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Steamboat Bill's

1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
(337) 494-1070
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Ranked #4 of 218 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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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

My wife and I do extended road trips and always try to find good local restaurants that focus on food and not necessarily on presentation. We then go 'high end' for a few days (boutique hotels and fancier restaurants). This falls into the former category of travel. Cajun cooking with excellent gumbo and po' boys. The rest of the menu... More 

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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168 reviews 168 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

This is on our list traveling to Texas from SC. We stopped again knowing boiled crawfish was $6.99 a pound. The hostess said they where large so we were excited but not for long. Maybe 5 nice ones. The rest were baby crawfish and lacked the seasoning. My sister ordered boiled shrimp at 18.99 a pound. Glad she only got... More 

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Monroe, Louisiana
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

Atmosphere and service was nice. I ordered the small platter,which has fries, stuffed shrimp, fried shrimp, stuffed crab, fried bread, and fried catfish. The food took a little while to get out, but they were busy. The fried shrimp and fish were good, but I thought that both the stuffed items weren't that enjoyable; even though, I normally like stuffed... More 

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Philo, Ohio
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Everyone raves about this place, but I don't get it. It's more of a tourist trap. The food is ok and service was average at best. If you want everything either deep fried or smothered in sauce, you may be in heaven here! I don't believe they have any fresh (raw) oysters or baked fish of any type. I was... More 

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Houston, Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Like it has been listed as a must stop restaurant on Hwy 10. Ask for the platter, the pistolettes, gumbo, crawfish etouffee, anything is goood! Don't forget to buy their spices, cajun spices to take home, it will liven up any food you make, trust me!

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DeRidder
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Awesome food, love their oysters (fried) and the stuffed pistolets are out of this world. I definitely will eat there again and again and again lol.

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Silver Bay, Minnesota
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We stopped in Lake Charles, LA specifically for the crawfish that we (my husband...not me) really enjoyed during past visits. When he ordered, he was told they had no crawfish due to the fact that they were too small to serve. He substituted Shrimp Gumbo, which he thoroughly enjoyed. I had a delicious Shrimp Salad. Staff was very attentive, and... More 

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Tulsa
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81 reviews 81 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

They have very good seafood; poboys are wonderful, the gumbo is great, the shrimp and crawfish are fabulous! Staff are wonderful and attentive. Atmosphere is like there is a party all the time! Usually crowded and loud...fun times!

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Houston, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Don't go but if you do, you won't regret it! I almost didn't want to review this place to keep it a secret but this recommendation by friends gets high marks in our books. You order your food at the walk up, food service is quick and we were asked many times if we needed anything else. Refills never made... More 

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Clear Lake Shores, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I stopped for a late lunch on 12/4/2014. I had a oyster poboy which was very tasty and wife had a medium bowl of shrimp gumbo. Her gumbo was a huge disappointment since she only found on tiny shrimp the size of a dime. I would eat there again but the gumbo will be a no no.

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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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