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Enjoyed our meal and the atmosphere.
Charles

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great food and pleasant staff made our visit enjoyable and will come back.
Gregg and Molly
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Really good restaurant for that traditional hillbilly feast. You can't miss the food offered as you most always bring some home.
Saul and Rebecca
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Enjoyed the burger and fries.
ben tyndall
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great food
grant
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Really good restaurant to bring friends and family!
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was here for a birthday party and couldnt believe the food. In Turkey we dont have this type of food. Cant wait to PCS to Scott in March.
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Modern day restaurant. You can tell when an owner cares. BEST ENVIRONMENT ALL AROUND
Sarah J
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the servers,host,managers and cook are outstanding! i loved my service there. not only did my food come out hot and not freezing but my server joel was very outstanding and funny! ive never seen a more joyful employee in my life! that place is full of love and i will definitely be back soon!
brittney
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Now in Nashville but when I am in Fairview Heights I always make a stop here. Best food for the money and they do cook like mama taught them.
George B
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This is the best place for a real southern burger in the area!
Hugh
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The food is the best and we enjoyed having lunch and then leftovers for dinner and lunch the next day!
Saul and Patty
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The food and the service are first rate. Thank you for continuing to provide quality food and generious portions. Kate and
Bob
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Great Food! Great Company! What more can you ask!!! Oct 2015
Monique & Reggie
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The best meal ever !!! Glad you are again open. Jerry and Carie
Jerry
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We just had dinner at your restaurant. The food was fabulous and the wait staff was great. We are so glad you are opened again!
Jeanette
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Visited Lotawata for the first time this past Saturday...I was BLOWN AWAY! All the food items ordered at our table were out of this world good, but the New Toasted Ravioli were absolutely TO DIE FOR!
Marsha in STL
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Glad to see you re-opened. Can't wait to order the REAL toasted ravioli. May God bless you!
Valerie HC
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Just got back from a great meal and service. I know you have been closed for awhile fixing things up and appreciated the work done by your team. Food as good as ever.
Henry W
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< Glad to see you are again open ... we are in Georgia for a week and will make Lotawata our first lunch when we return. Gus and Belinda
gus
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Love the food and the Staff ... a wonderful place. Hope to see y'all real soon.
Sandra Hogue
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Hope the on or about the 28th of September is a good date. Can't wait for you to open again.
Ginger
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Can't wait for you to reopen any new updates yet
Thomas
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Open yet??
Tim
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Do you have an estimated reopen date? Missing your amazing food!
Diane Yarbrough
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OMG!!!!! We have been craving the for your stuffed mushrooms and fried chicken salad. PLEASE open soon for we are in dire straits......lol
The Moores
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I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE ALL THE FOOD
BRANDI
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We are looking forward to visiting as soon as you reOPEN. We've been BIG fans of Lotawata Creek for several years. Thanks for your amazing restaurant.
Eldridge-Cole Family
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Great dinner, better service... Had a great time!!
Pedro
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We have brought just about everyone we know with us there and we are coming from St Charles, Missouri. So it is a bit of a drive. We love your food. I actually got both of my teenage daughters to try creamed spinach, simply because yours is the best and I always order it. Everyone has their favorites. Can't wait to hear when you will be reopening. We were very sad to hear about the fire, the day before Father's Day. We had planned on coming there.
Catherine Hoffman
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We travel from St Louis because the food here is fantastic we have been coming here for years and it gets better each time. Keep up the great work, food & service.
McNeil Family
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A must stop if in the area! Recommend you be prepared for a lot of food.
Jim
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stopped on the Hot Rod Power tour wow is all I can say! superior wi79401
jack h
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Wow we had a great experience . Started with our waitress Rachael. Then the food was over the top two of us had the meatloaf platters and one had the boneless pork chops with the side items of mashed potatoes ,green beans and creamed spinach . And that was after the stuffed mushrooms . The food and service will bring us back over and over again .
Roger midkiff
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Best food this side of the Mississippi. Went for lunch and got fed for three days.
Clarance Wallace
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the friendly atmosphere, the great food, maybe ad some shade for that afternoon sun, otherwise, the best ever!
ruthie farrell
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Wow what food, service and wonderful atmosphere. I have heard of this restaurant for several years but never had an opportunity to enjoy a meal here until Ted and Beth brought me to lunch. The best ... maybe one south of here would be in order.
