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Lotawata Creek

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311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Evansville, Indiana
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This place has the biggest portions of food I have ever seen. We got the stuffed mushrooms, and they were great. I got a jumbo burger. It was a little over cooked. Asked for medium, and got close to well done. It was still very good. You will definitely not leave this place hungry.

Thank Andy H
Fairview Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Food is always good and plenty of it. The hamburger plates are more than you can eat in one sitting. I love the Chicken Fried Chicken with real mashed potatoes and gravy and creamed spinach. It is hard not to eat too much of the fresh bread served hot while you wait on your meal.

Thank 120122295
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food here was wonderful. Very large portions though, so would share next time. No alcohol is served here. Very clean.

Thank Mary M
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31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Awesome food, great staff, nice atmosphere, wonderful prices will definitely make a return trip. You won't leave hungry!

Thank Kabrueg
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went Sunday about 4:30. Great time, there was no wait. But it was still busy for that time of day. I couldn't believe the amount of food you get. The sandwiches are so big it's hard to put anything else on the plate. Everyone takes boxes home with them. No one should ever leave hungry. After... More 

Thank 2014tay
The Villages, Florida
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364 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate there 8/16 around 4:30p. Restaurant was next to the Holiday Inn so we walked over. We had checked their menu online and read reviews on Trip Advisor which predicted big crowds, large portions and alcohol. That was not our experience. Since we were early, we were seated immediately in a sparsely filled restaurant. Service was good throughout the meal.... More 

Thank Jerry C
Carmi, Illinois
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We'd heard of Lotawata Creek but never had the chance to eat there. We finally made it and were certainly not disappointed. Great food and lots of it---great prices. Very happy!

1 Thank Kim B
La Crosse, Wisconsin, United States
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I remember how blown my mind was when I first was brought here in 2007, and unfortunately I hadn't been back until this summer. If your favorite food is burgers or fries or cheese or any variety of meat, you'll have a good time here. The menu is vast, and you will get a substantial amount of food! Try it... More 

1 Thank Colin S
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the price they charge, the food should be better. You'll hear a lot about large portions here and that is true but just because there is a lot of food on the plate doesn't make the food great. I would rather have less at and have it better prepared with fresh ingredients. Lots of microwaving going on in the... More 

1 Thank majburt
Livingston, Illinois
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the best places to eat in Fairview Heights.They have the Best Chicken Fried Steaks in ILLINOIS! Sometimes they are very busy but so worth the wait!

1 Thank millionlynne

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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