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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

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228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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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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 .

3 Thank Elaine R
Ottawa, ON
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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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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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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
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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

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Bar scene, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?