Fast Eddie's Bon Air

★★★★☆
  • 1530 E 4th St

    Alton, IL 62002

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  • 618-462-5532

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Don't believe the HYPE!!!!!!!\r
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As someone who has being going to Alton IL since he was little I have a very good understanding for the area. I was one of thousands that could not wait to go to Fast Eddies when I turned 21. Now that I

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Don't believe the HYPE!!!!!!!\r
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As someone who has being going to Alton IL since he was little I have a very good understanding for the area. I was one of thousands that could not wait to go to Fast Eddies when I turned 21. Now that I

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I can't get over how overhyped and terrible this place was. We bought into the hype, I should have read the reviews first. There is a reason that there are so many reviews of why the service is terrible. The waitress was a straight up

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★★★★★

I can't get over how overhyped and terrible this place was. We bought into the hype, I should have read the reviews first. There is a reason that there are so many reviews of why the service is terrible. The waitress was a straight up

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Great food. Love the chick on a stick. Service is not so fast or friendly, but can you really ask for much with how busy they get? They could afford to hire more help. Food is CHEAP. Drinks are priced about the same as anywhere else.

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★★★★★

Great food. Love the chick on a stick. Service is not so fast or friendly, but can you really ask for much with how busy they get? They could afford to hire more help. Food is CHEAP. Drinks are priced about the same as anywhere else.

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This place is a fire trap in my opinion. I have witnessed too many drunks especially after 9pm. No security and management won't try and protect you.

Food is good if you are not in a hurry. Service soemtimes is better than others, especially if you tip really good.

I would not take anyone there after 7pm.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place is a fire trap in my opinion. I have witnessed too many drunks especially after 9pm. No security and management won't try and protect you.

Food is good if you are not in a hurry. Service soemtimes is better than others, especially if you tip really good.

I would not take anyone there after 7pm.

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I've lived in St.louis all my life and this was only my second time at Fast Eddies. I have to say Im not really impressed. The so called huge basket of fries not huge at all. The big elwood is "ok" at best, chick on a stick is just that the smallest wings i've ever seen.Staff not friendly. It took 10-15 minutes to get our order and there was hardly anyone there.Only went back a second time cause my husband had never been there and wanted to try it. I wont go back.

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I've lived in St.louis all my life and this was only my second time at Fast Eddies. I have to say Im not really impressed. The so called huge basket of fries not huge at all. The big elwood is "ok" at best, chick on a stick is just that the smallest wings i've ever seen.Staff not friendly. It took 10-15 minutes to get our order and there was hardly anyone there.Only went back a second time cause my husband had never been there and wanted to try it. I wont go back.

Pros: food is cheap

Cons: ya get what you pay for

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There are "ladies of the evening" that greet you as you get out of your car. And once you get inside... good luck finding a place to sit down. They say they have the cheap food and there is a good reason for that! It's terrible!! And don't even think about trying to to talk "Big Ed" he's the worst! I'd fire him in a second if he treated any of my customers the way he treated me. He's a snob from the word GO! Looking down on you as if you are nothing and no one to him not even a person let alone a paying customer! I'm truly surprised that this place is able to stay open at all!!

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There are "ladies of the evening" that greet you as you get out of your car. And once you get inside... good luck finding a place to sit down. They say they have the cheap food and there is a good reason for that! It's terrible!! And don't even think about trying to to talk "Big Ed" he's the worst! I'd fire him in a second if he treated any of my customers the way he treated me. He's a snob from the word GO! Looking down on you as if you are nothing and no one to him not even a person let alone a paying customer! I'm truly surprised that this place is able to stay open at all!!

Pros: Can't think of one!

Cons: Owner is rude and very offensive!

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We recently moved to the area and had heard many good things about Fast Eddie's! The atmosphere was great and the outdoor patio area was so much fun! The service was fast, and the food was oustanding! They have the best burgers! It was worth the drive! We plan on going back very soon!

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★★★★★

We recently moved to the area and had heard many good things about Fast Eddie's! The atmosphere was great and the outdoor patio area was so much fun! The service was fast, and the food was oustanding! They have the best burgers! It was worth the drive! We plan on going back very soon!

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Great food, Big Elwood is to die for. You can not beat the prices on the food. We go all the time with a group or just the two of us. Always have a good time.

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★★★★★

Great food, Big Elwood is to die for. You can not beat the prices on the food. We go all the time with a group or just the two of us. Always have a good time.

