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Fast Eddie's Bon-Air

1530 E. 4th St. (Broadway) Send to Phone
618-462-5532 | Menu
The seven-item menu draws travelers from far and wide.

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Lunch & Dinner daily
Open late
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Fast Eddie's Bon-Air Restaurant Review

: From the outside, Fast Eddie’s looks nondescript. Inside it’s colorful in every way: décor, customers and service. The roadhouse-style bar draws folks looking for the cheapest eats anywhere: peel 'n' eat shrimp, half-pound burgers, marinated beef tenderloin, pork kebabs, chicken wings, house-made bratwurst and fries. Mind you, that's the whole menu. Edward Sholar, a.k.a. Fast Eddie Jr., keeps alive the simple traditions of the 1920s, with good-quality ingredients that offer serious value for the money. Service? Order at the counter, listen hard for your number and catch the waitress for ice-cold beverages. Despite a large number of motorcycles in the parking lot, don't think this bar caters to a certain crowd. It's an all-types experience, especially on sunny weekends when the rooftop patio is open --- but you have to be 21 to enjoy it.



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