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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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11:00 am - 10:00 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

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  • 164
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  • 75
    Very good
  • 24
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  • 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
Consistent quality and service

The portions are mostly massive. The staff is professional and well trained. I've learned to order ribs here. They're very well prepared and the portion size is reasonable. I also get two orders of slaw as for my sides.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
DaleShelton
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O'Fallon, Illinois
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

If you are looking for good tasting food at a very reasonable price that come in large portions, then this would be the place. Sometimes you may have to wait but it would be worth it! From steaks, catfish, bugers, to nachos, it's all good. Yum yum!

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O'Fallon, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The portions are mostly massive. The staff is professional and well trained. I've learned to order ribs here. They're very well prepared and the portion size is reasonable. I also get two orders of slaw as for my sides.

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Elizabethtown, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is a great place to eat if your extremely hungry as the portions are very large! You can share a meal but it will cost you $2 extra a plate!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This place has food you will be craving for years. The best burgers ever. I would drive 9 hours just to eat here. Yummy is the best to describe!

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Clear Lake, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Went with a few family members to celebrate my niece's birthday. The food was good and the portion size was big . The waitress was very friendly and tried to be attentive but the place was really busy as all the tables were full. It was a little bit too loud for me but we had a good time and... More 

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Belleville, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Do you want a ton of food? Do you want to order a dinner that will be lunch for the next 3 days? Do you want to have shamelessly unhealthy food that will make you resent yourself for uncontrollably packing away 5000 calories in one meal? This is the place for you! I only go every so often but when... More 

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Fairview Heights, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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 52 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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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: 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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