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Lotawata Creek

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311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
618-628-7373
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 162
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 24
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
If you want a big meal this is the place...

If you like large portions of excellent food this is the place. The food is very good and the portions are enormous. From burgers to full dinners this cannot be beat. Generally crowded so a short wait may be in order. No worries seating is prompt and the service very good.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2015
Warren E
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Quincy, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Portion size HUGH Good good usually there is a wait 15 minutes or longer. Unfortunately restutant is closed due to fire

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Wonderful food, wonderful service and wonderful people! The Chefs should be commended with the presentation and preparation of the foods.

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Chattanooga, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Menu offerings are unique and portions are huge! I have a normal appetite but would plan to share an entree on my next visit! The bread basket we were given while waiting for our food contained huge dinner rolls. There is also a small room with 5-6 slot machines. Lunch menu is available. Everyone in our party ended up with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Man, it is hard to even decide what to eat here because it is all amazing. And the value for the quality and quantity is phenomenal. I had to eat here today's in a row it was so worth it...and I think I gained a few lbs for my troubles. Everyone is nice and I would recommend it. Nothing fancy... More 

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Quincy, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

If you like large portions of excellent food this is the place. The food is very good and the portions are enormous. From burgers to full dinners this cannot be beat. Generally crowded so a short wait may be in order. No worries seating is prompt and the service very good.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Not a health food restaraunt. If you like huge portions of southern style comfort food you will love this place. Everything that was served to our table was delicious and freshly prepared. It's a bit of a drive for us but we will be back! GO hungry, you will leave with enough leftovers for another meal.

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Dunlap, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

This will be a must return restaurant for us! The portions are huge so plan to take a doggy bag the food is southern style with sauces and being fried. It is well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Normally, I'm a guy that clears my plate. But every time I've been to Lotawata, I have gone home with leftovers. They have the biggest portions I've ever seen. Whether it's the loaded fries or nachos for an app-- or the chili horseshoe, or the Hillbilly...everything is gigantic. If you leave hungry, that's on you. Considering the portions, everything is... More 

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Spokane, Wa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015 via mobile

Six of us went for dinner and we were hungry. My grandson's hamburger was as big as his face; sounds like a joke but it is the truth. Onion rings were thick cut and with real onions. The serving was enough for all of us. There was something in the gravy over the mashed potatoes of my other grandson. They... More 

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Raleigh, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

If you haven't eaten here you had better stop and give it a try. Make sure you are very hungry before you do though, the servings are very large. Every meal that we have had here was very good.

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Additional Information about Lotawata Creek

Address: 311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
Phone Number: 618-628-7373
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
  • Phone Number: 618-628-7373

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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