentine’s Day and this year just felt so much different. It was chaotic and we had to wait so much longer in between courses than we ever have. Our reservation was at 5:30 and we didn’t leave until 8:30. I felt so bad for all the people who had to wait for so long for their reservation time. They were just standing around by the door. I work in the service industry so I get that it was a busy night and hiccups are a given, but we were disappointed and that’s never happened before.
    Firefly GrillResponded 2 days ago
    We're truly sorry to hear about your recent Valentine's experience at Firefly Grill. There were many factors that put a damper on things, but that's no excuse on our part. This isn't our typical evening, and though it was a rough one, we have already been working on solutions to make sure this doesn't happen in the future. We appreciate your patience and feedback, and hope to be able to really 'wow' you again on your next visit. Cheers!

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  10. TWhip

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I want to preface my review. I love this place. We have been there MANY times. We have had their Valentine Dinners on several occasions. Sadly, this year's food/wine pairing was "off." We had to wait on our wine for the specific course to be served for 2 or more courses. We had the 8-course meal. The wine chosen to pair with 2 of the courses was NOT a good match. This makes me sad.

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  11. EmilyM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I love Firefly and have been probably a dozen times, but the Valentines Day tasting menu wasn’t my fav experience. The service was really slow and the food was just so/so. When we left, there were people waiting out the door for their reservation. I was hoping for a more gourmet experience, but I will always come back! Truly, one of my favorite restaurants.
    Firefly GrillResponded 2 days ago
    Thanks for the review! We're sorry to hear that your experience was lackluster. As you noted, this isn't typical for us, and to be honest, we had a rough night. We have already worked on many solutions to ensure this doesn't happen to us again. We are so appreciative of your patience and feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back for a much better, firefly signature experience. Cheers!

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  12. sdaa

    Detroit

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming place to grab a bite or a drink. The food was fresh & flavorful, and the vibe of the place was chill. My friend & I had a lovely, long-overdue catch up.
    Firefly GrillResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thanks for your awesome review... and for stopping in to see us. We love to hear that you enjoyed your food and service. We look forward to serving you again soon!

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  13. KatieR

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and friendly service. Brunch was great
    Firefly GrillResponded on February 14, 2024
    We're thrilled to hear that you had a great experience at Firefly Grill! It's wonderful to know that our food and service hit the mark for you. We're especially glad you enjoyed our brunch. We can't wait to welcome you back soon!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tasting! Even the wine pairings were perfect!
    Firefly GrillResponded on February 14, 2024
    Hey, thank you so much for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our food and wine pairings. It's always wonderful to know when we've hit the mark. We're grateful for your kind words and look forward to serving you again soon.

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  15. mollyb

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Service was outstanding. Samuel (I believe) was our waiter and was kind, attentive, and very efficient. The lobster bisque was delicious and we enjoyed the dumplings. However, the main courses were bland and cold. Our “medium” steak was well+. We will definitely try again on a less busy night.
    Firefly GrillResponded on February 12, 2024
    Hi Molly! Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our service and enjoyed our lobster bisque! We're sorry to hear that our main courses didn't meet your expectations. Your feedback is important to us and we'll certainly take it into consideration as we continually strive to improve our dishes. We hope you'll give us another try on a less busy night to allow us another chance to impress you.

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  16. MarkM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wait staff were attentive and excellent, very nice meal and visit with family
    Firefly GrillResponded on February 7, 2024
    Thanks for the amazing review... and for stopping in to see us at firefly grill! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and we hope to see you again soon. Cheers!

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  17. SREI

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing filet with blue cheese crust. Service was spot on.
    Firefly GrillResponded on February 15, 2024
    Thanks for the incredible review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit... and delicious filet!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great birthday celebration. My friend glued her surprise party.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thanks for celebrating with us! We are so glad you all enjoyed your evening at firefly grill, and hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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  19. JenB

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A busy Friday Night at the FireFly before a show, and they did not disappoint. Service, Food and atmosphere were all excellent! I had the Chicken Fried Parmesan. The waiter said it was “new to the menu today.” I will go out and say it was the best chicken meal in any form, that I have ever had. My husband said his meal was also excellent. We were seated near the cooks line- so exciting and fun to watch how busy, accurate and thorough they all were. All things added up… I felt like I was dining at a 5 star Chicago or NYC restaurant. Thank you Fire Fly for a great experience!
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 29, 2024
    Wow - we are honored by your comparison and absolutely thrilled to hear that you had a great time at Firefly Grill! It's wonderful to know that our service, food, and atmosphere exceeded your expectations. Your kind words truly mean a lot to us. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers!

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  20. JulieH

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always worth the trip to dine here! And it's the perfect "pre-event" dinner for the Effingham Performance Center!
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 31, 2024
    Thanks for the review! We LOVE to hear that you feel we are worth the trip before an EPC show. We strive to provide excellent food and service, and your feedback lets us know we're on the right track. We appreciate your continued visits and look forward to serving you again soon - Cheers!

