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228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-565-3279
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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80 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Given the reviews, the prices, and our hosts' excitement, while I enjoyed my meal, I was expecting a little more. I love Cajun and Creole cuisine, so I was looking forward to the experience. The gumbo was absolutely excellent: rich, flavourful, and full of character, all with a bit of a kick. On the other hand, my main, the jambalaya... More 

Thank 5fredw
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

The Big Easy is a take on Louisiana and New Orleans food and it delivers very well. The seafood was cooked to perfection especially the scallops which were tender and large, it's so easy to overcook scallops. The salmon and steaks also were perfectly done as ordered. Appetizer had were raw oysters which were very good but a bit small.... More 

Thank Bonjours
Ottawa, ON
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fav in the city. The tenderloin with blue cheese and bacon almost brings a tear to my eye. I've been here at least 6 times and it has been consistently great.

Thank rellieroo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

When visiting Ottawa eating at Big Easy's is a must...the food has not disappointed us. Besides the warm atmosphere and friendly staff and great service... the tuna is divine, the oysters look amazing and the wine is superb. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Kristine T
Ottawa, Canada
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Good food and a nice wine list, they also make some delicious drinks. We sampled most things on the menu and everything we good.

Thank taylorsicard
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

All the food was exceptional and our server, Lindsay, went above and beyond to please us. She was quite knowledgeable on all the dishes and really made our experience the best we could ask for. Those grits and dirty rice are to die for!

Thank Ashley K
Kitchener, Canada
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40 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We returned to Big Easy's after a wonderful first experience while visiting with family. Big Easy's was on our list of places to try again and it didn't disappoint. The beet salad was amazing and the tuna....wow. My husband had a filet and again, wonderful. I have to say, he was looking forward to the French onion soup again but... More 

Thank ilove2traveltoo
FoodWineandBacon, Manager at Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello! I'm the Executive Chef here at the Big Easy Seafood & Steakhouse. I just wanted to reach out and thank you kindly for your outstanding review! Never fear! The French onion soup is back in the fall and through the entire month of December we will be open on Mondays for the holiday season. From our family here at... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go to Ottawa every year and each time we visit we always go to Big Easy's Steak and Seafood. I personally love the oysters and they have a variety of them, which they shuck at the bar. Our favorite dinner item is the commodore steak which is a tenderloin steak with a poached egg on top.... More 

Thank Kelli H
Gatineau, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

My friends and I were at the Big Easy last night and although a bit Noisy, I would most definitely return. The servers were very polite and knowledgeable and eager to help with the menu and the food was nothing short of amazing. we all had different dishes and all of them were delicious, cooked to perfection and well presented.... More 

Thank Francine D
Toronto, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

A group of us (7 people) dined here for dinner during the Ottawa Blues Festival and both the food and service were very good. We started with the sampler of oysters (4 different kinds) and the fried calamari. Both were excellent. I had the blackened catfish etouffee and it was nicely cooked with the right amount of crab and shrimp... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$99
Seafood, Canadian, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-565-3279
A fantastic selection of fresh shucked oysters, Alberta AAA Sterling Beef & Japanese Kobe Beef, fresh fish and seafood, all served with a New Orleans flair. Take the historic foundation of Creole Louisiana style cuisine, combine it with fresh local ingredients to create the most delectable flavour combinations, and that is what you find at Big Easy's--great food, wine, and service in a relaxed warm environment.A thoughtful wine list has been carefully chosen to compliment the tastes of Louisiana. Stop in for some oysters and a sip of fine wine at the fun & energetic oyster bar, or you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere in the dining room.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?