Doris
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Best Horseshoe in the world. They have a large menu so you could eat there for a month and not order the same thing if you did't want to. You will not leave hungry!
Dr Duke
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Our waiter was great and the meal was worth the trip from Collinsville.
Evan F
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Our trip from Colorado to Maine brought us to Fairview Heights for the evening. What a great city and the food at Lotawata was unreal. You sure know how to eat in the midwest. Thank you for the kind words about our RV.
Frank and Eva
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Service was five star!!!! Food was outstanding as well. Thanks to the great staff for all they did for the family.
John Baker
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Great food!! Excellent service!!!
Latasha
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Best food I have ever tasted!!!! The portions are awesome
Percy Brown
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Awesome food, great service and wonderful atmosphere.
Kendall Ganaway
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Tha twas the BEST HOT MESS Burger I have ever had!!
Alicia S
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enjoyed burger and fries
gt howard
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Wow what a meal. I can't believe the food portions and taste! I recommend to those not on a diet.
Brendon Taylor
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Food was absolutely all there was to be expected..wonderful!!! The only downfall is the staff is extremley busy which is a plus for the restaurant, however, the upkeep of some of the furniture is lacking. Again however staff was great and food terrific! (management working on comments)
kathy
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My husband brought me to this restaurant. I must say I loved the food everything was great. I can't wait to come back!
Adrienne
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We enjoyed our evening which started with a meal at Lotawata and a movie. The meal was the best!
Glenn
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Never had I enjoyed a meal as much as the dinner we had the other evening. The food and service were exceptional. Seasons Greetings.
Debra S
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best food anywhere without question and their staff is the friendliest I seen.
Andy
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Greatest steak meal in the area. Recommend the majority of the food served by Lotawata Creek Southern Grill. I have been an over-the-road trucker for several years and find their food to match the best of the best places I've stayed. One significant feature of Lotawata is the food portion. They dont skimp like some restaurants. You come hungry and leave full normally with a to go box. Thanks to the owner and staff for a great job.
Tom R
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Lotawata Creek has been a favorite for years and years and years. The food is tasty and the service always fast, efficient and pleasant. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a good southern meal. Barb and Jack Sheldon
Barbara Sheldon
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My daughter Shannon has worked there for years and I work at a hotel in Collinsville and have sent several people over to you.
Peggy
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Motel clerk suggested if we were hungry to go to Lotawata Creek and we would like whatever we ordered. She was so right!!! Chicken fried steak, meatloaf, seafood combo, cajun pasta, parmesan chicken--all outstanding! And the bread? Hot and good! Wish we lived here!
Marilyn
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Wow what a burger we had today ... totally unreal ... thanks
Ted
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If u would like a great meal I would suggest Lotawata Creek.
William B
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Enjoyed my meal and was glad we stopped at your exit on the Interstate.
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I have been here maybe #30-#40 times and every time it rocks!! I do wish they would cook the fries a little longer. I like crispy fries. We bring them home and heat em up in the toaster oven with the left overs!!
Mike M.
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came through from TN, good food, you need to come to Turkey Creek, Knoxville
Gail & Robert
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Really enjoy the food and drink. Wish you were closer to Columbia.
Pete
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Heading to Europe for three years and will miss our stops at Lotawata Creek... See you in 2017!!!
Larry and Ginny
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The family arrived early and enjoyed the wonderful food along with very good service. I would suggest not eating the day of or the day before a visit. The food is all large and tasty portions.
Helen T
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I wish you guys would open up one here in St Louis I love the food but can't get the offen
Peggy
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The food and service have always been first class. I enjoy going with friends for a noon meal. Your noon menu is perfect.
Susan
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I am on the road 60% of the time and have been to hundred's of restaurants.
Swen T
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Dave & I enjoy going to Latawata Creek. The food is the best in the area and our server was very nice.
Greg W.
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My first visit was 6-23-14. Brought there by a very special lady and the food was excellent, service was excellent.... Almost as good as the company!!
George McGilvrey
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a friend of mine told me about lotawata so a month ago I took my family and checked it out it was so good we will keep coming back.
josh
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The best food in the Stl area. Cant find fine dinning like that in Minneasota
Jolene'minnesota' Schlichting
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Our family enjoyed our food and the experience tremendously. Appreciate that the food is fresh and homemade. I am tired of chains and the drive from Fenton, MO is well worth it.
