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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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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

It looks like one of those typical places that have been sitting by the side of the road forever. Lots of neon lights and cars parked out front. You enter and place your order and they bring your food to you. We tried the shrimp and catfish po'boys and they were great. In fact after heading on down to New... More

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Lake Charles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Waiter Jack was outstanding!!!! Kept on top of drinks and very personable. Had small seafood platter, which is good size.

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ontario
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We were leaving the area and were looking for a good place to have a lunch before hitting the road. The place was busy but they move people quickly through ordering and the food is delivered promptly. Very good local seafood and make sure you try the crawfish pistolette. Red beans and rice were great too. Price was reasonable for... More

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Highlands, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Stopped by after a casino trip. No crowded for a Saturday night. Got there around nine. Great fried shrimp. Wife asked for a baked potato instead of fries and was told no. They said potatoes are entrées only. Interesting. Still enjoyed the food. Will make return trip. Easy off and on freeway if you are heading west.

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