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Lotawata Creek

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
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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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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been many years since we have been here. Driving by at 2:00 on Sunday, decided to stop & had a 50 minute wait. Once we were seated, friendly waitress brought our drinks and huge rolls with honey butter! Yum ! My husband & I each ordered a chicken item, with 2 sides. My husband very rarely gives comments... he... More 

Thank NanaDeDe
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is ridiculous..... in the best way possible. It's real food, hugh portions & priced right. I had the chicken ramono & it was out of this world. Even the bread is absolutely wonderful with cinnamon butter. OMG! I am in town for 2 nights & i will be coming back here tomorrow night & any other trips.

Thank Debbie R
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210 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Be warned- this place is going to load up your plate & you may not be able to finish it!! Stuffed mushrooms are great. Salad is chilled. Catfish is good. Steak isn't their strong suit. Soda drinks are large. Suggest you share one plate as a couple.

Thank Goose G
Fairview Heights, IL
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a restaurant that is not for those looking for the run of the mill or same oh, same oh food choices. Lottawata Creek offers a wide variety of excellent Southern dishes with a few surprises thrown in. You also need to come HUNGRY, because their portion sizes are large. Rarely have I ever been able to finish the... More 

Thank CorvetteMan76
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Let's get this out of the way. Lottawata Creek isn't the place for you if you are on a diet or want "light" options. This restaurant for those that like a good comfort food with plenty of leftovers for the next day. If you order the cheese fries or nachos, be prepared to get real cheeses and real ingredients that... More 

1 Thank Johnny R
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was my first time at Lotawata Creek and I was very impressed. My husband loved it!! The food was amazing!! We will be back in the area in a few weeks and we will visit again. I would suggest this to anyone. I am from Champaign-Urbana, IL. and this restaurant would thrive in our area..I would definitely suggest the... More 

Thank ler7890
Fairview Heights, Illinois
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

They have the best nachos in the world with lots of meat cheese jalapeno peppers sour cream and salsa OMG so delicious you get so much food that it actually feels up 2 to go plates Simply Amazing!!!!

Thank maria s
Saint Louis, Missouri
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

The best onion rings in STL Metro area. You will have leftovers for days. Service is awesome. Place could be cleaner especially the restrooms.

Thank emgee63
Bluffs, United States
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

My husband and I make a trip to this restaurant at least once a year and we are never disappointed. Food is always good, service is great! Plan on arriving hungry, portions are huge. Definitely worth the trip!

Thank brendabN3910TQ
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant on the recommendation of a staff-member of a hotel in Cahokia. It was a short drive, but well worth the trip. Huge portions and a large menu made this a restaurant to remember. We were looking forward to their signature fried banana pudding, but when all was said and done, we had no room for it.... 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
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, Groups, Local cuisine
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?