Carol Smith
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Arrived from Kansas on our way to Miami and got caught in the bad weather. Stayed at a great hotel close to the restaurant and by far enjoy the food and service beyond our wildest dreams. Sometimes you just luck into a great place. The restaurant and Fairview Heights are the best.
Gary and Lynne Mayfield
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This place was great! Lots of food and you definitely will not leave hungry. The waitress was very good and friendly :)
Boyer
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Awesome place to eat!!! Food was fantastic!! One of my favorites places to eat!! Can't wait to go back!!!
Janet Verhines
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ordered and had the greatest meal within 27 minutes from the time we arrived until we left. Great lunch menu.
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Exceptional service only matched by the food quality. Lotawata continues to be the place we bring our friends and family when they visit us. Thanks Ken and crew!
Ginny B
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Had lunch today (1-18-14), with friends, which was our 2nd time, and yet again we were not disappointed. My guy just LOVES the stuffed mushrooms, I had the pile of ribs and had more thanenough to bring home, it was actually 2 meals in one. The meals are well worth the price and the staff are very friendly and tenative. We will ddefinitely be back.
Jerry
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I've traveled the world and enjoyed fine meals ... but I have never had a meal like I had yesterday at Lotawata Creek. Our daughter told us to skip breakfast and lunch because the dinner would hold us over a week. I didn't believe her until I noticed the portions being brought out of the kitchen. The food was out of this world. And half came home with us for tomorrow. Love the restaurant and would love to see one in Henderson!
Beth Hendersen
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This is, by far, the greatest restaurant since the invention of the "proverbial sliced bread". The portions are enormous, the service is great EVERY TIME, and the leftover (and you will have left overs!) are awesome the next day!
Dave Haney
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the food in lotawata is heaven if you have not been there you should go
sydney
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lotawata creek food is awesome you should try it
paris
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Sitting in Bradenton, Florida enjoying the winter weather here but missing the food at Lotawata. Season's Greetings to all.
Ron
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Great food ... great prices ... great place for lunch or dinner. We drive almost an hour for your food and never leave hungry.
Claudia Williams
Don't come on the weekends if you are in a hurry. But if you are willing to wait, the food is delicious and the portions are HUGE. Will come back!
Derek Marlow
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Omm Nomm Nomm. Haven't been in the area for years but I still crave the food about once a month.
Matt D
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Excellent food and service, HUGE portions. We will definitly return when in the St Louis area.
Mike E
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We moved to the Pensacola, Florida area last December and we sure do miss your food and hospitality! There's nothing even close to Lotawata down here!
Jerry and Annie Stagner
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We arrived at 1 pm and the meal and service was exceptionally special. We traveled from Chicago earlier in the morning and Fairview Heights was our pit stop for gas and lunch. We ate so much that we decided to do a little shopping to walk off the food. Your service is above that expected in any restaurant. Thanks. On our way to Florida for the winter. Will return and try the food again in the spring.
John and Beth Hallwood
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Simply awesome and plenty of food per serving!!!
Garry
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We ate here on vacation and we were in awe at how good the food was. FANTASTIC!!!! we will see you again
The Schillers
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Ate here for the first time on Sept. 24th. It was the "icing on the cake" ending a wonderful trip from California! Sure wish we had one here!
Kimberly Mendoza
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Today was our first visit to the restaurant. I can't begin to express how pleased we are with everything...the food was amazing and tons of it. Bryce took excellent care of us. We'll definitely be making the one hour drive again.
Alice TRask
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You spelled Nacogdoches incorrectly on the menu, the g is silent but it should still be there.
Mike dubya
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WENT THERE ON SEPT 22 FOR HE FIRST TIME THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT REALLY ENJOYED MYSELF
MARGARET KENNEDY
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GREAT GREAT FOOD. I had the fried pork chop and it was awesome.
BOB
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Great Great food, I can't go to southern Il. with out stopping here to eat. I wish that they would build a resturant here in Springfield, Il.
Phillip Kimmel Sr.
