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Steamboat Bill's

1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-1070
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Ranked #4 of 209 Restaurants in Lake Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
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San Antonio, Tx
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Their menu is super, reasonably priced, great portions, great service, and always HOT AND TASTY! LOVE the Shrimp Pistolettes! The rolls are so light and flaky with the rich flavor of the broth... oh my. The popcorn shrimp is great. The coating is crispy and flavorful. The flavor of the catfish is incredible...not easy to get right given catfish. Perfectly... More

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Long Branch, TX
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

You order when you walk in, then they seat you. The food was very good. Family, large group friendly.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

Have been here around ten different times. Food is always awesome and service is great. I recently tried the new Steamboat Bills in Deridder, LA and it is just as good as the ones in Lake Charles. It needs to be added to the Deridder, LA Trip Advisor Restaurants.

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Baton Rouge
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Stopped here to eat on the way back from Houston and I was pleasantly surprised. I ordered the chicken and sausage gumbo. It was rather good. Service was very fast too. Will be back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I was told this was an awesome place to eat so I had to give it a try. I had the fried shrimp plate & it was a plate full & large shrimp. You leave full & needless to say I drove home to Ms w/o having to stop & buy a snack! Well worth the stop.

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virginia
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36 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I was very delightfully surprised with the size and the delicious taste. The price per crab $3.00 and it was well worth it. I brought 6 = $18. By the time I was finish, I was full. I should say, that usually when I eat crabs, it takes a good dozen to satisfy my appetite. I will definitely hit this... More

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Huntsville, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We have been twice to Lake Charles recently, and both times have eaten at Steamboat Bill's. We have tried a variety of their offerings, and none have disappointed. The seafood is excellent, of nice variety, and the service is first rate. We hope to get back there before long for another great meal of Louisiana seafood.

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Holt, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Was looking for some Louisiana seafood on my way to Houston,Tx. and saw the sign on I-10 and I knew I had came to the right place when I pulled into the parking lot and they had someone directing traffic. Delicious crawfish étouffée, and I ordered a small platter and was glad I said small, huge plate of food, and... More

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El Segundo, CA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My husband and I drove from Houston to Lake Charles and were quite hungry so we stopped for lunch before driving the rest of the way to our hotel. I had a catfish po'boy, my husband had a shrimp one. The food came out quickly and was delicious. So much so that we stopped on our way back to Houston.... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Steamboat Bill's is an absolute favorite of ours! We stop here every time we are in Lake Charles. The shrimp pistolettes, red beans and rice and boudin balls are to die for! We always order extra food to take home with us and have even driven from southwest Houston just for dinner! The only thing we don't love about Steamboat... More

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