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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, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 151
    Excellent
  • 65
    Very good
  • 21
    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
A Lot Of Food

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!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
3missy
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Acworth, Georgia
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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272 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Acworth, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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152 reviews 152 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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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Orlando, Florida, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We actually went to another restaurant that was closed and saw the bright lights from the road. We are so glad we came though. We got here at 930 and there was no wait. We were seated immediately, our waitress Christine was warm and friendly and very attentive. I got a steak that was perfectly cooked and seasoned just right.... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Oh my. I can't believe all the food you get here. And absolutely everything was delicious! We had the shrimp po boy, ribs, fried mac n cheese, and fried mac burger. Everyone loved their food, and the fries are awesome too! Plus our server was super sweet and helpful. Highly recommended!

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Peoria, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

great food - portions are way too big for normal people. Suggest you share. The rolls are the best. Pulled Pork was moist and flavorful. Sides are so big the entire table could eat off one plate. Need to get there early even though it is big it fills up quickly.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

All I can say is holy cow! The food was fabulous. I had the roast beef sandwich, my son had fried mac and cheese, and my husband had the catfish. All was fantastic. Their fries were handmade and you got enough for an army. Wait time was long, but well worth it.

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Staunton, Illinois
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Food is wonderful and plentiful. You will always have to wait, but the food is worth it. The service has gone downhill. Don't expect too much from the wait staff.

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Palmetto, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Such a fun atmosphere and amazing food!! Everything is made from scratch there and you can tell they take pride in the food they are serving. We had lunch for two and took home 4 big boxes of leftovers..kind of a joke! A great place to go with a large group. They have a back room that you can reserve... More 

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Collinsville, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The place is always busy everyday of the week. The food is wonderful and the service is excellent. I had the Southern Fried Pork Chops and the Lotawata Caesar Salad and loved both. My wife had the Southern Fried Chicken Salad and gave it the thumbs up. WARNING: the appetizers are huge especially the Big Texas Nachos so bring your... 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: 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?