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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

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228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-565-3279
11:30 - 22:00
Open now
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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177 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here for the first time the other night. The place has interesting decor and great ambiance. An interesting choice of cocktails (I had a Purple Haze). The coconut shrimp appetizers were not great (too much breading), but the meals were great. I had tuna tartar and my wife had beef tenderloin with crab. Price (with a beer and glass... More 

Thank Gregsky
Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The food, the service, the music = wow!!! I love this place, I went several times and I always have a good time when I do!

Thank Maude G
Ottawa, Canada
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49 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ate here recently with three others< had not been for at least six or seven years , and found the food just so so. Tasty coconut shrimp, way too much batter on the calamari, nothing over the top with shrimp and grits, a sinewy rather tough rib-eye( not at $39 ) as well as delightful tuna sesame and an adequate... More 

Thank connor g
BigEasysManagement, Manager at Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello Connor g, First and foremost let me apologize for your sub par dining experience as well as thank you for your feedback. That is not the bar we wish to set with our dishes and wish to offer you a reimbursement for your meals as well as some gift cards for your next dining experience on us. Please allow... More 

Gatineau, Canada
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice place for a quite conversation if you stay away from the speakers. Staff accommodated us very well on a Tuesday night. Great variety of foods but a bit pricey, servings are generous.

Thank Fernov
Courtice, Canada
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26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a bit pricey but my wife and I both had exceptionally good steak dinners. Our Sunday night visit it was very quiet, which we really like. There was only one other group at the time. We had a reservation but in reality it wasn't needed. We arrived early (5:30). We parked next door at the closed hardware store (as... More 

Thank Marc L
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely amazing....food, atmosphere and staff are all simply incredible. Trying the cheddar grits and dirty rice is a must! If your in love with oysters as much as I am do not pass up on the east to west coast sample platter with homemade sauces and vinaigrettes!! Everything they make is impeccable.... a true must if your in Ottawa.

Thank Brandy Ann C
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant! Food, atmosphere, drinks, wine, everything surpassed our expectations. A must do!

Thank Hughena B
Dawson City, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Big Easy's is a wonderful restaurant in Ottawa. The New Orleans, Louisiana based menu makes it hard to choose, as it all sounds great. And it is. The salmon was perfect, the char- broiled oysters...the meat choices and appies...all so good. An extensive Bourbon menu, and Creme Brûlée, oh and there is a lovely cold coffee Martini for after dinner.... More 

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Ottawa, On
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63 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

We had the most amazing waiter that served our table of 7. Wish I could remember his name. He made great suggestions and was able to steer us away from items that were not as favourable as others. The food was very good and we were not rushed. At the end of the night, he gave us each our own... More 

Thank ChristineOttawa_On
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Had the crab cakes and and the New York strip. The meat was well cooked, perfect medium rare. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was really well. Gives you kind of a New York steakhouse feel in Ottawa. Would recommend. One of the best steakhouses in the area.

Thank Charlie L

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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, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?