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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” (239 reviews)
“seafood” (192 reviews)
“boudin balls” (85 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

For a group of 5 adults and a child we spent over $250. There is nothing special about their crawfish. Much better choice to go to a local casino and do the all you can eat crawfish.

Thank 847DavidG
Reviewed 4 days ago

We stop here when we drive through Lake Charles because their food is amazing. They have excellent crawfish, crawfish etouffee, shrimp etouffee, gumbo, and pistolets. My friend got the shrimp etouffee potato and it was delicious!! I would definitely recommend one of their potatoes and...More

Thank Marissa H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friends driving ahead of us alerted us to the delicious food so, of course, we stopped for dinner! The customer service was exceptional from the enthusiastic welcome to the regular attention to customer needs. We had the 1-pond shrimp boil - quite spicy but oh...More

Thank CathyK76837
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always look for local when traveling. Was disappointed in the gumbo. Very salty! Louisiana Roll was delicious, tasted like homemade. Liked that they served a variety of local beers. Staff was very friendly and attentive. Did not try any of the fried platters. But...More

Thank 2TwoFloridians
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stumbled onto this place 3 years ago. When we stayed in Lake Charles overnight on a second trip, we ate here again. Still delicious.

Thank Bette A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped by while passing thru to Houston. Very relax atmosphere. We ordered a cup of Gumbo each, and a large seafood platter to share. The Gumbo was good and the seafood platter was all cooked and seasoned well. There was no way my wife and...More

Thank Eccl5v18
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was great for what we wanted - a quick seafood lunch. My father wanted his fish platter without any seasoning, and the employees were able to customize his order to give him what he wanted. The small fish platter was 11.99 and it...More

Thank Toby F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Crawfish and shrimp was delish. Good location with easy access. Lots to choose from on the menu. Relaxed atmosphere. Would go back again.

Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To me you just cannot get good oysters anywhere but Louisiana. Anytime I travel through Lake Charles at meal time, Steamboat Bills is where I stop. Bring on the oyster po' boy with fries and I'm a happy camper. The shrimp, fried fish and gator...More

Thank Leenarino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was by chance that I saw the billboard sign. Expecting a hole in the wall, I walked into a wonderful busy seafood place. It is not table service, but rather you order upfront, pay and they bring it to your table. The coleslaw is...More

Thank Rene K
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Nearby Attractions
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.95 km away
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15 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 9:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
10:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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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