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Steamboat Bill's

1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-1070
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Ranked #5 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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English first
Warrington, PA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Place is a "happening" along I-10. Fish is fresh, well prepared and served in large portions. Service is good.

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Tomball, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We have been going to steamboat Bills for years. It is always very crowded and the food is good. May be more on the pricier side but you get what you pay for. My favorite is the shrimp pistolette!

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

If you're in Texas already, stop at Floyd's on IH10 in Beaumont. WAY better quality for about the same price. Creamy crab bisque is so delicious! Yummy sweet potato fries, and hubby loves the shrimp. SteamBoat Bills? SUPER crowded. Crowded enough for a parking attendant. Why? We really don't know. Average seafood. Kids got TWO chicken tenders each (that were... More

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Houston, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My family visited with a big group. My family personally did not like we have had better. I thought it was over priced. I had crawfish it was good but half of the platter that it came in was nothing but head and claws. Seasoning was ok but a bit dirty for my taste. My daughter had the shrimp poboy.... More

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Texas
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106 reviews 106 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Fried seafThere is even something for the non-seafood diner.They have a limited selection of wine, beer, tea, and soft drinks. For our part, this is not to be missed when in Lake Charles.ood and other dishes are really good. Service is fast and attentive.

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Liberty Hill, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Really good seafood on IH 10. Although soft shell crab must be out season because my poorboy had one little crab on it. The other 10 on my party got heaping piles of seafood. It always a stop for us. Just inquire about the size of the soft shell crab before you buy it.

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Bogue Chitto, MS
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51 reviews 51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were visiting family in Lake Charles and they took us to Steamboat Bill's for lunch. Everything we ordered, fish, shrimp, oysters, was delicious! Service was great. I would have preferred to be seated and order, but here you stand at the counter and order and pay in advance, then you are seated. We will definitely eat here again when... More

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Cypress, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Hands down Steamboat Bill's is the best seafood in this town. Will go again when I am in Lake Charles.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

It was a little hectic being a 1st timer and having to stand at the busy counter and quickly decide what to order. I was pleased with my choices. My Crawfish pistolette was excellent. We also had salad, cajun chicken, cajun catfish and oysters and all the fixings. It was a first for me having Louisiana rolls which means they... More

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13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This is always a must stop if we are within fifty miles. The food was fresh , the tea was great. We had fryed shrimp and oysters. Not health but yummy

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