Pros: Cheap food

Cons: None

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This was one of the most friendly and fun places I'd been in a long time. We enjoyed it so much we purchased a fast eddies T-shirt and funny drink holder and we're going back this wkend! The music is GREAT, the food is a good price and is delicious and the crowd and waitresses are friendly - me met new ppl, heard a really good band, drank inexpensive large draft beers and ate pork on a stick... it was fabulous. lol

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★★★★☆

This was one of the most friendly and fun places I'd been in a long time. We enjoyed it so much we purchased a fast eddies T-shirt and funny drink holder and we're going back this wkend! The music is GREAT, the food is a good price and is delicious and the crowd and waitresses are friendly - me met new ppl, heard a really good band, drank inexpensive large draft beers and ate pork on a stick... it was fabulous. lol

Pros: music, food, ppl and atmosphere

Cons: bathrooms could have been a little cleaner

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I used to frequent this bar, but I won't go back after yesterday's experience.

The "live band" was a farce...there was a saxophone player and a guitar player who doubled as the "lead singer." However, the "singer" was lip syncing! There was no drummer in "the band", but the music had drums playing. So basically, "the live band" was a DJ playing pre-recorded music (no wonder he sounded so much like Rod Stewart AND Van Morrison AND Mick Jagger AND John Mellancamp AND...)

There were five of us and we spent about $200.

We sat outside; it was a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon. We ordered our drinks and food. It always takes about 30-45 minutes for the food to be ready, so the long wait was not surprising. The food was overly salty and very disappointing.

Soon the trash container near us was overflowing with paper products, ketchup, bbq sauce and bottles. The trash began to draw flies and I was being bitten by the insects. I asked our waitress to get someone to take the trash. She said someone comes around about every ten minutes. About ten minutes later, the trash was still piling up. I asked our waitress again and received the same answer. Eventually, I went inside to see if I could get the "Eddie" to have the trash removed. I asked to speak to him.

Eddie came to me and did not ask what the problem was. The first thing he said: "If you don't like it, you can leave." I said I am just asking for the trash to be removed. I got the standard answer, "someone comes around every ten minutes or so". I asked if he could make sure that it happens. He kept repeating, "if you don't like it, leave." Finally, I am paraphrasing, but Eddie basically said to me, "look around you, we are always very busy and YOUR business means nothing to me. If you're not happy, leave." I was shocked! (Later our waitress verified that I was speaking to Eddie, the owner, not just a manager pretending to be Eddie.)

When I returned to my table the trash was STILL THERE. I told our waitress the story. She genuinely seemed surprised that Eddie would speak to me that way. But she then told us that there is a long list of responses that the staff is supposed to say to customers with requests. "If it is popcorn, we can only say....you can get it over there. If it is trash, we are supposed to say someone comes around every ten minutes, etc..."

After yesterday's experience, I am disillusioned by the Fast Eddie's and I won't go back. I feel as though the establishment is just a charade, not a genuine place...more like a Disney ride than a great bar.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to frequent this bar, but I won't go back after yesterday's experience.

The "live band" was a farce...there was a saxophone player and a guitar player who doubled as the "lead singer." However, the "singer" was lip syncing! There was no drummer in "the band", but the music had drums playing. So basically, "the live band" was a DJ playing pre-recorded music (no wonder he sounded so much like Rod Stewart AND Van Morrison AND Mick Jagger AND John Mellancamp AND...)

There were five of us and we spent about $200.

We sat outside; it was a beautiful sunny Saturday afternoon. We ordered our drinks and food. It always takes about 30-45 minutes for the food to be ready, so the long wait was not surprising. The food was overly salty and very disappointing.

Soon the trash container near us was overflowing with paper products, ketchup, bbq sauce and bottles. The trash began to draw flies and I was being bitten by the insects. I asked our waitress to get someone to take the trash. She said someone comes around about every ten minutes. About ten minutes later, the trash was still piling up. I asked our waitress again and received the same answer. Eventually, I went inside to see if I could get the "Eddie" to have the trash removed. I asked to speak to him.

Eddie came to me and did not ask what the problem was. The first thing he said: "If you don't like it, you can leave." I said I am just asking for the trash to be removed. I got the standard answer, "someone comes around every ten minutes or so". I asked if he could make sure that it happens. He kept repeating, "if you don't like it, leave." Finally, I am paraphrasing, but Eddie basically said to me, "look around you, we are always very busy and YOUR business means nothing to me. If you're not happy, leave." I was shocked! (Later our waitress verified that I was speaking to Eddie, the owner, not just a manager pretending to be Eddie.)