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We are amazed at this place the food and service are wonderful we will be back even if it is a 4 1/2 hour drive! The food and service are worth the trip
Ricky Price & Donna Taylor
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I got the pork chops and they were dried out and tasted like fish.If that's the best they can do,I won't be back
Robert Maurer
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The burgers and fries were great. I couldn't believe the size of the serving. I could have fed four with my meal. This is one of the best restaurants I have eaten at in 25 years of enjoying good food. You are a keeper on my places to go when visiting Fairview Heights. Angie D. Atlanta, GA.
Angie D
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Wow what a meal. I read some of the entries before going to dinner at Lotawata and just didn't believe what people were saying. Was I surprised. My steak was perfect ad the service was exceptional. Great job and great team work from the entire staff.
Art W
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We stopped at Lotawata Creek after riding the Madison County Transit Trails and it was the best place we have ever eaten at. Our waitress, Angel was fabulous, made sure that we were filled up on drinks at all time(which was good after riding 20 miles-we were thirsty) The food was excellent and the price is not bad at all considering what they bring you-its huge-you will definetly need a takeout box. Great for leftovers too!!! - We will for sure be back again and request our new favorite waitress, Angel:)
Gadberry Family
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I was visiting the St. Louis area from Kansas City, Mo. was instantly told to go visit Lotawata Creek at first I was nervous because we are so use to what we eat all the time. I tell you after eating there I would have made the biggest mistake if i had not gone. We really loved it and it truly gave us our money worth. Staff even had great customer service.
Von Smith
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We went to LotaWata and loved it. Fast and friendly service and lots of down-home southern food!
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I went here for my high school graduation celebration. LOVED IT! The bread is amazing and the butter is to die for! I ordered a burger and fries and it was enough to split between 2-4 people. They give you amazing portions for reasonable prices. Definitely will return in the future. Thank you Lotawata for helping to make my graduation special!
Halle
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This was my third time here. I enjoy the food and always have ample to bring home for lunch the next day. Thanks for being in the area and serving such great food.
Cherry B
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Enjoyed dinner and service ... will return.
randy
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Great food and fast service. Burgers worth their weight in gold.
Brian Hastings
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I've never been disappointed. The food is great and the service awesome! Thank you!
wendal
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Lotawata is a must for good food when really, really hungry. The burgers are the best I've had.
Bill C
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Best restaurant in the area with regards to food quality, price and service.
Thomas G
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Took a wrong turn while in the area today and saw your grill so we stopped in for an early dinner. Sure glad we did! Excellent food, friendly service and large protions! Can't wait to come back for more!
Rod Tippey <>
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A-mazing food, great service, LOVE this place, has been one of my families' faves for more than 10 years now. The only bad thing that I have to say is that it is bad for my waistline, but SO worth it!!!
Erica <>
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We just happened upon your restaurant on our way to Alabama to visit our son. Now each time we go it is a must to stop. We love everything about your place. Looking forward to stopping again next month. Great food and people. Keep up the good work.
Gary Jensen <>
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The best food you can find in the area. Lotawata Creek is just the best for prices, service and hometown folks who care!
Genny
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Drive 2 hours to just eat here and go home. It's totally worth it to my family -- we are mesmerized by the servings. It normally takes me about 3 days to finish off my leftovers, and the best part is they taste just as good as the moment you are served. The prices are affordable for the servings. I love it here, and will come here every year for my Birthday, and hopefully more often than that! Keep up the good work!
Lindy <>
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Loved it, so much food for the price, wish there was one over here in Missouri but have to say was well worth the drive!!!!!
Connie Paine <>
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We make an annual trip at the holidays to come back to Belleville and visit family. We always meet for lunch or dinner here when we come visit. Awesome food and a great decor.
Herbert Family <>
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Exceptional food and close to the shopping mall. I try to stop bye each month for the noon specials. Lunch meals are smaller and perfect for the individual going back to the office without takeout box. Season's Greetings!
James Mitchell
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Lotta Watta is simply amazing!!!! This is the best joint I have ever been to! Staff is amazing! Food is amazing!
Barnett Family
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Lotawata has the greatest food in the St. Louis area. I was brought here several years ago when you first opened by a business associate. The food just gets better and don't forget the friendly staff. A must for the family.
George A. <>
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We went to Lotta Watta 10 years ago when my g/f lived near there...was awesome then and is still awesome now..great food and great service..Good job keeping it all the same..
