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Reviewed 5 days ago

The service was horrible. Seems every had a nasty attitude. The waitress that severs us was very nice. The cooks were in the back parking lot doing who knows what And then go back in to cook food that we paid 65$ for two people!...Very disappointed! Even the manner was very rude!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

5 of us went to lunch there yesterday. waited 45 min. before we got food. Everyone was COLD as air-cond. was set in the 50's. several complaining and going for jackets from cars. Food was cold by time i got mine and sent it back....Prob. sitting in a window in back not delivered. Sandwich was BLAND and barely warm as were the fries. didn't eat even half. this is a place that is still practicing take out as we all took most the dinners home to be warmed up. . Large amount of food, but flavor has changed. Fries weren't done as well and not as tasty as they used to be. barely cooked. All were disappointed as son and family were regulars there, and 8 of us used to come in. Menu print was so tiny couldn't read it at all. Take magnifying glass!. Nothing under $14.00 for adults and $12.00 for cildren. Prices have raised a lot, and quality is down a lot....Prob. won't come back!. Uncomfortable!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed April 2, 2021

Ordered take out with a family member. Excited to be there since had not eaten there in years. Prior to that.. service and food no problems. When paying for the meal the hostess did not have all of the change,. specifically the coins and asked...me if it was ok to keep the change. One of the other workers offered to provide change out of her purse. During Covid I know it is a risk for employees when taking money from customers so I thanked the person but declined to take money out of the employers purse. I requested to speak to a manager...I was initially ignored. I asked again and a manager/owner addressed the issue and gave me more than the amount owed. I left the change that was not due and stepped outside the establishment to wait for my order and the family member who was waitning inside for the other order. When the owner/manager brought me my order.I felt unwelcomed at the resturant while waiting for the other order with my family member. The gist....is if they don't have change....use a card...or get your money back and cancel the order....That was my synopsis of the situation. It was the principle of the matter....Do you allow someone to keep your change at an establishment or should they attempt to give it to you?...More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 1, 2021 via mobile

The food is just so so but the service is terrible. Over and hour to get your food then it’s cold cause it’s been sitting there a while it seemed. The waitress was not good. She said this is a sit down restaurant not a...fast food. Well even Cracker Barrel is a sit down but doesn’t take over and hour for cold food. At least normally. The place is dirty. Overall not worth the price tag. Experience was terrible. Will not return. Two strikes your out for me and this was twice nowMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 18, 2021 via mobile

This place is filthy! We hadn’t been here in years and decided to give it a try tonight. We put our name into weight and decided not to when we saw how filthy the place was. I went to the bathroom and didn’t even use...it because it was in such a disgusting state. I can only imagine what the kitchen looks like if the front of the house is this bad with trash and food littered about the floor.More

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed December 21, 2020

Some of the best food in the St. Louis area. I always enjoy bringing out of state guests to Lotawata and watch the expression on their faces when they see the size of the serving. Never disappointed with the taste.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed August 12, 2020 via mobile

We were in town for several days to house hunt. We ordered from here once to take it back to our hotel room. The food was good, but the portions were HUGE! It was like two- three meals worth.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 28, 2020

We've been waiting to go back to the restaurant for a while since we live 3 hours away. My boyfriend ordered the chicken fried chicken expecting the same huge chicken breast that he couldn't finish the last time we were there. Wait time was longer...than usual (server kept apologizing for it), but when the food was brought out he had 2 chicken strips on his plate.😳 We sent the food back thinking it was a mistake, but the server informed us that is how it is served now.🤔 Never have I had chicken strips replace chicken fried chicken before in my lifetime. The server was nice and apologetic about it, but we will never go back. He's hungry as I type this because we're not paying almost $18 for a 2 chicken strips dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed July 27, 2020 via mobile

Amazing fun staff. Covid safe. Delicious Food. Try the Mac n Cheese Balls to start. WOW super awesomeness.

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

Recommended by our hotel staff, we both really enjoyed this local restaurant. We were told that the portions were huge, so we were ready for all the food! Becky (a great & friendly server) made good recommendations from the many sections on the menu. I...had meatloaf (2 generous size pieces topped with crispy onion rings & green onions) and chose corn & broccoli for my sides. My husband had the Atlanta chicken (hold the honey mustard) with green beans & broccoli for sides. All food was terrific, and LOTS of it. A small selection of about 8 total wines was fine for us. We were here for the food, not the alcohol. Merchandise (mostly t-shirts) is available for purchase. We will return, when we’re driving through in the future.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Response from Slfhous | Reviewed this property |
Bet they would. Call them
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Response from silver_bell97 | Reviewed this property |
I think the closer to 4 would be the shortest wait.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lotawata Creek

Yes, Lotawata Creek offers takeaway services.

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Lotawata Creek is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4