When I returned to my table the trash was STILL THERE. I told our waitress the story. She genuinely seemed surprised that Eddie would speak to me that way. But she then told us that there is a long list of responses that the staff is supposed to say to customers with requests. "If it is popcorn, we can only say....you can get it over there. If it is trash, we are supposed to say someone comes around every ten minutes, etc..."

After yesterday's experience, I am disillusioned by the Fast Eddie's and I won't go back. I feel as though the establishment is just a charade, not a genuine place...more like a Disney ride than a great bar.

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WE HAD A GOOD TIME

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★★★★☆

WE HAD A GOOD TIME

Pros: FAST

Cons: BUSY

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We went to Fast Eddie's after the Cards game this weekend. The line was long, but what a bargain the food is ! 99 cent burgers - 1.20 for a cheese burger that tasted great and was not greasy and was huge. Great prices for shrimp, steak on a stick, chicken on a stick and pork kabob.

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We went to Fast Eddie's after the Cards game this weekend. The line was long, but what a bargain the food is ! 99 cent burgers - 1.20 for a cheese burger that tasted great and was not greasy and was huge. Great prices for shrimp, steak on a stick, chicken on a stick and pork kabob.

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LOVE it. Shrimp, chicken wings, and burgers. Gotta try this place. There is no non-smoking, in fact the owner bought the whole street so you can smoke just about anywhere. Class 1 place!

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★★★★★

LOVE it. Shrimp, chicken wings, and burgers. Gotta try this place. There is no non-smoking, in fact the owner bought the whole street so you can smoke just about anywhere. Class 1 place!

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I was in Fast Eddies tonight June 1st, 2008 at 7:40 pm and was not impressed at all. waited 40 minutes for my food, and when I finaly got the food I was missing part of it. when I asked where it was the bald gentleman began searching through a bucket of reciepts....NEVER finding mine and then turned to me and said you only ordered 1 cheese burger! I will not go back, and will tell my friends the same

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I was in Fast Eddies tonight June 1st, 2008 at 7:40 pm and was not impressed at all. waited 40 minutes for my food, and when I finaly got the food I was missing part of it. when I asked where it was the bald gentleman began searching through a bucket of reciepts....NEVER finding mine and then turned to me and said you only ordered 1 cheese burger! I will not go back, and will tell my friends the same

Pros: NA

Cons: Rude cooks and servers

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Fast Eddies is unigue in itself - Food isnt worth the drive dry burger slow service , refills were slow to come if at all. This is no longer on my places to go .

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★☆☆☆☆

Fast Eddies is unigue in itself - Food isnt worth the drive dry burger slow service , refills were slow to come if at all. This is no longer on my places to go .

Pros: intersting place

Cons: crowd service food

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All right people, let's get things straight; Bon Air is a dive (but in the good sense). Why people complain about it being crowded, too loud, and the servers "swarming" around you is beyond me. First of all, it's not Tony's in STL (although I can't complain about having someone hover around you asking if you're ready for a refill). How many times have you had to wait to get your drinks (yes, alcohol) refilled and it's taken a long time. Second, it is ALWAYS crowded - deal with it. This is part of what makes Bon Air unique, it's packed nearly the entire time it's open. Don't go to Bon Air if you don't want to compete for a table. I've been going there for years and after awhile you get pretty good at finding them. The place can get loud, so don't count on having a "conversation." Instead, order a cold draft, place an order for some food, and enjoy yourself. This place is without a doubt the best bar to have a group of friends meet up or a group function. Their brats are great and the Busch draft is the coldest and best anywhere. When you go to Bon Air, just know that you'll deal with loud music, fight for a table, have great drink service, and they only take cash. Enjoy it for what it is - a great dive with character, no class, and a damn good time.

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★★★★★

All right people, let's get things straight; Bon Air is a dive (but in the good sense). Why people complain about it being crowded, too loud, and the servers "swarming" around you is beyond me. First of all, it's not Tony's in STL (although I can't complain about having someone hover around you asking if you're ready for a refill). How many times have you had to wait to get your drinks (yes, alcohol) refilled and it's taken a long time. Second, it is ALWAYS crowded - deal with it. This is part of what makes Bon Air unique, it's packed nearly the entire time it's open. Don't go to Bon Air if you don't want to compete for a table. I've been going there for years and after awhile you get pretty good at finding them. The place can get loud, so don't count on having a "conversation." Instead, order a cold draft, place an order for some food, and enjoy yourself. This place is without a doubt the best bar to have a group of friends meet up or a group function. Their brats are great and the Busch draft is the coldest and best anywhere. When you go to Bon Air, just know that you'll deal with loud music, fight for a table, have great drink service, and they only take cash. Enjoy it for what it is - a great dive with character, no class, and a damn good time.

