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1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-1070
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10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 53
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  • 15
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  • 11
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
I give it 20 stars

Try the boiled shrimp and chicken strips. Best I have ever had. Praline cheese cake excellent too. I like the atmosphere and it's always packed..but there wI'll be a table available quickly. It is not cheap..but everything is great. Except the bread pudding was disappointing and fries were cold.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
242kathkeane242
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Houston, Texas
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Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Try the boiled shrimp and chicken strips. Best I have ever had. Praline cheese cake excellent too. I like the atmosphere and it's always packed..but there wI'll be a table available quickly. It is not cheap..but everything is great. Except the bread pudding was disappointing and fries were cold.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

A restaurant with delicious regional food and cuisine. Nice ambiance and not overdone at all. Sample the Crawfish or Crabs when in season. Shrimp dishes are also local & fresh. Eat seafood here - it's the place Tres Delicious...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Easy access. Recommended by locals. We enjoyed a sampling of pistollettes, crawfish etoufee, red beans and rice, boiled shrimp, gumbo, and desserts. All was delicious.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Tradition with tennis team to stop here on way to Lafayette tennis tournament and eat great shrimp po-boys!!! It's right on the feeder of I10 - it's fast and friendly and gets you excited for all the great Cajun food yet to come!!!

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Seriously some of THE tastiest food i've ever had! The red beans and rice are to die for.. as are the Crawfish and Shrimp Pistolettes!! Unreal! We all (greedily) got Pistolettes to go for the ride home, they were that good! The staff were so courteous and went out of their way to help! Definitely pay this place a visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Food good, service great. Went for crawfish, but they ran out???? It was 4:30 pm?Oh well, still good food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Had the small seafood platter and had to waddle out. A lot of food at a great price that taste great, a hard to beat combination.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

This place was ridiculously good! Looks can be deceiving. I expected to find some better scenery with a name like "Steamboat Bill's on the Lake". There was no view of a lake from inside, just the picturesque highway, parking lot and industrial skyline. But that didn't matter once we tasted the buffalo shrimp & boudain balls. So good, they'll make... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

GREAT seafood stop, catfish, shrimp, crawfish just about any way you want it. Awesome Cajun food at a reasonable price. Service was outstanding.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

That this place is authentic is confirmed by the fact that there are more locals than tourists. Or at least most of the tourists are from Louisiana. It very much looks like a fisherman's wharf style tourist restaurant with T-shirts and sales of their seasoning, but the food is pretty much what I expected. Order when you come in at... More 

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Additional Information about Steamboat Bill's

Address: 1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
Phone Number: (337) 494-1070
Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: (337) 494-1070

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm

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