Great food. Awesome calamari. Highly recommend the Montana Mignon. You can do chain fast food just down the road or your tastebuds can have sumptuous food from Firefly. We went in a Friday for lunch while passing through on the highway. Going back Monday on the way back!
Amazing food at an acceptable price. Great service and atmosphere
Wow - Thank you for the awesome review, Andy... We are so glad you enjoyed your experience, and hope to see you again very soon - Cheers!
Such a pretty setting with the pond & my mushroom ravioli & halibut was phenomenal. The merlot was nice too!
Thanks for the awesome review, Kathleen! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience... Especially with 2 of our favorite dishes - YUM! Can't wait to see you again soon... team firefly
As always, the firefly is an oasis of culinary respite in a desert of mediocrity.
WOW! Thank you so much for the awesome review... We honestly feel we couldn't have said it better.
Firefly Grill has a great selection of farm-fresh food. Everything is prepared to perfection. We have lunch or dinner there every chance we can when driving along I-57. The menu changes over time, so we hope to see their awesome Reuben sandwich back some day, but the fish & chips and Asian poke bowl (with orange chicken!) were very welcome alternatives. The waitstaff have excellent recommendations and are always friendly and helpful.
Thanks for the awesome review, Stefan! We appreciate your continued stops to see us in Effingham. I will be sure to let Chef Niall know you are interested in seeing our Rueben back on the menu, but try the pastrami sandwich the next time you're in... It's amazing! We will be sure to share your review with our staff, and hope to see you again soon - Cheers!
Firefly Grill was wonderful as always, only complaint was the standard bloody mary didn't taste like a bloody mary. The overall ingredients were fine but it tasted like they added a jar of pickle juice. It was not a good addition. The food was great and the service was awesome.
Hi Pete! Thanks for the awesome review... However, we hate to hear you didn't enjoy your bloody mary. I will work with our Bar Manager to see what is going on with our recipe as it sounds like something might be off. We hope you can come see us again soon so we can "Wow" you with a correct Bloody Mary - Cheers!
Fine. Food was good, service was good. Highly recommend
Thanks for the awesome review!!
Fantastic as always! You can't miss this place--the pork was great!
Thanks for the awesome review, Bentonparkbabe! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the pork... Yum!
Friendly, great food, beautiful setting. Highly recommend.
Thanks for the awesome review, SharonK... And the recommendation!
We have stopped here for lunch and dinner, and both were very good. Conveniently off I-57/I-70 within a few minutes. Very high quality farm to table food. Plenty of great vegetables to go with the meals. If you want to stop for more than a fast food meal on the road this should be your place to go!
Thanks for the great review, DanD.! We are so glad you joined us for your 2nd visit, and it sounds like it was a great one. Can't wait to serve you again soon - Cheers!
Classy & Sophisticated yet urban & hip. A great gathering place that has an easy feel. Food is divine!
Thanks for the awesome review, ChrystalS.... We think you described us perfectly. Can't wait to see you again soon !
The ambience & service were outstanding. The character & atmosphere is very relaxing. Service was well timed & friendly. Considering the price, food was average! Wine prices are greatly over priced. I would not recommend due to prices being severely overpriced.
Hi Bill! Thank you for reaching out... and for your honest review. Please know, our pricing is driven by our farm fresh ingredients and for the farmers and foragers we trust to find them. However, we are currently reviewing our wine list to be a bit more price friendly. We hope you can give us another try soon to give us another chance to really "Wow" you!
As always - exceptional food and service. Chef Niall has created another exceptional entre with the mushroom ravioli.
Thanks for the awesome review, KathyL! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed the mushroom ravioli... It's one of our current favorites as well. Can't wait to see you again soon - Cheers!
We had a wonderful lunch last Friday at Firefly Grill- Great service and amazing food.
Fan appetizer, we ordered the crab purses which sounds odd but they were delicious and w the chili sauce- was a winner.
I had the pork burger and although messy, it was delicious and I could eat this everyday. My husband had the ribeye sandwich which he said was also very good. Both sandwiches were served with garlic French fries but they allow substitutes. I had a side of coleslaw but I think that any side could be substituted.
