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Steamboat Bill's

1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-1070
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Ranked #3 of 209 Restaurants in Lake Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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Sulphur, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere is cute; food is good - probably very good... I had fried crawfish and I would order it again. Daughter's shrimp po-boy looked really good. Service was very good also.

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Orange, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

If you like fried, everything on the menu will suit your taste. I had the chicken and sausage gumbo and it was good. The fried fish was flakey and very tasty. The service is very good and your food is delivered promptly to your table. We were a group of 22 and were all served within 10 minutes. Will go... More

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Instead of the seafood buffet at the casino l chose to eat at Steamboat Bills and boy was l glad l did. They featured the mixed seafood gumbo which consisted of crab, shrimp, chicken and sausage instead of the usual 2 meat choices. The gumbo was to-die-for. I also ordered the sampler platter which was an ample serving of fried... More

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We decided on a road trip and opted for a meal here. We love this place. The food is always delicious and perfectly prepared. Be hungry because the portions are huge but well worth the calories.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Best fried catfish dinners. Everything on the menu is good. The atmosphere is casual and really laid back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Seafood fried in peanut oil and always the best tasting fried seafood I've ever had. Very relaxed and casual. Boiled crawfish in season.

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San Antonio, Tx
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9 reviews 9 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

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

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

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

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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