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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, Dinner, Takeout, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine
Lunch
Dinner
Takeout
Dessert

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Visitor rating
  • 145
    Excellent
  • 61
    Very good
  • 19
    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
Most recent review
Very good

We all ate too much because the food was that good. We ordered the fish and it was the best I ever had. Would come again

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
Patty W
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Buncombe, Illinois
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Takeout
  • Dessert
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260 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Buncombe, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We all ate too much because the food was that good. We ordered the fish and it was the best I ever had. Would come again

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015 NEW

Good menu selection and I always have plenty leftovers. I was eating healthy so I wanted some much lighter and not fried. Was able to substitute some items but not all. Food was still delicious. I do recommend the stuffed mushrooms.

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Carbondale, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Can anybody really say much bad about this place? Be prepared for a long wait. But you have enough food to eat off of for 2-3 days when you leave too! We have never had bad service, sometimes just a little slow because of how busy they get. The food is always wonderful. Just go hungry. And warning, most things... More 

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Madison, Indiana
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I had ready many reviews about the portion size and rolls before visiting, and they seem to be true. I try to avoid eating too much bread, but these rolls are great and massive. I was having a very late lunch so I ordered the lunch salad which was a decent sized salad with a fair amount of grilled chicken.... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

When I moseyd into this brick building of wonder, I didnt know what to expect. I took a gander and saw butt loads of people enjoying themselves by stuffing their faces with entire cows. I thought to myself, "hey. That could be me!" When I sat down the waitress handed me a book of food choices. I ordered from chapter... More 

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St. Louis
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Place was busy at 1:00pm which is a good sign. The wait was 45min but it took only 30min. Our waitress Megan was awesome and did a great job. I give her 5 STARS. However, I think there was some problems in the kitchen because one table complained about the wrong food order and another one about food being cold.... More 

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North Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

In all of the US, Lotawata Creek is my favorite restaurant. If it were not a 20 hour drive, I'd eat there at least three times a week. Of course, I'd also be 500lbs. The food is amazing here. Very flavorful and HUGE portions. We make an annual trip to Illinois to visit family and I refuse to return home... More 

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Murphysboro, Illinois
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

Service was good , food was delicious . Well worth the price !! Had fried chicken sandwich as big as my face with more than enough fries to possibly feed a few people . All for 11.99, with plenty of leftovers . The atmosphere was like being In a cabin.

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Decatur, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

stopped in here for a mid afternoon dinner. Both my husband and I ordered a slab of ribs with all the fixins. We were seated immediately and our waiter was with us in a few short minutes. Food was fresh and plentiful. Our ribs were fork tender, the slaw was country style, which we both prefer and the fries were... More 

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Granite City, IL USA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Lots of great dishes to choose from. The serving sizes are ridiculous! You shuld never leave here hungry. My guess is they don't sell much in the way of desert. I recommend Mama's chicken con broccoli, fried shrimp, catfish, steaks, huge sandwiches/burgers and lastly the best green beans I've ever had!!

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Restaurant Details

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: Families with children, Local cuisine
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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