We were very happy with our lunch and only wish that we didn’t live two hours away.
Please stop- you will not regret it!
Wow! Thanks for the awesome review, TammyL.! We are so glad you enjoyed your lunch with us... And wish you lived closer so you could enjoy more visits with us. Thanks for coming by - Cheers!
This place does not disappoint! Wonderful date night.
Thanks for the awesome review... and for choosing us as your date night venue! Cheers!
We were on our way home and stopped for an early dinner. It was a beautiful day and we were seated outside on the deck overlooking the pond. Service and food was outstanding as usual. Firefly never disappoints.
Thanks for the awesome review, SteveW! This makes us smile :)
There was a welcoming attitude, excellent service, and delicious food. We look forward to many future dinners here
Thanks for the awesome review! We are so glad you found us. Cheers!
I would love to try everything on their menu. If seabass I had was as amazing as it was, then the rest must be just as exquisite. Very timely. Never waited long. Had a very polite waiter, and loved everything about the restaurant.
Thanks for the awesome review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and hope you can enjoy seabass, or another dish, wish us very soon - Cheers!
My daughter’ college graduation dinner - service was great and food was excellent!
Thanks for the awesome review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience... Thanks for celebrating a milestone with us!
Enjoyed the halibut, would like a better selection of sides. The steak was also good they just need a loaded baked potato. Seating and atmosphere was nice. They did have great service.
Thanks for the awesome review, RobP! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience. Cheers!
The food and service were both very good. The place is decorated in a clean, modern style, very appealing. I love to be able to sit outside to dine. Very nice outside view over the pond. My only criticism would be that they need to have more moderately priced wines on their wine list. Most are $50 and up per bottle. If I were having a dinner for a special occasion I might want to pay for an $80 bottle of wine to go with it, but for just a nice dinner out, I would like to see more choices in the under $45 category.
Hi outoftowner! Thanks for the great review... We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your outside dining experience with us. We do currently have an under $29 wine list, and are looking to expand it. Stay tuned and we hope we can find more selections for you!
Every time we travel south, we make it a point to stop in Effingham and eat at the Firefly Grill. We find everything about it wonderful.
WOW! Thank you so much for the awesome review, RdeanK... And for continuing to stop and see us! We appreciate you !
If you are in the area, The Firefly Grill is a must for dining. The food is wonderful and the service is great. The menu is unique and we have never had anything there that we didn't love. This restaurant is a rare gem.
Thank you so much for the awesome review, "Nottoopicky". We are so glad you enjoyed your experience with us... and hope to see you again very soon - Cheers!
Thanks for the awesome review... And celebrating your anniversary with us!
Wonderful food and service!
Thanks fo the awesome review, BrockK!
The food and service was on point, as good if not better than many 4-5 star restaurants I’ve enjoyed. I was very impressed and will definitely make it “my dinner place” when returning to the area!!!
WOW! Thank you so much for the great comments, and amazing review. We super appreciate you coming to visit us and can't wait to see you again very soon.
This place is amazing! Whenever we are in the area, we make time to stop. The food is always perfectly prepared and professionally and politely served. Wish this restaurant was closer to home. We would visit even more often! Applause, applause Firefly Grill!
Thanks so much for the awesome review, David! WOW is really all we can say.... We are so appreciative of your kind words and are so glad you enjoyed your stop with us. It's diners like you that make us smile. Cheers! team firefly
Overall good food and dining environment. But on the pricey side, particularly for what is served in the main entree.
Thanks for the great review, Richard!
Thanks for the awesome review, Sheila!
We picked the Firefly for our Easter brunch. Their prefix menu was delicious and showcased several different options. Our server was incredibly attentive. I can't wait to go back and try their lunch and dinner menus.
Thanks for the awesome review, Alex! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Easter brunch. Chef Niall always enjoys putting together the perfect menu, and loves feedback. We hope we can see you very soon for another visit. Cheers!