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  21. HollyO

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food/libations, service, and ambiance was divine, as usual. We stop by every time we travel back from Chicago to St Louis.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 29, 2024
    Thanks for the feedback, HollyO! We're thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your experience at Firefly Grill. We love forward to serving you on your next trip through Effingham!

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  22. RamavarapuS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our fifth or sixth visit to Firefly Grill. Food was just fantastic. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a superb dining experience.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 26, 2024
    WOW - Thank you so much! We are so glad you have enjoyed so many visits at the firefly grill. You are a ROCKSTAR!

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  23. JasonS

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What can we say the entire experience of dining here was amazing. Our waitress was helpful. Intuitive funny, and allowed us to enjoy our meal.. Concerning the meal, everything we had was layers of wonderful flavors. The drinks were over the moon and we cannot wait to return to try new fun combinations.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 22, 2024
    WOW - Thank you, Jason! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us! We love what we do at firefly grill and are so glad when our great guests get the full flavor experience. We can't wait to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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  24. SteveA

    San Diego

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was quite slow. Lots of empty drinks. Took a long time for our main course to come out as well. Was it quite sure what the problem was with that but others who were there after us got served before we saw our food. Overall, the food was quite tasty. We enjoyed the meal. 
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 19, 2024
    Thank you so much for your honest feedback, Steve! We will be working with our team to ensure this problem is taken care of, and you don't have the same issues on your next visit. We take reviews seriously and though they can be hard to read, they always make us better as a team. We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal, and appreciate your visit. Cheers!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was decent but extremely overpriced, plenty open tables but seated next to a couple, no ice for our drinks. Our waitress was fantastic though.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 15, 2024
    Thank you for joining us at the firefly grill! We are glad you enjoyed your food and service staff. It sounds like we have a few issues to line-out and we will do just that. We will make sure your next visit is top notch. Thank you for the feedback!

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  26. GrahamH

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    To celebrate a birthday with my significant other we came here and we’re treated extremely well. They gave us the patio for the night (as it was a slower Tuesday evening in January. And all of the food is scrumptious, you cannot order something and be disappointed here.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 11, 2024
    Thanks for the wonderful review, Graham! We are so glad we could help make a special day even more memorable for you and your significant other. We appreciate being your chosen destination, and hope to serve you again very soon. Cheers!

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  27. Jhshoes2

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved our meal and service. Would like to known we’d be seated on back porch, due to a corporate dinner inside.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 10, 2024
    Thanks for the great review! We are glad you enjoyed your food and service, and hope to see you again soon for another round.

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  28. Leaf

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The is my favorite restaurant anywhere, hands down and they did not disappoint tonight. We had the new years tasting menu. I enjoy their creative dishes which sometimes seem to come out of left field, but are always amazing. I love the surprise of something new and love to see how all the flavors come together.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 2, 2024
    WOW - Thank you so much! We are so glad you enjoyed our NYE Tasting. It's one of our most favorite nights of the year. We appreciate your kind words and for stopping in. Cheers to 2024!

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  29. MichaelK

    Coastal Georgia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came through the area on vacation and decided to do the tasting menu for NYE. Overall was pretty good but thought it could be better for the price. Tasting dishes were very good, with lots of great flavors. Cornish hen entree not so good (not tender) and we didn’t care for the dessert. Thought for the price everything should be pretty good and wished the dessert would have had a stronger finish. The dishes that were good were very good and it was a fun meal, and would definitely look to do again if we were in the area.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 2, 2024
    Thank you so much for your review! We are so glad you got to join us for our NYE Tasting. We are glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your feedback. Thanks again!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the firefly tasting and it was delicious.Hope to do that again.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 1, 2024
    Awesome! Thank you for your visit... We appreciate you joining us for our NYE tasting. Cheers to 2024!

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  31. DWillar

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the 8-course New Years tasting meal with wine courses and everything was excellent. Each course was beautifully presented and the flavors were super. Our table agreed there were certain courses that were preferred, some not as desirable due to personal preference, but each was unique and interesting. Each person had a favorite course and in the end we agreed it was an outstanding experience. Service was excellent as always.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 1, 2024
    We love to hear it! Thank you so much for joining us for one of our favorite nights of the year. We truly love to execute our tasting menus and love when our guests get to enjoy them. We are so glad that everything was top notch and appreciate your review so much. Cheers!

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  32. HeidiB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The NYE tasting was fantastic! The mushrooms, berries, and root vegetables throughout most of the courses gave a wonderful continuity to the whole evening. Perfect portions and delicious food!
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 1, 2024
    We love to hear it! Thank you so much for joining us for our NYE Tasting. It's one of our favorite nights of the year, and our amazingly talented team works so hard to put it together. We are so glad you enjoyed each course and truly felt the theme throughout. We hope to see you again for another tasting. Cheers!

