Stopped here after seeing articles and reviews on our way back to Chicago from Orlando. Right off 57 and easy to visit. It lived up to the hype. Delicious food. Great restaurant and great service and super fresh ingredients. Got a bunch of different items to split and try - All were fantastic and especially the caprese salad was amazing. Will make a point to stop back whenever we’re traveling this way.
Wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. Our dinner choices were amazing. Halibut couldn't have been any fresher, wedge salad (make sure to add bacon) was amazing and the filet was one of the best I've ever had. Well Done! We'll recommend FF to everyone!
Thanks for the great review! It sounds like you enjoyed every dish you tried, and that makes us so happy! We hope to see you again very soon for another round of halibut - Cheers!
We really enjoyed eating on the patio at Firefly grill. They have a great selection in their menu and everything we had was fresh and delicious. I highly recommend the curry meatballs and caprese salad. The ambiance is great for a date night or weekend on the patio. It is definitely on the pricier side, would be good for a date night or special occasion. I would venture to say this is the best restaurant in Effingham. If you’re driving through, it’s worth your time to stop and enjoy some great food!
Thanks for the amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed all of the great dishes you tried as well as our ambiance and service. Thank you so much for your kind words, and we hope to see you again very soon - Cheers!
Back again. This is one of the best restaurants we have been to and may make us consider more road trips . Scallops with corn & risotto was phenomenal, caprese salad was fantastic, home made ice cream.... everything is top notch.
WOW! Thanks for the awesome review... and another visit! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed so many of our favorite dishes including the caprese salad - YUM! Thanks for the multiple visits... Hope to see you again very soon, Cheers!
Visiting my mother for several days. Was here three times and always had a great experience with great service and food. Atmosphere is great for kids - eating outside so they can feed the fish. Thanks!!!
WOW - 3 times?!? That's amazing! Thank you so much for the multiple visits and great review! We are so glad your family enjoyed their visits with us. We hope to see you again very soon - Cheers!
Second time at Firefly in 1 week after many, many years of driving through Effingham on our way to STL and central Missouri and NEVER knowing it was there - amazing find (saw the billboard) and amazing food, service and ambiance. We will keep coming back! Highly recommend the Pork Burger and Fish Tacos.
WOW! Thanks for the amazing review... We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us, especially our pork burger & fish tacos. We can't wait to see you again on your travels through Effingham. Cheers!
Delicious food and lots to choose from! Will be stopping by again!
Great review! Thanks for stopping in!
Our third trip to Firefly and each has been outstanding. Everyone is friendly. The waitresses are knowledgeable and willing to engage in conversation. Food seasonings are right on. The ribeye is amazing. We live an hour away but will go back. Time to try some of the other entrees.
WOW! We are so glad to hear you had an "outstanding" experience with us at firefly grill! We can't wait for you to try other items on our menu very soon.
Great all around resturant. Food is always exceptional. Menu has plenty of options. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable about menu and restaurant in general. A little out of the way but well worth the trip.
Thanks for the great review, Chipper! We are so glad you found us and had a great experience. Hope to see you again soon - Cheers!
Unimpressed and not worth the drive from St. Louis. The bar has a good bourbon selection and wanted to order a Manhattan. The only vermouth they had was an inexpensive Martini and Rossi. Good bourbon derseves an good vermouth. The Montana Mignon was served with a bbq sauce, really!
Hi Keith... Thanks for your honest review & feedback. We hate to hear you didn't enjoy your experience with us. Please know, we do take reviews seriously and will be reviewing our bar selection to hopefully make you the perfect Manhattan in the future.
On our way home from vacation we stopped to have a late lunch, early dinner. We received great service and the food was delicious! I wish we lived closer so we could come more often!
Thanks for the great review, Jennifer! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, and can't wait to see you again soon - Cheers!
Hands down the best road trip meal we’ve ever had. Fine dining right off the interstate? Yes, please! food, service and ambiance were all on point; wish we could go back! Will definitely do so if we’re ever traveling that area again in the future.
WOW! Thank you so much for the great compliment and review. We are so glad you found us on your travels, and hope to see you again very soon - Cheers!
I had put in a special request for my son's birthday via the OpenTable reservation, and they did not acknowledge it. Every other restaurant I've used has taken the time to read those requests. I could have gone to Fridays and spent less money for the same experience. I only chose this restaurant to make the evening special. For the cost, customer service should be a given.
