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Lotawata Creek

311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
+1 618-628-7373
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“fries” (73 reviews)
“burger” (48 reviews)
“catfish” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
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1 - 10 of 479 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

Had the meatloaf, potatoes & gravy, beans. Almost Grandma's! Was traveling so didn't know what to do with left over... They through in some bread and had sandwiches the next day for our round of golf.

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is one of my favorites. Have not been here for several months. Figured I would review this visit usually this place would of been perfect but not tonight. They have great menu friendly staff and easy location by St Clair Square just off highway....More

Thank TarisTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went to lunch at Lotawata this week. I had been there once about ten years ago. She recommended the smoked turkey salad. So, I ordered it too. OMG! I was not prepared for the enormous size of the salad. It was...More

Thank lynclarke
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Coming home after a Cards game and decided to stop in Fairview Heights. We got the Nachos for an appetizer. I got the fish and chips, which were awesome, and the side salad which was amazing. It all comes in large portions so be careful....More

Thank Nicholas H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, and the staff was great. No waiting, and the food service was quicker than was expecting. Try if, you'll see!!

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed May 23, 2017 via mobile

The best thing about the restaurant was the warm roll served with both butter and cinnamon butter and the iced tea. Iced tea was some of the best I have had. My husband and I went for lunch. I had the lunch grilled chicken sandwich...More

3  Thank Becky M
Reviewed May 22, 2017

I'm thankful for the great reviews that led me to Lotawata. I came here for dinner on Sun, waited about 20 mins for a table for one. I was surprised that they don't serve beers, although that's not a deal-breaker for me. I ordered the...More

Thank Kien G
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

This is probably my last time going here the service was terrible the fries stacked up but Mush couldn't enjoy drinks from the nats in the glass the salad was a big head of lettuce with chunks of shredded cheese not much more no one...More

Thank Pete v
Reviewed May 21, 2017 via mobile

We went on Sunday evening. Told 1 and 1/4 hour wait. Sat in "bar" and discovered no alcohol. We left and went to another restaurant that was able to seat us right away and had beer on draft.

Thank Iliketoea
LOTAWATA, Owner at Lotawata Creek, responded to this reviewResponded May 23, 2017

We hope to have alcohol beverages available in the next few weeks. We applied for our liquor license several weeks ago.

Reviewed May 19, 2017 via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice now, the first time I went I was very hungry & it seemed to be good food. My second experience there though i was not super hungry & the place just seemed super greasy to me & the...More

Thank wgomez28
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Do they do anything for customers birthdays
June 3, 2017|
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Response from Lowry F | Reviewed this property |
I'm must apology, I'm not sure. I have never heard them sing Happy Birthday to anyone. It's really not a place we go to offend , the portion sizes are just to much.
Susie M
Do I need reservations for a group of 10-12 also what is the exit I take going west from Mt. Vernon, IL.
August 26, 2016|
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Response from Lee W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they accept reservations. It is the same Exit as the Fairview Heights Mall.
Do they take reservations?
July 16, 2016|
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Response from Jacobim_70 | Reviewed this property |
Reservations are not taken; this is according to their website's FAQ page.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Large groups
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: +1 618-628-7373
  • E-mail
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