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Fast Eddies Bon-Air

American, Bar, Pub
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1540 E. 4th St., Alton, IL 62002
+1 618-462-5532
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Thu 1:00 pm - 2:00 am
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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East Alton, Illinois
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place is well known to locals and even some tourists. It is a classic beer bar with a lot of seating The semi out door area is very popular. I go for the $1.99 half pound charcoal broiled burger and my wife goes for the 39 cent jumbo shrimp. Would you believe she could eat 20 of them. A... More 

Thank John S
Highland, Illinois
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211 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came for lunch on a cold Saturday and got there about 10:50 and were let in the door. The place gets busy fast, but since we were the first 10 or so people in the door, we had quick service. I think I finally found what to order here for me. The Big Elwood, beef tenderloin on a stick,... More 

Thank tmf7150
Saint Louis, Missouri
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Whenever we visit Alton, Illinois Fast Eddies Bon Aire is a stop for lunch. Inexpensive and good. Interesting clientele. All ages stop for a great hamburger, fantastic shrimp or a Big Elmo(steak on a stick). You must buy a drink and unfortunately only serve Pepsi products (I am a Coke fan).

Thank Mary M
Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

What can be better than lunch at Fast Eddies Bon-Air with a few hundred other revelers on the Monday after Christmas? The food was cheap and very good. Our party had the peeled and eat shrimp, fries, burgers, bratwurst and pork kabob. Everyone were pleased with their choice and somewhat surprised with how good the food was given the price... More 

Thank mikexyz22
Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2016 via mobile

Extremely unsanitary! After experiencing the cashier take my order, sweep, take another order, take my second order, sweep and then place a bratwurst, two burgers, and fries into their appropriate cooking stations, I made a recommendation to a second line cook, "to see if it was possible for the cook to wash her hands prior to going back to cooking"... More 

2 Thank kdcc38
Sunset Beach, NC
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156 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016 via mobile

Regularly went to Fast Eddies when I lived in STL. After 21 years, we were back for a visit. Went to Fast Eddies for lunch and the only thing that changed was it is now bigger and the prices were a little higher, but after 21 years what would you expect. Still have ice cold beer, chick on a stick,... More 

Thank Coldbrew
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We were taken aback at the tremendous lack of customer service. Walking in to the dark bar there is no one to greet you or give direction on what you need to do or where to go. Wait staff was standing around "smoking" and we had to literally get in their face for them to notice us. When we were... More 

1 Thank lorihaubert
Grafton, Illinois
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63 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2016

The best cheap eats and "neighborhood bar" . Fast Eddie's is a blast! Fast, friendly and soooooo many people you meet someone new with every visit. May I recommend chick on a stick, peel and eat shrimp and of course the big elwood. Fun, cheap place!

Thank 4cory
Alton, Illinois
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016

Crowded, noisy , wait on your self and get pestered to buy beer . Food is OK if you don't mind doing everything yourself . Just because it is cheap does not make the entire experience worth the effort .

1 Thank pjpmck
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016

The food was great and a great price. The music was awesome. All in all it was not much more than a huge bar. Very crowded and loud.

Thank charjan1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Alton
  • Phone Number: +1 618-462-5532

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?