The food was fantastic and the atmosphere perfect. We were there for our anniversary. Had a quiet corner table. We split dishes so we could try more things and they asked each time if we wanted it played on two plates. Scallops we're melt in the mouth and the New York strip was cooked perfectly. Can't wait to go back!
WOW! So glad you enjoyed your experience with us... Thank you so much for the amazing review! We hope to see you again very soon - Cheers!
We happened upon this place while driving to Michigan. It is 5 star.... FANTASTIC.
Thanks for the amazing review... We are so glad you found us!
Wonderful evening. Our bartender and waitress were excellent and did everything to make our anniversary date phenomenal!!! Thanks!!!
Thanks for the amazing review, Brad! We are so glad we could make your anniversary so special... and appreciate you celebrating with us - Cheers!
The atmosphere and farm setting are perfect for the fresh, farm to table menu at Firefly Grille.
The Fried Green Tomatoes appetizer with red pepper coulis, goat cheese, basil was a perfect starter
before entrees from the chefs menu. Our waitress Jordyn provided excellent service. We will be back.
Thanks for the amazing review, David! We are so glad you enjoyed your fried green tomatoes. We will be sure to share your kind remarks with Jordyn. Can't wait to see you again soon - Cheers!
This is the second time my family has stopped here for dinner. We have family out of state and we always make a point to stop in Effingham overnight so we can come to the Firefly. Food is wonderful, it’s not usually too crowded (we were there on a Friday evening and had no trouble getting a reservation), and there is something there that everyone in my family will eat. A little
pricey to go too frequently, but for a special occasion, or in our case a 1-2x/year trip it’s fantastic.
Thanks for the amazing review, Randy... And for continuing to visit us on your travels through Effingham. We super appreciate it, and hope to see you again soon - Cheers!
The food was just average. Not anywhere nearly worth the exorbitant prices.
It was great! It’s always great! We always stop in while traveling through if the timing works out for lunch or dinner! :). We love this place!!!
Thanks for the amazing review, Susan... And your continued stops!
The food was absolutely amazing! I loved the taste of the food, the pleasure of our server and really enjoyed the ambiance. It was slightly higher priced, but worth the price!
Thanks for the amazing review, Amanda! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
Favorite place to stop when passing thru Effingham. Food is always very fresh and service is outstanding.
Thanks for the amazing review... We appreciate you stopping, and hope to see you again soon - Cheers!
Beautiful atmosphere. Upon arrival however, we were greeted by three people. When I gave my name, they all stared at the computer for a long time, saying nothing. I finally had to ask if they found it-one of them confirmed they had. I then asked if we could sit outside. One of the three asked the man “Are we seating outside?” He answered her “no” but didn’t look at me. It was awkward. There were clearly people outside eating and many empty tables as well. We were seated inside. Our server Jordan was excellent. The crab purses and fried green tomatoes were great. The pork shank special was tender and had great flavor. My husband had l a Haddock special that was wonderful as well. For dessert the blackberry cobbler with ice cream was one of the best cobblers I’ve ever had - the homemade ice cream had great texture and flavor. By the time we finished, there were more people dining outside - however several tables were still empty.
Thank you so much for the review! We hate to hear you weren't seated at your preferred destination. To be honest, we had a bit of a staffing issue which forced us to close a few areas of the restaurant. We do this to ensure each guest is nurtured perfectly and so our service staff doesn't get overwhelmed. However, we should have been more upfront and honest about it, and for that we apologize. Thank you for your patience, kind words, and visit... We hope to see you again soon!
Chef always does a great job with our meal. Staff is always pleasant and efficient . A go to place for us.
Thanks for the awesome review, Bernie... And for your continued visits!
Over all the food was good but everything was a little salty except for the fries someone needs to make sure things are not over salted
Thanks for the review, JackP.! And for your honesty with our salting. It sounds like we need to check into that ASAP. Again, thank you so much for your feedback, and we hope we get another chance to serve you very soon.
Yummy food, great waitress, beautiful view. A hidden gem in the center of Illinois!
Thanks for the awesome review, Deborah! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us.
Food and service are especially good. In my opinion it’s very pricey for entres and wine.
Thanks for the great review!