Pros: Ice-cold beer, cheap food, and great decor

Cons: parking can be tough

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This is one of the coolest bars of all time, throw in great food and it's almost heaven! PLACE IS HUUGE!!!!! I stopped here on the way to St Louis, but will definitely be scheduling a trip just to hang around Alton next year. Great Bar!
Great Food!
Hot Waitresses (especially that little redhead!).

One of the best bars of all time!

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★★★★★

This is one of the coolest bars of all time, throw in great food and it's almost heaven! PLACE IS HUUGE!!!!! I stopped here on the way to St Louis, but will definitely be scheduling a trip just to hang around Alton next year. Great Bar!
Great Food!
Hot Waitresses (especially that little redhead!).

One of the best bars of all time!

Pros: LITTLE HOT REDHEAD WAITRESS

Cons: NONE!

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NOT worth the gas $$, VERY disapointed, There at 11:15 saturday afternoon.. ordered...got food after a 35 minute wait..burger cold and raw, tenderloin TOUGH as shoe leather,brat over cooked, its bun soggy. shrimp still slightly frozen.. kabob was ok.. I HAVE NEVER been in a place that MAKES you order drinks.We were told BY THE MST RUDE WAITRESS in our STATE.. we ALL had to order a drink or leave We finished what food we could ,before we were made to leave BY THE MANAGER..(wasnt leaving 20.00 in food cos they dont let you take it out!!!
LOUD?? extremely...tight quarters??unbelievably
GOOD EATS??ALTON BROWN, DON'T THINK SO!! raise your standard this is a DUMP

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★☆☆☆☆

NOT worth the gas $$, VERY disapointed, There at 11:15 saturday afternoon.. ordered...got food after a 35 minute wait..burger cold and raw, tenderloin TOUGH as shoe leather,brat over cooked, its bun soggy. shrimp still slightly frozen.. kabob was ok.. I HAVE NEVER been in a place that MAKES you order drinks.We were told BY THE MST RUDE WAITRESS in our STATE.. we ALL had to order a drink or leave We finished what food we could ,before we were made to leave BY THE MANAGER..(wasnt leaving 20.00 in food cos they dont let you take it out!!!
LOUD?? extremely...tight quarters??unbelievably
GOOD EATS??ALTON BROWN, DON'T THINK SO!! raise your standard this is a DUMP

Pros: it was open

Cons: it should not be

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The food is cheap and decent, the shrimp are good, but I have to agree with others that the waitresses remind me of a car salesman hovering over you before your drink is even half empty, but if you order soda, be prepared for the waitresses to let your drink run dry for quite some time. It seems they see $$$ from high priced alcoholic drinks, or ever flowing beer. The place is loud, so much so a conversation is basically yelling at each other, and many times the patrons tend to be rude. How this place ever became popular, I have no clue. If you are a biker or a sports fan, its made for you. If you aren't, avoid it like the plague.

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★★☆☆☆

The food is cheap and decent, the shrimp are good, but I have to agree with others that the waitresses remind me of a car salesman hovering over you before your drink is even half empty, but if you order soda, be prepared for the waitresses to let your drink run dry for quite some time. It seems they see $$$ from high priced alcoholic drinks, or ever flowing beer. The place is loud, so much so a conversation is basically yelling at each other, and many times the patrons tend to be rude. How this place ever became popular, I have no clue. If you are a biker or a sports fan, its made for you. If you aren't, avoid it like the plague.

Pros: Cheap food

Cons: Everything else other than the cheap food

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Way too much hype for Fast Eddies. Yes the food is cheap and pretty good, but you pay for it in the long run with overpriced drinks and waitresses hovering over your table asking you if you need another drink, all the while expecting a nice tip. Not to mention the place is seemingly always crowded, making for excessive waits for food and little room to move.

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★★★☆☆

Way too much hype for Fast Eddies. Yes the food is cheap and pretty good, but you pay for it in the long run with overpriced drinks and waitresses hovering over your table asking you if you need another drink, all the while expecting a nice tip. Not to mention the place is seemingly always crowded, making for excessive waits for food and little room to move.

