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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, Dessert, Takeout

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  • 155
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 22
    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
Good Comfort Food

You probably get more than you bargain for but it's good southern comfort food, just too much to eat in one setting.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
kmr547
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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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279 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Paducah, Kentucky
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177 reviews 177 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

You will need a lot of time to dine here. They have so much to offer and it's a very popular spot. We don't live in this area and found it by accident last year. They serve the most wonderful bread with honey butter! We had the Fried Mac & Cheese, Steak and Shrimp, slaw, & baked potato. Everything was... More 

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Tennessee Ridge, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

You probably get more than you bargain for but it's good southern comfort food, just too much to eat in one setting.

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Calvert City, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place serves such large portions you can share an appetizer and meal and have plenty, or just take left over for lunch next day. The bread they bring to your table is absolutely wonderful. Stop each time in the area.

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Lexington, Kentucky
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48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The quantity of food that we were served was amazing. The quality of the food was average. The rolls served before the meal were warm & fresh, and they were the best part of the meal. The service was very good and is reflected in my rating of this restaurant.

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IL
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Excellent service, more food then we could finish, easy location to find. Be sure and take your appetite.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 via mobile

Best casual dining anywhere! Delicious home made real food and more than enough of it at a fair price. The chicken fried steak is the best I've ever had. Fried pickles and spinach casserole are wonderful too. It's all just good eatin!

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Belleville, Illinois
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28 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I've gone to this restaurant since it opened when I was a young girl. I've watched it grow through the years and have always enjoyed my food here. Be prepared for a wait, no matter when you go. They are generally always busy. Because of the amount of business, sometimes the service leaves something to be desired, but the food... More 

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Acworth, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Huge portion size, order a burger and took half home. Cheese fries were great more than enough to share, had left overs to take home also. Great place to visit, especially if you are hungry!

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The portions were huge! Too big to be honest. The appetizers were a bit over 10 bucks and could have been the meal. The onion rings were really tasty. I had a French dip, and baked beans. The sandwich was good, the meat was a bit overdone for my like. The beans had green peppers in them which I did... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

There is no way you should leave hungry from Lotawata Creek. Just their appetizers alone can make several meals. The menu has a huge selection. From Italian, Seafood, and all your American favorites and then some. The servers are on their job and keep you enjoying your meal. Well done!!!

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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?