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Lotawata Creek

311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
+1 618-628-7373
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“fries” (81 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My wife and I decided to go to Lotawata Creek for dinner, even though it gives the impression of a all you can eat (Golden Corral type) restaurant it is actually not. We were seated quickly and our server got our drinks quickly. We ordered...More

Thank LDHtraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great menu selection and cooked to perfection. Some of the best tasting food I've had. The quantity is rediculous so plan on taking a lot home.

Thank Marion M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went today with my parent's, my dad and I both ordered the bbq pig mac and cheese, my mom ordered the seafood basket, all was excellent. Lotawata Creek is one of my favorite restaurants.

Thank farmgurl1973
Reviewed 19 March 2018

We have eaten here a couple of times over the years and were passing through for an early lunch today. The food was as expected and the portions have always been huge. Our experience today was totally spoiled because of the service. We sat down...More

1  Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 6 March 2018

This is the first visit to Lotawata Creek. The service was great, The server was very attentive. If you leave here hungry, there is something wrong. The food is very good, We all ordered different items and none of us had any complaints.

Thank bgfoo1
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

We went there to lunch today, as always we enjoyed what we had. Staff is friendly and food is always so good. As usual, we left with a few to go boxes as the portions at huge! We will def be back!

Thank Amanda N
Reviewed 4 March 2018

First, management should be ashamed of serving food in such a dirty restaurant. The young man(host?) that was talking with the hostesses (who seemed to care less that the inside foyer was getting fuller and fuller and forcing waitstaff to try to move through the...More

1  Thank LD E
LOTAWATA, Owner at Lotawata Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

It is sad when someone goes online and attacks a small family owned business with false claims. Our crayons come in a small box and are not rolled with the silverware. Also, yesterday over 4,100 customers must have thought our food was healthy and cooked...More

Reviewed 27 February 2018

I am in awe of all the positive reviews this restaurant has received. The most consistent aspects about this place is the size of the portions and the low level of service that I am forced to bear each time I visit. Please make no...More

1  Thank Billy_Buckly_3
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

We stopped by on our way to a concert. Arrived when they first opened and there was a lot of people here already. Service was great and way too much food. The quality was amazing and the atmosphere rocked!! Definitely great food for the price!

Thank Terri P
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Be prepared to wait.Unless you go when they just open.A wait can usually run at least 45 min.Anything you order really taste good.Country fries steak sandwich actually the size of a plate!!All portions are BIG.The rolls OMG!!Hot and Fluffy with honey butter before the meal...More

Thank Shawn H
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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.
Susie M
26 August 2016|
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Response from Lee W | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if they accept reservations. It is the same Exit as the Fairview Heights Mall.
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Restaurant Details

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