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3400 Fosterburg Road, Alton, IL 62002
618-462-4620
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Call it what you will--It's still The Moonlight

This place was called "The Moonlight" for fifty years or so until new management took over a few years ago. Whatever you call it, it is a good, solid, family-run favorite that is very popular with the locals. It's known for it's fried chicken, but the Italian dishes are great too. Portions are... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
RamblinGal0526
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Alton, Illinois
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Alton, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

This place was called "The Moonlight" for fifty years or so until new management took over a few years ago. Whatever you call it, it is a good, solid, family-run favorite that is very popular with the locals. It's known for it's fried chicken, but the Italian dishes are great too. Portions are healthy and the price is not bad.... More 

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Bethalto, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The best prime rib in town. No reservations. Famous for their fried chicken, but we always get the prime rib. Service is always great, Our favorite restaurant in the area.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

My wife & I were going to the Alton area around dinner time a friend suggested Castelli's . Wow ! What a place ,warm & welcoming ,very efficient and with great food & service. We Will Be Back !

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Lombard, Illinois
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

If you like fried chicken, this is heaven. Formerly known as the Moonlight, Castelli's still makes the most with the bird. Chicken tenders will feed a small army, and the full dinner emphasizes the full part. I have tried pasta and salad there, which don't really rate top marks, but when it comes to chicken, I don't know if anyplace... More 

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Columbia,IL
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412 reviews 412 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We drive about an hour to visit with a Old Marine Corp buddy at the restaurant. The fried chicken is very good. Ohters had the fish and loved it . The sides are nothing special.

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Alton, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Fried chicken is great but the cheeseburgers rock! Be sure to save room for the red velvet cake! Service is fast. there may be a wait sometimes. There is a little bar and you could sit outside while waiting. They will look for you.

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illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We came twice and enjoyed both times. We had the chicken both times. It is very good. The only problem we have is the seating area. We were crowded into the 2nd dining room and the tables are way too big for two people. We were practically visiting with the next table. The sides are ok. Really go for the... More 

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Bunker Hill, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Have been eating here on occasion for many years. Way back when, we considered it practically a "fine dining" establishment, but it's pretty casual nowadays. Many of us still call it Moonlight (old habits & all). Their house salad dressing has been well known for many, many years. There's times when we'll stop by just to pick up a carry-out... More 

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Tucson, AZ
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

No better chicken in the St. Louis area! Grew up with this restaurant as a special place to celebrate. Has grown to be known as one of the best places to go for chicken in the Midwest! Worth the drive!

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Hazelwood, Missouri, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

The appetizers were good the chicken was really good! Our server Debbie knew how to do her job...attentive without being a nuisance! It's an older place but warm and friendly!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3400 Fosterburg Road, Alton, IL 62002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-462-4620

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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