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About Firefly Grill
Firefly Grill is a modern farm & table roadhouse 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 boasts a soulful, seasonal menu created from their onsite beyond organic farm. Ingredients they don’t grow or find locally are sourced from sustainable purveyors who care for them as ardently.
Firefly offers indoor/outdoor seating on the water, lounge seating by the fire, dog friendly seating in the warmer months and several private event spaces.
Effingham, IL 62401
American, Global, International
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 9:00pm;
Friday & Saturday: 4:00 pm - 10:00pm
Sundays: Brunch 11:00am - 3:00 pm
Dinner: 3:00pm - 8:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Accessible on all levels.
Niall D. Campbell II
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Firefly Grill Ratings and Reviews
We love, Love, LOVE this place. They consistently serve high quality food in a rustic upscale setting at very reasonable prices. Service is attentive and competent. We seek this place out during our semi annual trips between homes. Well worth any side trip necessary to make a visit.
I have enjoyed going to the Firefly since they have opened. We have celebrated birthdays, anniversaries, girls night out, and "just because" there. The food is always fantastic, the staff is accommodating and friendly, and the venue is beautiful and comfortable. I am planning on returning next week to celebrate my 20th anniversary with my husband, see you soon!
Great dining experience. Me and my date both loves the food. The chopped salad was amazing!! I had the roasted duck breast and it was cooked to perfection. She had the pan sealed tuna and was very pleased. We both thought about and talked about the meal for days after. Our waiter was very knowledgeable. I recommend this place to place to anyone!!! I told all my friends about it and told them they must go!
My daughter and I were on a road trip and staying the night in Effingham. We chose to stay in Effingham because we had been told by friends who live in southern Illinois that Firefly Grill was a great restaurant. They were right! It was a dark, cold night, and we had been driving for 11 hours. The Firefly Grill was a most welcome respite. Stephanie, our server, couldn't have been nicer or more helpful. We enjoyed our drinks, the food, and the atmosphere. I live in Houston, TX, and the Firefly Grill rivals any dining experience I have had in Houston (or elsewhere). My daughter also said it was one of the best dining experiences she's ever had.
I was in Effingham for a Christmas market and couldn't pass up lunch at The Firefly. As usual, the food was fabulous--I had the Casaer salad, which was great--they ask if you want anchovies or not (what's a Casaer salad without anchovies, however) and the pork porterhouse. Although the pork was good, I was blown away by the sides--mashed potatoes, trumpet mushrooms--everything melded together to make a great plate. The service was good, but there were a couple of issues that were easily corrected--they were extremely busy, which only underscores how good the food is--don't miss it.
I've been to Firefly a number of times and I am SO glad we had a reservation. I didn't realize there was a performance at the center nearby. We ordered the crab purses as an appetizer, garden salad and Caesar salad, and for the entrees the fried chicken and pork porterhouse. It was all delicious!
We love this place. We went on a Thursday night and it was very busy. We usually go in Tuesday’s which are much less busy. Usually the service is great, but our most recent experience wasn’t phenomenal (So Slow!). I think we will stick with Tuesday nights from now on.
We had Brittany as our server, she is the best! She always makes you feel like the only group in the room, she knows the menu inside and out, and gives great suggestions. We had a great time, the food was delicious and fast and the price was fair. Highly recommend!
Had hoped for more, based on the hype and ratings. The staff (especially Rachel) was superb. The food ...so-so. A $12 bowl of soup (hot spicy squash--no warning) for lunch plus a #12 chicken sandwich? Dicey and pricey. Must have been an off-day for the cook...the fish 'n chips were both crisp to the point of overdone. When you pay those prices, you probably should expect a little more attention to detail. It appears to be a thriving business, so plenty of others must be getting what they expect, just not our "cup of tea." But, now I can say I've been there.
The crab toast had no flavor except for the very black crust. Where was the crab? My medium steak came out rare and the glass of wine, eight minutes later after I reminded the waitress. The waitress for the next table gave a nice review of the menu. Our waitress was abrupt. Not a good experience for the cost. Try Witt's Smokehouse for a better meal and experience for 1/3 the cost.
We were at this restaurant many years ago accidentally, while driving across country. We made a plan to return this week for my husbands birthday.
The restaurant is still excellent in every way. It has also expanded while maintaining intimacy or privacy. And the vegetable gardens have expanded but kept small and fun to walk through.
The Coi and Catfish have grown as well.
Another perfect meal at the fabulous firefly grill. I had the Korean Spice Ribs and they are my new favorite. I must admit that it's hard to have a favorite at the firefly because everything that I've ever had there was top notch. This is a must try for people who are traveling through Effingham. A unique environment with delicious food that most people would not expect to find in our small town. The customer service is amazing too.
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