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Steamboat Bill's

1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
+1 337-494-1070
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“crawfish” (246 reviews)
“seafood” (194 reviews)
“boudin balls” (88 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
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1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
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Reviewed 7 February 2017

It's that time of year again when the mudbugs emerge from the depths of their winter home to make it to the tables of Steamboat Bill's. Last night's batch of generously seasoned was very good, nice sized also. The crawfish are always good here, no...More

Thank tunamate
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant of all time. I love good seafood gumbo, but it so difficult to find. Steamboat Bills is the best there is. I can't ever go down I 10 without stopping. Everything in this restaurant is fresh and cooked perfectly. The...More

Thank Terik
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Boudin and gumbo were excellent. Bread pudding was better than my mom's. The service was excellent. I thought I was going to have a long wait judging by the parking lot but they sure have a great system worked out.

1  Thank BridgetLarry
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Traveling with husband for business. Stopped by Steamboat Grill in Lake Charles. Ordered 2-lb crawfish, fried oysters, fried catfish, shrimp gumbo and pistolette. All dishes were very good. It's not in crawfish season. Crawfish size is small and some were dead before cooking. Overall taste...More

Thank Monica9080
Reviewed 2 February 2017

This is one different place if you've never been here before. Once you step inside, you grab a menu from the pile, see what you want and order it before you go sit at a table. Once there, you place the piece of paper with...More

1  Thank Henry M
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

We usually make a point to stop at Steamboat Bill's when passing through Lake Charles. Today's visit lived up to my expectations. Good food and friendly people.

Thank David S
Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

Recommended by hotel staff to eat here. The parking lot was full when we drove past it at 4:00 pm. So we were hesitant to stop. After driving all day we didn't have energy to wait a long time to eat. We went because it...More

Thank debjean2016
Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Fried seafood and crawfish are out of this world. Check out the menu,before you get here. You order just inside the door then go to a table. Often crowded but worth the wait

Thank Beverley S
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

Vibrant, casual atmosphere with simple but varied menu. Fast and attentive service. Our group enjoyed the basics, Fried shrimp and oysters, gumbo, crawfish étouffée crawfish. Coleslaw was the only disappointment

Thank Texama
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We got a taste of steamboat bills 20 years ago when a local told about it.... the best crawfish... love love me some steamboat bills. {down town}

Thank Sandi P
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14 March 2017|
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Response from Sassykay | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, they dont
Timmy G
26 February 2017|
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Response from Tricia T | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Timmy G
26 February 2017|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not remember their hours but if you google them I would guess you could find it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-494-1070
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