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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
+1 337-494-1070
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Gueydan, Louisiana
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My moms first time there she loves it can't wait to go back that is all she talks about Service was great food came out fast and was amazing

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Thank Barbara H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As we were traveling through Lake Charles Steamboat Bills was a recommendation where to get the best local cuisine. My husband would agree! It is a very down-home type restaurant offering casual dress and good food and plenty of it. The person who brought our food to the table added positively to our eating experience and made the dining even... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am a born and raised Cajun cook. Steamboat Bill's is close as it gets to home style cooking. I have enjoyed every dish I have ordered. Friends from out of state make sure to visit when they are in town. Love it!

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Thank 1Cajun27
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is the one of the top Trip Advisor places reviewed, but was also an advertiser in the RV camp brochure where we stayed. It did not disappoint! Locals were coming in constantly while we were deciding what to order, even though it was 2 p.m. on a Wednesday. It's crawfish season and they were being eaten by the... More 

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Thank Paula M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Their fried seafood is the best I have had. They fry everything in peanut oil. They have great boiled crawfish in season and their crawfish etouffee is delicious. Reasonably priced. Warning: The regular portion is a lot of food!

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Thank Reed F
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

They have a large and diverse menu. There is definitely something for everyone here including Gumbo, gator bites, red beans and rice, and other local fare. My only complaint is that 90% of menu is fried. Unless you want baked chicken, a salad, or baked potato.. it's mostly fried.

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Thank Bree M
Missouri City, Texas, United States
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was excellent. When we arrive Saturday around noon, there were a lot of people and we really expected to have to wait but the only delay we experienced was in trying to decide which entree to order. Once we placed our order, the hostess led us to our table and before we could put on our hand sanitizer,... More 

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Thank GGWilliams88
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's that time of year again when the mudbugs emerge from the depths of their winter home to make it to the tables of Steamboat Bill's. Last night's batch of generously seasoned was very good, nice sized also. The crawfish are always good here, no matter what dish they might come in. Everything on the menu is just great. Mix... More 

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Thank tunamate
Porter, TX
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146 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite restaurant of all time. I love good seafood gumbo, but it so difficult to find. Steamboat Bills is the best there is. I can't ever go down I 10 without stopping. Everything in this restaurant is fresh and cooked perfectly. The bread is amazing.

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Thank Terik
Seal Beach, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Boudin and gumbo were excellent. Bread pudding was better than my mom's. The service was excellent. I thought I was going to have a long wait judging by the parking lot but they sure have a great system worked out.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • 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?