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Lotawata Creek

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$$ - $$$
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311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Grand Chain, Illinois
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33 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When we arrived the restaurant was busy but were seated immediately. We had six people in our party. Service was good. Absolutely love the seasoned fries. The fries are a side dish and fill a plate. Food is excellent. Portions are huge and good priced.

Thank Tabetha K
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited with my girlfriend after hearing good things about it. We were not disappointed. The menu is plentiful and the portion sizes are too. We made the mistake, no really, of ordering the fried banana pudding, and that thing is huge also!! We will be back

Thank Stacy W
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were told by a friend that this place was a hit, so today we figured we give it a shot. Walked in to a large crowd, but somehow only had to wait 5 minutes. Sounds promising right? We get seated and our waitress immediately took our drink order, food order and brought out the dinner rolls. First impression was... More 

Thank Liz S
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worst place to ever eat! My mother and I ate here and got E-coli so bad we couldn't eat anything for 2 weeks! The manager said "Oh sorry" and sent us a $25 gift card.. Really? Do you think I'm coming back??? Not to mention they were in the news FOR NOT PAYING TAXES! Should be shut down by the... More 

Thank Amy S
Saint Louis, Missouri
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22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been to Lotawata Creek many times over the years. Their portions are so large we always have leftovers for the next day. That makes me happy because i don't have to cook. My sons are 18 and 20 and over 6'. They have yet to finish an entire sandwich or burger. We always plan on dining before the... More 

Winter Park
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73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a little bit concerned about an earlier review but now glad we decided to go. Excellent fried shrimp. As good as the coast. Watch out for the salads though, they could feed six people. The smoked turkey was some of the best we have had. The parking lot was well lit and the decor very nice. Service got... More 

Thank Michael L
Nokomis, Illinois USA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was a part of a party of ten, where a friend has arrived an hour before everyone else in the party arrived. Even when everyone in the party arrived, we were forced to wait ANOTHER hour to be seated. There were too many staff members just standing around doing nothing but hovering over the entrance waiting for more people to... More 

Thank wwpmmedianet
Rolla, Missouri
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for dinner while driving through. Our truck windows were smashed and all belongings were stolen in broad daylight in this restaurant parking lot!!! When we informed the restaurant they told "Yes, this happens a lot". How about some cameras or some signs with warnings?? Once the police arrived we were told the same thing....this place was known... More 

Thank runnertravel2016
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Always good food, large portions that definitely go with the price. Great service!!

Thank Alydia C
East Alton, Illinois
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here a couple of years ago, and saw it was closed apparently because of fire. We went back this week, and were not very pleased. I like a cold beer with my dinner, and was told they no longer have bar service (underage serving?). Next we ordered fish, talapia and catfish. 20 minutes later when the entrees arrived... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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?