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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%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (236 reviews)
“seafood” (188 reviews)
“boudin balls” (85 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
££ - £££
1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
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Reviewed 27 November 2016

A lot of people have knocked this place, saying that it's too salty. It makes me wonder if they've ever had fresh seafood before! I loved the bowl of shrimp gumbo, and it seemed salted perfectly to me. It was light years beyond anything I've...More

Thank Ed D
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Omg, just delicious! Everything was great. We tried the fired fish, the shrimp gumbo, the shrimp tacos, the fired chicken strips, and of course the pecan pie. Outstanding service and super clean restaurant. Two thumbs up.

Thank TY7378
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Love it! Spiced just right, nice quantity as well as quality. I be hard down laughing with the staff as I wait for my food. The guy Dominique is so funny, and Tyra is so pretty! Something nice to see and do while you wait!...More

Thank S3652XBamandar
Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

We like to stop in at the I10 location when we are driving across Louisiana. The house baked potato is awesome! It's a giant baked potato smothered in étouffée and sprinkled with popcorn shrimp! My husband likes the Atchafalaya catfish, which is a large catfish...More

Thank McRogers11
Reviewed 21 November 2016

The food was great as always. We stopped and dinner on the way to NO on Thursday, and coming back to Houston on Friday! This place is a must stop.

Thank clayhudgins
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

I drive from The San Antonio area and have to visit steamboat bill's when in Louisiana . I love the food. The fish is white and tasty. The red beans and rice are fabulous. Even the roll is very good. Staff are friendly and helpful....More

1  Thank Rebecca G
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Nothing fancy about this place. Just great service and even better food. The gumbo is simply delicious! Can't wait to go back when the crawfish are back in!

Thank Shirley g
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I've never had a bad meal or experience here. Get there Early! They bring em in.. I find this is a great lunch spot with clients too.

Thank Danny W
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Always busy but food comes out fast and a server is always close by for refills or extra napkins. You order at the counter and then find a table. We had fried shrimp and fried catfish and it was very good. People next to us...More

Thank Catherine E
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

If you love salty food and overpriced food items with a horrible atmosphere or should I say, no atmosphere at all, this is the place for you. I mean, get real, the prices here are the same price as other quality restaurants in the area....More

1  Thank Terry W
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.03 miles away
Nearby Attractions
Millennium Park
72 reviews
.98 miles away
Lake Charles Visitor Center
77 reviews
.39 miles away
Bord Du Lac Park
58 reviews
.11 miles away
Charpentier Historic District
36 reviews
.59 miles away
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14 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, Brunch, 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, Local cuisine, Groups, Kids, 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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