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“A loud fun place with good inexpensive food.”

Fast Eddies Bon-Air
Ranked #6 of 102 Restaurants in Alton
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch
Lafayette, Indiana
Level 4 Contributor
10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A loud fun place with good inexpensive food.”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

I classified this place as a college bar for 30-60 year olds. Find a table, then go order your food. They will call your number when it is ready. The $1 half pound burger is a juicy good burger. The fries are good. The shrimp was not the freshest, but decent.
While at teh table, the multitude of waitresses will keep your drinks refilled at as you like. The live band is so-so, plays mid-60s to 90s music and just right to sing along. And did I say the place is a bit loud with laughter and fun..

  • Visited November 2012
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St. Peters, MO
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“LOUD!”
Reviewed November 1, 2012

This highly touted "restaurant" which if known for their shrimp which are charged for by the piece is highly overrated. The per piece shrimp are a gimmick to draw people into a mediocre, crowded, LOUD AND NOISY bar. Been there once--won't go back.

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Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“All Time Favorite”
Reviewed October 29, 2012 via mobile

I live only a couple miles away and this is one if my favorite places to attend on a night out or lunch and drinks on the weekend.

There always a live band, great food and cold drinks. No matter how many times you attend this business, it's never the same.

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St. Louis, MO
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Think Fun, Think inexpensive and good food, Think cold beer, Think Fast Eddies Bon-Air”
Reviewed October 26, 2012

If you THINK that you're too old to have a good time and good food, then please don't read this review. If you have $20.00 in your pocket and looking for a place to have a great time, meet new people from all over the country, have a .99 burger with a large cold beer, Fast Eddies in Alton, IL is the place for you. Music, sports talk or be able to talk with others about any subject and have a wonderful time. The service is the BEST and everybody says hi, not because they have to, but because they want to. Just remember, you might start out with $20.00, but you will leave with change in your pocket and be able to say you had a great time.

  • Visited October 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A landmark legend”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

If you want cheap GOOD food and a fun, casual atmosphere, be sure to hit this midwest hotspot. Always crowded, always a great time. So much history at this famous little place. Food is so good and service is great too. Patio is open all year. This is a true gem.

  • Visited August 2012
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