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Lotawata Creek

311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
+1 618-628-7373
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“fries” (86 reviews)
“burger” (50 reviews)
“bread” (33 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

11/13/18...For a picky eater (me). I have not one bad thing to say about this place!... ....the only one thing I can say is; you get two forks and one knife, no spoon?? I didn't have to add salt or pepper to anything!... even the...More

Thank shari h
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you leave hungry it’s your own fault! The food is delicious and they give you your own loaf of bread instead of individual rolls! Great quality of food, when you order fries be prepared to receive a mountain of them! Definitely don’t miss this...More

Thank Mandolinmoon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Service was Average: The Quality Of Service was Average: The Hot Rolls with The Butter Was Great! Food was not bad for the Serving. The Quality Control Of The Restaurant needs better Supervision:

Thank 924ernestj
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are a big eater this place is for you. I brought home a lot of French fries, the fish was excellent

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First time here and definitely won’t be our last. Very friendly place with a comfy home feel. Be prepared for the menu they have so many delicious choices it’s hard to make up your mind. I chose the BBQ chicken sandwich with fries and the...More

Thank chelle594
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was quick and courteous. I had the steak and rib combination, sides were beans and rice,mac and cheese.Everything was fresh and delicious. Fresh warm bread was served along with a nice ceaser salad. The portions were large so good I finished most of...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is unique in many ways but what stands out is the volume of food you get for your $. We loved everything we ordered. Peter waited on us expertly among the organized chaos that defines Lotawata. We probably took home more than we...More

Thank Jim M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Warm and wonderful, outdoorsy decor. Fantastic, fantastic comfort food. Huge portions, nobody went home without a doggy bag. We had the chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes, and I must say it was the best I've every had. It was seasoned perfectly. Our meal came...More

Thank Redleg4
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Turned up Sunday evening with no reservation, seated immediately. So much choice on the menu, huge helpings. Had a burger with bacon, mushrooms and cheese. Seasoned chips were delicious, as was the bread roll with honey cinnamon butter. Friendly server, good atmosphere. One of a...More

1  Thank H6981AVdavidd
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

This place is always busy (for a good reason) but finally chose mid afternoon on a Saturday. Lots of food for the $. We each have enough for a whole other meal! Creole crab tilapia, so flavorful! Meatloaf with a nice sauce. Creamed spinach, HEAVEN!...More

Thank runnergirl080
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Response from Lowry F | Reviewed this property |
I'm must apology, I'm not sure. I have never heard them sing Happy Birthday to anyone. It's really not a place we go to offend , the portion sizes are just to much.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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: +1 618-628-7373
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