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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-1070
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Today
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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 258
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  • 167
    Very good
  • 50
    Average
  • 14
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  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great crawfish

Great dive restaurant. Crawfish were amazing!! It's a dive nothing fancy, but great seafood. The boiled shrimp were huge and seasoned perfectly. Fried crawfish and shrimp had really good flavor.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Bryan J
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Deweyville, Texas, United States
via mobile
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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499 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Deweyville, Texas, United States
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great dive restaurant. Crawfish were amazing!! It's a dive nothing fancy, but great seafood. The boiled shrimp were huge and seasoned perfectly. Fried crawfish and shrimp had really good flavor.

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El Campo, Texas
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86 reviews 86 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

On the way to Florida, stopped in for lunch in Lake Charles. The food was ok, the service was very good!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015 via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant to eat at . Food was very good. Plenty of food, Restaurant was clear, staff was friendly.We went early had no problem being seated. This was in DeRidder,La

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Metz, France
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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Based on the comments we went for dinner. As we haven't reserved we were asked to choose our dishes stand at the entrance... We have ordered and pay directly at the bar. They gave us our drinks and we have choosen a table by ourselves. We took shrimp gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo. It was good. It was also... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

The food here is pretty good. A lot of the menu includes fried seafood but they do it well, not too greasy. I liked their gumbo and during crawfish season their crawfish are good but pretty expensive.

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Hattiesburg
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227 reviews 227 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We drive past this restaurant at least a dozen times in our travel. We were passing by around late lunch & needed seafood. You order at counter no big deal. Lots of choices. We had boiled shrimp, corn & potatoes. The corn was way too HOT as in my opinion unless you love real hot food uneatable! The boiled shrimp... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The food is excellent. Love those Red Beans and Rice and the fried fish. The service is excellent and the food comes out quick and hot. I will try something new next time. Oh, BTW, make sure you have extra banana pudding on hand. We got there at 12:30 pm and it was all gone. 'I CRY'!!!!!!! :)

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Houston, Texas
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195 reviews 195 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Stemboat Bill's is an informal family restaurant, rated the #1 Seafood Restaurant in the Lake Charles area. If you like steamed or fried seafood... this is your restaurant. Order at the counter and find a table for your service. The restaurant is clean but generally crowded. The shrimp and cat fish are fresh and servings are large. Shrimp salad came... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful loved the food!!!! Will be going again. Staff was friendly restaurant was clean. Highly recommended!!!!

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El Dorado, AR
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I could have eaten every meal here while in town. This was some of the best shrimp and fish I've ever had. You walk in and are handed a menu. When you decide what to eat, you place your order. THEN you are seated. It's a different way of handling the crowd that is there, but very efficient. Once you... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Latvian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?