This is our third trip to this restaurant so expectations are high. This the first time that we brought or 15 year old son who is trying to decide between Hyde Park and Paris. Hmmm. We arrived on time for our reservations and had to wait a short time while the hostess and the manager discussed something. Afterward she greeted us with a megawatt smile asking how many in you party. When told that we had reservations she looked it up then greeted us by name. We were quickly seated at a table in a glasses in patio handed menus and told our server would be with us in a minute. To our delight Kayle was our server she was last time and was amazing. Will have to admit that this time she was even better given the circumstances she had to contend with a very contentious 4 top where nothing seamed to suit them. She put on a master class in grace and patience with dealing with them and still making her other tables feel as if we were her only customers.
We order the pretzels and crab purses both were excellent the purses were ever bit as good as I remembered them being. Then we all got the Montanan mignon it was very good last time it had bacon wrapped around which is typical this time it did not. Become the bacon does not get very crispy when cooked this way we all decide it was better this way than last time.
We had for desert the orang blossom creme brûlée with the decision split toni likes this one better i likes the one we had last time better sour apple creme brûlée.
The only down side was brought by my son and it was more of a question than a complaint half way into a very enjoyable meal the table was wet from condensation from the glasses why don’t they us coasters?
Thanks for the amazing review! We loved reading the story you explained our your experience at our restaurant and will be sure to share your kind words with Kaylee. It's guests like you that truly make us love what we do. And coasters are coming.... We promise :) Thanks again, and hope to see you again soon - Cheers!
Great service from Miranda and the food is always of great quality and taste. I look forward to visiting Fire Fly Grill every time I am in the area entertaining my clients.
Thanks for the amazing review! We will be sure to share your kind words with Miranda.
Excellent service, tasty food!!
Thanks for the amazing review, TheresaB!
Delicious as always, Firefly has become our go-to restaurant for birthdays, anniversaries and anytime we want a good meal.
WOW! Thanks for the awesome review. We are so honored to be your "go-to restaurant"... Thanks for your continued support!
We love the Firefly Grill and manage to make it a stop over on our travels from Michigan to Texas. It is a 5 star gem of a restaurant with excellent farm to table dishes. They are also very accommodating if you have any dietary restrictions. Don't hesitate to inquire if you have special needs.
Thanks for the amazing review... and for noting our special diet advice! We love serving any and all, and can't wait to see you again very soon - Cheers!
The food and service are always superb. We’ve enjoyed a casual lunch, large group birthday dinner and a romantic dinner for two.
Thanks for the great review, Peggy... And for continuing to come see us at firefly!
We always enjoy coming to the Firefly. The food and service and overall experience never disappoints.
Thanks for the great review, Fern!
Thoroughly enjoyed and were definitely impressed with the food! Father's Day special is wonderful.
Thanks for the amazing review, KatieP.! We are so glad you enjoyed your Father's Day celebration with us. Thanks for stopping in - Cheers!
I was very excited about taking my father in law out for a nice dinner. He loves steak and lobster however the lobster did not come with our meal,( the kitchen had forgotten it) and when it did it was very over cooked and smelled fishy. It was not good at all. Our server was kind enough to take one of the lobsters off due to our wait but the quality of the fish was very poor. We enjoy coming here but just didnt catch them on a good night.
OH NO! It sounds like we really missed the mark with your lobster on Father's Day, but I'm glad to hear you were taken care of. Our lobster was freshly delivered and cooked to order, but it sounds like we missed the mark. We hope you can come again soon to give us another chance to really "Wow" you!
We were there early for lunch. Nice quiet dining but others were arriving as we finished. Overall great place. Would go again.
Thanks for the awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed a quiet lunch with us, and hope to see you again very soon - Cheers!
We went there for our 10 year anniversary and it was excellent. We ordered the Fried Green Tomatoes (which is our favorite dish on the whole menu) and the cheese curds. We split the fried chicken and the kitchen went ahead and split it for us on two plates which was really nice. If you can sit on the covered back patio, the views are fantastic. We LOVE this place!!
Thanks for the amazing review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit with us including our fried green tomatoes - YUM! We can't wait to see you for another meal very soon. Cheers!
Delicious food, very accommodating staff lovely setting. We were there with 4 adults, 2 large dogs and 1 small dog. Everyone loved the dogs and kept us all happy. We live in Chicago but try to get here every summer.
Thanks for the amazing review, RebeccaZ! We are so glad you come visit us every summer, and love seeing those furry friends... Can't wait to see you again soon - Cheers!
High quality food sourced locally. Excellent beef. Wife loved her Creme Brulee dessert. Best part was most everything on the me u can be made Gluten Free which helps my wife's allergy.
Thanks for the awesome review, Paul! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, and that your wife left satisfied with our gluten-free options. Hope to see you again soon!