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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
+1 337-494-1070
Today
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Best shrimp in Lake Charles. The staff is efficient and friendly. We loved it everything about it. A definite must visit when in Southwest Louisiana

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Crystal Beach, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There for a late lunch on a Sunday. Place was full, no seating for handicap while waiting. Hostess rather rude. Finally got ordered and seated after a moderate wait. Food was less than advertised. Got shrimp taco. Not enough shrimp on the taco to waste time, plus very small. Will not waste time to go there again. Not worth the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was Very Good Seafood would recommended it to my family and friends the food was great the shrimp was good

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Gueydan, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

My moms first time there she loves it can't wait to go back that is all she talks about Service was great food came out fast and was amazing

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Thank Barbara H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

As we were traveling through Lake Charles Steamboat Bills was a recommendation where to get the best local cuisine. My husband would agree! It is a very down-home type restaurant offering casual dress and good food and plenty of it. The person who brought our food to the table added positively to our eating experience and made the dining even... More 

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Thank Linda D
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a born and raised Cajun cook. Steamboat Bill's is close as it gets to home style cooking. I have enjoyed every dish I have ordered. Friends from out of state make sure to visit when they are in town. Love it!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is the one of the top Trip Advisor places reviewed, but was also an advertiser in the RV camp brochure where we stayed. It did not disappoint! Locals were coming in constantly while we were deciding what to order, even though it was 2 p.m. on a Wednesday. It's crawfish season and they were being eaten by the... More 

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Thank Paula M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Their fried seafood is the best I have had. They fry everything in peanut oil. They have great boiled crawfish in season and their crawfish etouffee is delicious. Reasonably priced. Warning: The regular portion is a lot of food!

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Thank Reed F
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They have a large and diverse menu. There is definitely something for everyone here including Gumbo, gator bites, red beans and rice, and other local fare. My only complaint is that 90% of menu is fried. Unless you want baked chicken, a salad, or baked potato.. it's mostly fried.

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Thank Bree M
Missouri City, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent. When we arrive Saturday around noon, there were a lot of people and we really expected to have to wait but the only delay we experienced was in trying to decide which entree to order. Once we placed our order, the hostess led us to our table and before we could put on our hand sanitizer,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-494-1070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?