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Lotawata Creek

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311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
+1 618-628-7373
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Lawrenceville, Illinois
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207 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The food is good with a wide variety of things to choose from. Huge rolls are served prior to you meal coming. The place is always packed or busy. The portions are HUGE, honestly too much food, so my husband and I split dinner. They charge you $2 extra if you split a meal but that's worth it instead of... More 

Thank jamiern
O'Fallon, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went with a small group of friends. Everyone ordered different things: fried chicken with gravy, pulled pork sandwiches, fish and chips, and French dip. Everyone loved what they got and took home leftovers. Can't beat the price, selection or quality.

Thank Ce B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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155 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stopped here with my family for dinner per a recommendation. We got seated right away (It was a weekday). The service was good, and the food was great. I ordered their chicken fingers with season fries and sweet corn. The chicken fingers and corn were great. The fries were good, but I would have preferred them a bit crisper.... More 

Thank Christine G
Saint Louis, Missouri
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500 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We've eaten here several times. We always have found the food and service to be top notch. Our recent visit was no different. I tried the Italian meatloaf and loved it. It was so rich and full of flavor. Everyone in our dining party was very pleased with what they ordered.

Thank Lorin G
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love the bread. All the portions are very big. Steak medallions are delicious. The bacon sweet potato pie is to die for!

Thank Alisha S
Fairview Heights, Illinois
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The portions are huge - - be prepared to share. there's a plate fee but you also have plenty. popular for Burgers and Fries and lunch specials. A bit noisy and party environment but that's a friends Gathering. Possible to eat a nutritional meal but you better work at it.

Thank heartspokenwords
Charleston, IL
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is something on the menu for everyone. The restaurant is very large, and noisy, but fun and friendly. We had the best lasagna ever! One of us had steak, and it was tough. We sent it back but other wise everything, including the hot bread rolls, was delicious. Salads were very large and some dressings (French) were home made.... More 

Thank MilesOfFun
Peoria, IL
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge menu! Food was delicious, very generous portions, even brought free ice cream sundae for family member's birthday. Staff was efficient, food served in timely manner. This place does get busy, but we timed it perfectly and were seated immediately. However, there was a wait when we left. We visit this area occasionally and enjoy trying different restaurants each time.... More 

Thank PeoriaMom
Jefferson City, Missouri
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49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love the food although we always leave with a carry out. The wait for seating was not bad this trip only had to wait 15 mins when we were told 45 mins.

Thank Lowry F
Cuba, MO
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110 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

And still no liquor license. The complimentary bread alone is worth the visit. Fries were seasoned and fried just right. It seemed to take a long time to get our food but it as worth the wait. Too stuffed to try dessert.

Thank mulesinmo

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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

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