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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%
Travellers talk about
“fries” (63 reviews)
“catfish” (17 reviews)
“bread” (34 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
311 Salem Pl, Fairview Heights, IL 62208-1314
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Bruce K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank LD E
LOTAWATA, Owner at Lotawata Creek, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Billy_Buckly_3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

Driving thru the US to our destination base we stopped for the night and went to eat dinner at this restaurant. OMG we were not prepared for whatcame to our table. The waitress told us that everything was huge servings but we’ve heard waitstaff say...More

Thank Eblueangel
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

A first visit that will definitely not be the last! Started with the stuffed mushrooms that were perfect! The giant mushrooms were well stuffed and the breading was nice and crispy. The dipping sauce went really well with them! We shared the seafood combo of...More

Thank Stacie A
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

7 of us celebrating 2 birthdays. Many great choices. Large rolls with honey butter, large side salads and huge portions!! Our choices; Jambalaya, chicken fried chicken, meatloaf and burgers. Everyone had more than enough for another meal going home with them. Prices are reasonable and...More

Thank Monica W
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Response from Christine G | Reviewed this property |
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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