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  33. BrentW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was outstanding. The tasting was a great way to try many different dishes.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 1, 2024
    RIGHT ON! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us for our NYE Tasting. We truly love what we do at firefly and this is one of our most favorite events of the year. We are so glad you got to experience it. Cheers!

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  34. Bernie

    St. Louis

    32 reviews

    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting New Year’s Eve menu! We were there on the 30th and it was offered.There is a choice of 4, 6 or 8 courses. We did the 6 course with wine and enjoyed every course. Only suggestion is the service slow down the courses with the wine so each course with the wine could be savored.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 1, 2024
    Thank you so much for stopping in for our NYE tasting! We had so much fun this weekend serving so many great guests. We appreciate your feedback and will be working with our team to ensure a top notch experience at our next event. Cheers to you!

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  35. MikeF

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was great! Food was delicious large portions. Only negative was to long of wait between courses. Waited 45 min between dishes and the main course. Everything else was great.
    Firefly GrillResponded on December 31, 2023
    Thank you so much for your review, Mike.... and for joining us for the first night of our New Year's Eve tasting. To be honest, we had a rough night overall with many nervous jitters. We learned many lessons on Friday night. We appreciate your feedback, but we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your food and service. We are working as a team to ensure your next visit is top notch! Cheers to you!

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  36. TeresaF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    your place is pleasant I'd advise your servicers to not wear such strong cologne/body products very tasty bread & jam...would have liked a 2nd but one really was enough soup was alright...barley a bit chewy....broth very well seasoned LOVE LOVE LOVED the beet salad reflection tea...ok...needed a tad bit more cod was amazing...crust spot on....loved the squash swirl, grilled asparagus, and beets....I can still taste the goodness 2 grilled green onions...meh...1 would have been enough...a little over powered...maybe leek instead? honey ginger cake waaaaaay tooooo sweet LOVE LOVE LOVED the elderberry on top!!! needed more :-)
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 1, 2024
    Hi Teresa... Thanks so much for joining us for our NYE Tasting. We had so much fun this weekend serving such great guests. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you for another great firefly experience soon. Cheers!

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  37. JenniferK

    Nashville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stopped here on the way to AND from Nashville for Christmas break. Really great restaurant! Delicious meals (wedge salad, focaccia, shrimp cakes, fish and chips, burger, and both hot and cold chai. Great waiter, wish we lived closer!
    Firefly GrillResponded on December 30, 2023
    WOW - 2 visits?! You are a rockstar! Thank you so much for your visits and for such a wonderful review. We appreciate you and can't wait to serve you again on your next trip through Effingham. Cheers!

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  38. LeeJ

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was excellent. Very accommodating and helpful. Food was very good except the soup my wife received was cold, it was returned to kitchen to warm up, but came back just as cold as before. Waiter was kind enough to remove soup from ticket. Overall I would still go back again.
    Firefly GrillResponded on January 17, 2024
    Thank you so much for visiting us at firefly grill! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit, but hate to hear your soup was cold. We will be working with our talented team to solve this issue and make sure your next visit is top notch with hot soup. Thank you for your kindness, and we hope to serve you again soon. Cheers!

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  39. LindsayW

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food! Amazing drinks! The Montana mignon is always fantastic.
    Firefly GrillResponded on December 30, 2023
    Thanks for the wonderful review... We hope to be able to serve you another Montana Mignon again soon. Cheers!

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  40. Megan

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was so disappointing. We were in town from Florida, visiting family who raved about the food. I ordered my ribeye medium rare which came out medium (pink in the middle). I sent it back. My mother in law ordered a filet which lackluster flavor, which was extremely disappointing. The risotto was undercooked, chewy/hard. My replacement ribeye came back 15-20 minutes after I sent it back. Everyone had finished their meals and my 1 year old was ready leave. I canceled my steak and basically ate sides and appetizers. Then our bill came which had to be adjusted 3 times before the correct price was on there because the server was not familiar with the new ordering system. I thought they comped my glass of Caymus. I was wrong they added it to the bill. Through all of this not once did a manager stop by the table to apologize. We were very disappointed with everyone from the kitchen to the management. I expect higher standards from a restaurant with a high price point as this.
    Firefly GrillResponded on December 30, 2023
    Hi Megan... I know this has been taken care of off-line, but we want to officially apologize for your most recent experience here as well. We are so sorry that we didn't provide the top notch service and food we are known for and you deserve. This doesn't happen often at firefly grill, so though it's hard for us to swallow, we take situations like this and consider them great training experiences for our entire team. We will be working to make sure these issues are solved to ensure your next visit is up to par. Thank you for bringing this to our attention and again, we apologize for your visit.

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Firefly Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 2869 OpenTable diners.

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1810 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham, IL 62401

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Keller Drive
  • Neighborhood
    Effingham
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Tue–Thu 11:00 am–2:00 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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