We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Steamboat Bill's

1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
+1 337-494-1070
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“seafood” (205 reviews)
“shrimp” (183 reviews)
“boudin balls” (82 reviews)
Closed Now
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (1,305)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

211 - 220 of 1,287 reviews

Reviewed 16 June 2017

AMAZING! I have always wanted a nice spicy Cajun food experience and this was the only place to ever do that! The lady who greeted us was very sweet and friendly we took our time looking at the menu and never felt rushed. If you...More

1  Thank Ashly S
Reviewed 16 June 2017

A group of friends and I dropped in on our way home from spending the night and day in Lake Charles. Neither of us had ever been to Steamboat bills so we were all able to sample different menu options. I ended up with Medium...More

2  Thank Diana C
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Right off of I-10. Consistently good seafood. Affordable; not fancy. Good for the whole family. Try the boudin balls, pistolettes, and even the Louisiana rolls are unique.

1  Thank Regina M
Reviewed 15 June 2017

If you are looking for great crawfish, look no further than Steamboat Bill's, they are always clean, well seasoned and big. The rest of their menu is just as good but it is hard to find nice size crawfish that are clean

1  Thank Wrain
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Have been going to this restaurant for a number of years and it never fails to deliver. Not only are the shrimps the best, but so are their rolls. So yummy.

2  Thank IxchelLufkin_TX
Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Please try this place out! You will never regret it. Food is good very spacious! Lots of too you d feel cramp up! I enjoyed staff I'd nice.

1  Thank james1577
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The servers are great and clearly know how to handle large groups. We had reservations so they gave us a section in the back. Ordering was easy as it was at the counter. Servers in the back were very friendly and attentive. Food was average.

1  Thank cindy w
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

I am from New England and took a trip Louisiana. We have giant crawfish(lobstas) so I had to try the little guys. Everyone was very friendly and helped us with our orders. I had small gumbo and 4 lbs. crawfish, the manager came to the...More

1  Thank Jonmorse
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

This is the only place we stop on the way to and from NOLA and the Lake Charles area. Excellent food and service. I usually have the boudin balls, but the colossal shrimp plate will feed 2. If you are looking for crawdads, come and...More

1  Thank Ernest P
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This is an average coastal seafood place. The fish is above average. The pistolette left a little to be desired.

1  Thank terryrweems
Nearby HotelsSee all 38 hotels in Lake Charles
Oasis Inn & Suites
7 reviews
.12 km away
Days Inn by Wyndham Lake Charles
187 reviews
.14 km away
Quality Suites
102 reviews
.92 km away
Inn at The Isle
34 reviews
2.06 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Luna Bar and Grill
390 reviews
1.42 km away
Steamboat Bill's
204 reviews
.06 km away
Tia Juanitas's
65 reviews
1.42 km away
Nearby Attractions
Bord Du Lac Park
59 reviews
.18 km away
Lake Charles Visitor Center
86 reviews
.63 km away
Charpentier Historic District
37 reviews
.42 km away
Children's Museum
56 reviews
1.52 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Estella V
22 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
not that I'm aware of... But the prices aren't bad either.
Nick P
27 February 2018|
AnswerShow all 11 answers
Response from Lon B | Reviewed this property |
Dear Nick, I realize that your in S. Korea and that it would be hard for you to call the restaurant. So, I called the restaurant this morning and spoke with Shanning. He confirmed that they use peanut oil in their cooking... More
14 March 2017|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from kotaboy | Reviewed this property |
Actually they use cornflour which is gluten free.
Improve this listing

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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, 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
  • E-mail
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing