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Lotawata Creek

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311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
+1 618-628-7373
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Springfield, Illinois
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The best thing about the restaurant was the warm roll served with both butter and cinnamon butter and the iced tea. Iced tea was some of the best I have had. My husband and I went for lunch. I had the lunch grilled chicken sandwich with a side order of broccoli. The broccoli not only tasted awful, it smelled really... More 

Thank Becky M
Edmonton, Canada
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106 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I'm thankful for the great reviews that led me to Lotawata. I came here for dinner on Sun, waited about 20 mins for a table for one. I was surprised that they don't serve beers, although that's not a deal-breaker for me. I ordered the very tasty fried pork chop with beans and rice and creamed spinach on the side.... More 

Thank Kien G
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is probably my last time going here the service was terrible the fries stacked up but Mush couldn't enjoy drinks from the nats in the glass the salad was a big head of lettuce with chunks of shredded cheese not much more no one in the party of nine enjoy their meal. If ever I said don't go there... More 

Thank Pete v
Manor, Texas
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93 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on Sunday evening. Told 1 and 1/4 hour wait. Sat in "bar" and discovered no alcohol. We left and went to another restaurant that was able to seat us right away and had beer on draft.

Thank Iliketoea
LOTAWATA, Owner at Lotawata Creek, responded to this review

We hope to have alcohol beverages available in the next few weeks. We applied for our liquor license several weeks ago. More 

Tulsa, Oklahoma
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been to this restaurant twice now, the first time I went I was very hungry & it seemed to be good food. My second experience there though i was not super hungry & the place just seemed super greasy to me & the burger I had was just dry & not super tasty. My father in law even... More 

Thank wgomez28
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115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been to this restaurant before but not on a weekday for lunch. Server took our order and then we waited 45 minutes for our food. My luncheon combo fish and shrimp was not served hot enough. The hush puppies were lukewarm and greasy. My husband and daughter liked their sandwiches though. The fries were hot on all plates... More 

Thank FLresidents
Staunton, Illinois
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

There were three couples in our party. Each couple ordered an appetizer. We ordered onion rings which were $10.49. After about fifteen minutes the waitress brought out the appetizers for the other two couples. She said ours would take a few more minutes. We continued to wait, the other two couples were done eating their stuffed mushrooms and we still... More 

Thank debbie m
Rock Island, Illinois
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197 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well, You better go hungry, portions are large, but extremely tasty You get warm dinner rolls while you wait, with different kinds of butter. Better watch out, you might get filled up with the rolls. And may I say, Sweet Ice Tea. Only thing is I wish I lived closer, but maybe that is a good thing also, I would... More 

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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been there several times and it was the best one since the last time. Our service was superior the food was fantastic as usual and we had a great time!!!!!!!

Thank 102davide
Lawrenceville, Illinois
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209 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
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?