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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-565-3279
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“dirty rice” (14 reviews)
“jambalaya” (18 reviews)
“oysters” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed 12 October 2015

Where to begin! Dinner began with a cocktail that was too spicy to drink. A waiter grabbed it and without confirming that we wanted another one took it saying "well if you come to a Louisiana restaurant, you should expect spicy…I'll make you a fresh...More

1  Thank D Y
Reviewed 26 September 2015

Two of us enjoyed a fantastic meal at this restaurant a week ago! Bread and butter arrived immediately upon seating. We started with 18 oysters accompanied by various sauces. I ordered an appetizer as my main dish – the creole spiced tuna tartar with a...More

1  Thank Cate B
Reviewed 10 September 2015 via mobile

Went to Ottawa for the day for fun and we were in the mood for seafood, oyster in particular and honestly most places seemed closed for good. We laughed walking through the market after seeing a few other places we hadn't found on TA really...More

3  Thank Jay P
Reviewed 1 September 2015

Our friends from Ottawa told us about a great meal they had at this restaurant so we drove two hours to Ottawa for our anniversary dinner. We made reservations and told them we were celebrating our anniversary. Our friends had ordered calamari, scallops and blackened...More

Thank DME109150
Reviewed 31 August 2015

if you're looking for something spicy in the southern style then this is the place. Their jambalaya is to die for , the service was great very friendly and the food outstanding. Not a large place so reservations are a must and parking can be...More

Thank sandy_sandroad
Reviewed 10 August 2015

We wanted to experience this restaurant. The service was courteous, friendly and at a good pace. The food did not impress us. The entrée of mussels although tasty was cold, the vegetables were overcooked. The fish was dry and the Cajun plate was over spiced....More

Thank Jackhawk_49
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Went to dinner to celebrate my husbands birthday. This is our third visit there and as always we were happy with the food and service. There is always a choice for everyone and I have tried 3 different dishes each time. The calamari is excellent...More

1  Thank Anna F
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Interesting food, expertly prepared. Polished, professional service. Louisianan cuisine in little Italy; this place is a hidden gem. We will be back!

Thank f000dy
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

Our second visit to this great location, cannot say enough about the great service and excellent food choices. I had the Commodore Tenderloin that is close to the best thing I have ever eaten. Definitely recommend for a good night out.

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Service was amazing, from the person who seated us, to Scott, our server who was knowledgeable, warm and attentive. Try the calamari sautéed, the catfish étouffé with shrimp and crab and the blackened salmon with shrimp and crab, served with perfectly cooked fresh vegetables. It's...More

1  Thank abetter1
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Jo-Anne B
6 July 2015|
Response from Leigh-Anne M | Property representative |
We do have a patio that seats up to about 18 people. We hope you will come check it out! Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$99
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-565-3279
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A fantastic selection of fresh shucked oysters, Alberta AAA Sterling Beef & Japanese Kobe Beef, fresh fish and seafood, all served with a New Orleans flair. Take the historic foundation of Creole Louisiana style cuisine, combine it with fresh local ingredients to create the most delectable flavour combinations, and that is what you find at Big Easy's--great food, wine, and service in a relaxed warm environment.A thoughtful wine list has been carefully chosen to compliment the tastes of Louisiana. Stop in for some oysters and a sip of fine wine at the fun & energetic oyster bar, or you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere in the dining room.
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