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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
13374941070
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

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  • 376
    Excellent
  • 198
    Very good
  • 64
    Average
  • 23
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  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very good place to eat

Been close to 20 years since I've been to steamboat bills (at the old location). Due to the high customer volume-fast paced atmosphere, the hostess greets you at the door, gives you a two-sided laminated menu, and asks that you place your order and pay before finding a table. While the process is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Anthony R
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Bandera, Texas
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Bandera, Texas
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Been close to 20 years since I've been to steamboat bills (at the old location). Due to the high customer volume-fast paced atmosphere, the hostess greets you at the door, gives you a two-sided laminated menu, and asks that you place your order and pay before finding a table. While the process is not optimal for couples date night out,... More 

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Thank Anthony R
lake charles louisiana
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72 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This restaurant has easy access right off of Interstate 10 in Lake Charles. Really great seafood. I especially like the Fried Shrimp and the Stuffed Baked Potatoes. During Crawfish season you will also be able to enjoy boiled crawfish.

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Thank graciegirl
Port Neches, Texas
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I were in town for the weekend and stopped here for a late lunch before checking into the B&B. We ordered boiled shrimp and crawfish! Wow!!!! Amazing Great flavor! Best ever! Service was a 10! Friendly and very helpful staff- we will be back!

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Thank fastcar48
Houston, Texas
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We asked around where was a good place to eat in Lake Charles and checked the reviews also ,so we stopped by to eat at Steamboat's Bill. Long line to order, but it moves fast and after we placed orders our food was served very fast ,probably in the next 5-7 minutes. We ordered shrimp etouffee , medium shrimp with... More 

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Thank dentistmommy
Houston, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They say word of mouth is the best advertisement. A friend of ours told us about this little side of the road place so we tried it out. That was 3 visits ago! Great little place serves fresh seafood with that Cajun flavor. Make sure you go hungry. Just an FYI, you order & pay at the counter & the... More 

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Thank Rebecca B
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great food, family oriented, friendly staff, just hate to pay before I eat..you feel rushed to order other than that great place

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Thank Courtney H
Las Vegas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The crawfish are excellent! They must let them soak for a few minutes once cooked because the are easy to peel and so flavorful. Their sauce is above average too!

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Thank Nicole B
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent many of my formative years in Lake Charles and Steamboat Bill's was a regular staple of the family diet. But only when the money was good. This is a pricey place to eat and a family of four or five will but a hurt on the wallet. The food is consistent and tastes pretty good. Lots of fried... More 

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Thank The_Homesick_Nomad
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped for lunch en route along I-10 trusting the normally dependable rating on TripAdvisor. As others have mentioned, most of the menu is fried. Honestly, I think the roll that came with my lunch was fried! My wife and I decided to try a couple of cajun standards; she ordered shrimp and crab gumbo, I got the red beans... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When it comes to Cajun style and flavor, Steamboat Bill's fits it to a tee, The food is excellent and the service is fast and friendly. Just keep in mind, when you enter Steamboat Bill's, this is not Vic and Anthony's. It is a Cajun kitchen family style, crawfish, fried catfish, etoufee, and beer, If that is what you want,... 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: 13374941070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Seafood, Cajun & Creole, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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San Antonio, Texas
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?