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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
+1 337-494-1070
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Austin, Texas
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Once you get the ordering process down its great! (Staff noticed our confusedment and helped right away) service great, food great, parking a pain, but it's worth it! Crawfish abundant. Us gotta go to this place.

Thank Boydanator
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Crawfish was great, potatoes great, service great, price of crawfish is down! yahoo, pistolettes better than ever, its a must return place to eat - always time to go there

Thank 308larryj
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Etoufee stuffed potato was the best food my husband has ate all vacation. The crawfish and shrimp boils were delish.

Thank Jessica J
Rockledge, Florida
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not the best but not the worst for cajun food. There are two Steamboat Bill's in Lake Charles. One is right off of I-10 and the other is further in town.

Thank Pamela W
Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I work in a Hotel about 1/4 mile away and I always recommend that if you want a taste of the area please stop by the place. And to this date I have not had one complaint other than too much food for me..lol

Thank Tommy G
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is over priced and over rated. Some not all employees are rude. Tourist trap. Off the beaten track you can find better restaurants in Lake Charles.

Thank Marianne M
Westlake, Louisiana
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

They have great sea food at Steamboat Bill's, caters to the S/w Louisiana Cajun taste. Service is great but slow at times due to the crowds it draws. The biggest draw back is if you are illergice to peanuts, because they use peanut oil to prepare the food, which reduces the colistral intake due to frying. I recommend it if... More 

Thank Jerry R
Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It should be a Class A felony for food to taste this good. My girlfriend is a native of Lake Charles so naturally upon visiting her, I had to follow her lead and give them a try. She ordered me a stuff potato shrimp etoufette with a side of catfish. Not let me say this, I HATE catfish in everyway,... More 

Thank Mrjid1301
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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320 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Found food to be Cajun average with no one at table getting anything that really impressed- $60 for 4 people for lunch, NOT worth the price.. $2.49 for tea is ridiculous- will not be back..

Thank Kwajkid007
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Étouffée and boiled crawfish are delicious!! The staff were all very friendly. Family of 5 spent about $90 to eat.

Thank Kristie9901

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
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
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?