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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

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228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
4:00 pm - 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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Toronto, Ontario
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180 reviews
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4 of 5 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 .

2 Thank Elaine R
Ottawa, ON
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265 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

My husband and i have been there a few times and always enjoyed the food. But this time was not impressed .I must say the service was very good and the servers were friendly.The atmosphere was was great with jazz music playing in the background .But the food was not. We ordered the seafood fondue there was no seafood in... More 

1 Thank duchess642
Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

We went on Trip Advisor as we were hoping to try a new restaurant that offered great seafood in Ottawa. Thankfully, my hubby made reservations at Big Easy on Preston. The décor is very nice with the option of sitting in a booth. Atmosphere is relaxed. We were fascinated by our waiter's excellent knowledge of the meals and pairing of... More 

1 Thank Lynn D
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

We had a special chef's menu. Everything was delicious and the wine pairings were perfect. Presentation was beautiful. The staff was excellent.

Thank Karen S
Ottawa, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

The food was incredible and the service amazing. Everything was perfect from the wine to the ambience. I can't wait to go back.

Thank Wubs55
Ottawa, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is the place to go if you want a special night out. The food is excellent and the staff are professional and friendly. The perfect restaurant!

Thank Gail H
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Love this restaurant, they have great food ... the lobster ravioli is my favorite and the crab cakes to die for and my favorite drink is the purple haze yumi ! The service is also fabulous !

Thank MrandMrsP1
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

There's alot to like at Big Easy's--decor, atmosphere, friendly staff, and many of the dishes. That may be enough for some, but for me attention to detail and doing what you say you will do is critical. I wanted so much to like this restaurant after a decent experience 16 months ago. I returned with a big group, and pre-selected... More 

2 Thank Jonathan L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $99
Seafood, Canadian, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?