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Fast Eddie's Bon-Air

Map & Directions 1530 E. Fourth St.
Alton, IL 62002
  • American
  • Sun, Fri-Sat 11am-2am, Mon-Thu 1pm-1am
  • cash
  • Delivery
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available


Riverfront Times' Description

Fast Eddie's may or may not be, as one of its brochures boasts, the "#1 volume bar in the world." Nonetheless, this 80-year-old, 400-seat institution is almost always packed, owing to its serving up filling if not elaborate meals for just a couple of bucks as long as you're willing to buy a drink while you're there and to retrieve your own meal from the counter. The menu has a total of seven items, the most expensive being a beef-tenderloin kebab called a "Big Elwood on a Stick," topping out at a whopping $1.99. A half-pound "Fat Eddie" hamburger is 99 cents, and individual jumbo shrimp are a steal at 29 cents apiece. And don't forget: Only patrons 21 and older are allowed, so leave the kiddos at home.

Member Reviews

  • 2cenas wrote a review for Fast Eddie's Bon-Air
    on 05/30/13

    Great food and great people gather at Fast Eddies!

  • rene131 wrote a review for Fast Eddie's Bon-Air
    on 05/30/13

    Prepare yourself for tasty food, cold beer, live music, and lots of fun; it's always a good time!

  • dave852 wrote a review for Fast Eddie's Bon-Air
    on 11/07/12

    To begin with I love the food here and the price is right. Today after a long hard day at work, we stopped in to eat relax and drink a beer. The manager named Cory was on his workers like nothing I have ever seen, he was micro managing the working right in front of the customers. I own my own business and this mad me ill. If this guy worked for me I would fire him. It's ok to... More >>

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  • 💐 Lydia M. on 04/24/10

    Great food & cheap!!

  • Riverfront Times on 10/26/11

    2011 RFT Best of St. Louis Winner - Best Place to Eat Out with Grandpa.

  • Davina H. on 07/30/10

    The El Wood is my favorite! Great steak!!

  • Brian G. on 12/18/09

    arrive early (like 4 p.m.) if you want a table. easily one of the best bars around

  • S S. on 08/08/10

    Great food! Loud, fun environment.

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