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Everyone and his brother knows about Fast Eddies; featured several times on the Travel Channel, this corner bar has become an Alton institution. The food is not only cheap, but delicious as well. The Big Elwood steak kabob is especially top-notch. The only problem with this bar is that it is almost always packed. It can been 2 p.m. on a Sunday, and the parking lot will still be full! If you don't mind waiting a while for food, definitlely give Fast Eddies a try; definitlely better than anything else Alton has to offer!

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★★★★☆

Everyone and his brother knows about Fast Eddies; featured several times on the Travel Channel, this corner bar has become an Alton institution. The food is not only cheap, but delicious as well. The Big Elwood steak kabob is especially top-notch. The only problem with this bar is that it is almost always packed. It can been 2 p.m. on a Sunday, and the parking lot will still be full! If you don't mind waiting a while for food, definitlely give Fast Eddies a try; definitlely better than anything else Alton has to offer!

Pros: food, price

Cons: crowds

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While going to school near by Alton I've came pretty well fond of Fast Eddies. Food is cheap and good. My favorite would be the shrimp and a nice cold brewed Budweiser. The bar is usually crowded but it has a good atmosphere and great people

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★★★★★

While going to school near by Alton I've came pretty well fond of Fast Eddies. Food is cheap and good. My favorite would be the shrimp and a nice cold brewed Budweiser. The bar is usually crowded but it has a good atmosphere and great people

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This place is a bar that has tremendous food specials. People from the St. Louis area will come around for their shrimp and their chicken wing and their hamburger specials. The food is good--but I think b/c I was expecting so much more, I was a bit disappointed when I first went there. That said, its an experience going in there--expect smoke.

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★★★☆☆

This place is a bar that has tremendous food specials. People from the St. Louis area will come around for their shrimp and their chicken wing and their hamburger specials. The food is good--but I think b/c I was expecting so much more, I was a bit disappointed when I first went there. That said, its an experience going in there--expect smoke.

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We often ride our motorcycles there for some tasty and inexpensive food. I love that they have motorcycle parking! My favorite is the Big Elwood. So good, so filling and super cheap. My husband loves the burgers and Hot Chick on a Stick. Although the menu is somewhat limited, its all good!

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★★★★★

We often ride our motorcycles there for some tasty and inexpensive food. I love that they have motorcycle parking! My favorite is the Big Elwood. So good, so filling and super cheap. My husband loves the burgers and Hot Chick on a Stick. Although the menu is somewhat limited, its all good!

Pros: Food, Parking, Value

Cons: Crowded, but good!

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Fast Eddies was okay I guess. But, the service was so slow that they should change the name to slow Eddies. The food was okay, but it's not something I would go out of the way for again. Sorry Eddie!

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★★★☆☆

Fast Eddies was okay I guess. But, the service was so slow that they should change the name to slow Eddies. The food was okay, but it's not something I would go out of the way for again. Sorry Eddie!

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as the Mad Hungarian would say! Having known the Sholar clan (Eddie is the infamous owner) for many years (my parents went to H.S. with Eddie, and I also went to H.S. with both sons) I might appear to be biased. However, the place speaks for itself. It's an institution in Alton, and may it always be around! You can't get cheaper, better food anywhere and the atmosphere is, well, interesting to say the least. Get there at least 30-45 mintues prior to opening (maybe an hour on Sundays) or you'll find yourself without a place to sit and enjoy the greasy deliciousness of the Big Elwood, Hot Chick on a Stick, and peel-n-eat Gulf Shore shrimp. Coldest beer east of the Mississippi!

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★★★★★

as the Mad Hungarian would say! Having known the Sholar clan (Eddie is the infamous owner) for many years (my parents went to H.S. with Eddie, and I also went to H.S. with both sons) I might appear to be biased. However, the place speaks for itself. It's an institution in Alton, and may it always be around! You can't get cheaper, better food anywhere and the atmosphere is, well, interesting to say the least. Get there at least 30-45 mintues prior to opening (maybe an hour on Sundays) or you'll find yourself without a place to sit and enjoy the greasy deliciousness of the Big Elwood, Hot Chick on a Stick, and peel-n-eat Gulf Shore shrimp. Coldest beer east of the Mississippi!

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Terrific! Limited food menu (7 items) but great value and taste! All food items .99 - $2.99. Only 21+ years old are allowed and one must order at the counter. I loved the peel 'n' eat shrimp (.29 each) and the Big Elwood on a stick ($1.99). Hearing the live music on Friday night and washing the food down with a couple of cold ones added to the positive experience. A++ in my book.

