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Fast Eddies Bon-Air

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1540 E. 4th St., Alton, IL 62002
618-462-5532
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Today
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 101
    Excellent
  • 69
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't go without your inhaler and megaphone!

Ok, so I'm one of the few people that just don't get the popularity of this place. I end up having to go about once a year b/c all of our friends just love it and every time I think to myself, "why?" Pros: 1. cheap, tasty food (albeit a VERY limited menu) Note: vegans, etc need to run away.... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
ValuTripster
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Late Night
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210 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Ok, so I'm one of the few people that just don't get the popularity of this place. I end up having to go about once a year b/c all of our friends just love it and every time I think to myself, "why?" Pros: 1. cheap, tasty food (albeit a VERY limited menu) Note: vegans, etc need to run away.... More 

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Alton, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This is not a restaurant! It is a Bar&Grill. It does however have excellent food at a very low price. Peel-n-eat shrimp 29cents beef, pork and chicken kabobs. Excellent entertainment.

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Alton, Illinois
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live near by and this is a fun place for the really good bar food and live music. Be warned it can be a bit loud and always seems to be busy.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

If you need a pick-me-up, head to Fast Eddies. You will come together with a cross section of Mid America there to eat good burgers, fries, brats, and chicken and steak on a stick (Big Elmo) and drink the "coldest beer in town". Food is always fresh, cooked well and filling. Wait staff hustles to bring you your drinks of... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Like others have said,, CASH ONLY.. NO problem, we brought plenty, but also came home with a lot. In town for Going Away Party for nephew to the Coast Guard. At 630, Saturday night, the parking lot was FULL. The place was FULL. Great time was had by all. Average age of this place was probably 40. Our group ranged... More 

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Omaha
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have been stopping here for decades. Honest cocktails and great food. This visit the shrimp were not quite as good as usual but the band, the Big Elwood, and Burger were better than usual. So many spots that are excellent cannot maintain quality for a couple of years. This is an establishment that never disappoints.

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Washington DC
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

What to say about Fast Eddie's? Totally unique; get in line to order food - burgers, huge 29cent shrimp, Pork kabob, Big Elwood (steak kabob), locally-made 99cent bratwurst; you couldn't possibly spend ten bucks for a meal. Interesting history, too; was built in the 1920s or 1930s, just across the street from the world's largest glass bottle factory (became Owens-Illinois).... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

After a great day of bald-eagle spotting along the Mississippi, we happened upon this happening no-frills roadhouse. Fast Eddies has an upbeat feel, simple menu (the simplest ever) and you've gotta remember to bring cash. It's pay as you eat and drink. The brats were fabulous. (and unless you're a deer, I'd recommend steering clear away from the pork kabob... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I really love this place, $25 is enough for my girlfriend and myself!! The music is great and so are the people!!

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Columbia, IL
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Just not a fan of the place or the food. I guess you get what you pay for or maybe we are just to old to enjoy. Very, very ,VERY loud. Service was good. It is a place for younger people to eat and drink inexpensively. My advice would be to ask other people of their experience. But for us... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1540 E. 4th St., Alton, IL 62002
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-462-5532

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?