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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

228 preston Street | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ranked #58 of 2,236 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $99
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wed 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: 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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English first
Calgary, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

As part of a Ottawa skating weekend, we and friends wanted a good steak dinner downtown Ottawa. Reservations for early evening needed I believe. Oysters on the half shell were great, and enhanced by the house-made sauces. Steaks were excellent, dessert was divine and our waiter was able to find a pleasing substitute for the Red wine we chose, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Been there twice and both times the food was great; ended up having three courses both time. A must visit if you want good food.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

went with group of people and we shared several appetizers all which were very good. Raw oysters were fresh and priced to market (not cheap not more expensive). Tartar, coconut shrimp, scallops, beef tenderloin were all good. The best was my seafood fondue which was rich and filled with seafood. Honestely best I've have, better than Montreal, Quebec, Maggog. Highly... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My first time at Big Easy, Preston street. Not what I expected especially in Little Italy. Good food, friendly staff, I was impressed. The decor, setting and mood was what I expected . A little overpriced for what you get but worth it for a special occasion. I think the Big Easy is average , I was not awed ,... More 

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Naples Florida
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152 reviews 152 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Chose this place through Tripadvisor, went two couples for the first time. The server was excellent, the atmosphere very busy and exciting, the food was pretty good. A mix of steak and seafood, all very tasty, well presented, enjoyed the three bottles of wine.....a fun time!

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Ottawa, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I chose "Big Easy's" to celebrate our 32nd anniversary, and we were not disappointed. From the moment we were welcomed and seated, we were enlightened, educated, and entertained by the excellent staff. The steak commodore was perfect, and my Maritimer wife raved over the Nova Scotia scallops. The meal was capped off with a pair of diet-destroying... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband and I love having dinner here. We are never disappointed. The staff is very nice and helpful and always very attentive. The food is great with a little spicy Cajun kick to it... We come here when we want to treat ourselves but don't necessarily want to be in a Chi-Chi place. We love the relaxed atmosphere of... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We had an early supper for there here. The service from the kitchen was very slow and when I cam out it was as though the pasta and stake had been under a heat lamp for the duration. Value for money is not what this place offers

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Ottawa, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants with excellent food and service. It is a little pricey but it is all worth it as the food is always good. Their Blackened Salmon Pontchartrain and Broiled Shrimps are fantastic, they have the best crab cakes we have ever tasted and their dirty rice is to die for. The service is very... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

After a lot of research on-line, & this being our first visit to Ottawa, we decided on Big Easy's as one of our restaurant choices. We were NOT disappointed! I was originally very skeptical about their claim of having real Kobe beef, as it is extremely scarce in North America., so I e-mailed them & they assured me that their... More 

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Additional Information about Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

Address: 228 preston Street | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 613-565-3279
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 25 - 99
Cuisine: Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Steakhouse

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