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★★★★★

Terrific! Limited food menu (7 items) but great value and taste! All food items .99 - $2.99. Only 21+ years old are allowed and one must order at the counter. I loved the peel 'n' eat shrimp (.29 each) and the Big Elwood on a stick ($1.99). Hearing the live music on Friday night and washing the food down with a couple of cold ones added to the positive experience. A++ in my book.

Pros: Food, Value, Atmosphere

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The best bar in the world PERIOD!!!! Great for all ages (21+) of course. Awesome food and the coldest beer. Big Elwood on a stick!!!!!

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★★★★★

The best bar in the world PERIOD!!!! Great for all ages (21+) of course. Awesome food and the coldest beer. Big Elwood on a stick!!!!!

Pros: Food, Beer, Atmosphere

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A nice place but be prepared to wait in line. The bands are not bad either. Drinks are a little pricy but inline.

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★★★★☆

A nice place but be prepared to wait in line. The bands are not bad either. Drinks are a little pricy but inline.

Pros: food, parking, service

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I have been away from Alton area for eight years now. I have been in a lot of cities around the country, and I consider Fast Eddie's a landmark. The food is great, and well worth the price. The best things about Fast Eddie's is lunch. The white House in Washington has no buzz to Fast Eddie's.

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★★★★★

I have been away from Alton area for eight years now. I have been in a lot of cities around the country, and I consider Fast Eddie's a landmark. The food is great, and well worth the price. The best things about Fast Eddie's is lunch. The white House in Washington has no buzz to Fast Eddie's.

Pros: inexpensive, great food, friendly atmosphere

Cons: , crowded, more space

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Never been to Fast Eddie's? GO! If you haven't been in awihle? Go again! How can anyone resist this enchanting (yes, I said it-why else do you keep going?) place. Where else can three peple eat for ten bucks? I strongly recommend the Big Elwood on a Stick-a tasty steak kabob. I think it is impossible not to enjoy yourself at this place. For out of towners-it is definitely worth the drive.

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★★★★★

Never been to Fast Eddie's? GO! If you haven't been in awihle? Go again! How can anyone resist this enchanting (yes, I said it-why else do you keep going?) place. Where else can three peple eat for ten bucks? I strongly recommend the Big Elwood on a Stick-a tasty steak kabob. I think it is impossible not to enjoy yourself at this place. For out of towners-it is definitely worth the drive.

Pros: Cheap, Great Value

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Inexpensive, GREAT tasting food!!! Service is great, pretty quick for lunches, weeknights. If you go there on a Saturday night, yeah, you are going to have to wait, thats common sense. Yeah, its loud, again, common sense, its a BAR!!! Its a great place to go and meet friends, meet new people, meet anyone!!! Great times!!

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★★★★★

Inexpensive, GREAT tasting food!!! Service is great, pretty quick for lunches, weeknights. If you go there on a Saturday night, yeah, you are going to have to wait, thats common sense. Yeah, its loud, again, common sense, its a BAR!!! Its a great place to go and meet friends, meet new people, meet anyone!!! Great times!!

Pros: Inexpensive, Parking is Great, FUN FUN FUN

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Fast Eddies is awsome. The food is great and CHEAP! The band always rocks the house. The downside is that it's way crowded all the time.

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★★★★★

Fast Eddies is awsome. The food is great and CHEAP! The band always rocks the house. The downside is that it's way crowded all the time.

Pros: great food, awsome music, security

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The service is great, the workers are friendly and the food is FANTASTIC with prices that can't be beat anywhere. My favorites are their peel & eat shrimp and hot chick on a stick. (Did I mention that the adult beverages are ICE COLD?!)

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★★★★★

The service is great, the workers are friendly and the food is FANTASTIC with prices that can't be beat anywhere. My favorites are their peel & eat shrimp and hot chick on a stick. (Did I mention that the adult beverages are ICE COLD?!)

Pros: cheap, friendly

Cons: sometimes loud

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No matter who you are or where you're from everyone is welcome at Fast Eddie's. I've never seen such a diverse mix of people hanging out and having fun. I don't know what the secret is but once you eat there you have to come back for more!

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★★★★★

No matter who you are or where you're from everyone is welcome at Fast Eddie's. I've never seen such a diverse mix of people hanging out and having fun. I don't know what the secret is but once you eat there you have to come back for more!

Pros: atmosphere, prices, food

Cons: crowded

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Fast Eddies bon air is good with cheap prices i should know im a st.louisin ya know its actually across the river from the great city of st.louis in alton illinois but hey whos looking??

