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Firefly Grill

1810 Avenue of Mid-America, Effingham, IL 62401


Firefly Grill is a modern roadhouse restaurant located on the shores of Lake Kristie. This wonderful place operates on an oasis of American fresh cuisine in the heart of the Midwest.

Firefly boasts a soulfoul, seasonal menu created with herbs and vegetables 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. The beautiful facility and grounds make this the perfect place for a wedding or group event. Cooking demonstrations, field-trips and tours with a variety of curriculum are available. Enjoy a meal in their main seating area, or cocktails in the Firefly's "Farmacy," bar & outdoor section of their facility, which offfers smaller portions, speciality drinks and dog friendly section. The kids can also enjoy taking a stroll on their dock to feed the famous fish in Lake Kristie. 

Reservations are recommended and can be made on their website at


More Information

  • Mon: 5:00am – 9:00am
  • Tue: 11:00am – 9:00am
  • Wed: 11:00am – 9:00am
  • Thu: 11:00am – 9:00am
  • Fri: 11:00am – 10:00am
  • Sat: 11:00am – 10:00am
  • Sun: 11:00am – 8:00am

  • Accepts Credit Cards
  • Children’s Menu
  • Gluten Free Options
  • Parking Available
  • Private Dining
  • Reservations Available
  • Serves Alcohol
  • Vegetarian Friendly
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Menu is subject to changes. The event prices will vary depending on the type of event, such as a wedding or a reunion, and how many guests.

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