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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

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228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
11:30 am - 12:00 am
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Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Ottawa, ON
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a fav in the city. The tenderloin with blue cheese and bacon almost brings a tear to my eye. I've been here at least 6 times and it has been consistently great.

Thank rellieroo
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting Ottawa eating at Big Easy's is a must...the food has not disappointed us. Besides the warm atmosphere and friendly staff and great service... the tuna is divine, the oysters look amazing and the wine is superb. Can't wait to go back!

Thank Kristine T
Ottawa, Canada
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42 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food and a nice wine list, they also make some delicious drinks. We sampled most things on the menu and everything we good.

Thank taylorsicard
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

All the food was exceptional and our server, Lindsay, went above and beyond to please us. She was quite knowledgeable on all the dishes and really made our experience the best we could ask for. Those grits and dirty rice are to die for!

Thank Ashley K
Kitchener, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2016

We returned to Big Easy's after a wonderful first experience while visiting with family. Big Easy's was on our list of places to try again and it didn't disappoint. The beet salad was amazing and the tuna....wow. My husband had a filet and again, wonderful. I have to say, he was looking forward to the French onion soup again but... More 

Thank ilove2traveltoo
FoodWineandBacon, Manager at Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse, responded to this review

Hello! I'm the Executive Chef here at the Big Easy Seafood & Steakhouse. I just wanted to reach out and thank you kindly for your outstanding review! Never fear! The French onion soup is back in the fall and through the entire month of December we will be open on Mondays for the holiday season. From our family here at... More 

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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I go to Ottawa every year and each time we visit we always go to Big Easy's Steak and Seafood. I personally love the oysters and they have a variety of them, which they shuck at the bar. Our favorite dinner item is the commodore steak which is a tenderloin steak with a poached egg on top.... More 

Thank Kelli H
Gatineau, Canada
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88 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

My friends and I were at the Big Easy last night and although a bit Noisy, I would most definitely return. The servers were very polite and knowledgeable and eager to help with the menu and the food was nothing short of amazing. we all had different dishes and all of them were delicious, cooked to perfection and well presented.... More 

Thank Francine D
Toronto, Ontario
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179 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

A group of us (7 people) dined here for dinner during the Ottawa Blues Festival and both the food and service were very good. We started with the sampler of oysters (4 different kinds) and the fried calamari. Both were excellent. I had the blackened catfish etouffee and it was nicely cooked with the right amount of crab and shrimp... More 

Thank A_OKD
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

The wine was excellent, the food was delicious and well presented, in particular the scallops. The coffee was coffee cup size and again excellent .

3 Thank Elaine R
Ottawa, ON
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272 reviews
247 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016

Food: Hit and miss. People liked their fondues but the mains and desserts were disappointing. I had the fried chicken plate with mashed sweet potato and seasonal vegetables for $26. The chicken piece was less than half the size of a quarter chicken from Swiss Chalet. The mashed was a smear on the plate (volume literally 3/4 cup). The vegetables... More 

Thank spykitten

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $99
Seafood, Canadian, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 12:00 am
4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: 613-565-3279
A fantastic selection of fresh shucked oysters, Alberta AAA Sterling Beef & Japanese Kobe Beef, fresh fish and seafood, all served with a New Orleans flair. Take the historic foundation of Creole Louisiana style cuisine, combine it with fresh local ingredients to create the most delectable flavour combinations, and that is what you find at Big Easy's--great food, wine, and service in a relaxed warm environment.A thoughtful wine list has been carefully chosen to compliment the tastes of Louisiana. Stop in for some oysters and a sip of fine wine at the fun & energetic oyster bar, or you can enjoy a more intimate atmosphere in the dining room.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?