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★★★★☆

Fast Eddies bon air is good with cheap prices i should know im a st.louisin ya know its actually across the river from the great city of st.louis in alton illinois but hey whos looking??

Pros: cheap, good food, located convieniantly

Cons: bad parking, to many bikers

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EVERYTHING. I have been a patron of Fast Eddies (and formerly the BonAir) for many years. The best bands, food and drink to be found anywhere! Gotta love a bar that features "Hot Chick on a Stick" on it's menu. If you like great food and good time this is the place to go! Now that they've added a much needed new parking lot, it's much easier to access.

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★★★★★

EVERYTHING. I have been a patron of Fast Eddies (and formerly the BonAir) for many years. The best bands, food and drink to be found anywhere! Gotta love a bar that features "Hot Chick on a Stick" on it's menu. If you like great food and good time this is the place to go! Now that they've added a much needed new parking lot, it's much easier to access.

Pros: prices, great food, fun atmosphere

Cons: crowded

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I have only eaten here once. The food was excellent. Fun atmosphere. I give it a 10..

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★★★★★

I have only eaten here once. The food was excellent. Fun atmosphere. I give it a 10..

Pros: inexpensive, Fun, Great Food

Cons: Not big enough, Add On, Bigger Parking area

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A very limited menu but everything is great from the cold boiled shrimp to the huge hamburger. If you can't afford to eat here, then you can't afford to eat out anywhere and this sure beats the fast food chains. It can get quite crowded and there may be a wait, but if you just want to eat and leave then the key is get there early. Kids aren't allowed either, so don't even think about taking them. If having fun is on your agenda, then go and plan to stay as Fast Eddie's has live music, check for times and bands. Remember, this place is busy, so have patience with your servers and enjoy the food and fun!

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★★★★★

A very limited menu but everything is great from the cold boiled shrimp to the huge hamburger. If you can't afford to eat here, then you can't afford to eat out anywhere and this sure beats the fast food chains. It can get quite crowded and there may be a wait, but if you just want to eat and leave then the key is get there early. Kids aren't allowed either, so don't even think about taking them. If having fun is on your agenda, then go and plan to stay as Fast Eddie's has live music, check for times and bands. Remember, this place is busy, so have patience with your servers and enjoy the food and fun!

Pros: inexpensive

Cons: poor parking, crowded, needs bigger location

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the beer is awesome the food is cheap and awesome the bands are great the service is efficient and the atmosphere is great

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★★★★★

the beer is awesome the food is cheap and awesome the bands are great the service is efficient and the atmosphere is great

Pros: beer, people, food

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Been here a few (hundred) times. It does get a little crowded but well worth the effort. A deffinate bar to meet your friends. Also a great starting bar.

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★★★★★

Been here a few (hundred) times. It does get a little crowded but well worth the effort. A deffinate bar to meet your friends. Also a great starting bar.

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Been there, done that, go back often. Absolutely the best food for the price and maybe at any price and the coldest boiled shrimp and Bud Light in the area.

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★★★★★

Been there, done that, go back often. Absolutely the best food for the price and maybe at any price and the coldest boiled shrimp and Bud Light in the area.

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While visiting friends in St. Louis we were taken over the river to check out Fast Eddie's by our friend's that grew up in Alton. It was great!! My husband and I were in awe at the prices and the quality of food. The atmosphere was rockin that night and there wasn't a seat open in the house. Nothing fancy for the interior but people watching was plenty! If there was you had to act fast to grab it. We give this place 2 thumbs up!

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★★★★★

While visiting friends in St. Louis we were taken over the river to check out Fast Eddie's by our friend's that grew up in Alton. It was great!! My husband and I were in awe at the prices and the quality of food. The atmosphere was rockin that night and there wasn't a seat open in the house. Nothing fancy for the interior but people watching was plenty! If there was you had to act fast to grab it. We give this place 2 thumbs up!

Pros: Prices, quality, quantity

Cons: Crowded, Minimal Parking

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FAST EDDIES HAS THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN FOR THE PRICE. THEY ARE FAST AND FRIENDLY. GOTTA GO THERE!!!

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FAST EDDIES HAS THE BEST FOOD IN TOWN FOR THE PRICE. THEY ARE FAST AND FRIENDLY. GOTTA GO THERE!!!

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A great place to have fun and enjoy good food!

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★★★★★

A great place to have fun and enjoy good food!