Mike <>
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The food is great. The service is great, I have always enjoyed Lotawata and want to thank all for the wonderful meals our family had there. We leave tomorrow for our next assignment in Tampa and had to have our last meal out at your restaurant. Thanks
C <>
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My niece and her husband took me to Lotawata Creek for my birthday in April 2012. I had a fried macaroni burger and I am still full!!! It was amazing food and the staff was very friendly. They even brought me a free dish of birthday ice cream. I cannot wait to come back.
Kathie Holt <>
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Hi, just wanted to let you know how great the service and food was. Thanks for a great experience.
Joe <>
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First time at Lotawata ... food was out of this world and service was exceptional. We live in a small town in Mississippi and wish we could find a restaurant even one fourth as good as yours. Will recommend to all our friends to travel this part of the state with their RV's.
Dennis and Francis
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We arrived in town on Wednesday for a family reunion and our friends Dave and Mary took us to have lunch at Lotawata. We had a great meal and really enjoyed ourselves. Hope to return before we leave next week.
Beth Hamilton<>
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Was really impressed by the food and servce. The server went out of his way to ensure our meals were just right and we were taken care of. What a place for family ad friends to meat for dinner.
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Always enjoy the food and speed at which it is served. I have spent several months on the road with a train project and had plenty of opportunities to eat out. Never found a place as good as yours. Keep up the great service and food.
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We stopped at Lotatwata Creek on our way home to Chattanooga! It was the best food in the WORLD!!!! I loved the fried macaroni and cheese. Thank you.
Jennifer <>
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ITS.........GREAT
ROB <>
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Wonderful, best place I have ever eaten, open a location in Colorado Springs
Bernie Dittmann <>
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me an my sister came out to eat an the food was wonderful keep up the good worl you guys
creola hankins <>
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I took my daughter and her family to dinner and the food was fantastic. Our waitress was Tracy, please tell her that her service was perfect. She was pleasant, helpful, courteous, always smiling, I can't say enough good things. The whole experience was the best. This is what my son-in-law posted to all his friends on facebook. " Two thumbs up for Lotawata Creek steakhouse! Awesome stuffed and mushroom chips. Great prime rib and baby backs! Outstanding parmesan crusted pork tenderloin!!! "
Toni Porter <>
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We ate at Lotawata today the food was GREAT!Our waitress was Candice F she was wonderful could not have asked for better. You don't find many like her. She went more than the extra mile!
Cindy <>
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I took my family there on July 4th. My wife and I have been in the past and enjoyed it. However, this day, our service was not as good as in the past, when it was exceptional. The food was great but our waiter was not totatally attentive to our drink needs. I can understand being busy, but I should not have to look around and call him to the table everytime I need me drink filled. To top it off, because we were a large group the gratuity was included in the bill, which I completely understand. I waited tables in college and know what the job entails. But I feel this waiter knew he was getting a tip no matter what and did not make the correct effort to provide better service. Also, it took 20 minutes to get our food from the time we ordered. Again, the food was exceptional. I just wish I had the opportunity to NOT tip for our sub-par service. Training for this waiter will go a long way in making everything exceptional as it was the last trip.
Sean <>
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All I can say is "WOW". Loved just watching all the food come out, let alone eating it. The cream gravy is too die for. Excellent, would come back again.
Michele <>
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Great food at very reasonable prices. Bet you can't eat the entire meal. Portions are hugh!
Tom Sampson <>
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A friend & I were in the area from PA & stumbled on this restaurant. Excellent food. The onion rings were by far the best I've ever had. The portions are HUGE.
Greg <>
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A co-worker suggested I go eat at your establishment and recommended the steak. I chose the Steak Lotawata. VERY impressive! Way too much food for one serving and the sides - yum! Thanks for a delicious dinner which was very reasonably priced.
Sue Adams <>
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Our first time here and Whoa. Do not go to this place and think your gonna drink a few beers, get an appetizer, then eat your BAMeal,and eat a dessert, You will do well to eat a fourth of your sandwich. Heakthy portions for even the biggest of big daddies. Very good food as well.
Amanda <>>
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We were in town for a soccer tournament and someone recommended Lotawata Creek. I had no idea what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised - the atmosphere and service were great - and the food was delicious. I would highly recommend it to anyone who has the opportunity to go!
Linda <>
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We were on our way home from the basketball games in St.Louis and stopped at Lotawata Creek for lunch. WOW - great food, service and the location is easy to find. When next in the area we will return.
Bev Lamone
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