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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, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 109
    Excellent
  • 75
    Very good
  • 23
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good bar food at reasonable prices

If u like the taste of grilled burgers or chicken and fresh peel and eat shrimp - then Bon air is the place for you. You pay and order your food and your number will be called for YOU to pick it up. Drinks are cold and plentiful and served by a waitress - unless you sit at the bar.... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
TBrattonDesigns
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We love this place and will drive out of our way to stop and enjoy their good food at low prices. We learned about this place from Alton Brown's TV show "Feasting on Asphalt." Since we were also taking a road-trip on the Great River Road which follows the Mississippi River. We like Alton and decided to check the place... More 

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Reno
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

I've heard stories about Fast Eddies Bon-Air and made it a special point of interest on our trip to St. Louis. The atmosphere was funky and friendly and certainly lived up to my expectations. We ate on the patio, which was comfy on a warm spring day. With the exception of drinks service is counter service and for the price,... More 

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Matteson, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

I patronized this establishment, and I will never eat there again for PERSONAL REASONS. I tried and tasted the "Salty pork on a stick", and it lived up to it's name. This is the type of place when I think of the proverbial hole the wall. You come in, you order your food, take a seat. It is raw, gritty,... More 

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Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Obviously extraordinarily popular but not for me. Place was uncomfortably crowded. Food was good and cheap. Variety is small. Music was so-so but I loved the selection of Country tunes. You have to see it if you are in town.

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Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

although Ive been there many times with friends the food is usually pretty good especially the big elwood and the chicks on the stick if there cooked thoroughly, which sometimes there not. But all in all its a fun place to hang with friends, and now they have bands every night, so a little plus to an enjoyable but can... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

If u like the taste of grilled burgers or chicken and fresh peel and eat shrimp - then Bon air is the place for you. You pay and order your food and your number will be called for YOU to pick it up. Drinks are cold and plentiful and served by a waitress - unless you sit at the bar.... 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

You have to go here if you are in Alton. It is unlike any other bar . the food is cheap and good and the fun is always happening.

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Alton,il
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I just have a problem when I can't pay with credit/debit cards. I don't like to carry much cash when going into a bar. The bigger problem I have is when you place an order at the counter and there isn't a way to know when your order is ready for pickup. There were displays in a couple of places... More 

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I witnessed three separate health violations. One, the bartender pushed the trash down with his hand then took the same hand and scooped ice for a drink. Two, an employee didn't wash his hands after using the restroom. Third and last violation I witnessed was one of the cooks used his plastic gloved hand to scratch his head and dig... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Ive been going here for over twenty years. Cozy environment and service is quick. Please get Ralph Butler back for entertainment. Grilled Pork on the stick is really salty. But the beer is Ice Cold. Overall a great experience.

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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 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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?