Pros: fast, Good food, great place

Cons: crowded, hard to find, out of the way

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I ate there when it was the bonaire and fast eddie has created a legend with thier food

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I ate there when it was the bonaire and fast eddie has created a legend with thier food

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Pretty good food especially for lunch when its not as crowded. Brings in people from other towns to enjoy the city of Alton. At night it may be super crowded but it usually has good bands. If you can deal with the crowds its worth going.

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★★★★★

Pretty good food especially for lunch when its not as crowded. Brings in people from other towns to enjoy the city of Alton. At night it may be super crowded but it usually has good bands. If you can deal with the crowds its worth going.

Pros: cheap food, fun atmosphere

Cons: crowded, crowded, crowded

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A terrific place to go go with friends. The crowd age goes from 70's to 20's and everyone has a good time with it. It's one of the few places I go that being so crowded doesn't bother me. Great food, great service, good music(at an appropiate level that you can converse around)and a great location.

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★★★★★

A terrific place to go go with friends. The crowd age goes from 70's to 20's and everyone has a good time with it. It's one of the few places I go that being so crowded doesn't bother me. Great food, great service, good music(at an appropiate level that you can converse around)and a great location.

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It ought to be called a Fat Eddie Burger ,best around town and darn cheap!
But if you want one better get there early or you'll find yourself getting a ticket with a number 272 on it when they are serving 142... It's still well worth the wait ..Have fun and try a hot chick on a stick while your there you won't be sorry..

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★★★★★

It ought to be called a Fat Eddie Burger ,best around town and darn cheap!
But if you want one better get there early or you'll find yourself getting a ticket with a number 272 on it when they are serving 142... It's still well worth the wait ..Have fun and try a hot chick on a stick while your there you won't be sorry..

Pros: Ambiance, Price, Tasty

Cons: Crowded, Hard to find seating, Long drive home

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Fast Eddie's is great place to eat for a quick lunch, happy hour, and just to take a load off while eating cheap - shrimp, chicken or steak on stick plus great fries and onion rings!!! It is a must place to go for food, spirits, and fun!!! Live bands on Thu., Fri., and Sat. nights!!! :-)

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★★★★★

Fast Eddie's is great place to eat for a quick lunch, happy hour, and just to take a load off while eating cheap - shrimp, chicken or steak on stick plus great fries and onion rings!!! It is a must place to go for food, spirits, and fun!!! Live bands on Thu., Fri., and Sat. nights!!! :-)

Pros: INEXPENSIVE, FUN CROWD, LOTS of PARKING

Cons: NOT A KID PLACE

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Probablly the coolest place on the planet, Fast Eddie's is the place to go with a group of friends and let the hustle and bustle of Downtown St Louis fly out the window.( you can also ride with your helmet off, though not for everyone ) I

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Probablly the coolest place on the planet, Fast Eddie's is the place to go with a group of friends and let the hustle and bustle of Downtown St Louis fly out the window.( you can also ride with your helmet off, though not for everyone ) I

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This place has great cheap food with burgers, shrimp, and the Big Elwood. The beer is cheap too and always ice cold. Theyve usually got music and the crowd is always entertaining. But if you're gonna go, though, go early because they

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This place has great cheap food with burgers, shrimp, and the Big Elwood. The beer is cheap too and always ice cold. Theyve usually got music and the crowd is always entertaining. But if you're gonna go, though, go early because they

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The food at Fast Eddie's is great and what an awesome price. $1.09 for a 1/2 lb cheeseburger, 99 cents for a basket of fries, not to mention the Big Elwood on a stick and all the other great items at the food bar. Free popcorn is

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The food at Fast Eddie's is great and what an awesome price. $1.09 for a 1/2 lb cheeseburger, 99 cents for a basket of fries, not to mention the Big Elwood on a stick and all the other great items at the food bar. Free popcorn is

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Fast Eddie's is home to the $1 half-pound burger and it is so good that you'll wish you had room to eat another. The food is so incredibly cheap at Fast Eddie's, but I'm sure they make up for it in drink prices - and to eat the food, there

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★★★★☆

Fast Eddie's is home to the $1 half-pound burger and it is so good that you'll wish you had room to eat another. The food is so incredibly cheap at Fast Eddie's, but I'm sure they make up for it in drink prices - and to eat the food, there

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If you live on the MO side of Saint Louis, Fast Eddie's is worth the drive. They have decent burgers for a dollar, as well as chicken wings and a few other items. Good if you're looking for cheap eats. They have live music, and a good

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If you live on the MO side of Saint Louis, Fast Eddie's is worth the drive. They have decent burgers for a dollar, as well as chicken wings and a few other items. Good if you're looking for cheap eats. They have live music, and a good

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