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Chuck Wagon

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10212 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights, IL
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Thinking we might have found a local gem, in regards to good food. But, left thinking it was a dive. Not over priced, but not worth a second stop when in Fairview.

Thank PRister
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

I grew up on Chuck Wagon and still come back to town every once in a while and will eat here two days in a row just to satisfy my need for it! It is some of the best Mexican/American food I've ever had. I typically get the Super Tacos, which are deep fried and delicious! Not the healthiest, but... More 

Thank hooperunity
Fort Myers, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

The best enchiladas anywhere. Family friendly. Very reasonably priced. Our favorite restaurant and first stop when we visit Belleville, IL from Ft Myers, FL

Thank wldlsix
Lubbock, Texas
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

Best Mexican food that I have eaten north of the Red River. They also have super good curly fries that goes with their hamburgers.

Thank JimP1943_04
Belleville, Illinois
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

To the people who complain about this place being overpriced: don't order 9 separate things. Order a plate of something and it will be much cheaper. The tacos are out of this world. I have been eating here for over twenty years and I have never had a bad meal. The restaurant is clean and full of nice people. Service... More 

1 Thank Bryan W
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The BBQ pork sammich and the "Mexican Special Plate" are two of the repeat dishes we order every visit. Same-same, and that's a good thing 'cause when you are doing it right, you just don't mess with perfection. A great dive, a true hidden treasure

Thank Christopher L
Columbus, Ohio
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

My grandfather ate here every day or at least had a cup of coffee and knew the owners very well. It is a little diner/dive type of place but I say that with a great deal of love. The nachos and other Mexican food dishes are great and they make a fantastic BBQ Pork Sandwich. As far as I know... More 

Thank Daniel F
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015 via mobile

The locals have kept this place in business for over 30 years. If you eat there once you will understand why. The large enchiladas with extra cheese and super tacos are both to die for. I have to go back every 3 or 4 weeks to get my fix.

Thank James M
Springfield, Illinois
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Based on good reviews, decided to have lunch at the Chuck Wagon while visiting Fairview Heights. Unfortunately, reality did not live up to the hype. Although they warned us the plate was hot, tragically the food was not. Barely warm and quite bland except for an occasional bite of something spicy, it was only edible because we paid more than... More 

Thank tlawrick
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128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

This place hasn't changed a bit, since the 80's. But, that is not to say it's shabby. It's a very clean and well run establishment. The food is good. The servings sizes are generous. The price is reasonable, especially for the area. It is a great place to bring kids. The burgers are great. They're just greasy enough. As the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mexican, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10212 Lincoln Trail, Fairview Heights, IL
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Fairview Heights
  • Phone Number: 6183980230
618) 398-0230

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