Would always recommend Firefly. Outstanding food and service. They are higher end price-wise for our region but always worth it and it is a very relaxed atmosphere, too. Service is always excellent and they always have a ton of new things and specials. Appetizer came out quickly, steak was cooked properly and was very good. excellent experience.
Thanks so much for the awesome review, Todd! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you again very soon - Cheers!
Amazing farm fresh food and excellent service! Great place for any occasion!! Highly recommend to anyone!
Thanks for the awesome review, LibbyM! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, and appreciate your recommendation. Hope to see you again very soon, Cheers!
I live an hour and half and im looking forward to come back soon! The food was perfect! Server was very patient with me since we had a group of deaf people. The view was beautiful, everything was just perfect! We are coming back soon! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Thanks so much for the awesome review, SarahG! We can't wait to see you again very soon. Cheers!!!
GREAT service, and outstanding food. Probably the best New York Strip I have ever had. Nice touch for my wife who loves morel mushrooms since the Firefly had a fresh local batch that she thoroughly enjoyed. The only negative was a great deal of seating is VERY close to the party on either side of you and the noise did cause difficulty with conversation. Next time, we will request a table out in what appears to be a "sun room" overlooking their pond. Overall, a great experience and we will be back.
Hi Jay! Thanks so much for your great review! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your experience, and next time, we are more than happy to put you on our insulated porch. It offers a beautiful setting. See you again soon!
Our waiter offered us an appetizer that is in season so we went with that. He didn't tell us the price, however we didn't ask either. They were morel mushrooms that were very bland with way too much breading, and for $25. For that price I would expect a flavor explosion, and not just price shock when I get the bill. With that said, everything else we had ordered was very good. Service was great and for being so busy we never waited long for anything.
Hi Nate! Thank you so much for your honest review. We hate to hear you didn't enjoy your morel mushrooms, but it also sounds like we need to check on our selling practices a bit. Please know, we take these reviews seriously, and will work to make sure your experience is flawless in the future. Thanks again for the review, and we hope to see you again very soon.
A wonderful dining experience. Relaxing atmosphere with delicious food and fast friendly service.
Thanks for the awesome review, CindyS!
The entire dining experience was fantastic!! Can’t wait to return for another wonderful meal!!
Wow - THANK YOU! We super appreciate your great review. Hope we can see you again very soon, YellowRose - Cheers! team firefly
We have enjoyed several meals at this nice restaurant, having driven from Kankakee because of the quality of the food and service. After our lunch we spent the next two days at the Ebertfest in Champaign where our dining was less consistent. Keep up the good work (and consider opening another restaurant in our home town!).
Thanks for the awesome review, Pjoe! We appreciate your continued support, and hope we can see you again very soon - Cheers to you! team firefly
We were referred by a friend who told us the ribeye was out of this world. The ambience is modern farmhouse which we absolutely loved! The service was spot on - even when they got busier. And now... the food... it was alright. The steak our friend told us about - not so great. I don’t believe the grill is hot enough because the fat hadn’t even rendered inside the steak. My filet was good but lacked salt and seasoning. We had a crab appetizer and it was pretty good. Again, lack of salt. And the scallops are $5 EACH as an addition. We didn’t know that until the bill came. Waiter should have told us that. Overall, the ambience and service will be the reason we come back. Maybe not try the steak next time.
Hello! Thank you so much for the 4-star review... However, we hate to hear you didn't enjoy your food. We hope you can come see us again soon and get the opportunity to really "Wow" you. Please know, we always want to make sure to take care of these things real time. So if you aren't enjoying your food, let us know, and we will do our best to make it right. Again, we thank you for your feedback, and hope to see you again soon - Cheers! team firefly
Our experience at Firefly Grill was wonderful. The service was great, the atmosphere is relaxing and the food was outstanding. The chicken sand was the best I've ever had. My wife and I split a salad and the did it for us in the kitchen before bringing it to our table. I ask to speak to a Manager before leaving and the owner took the time to come out and talk with us. Very impressed!!
Wow! Thank you so much for the awesome review, dawnk! We are so glad you enjoyed your experience and appreciate your business. Hopefully we get to see you again very soon... Cheers! team firefly