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Fast Eddies Bon-Air

American, Bar
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1540 E 4th St, Alton, IL 62002-6566
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Clearwater, Florida
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415 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We originally found this place via an Alton Brown Food Channel show, and the food is great and cheap. They only do cash, no credit cards. 8oz Angus burger $2 and fries $1, when you buy any drink, including a diet coke for $2.50. Expect a long line, but it moves fast and then ~20 min for the order to... More 

Thank Jim S
Knoxville, Tennessee
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248 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were going to dine at this unique "pool hall" and restaurant and bar. The music was so loud when entering that we felt there would not be a quiet enough corner, so after taking a short tour, went elsewhere. The place is deftly worth touring, especially the pool "room", which has a still classic look!

Thank DNvisitors
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm not a regular - I live an hour away. I got braces a couple of weeks ago. I need to cut up my food into bite-sized pieces. I can't bite into large chunks of steak. All I wanted was a knife to cut my food. Plastic knife? Can I borrow a knife? For 30 seconds? Look - braces. Really?... More 

Thank Eleanor S
Hannibal, Missouri
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We hop on our Harleys and buzz up to this restaurant a couple times a year for a burger and beer. We went on Sunday, Labor day weekend and had a blast. Even though this place was packed, we waited only 15 min. for our food. Keep in mind, this is not a sit down, shirt and tie or family... More 

Thank Steve H
St. Louis
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is indeed a total dive bar. But everybody has been there many times. It ain't fancy and it ain't pretty! The food is cheap and plentiful. Half pound burgers, large shrimp, kebobs, fries, and not much else. The crowd is eclectic. Plenty of bikers, music lovers, singles, couples, and on and on. It is often difficult to get a... More 

Thank Dave720156
Troy, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a nice day. Food, drinks, music and service were awesome. We enjoyed the time in Alton. Went to Flea Market there. Enjoyed our drive a long the river.

Thank phyllis049
Granite City, Illinois
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a CASH ONLY place. There are ATM's on location. This is also not a family place. You must be 21. You can't bring in anyone under 21 just to eat. There is a one drink minimum to order food. That being said we always enjoy this place. Tonight was crazy busy when we arrived around 6pm. There were... More 

Thank KatSuess
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and i were our Late and decided to stop in for the first time. We immediately noticed the sign at the door stating that no food was to leave the building. Strange but we continued. We ordered our food and was told after ordering that they DO NOT except credit or debit cards and quickly directed to the Atm... More 

Thank John T
Flagstaff, Arizona
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This place is very popular as a bar. It is also popular for their food. It's a very small selection, but always a good price for each item. If you like peel-and-eat shrimp, they always have plenty. I like their chick-on-a-stick, which is very salty and a little spicy, so it makes the ice cold beer taste that much better.... More 

Thank VegasFrequenter
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Husband and I stopped in for a quick bite to eat and a few drinks. Service is always fantastic. Had to switch to bottled beer since the draft was warm. We feel the food quality has gone downhill since we visited back in November. Shrimp was half the size, Pork Kabob was OVERLY seasoned to the point that we couldn't... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
1:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1540 E 4th St, Alton, IL 62002-6566
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: 618-462-5532

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