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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stopped here while travelling from new Orleans to Houston Fantastic fresh cooked seafood A huge selection to choose from and good sized portions A seafood lovers heaven Reasonably priced too Probably my favourite meal throughout my entire stay in the southern states highly recommended I wish we had them here in the UK

Thank darrensafc
Bandera, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Yum. With a bowl of seafood gumbo - too much but how often do you get good gumbo and a killer po-boy. Great stop when traveling through or staying in Lake Charles.

Thank Karen R
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Driving through Lake Charles on I-10? Unfortunately, there aren't a lot of options along the highway but one shining star is Steamboat Bill's. All of the food is sure to please any hungry traveller and I always order the boiled shrimp. Certain items, like crawfish, are seasonal but you'll be hard-pressed to find a better bowl of Gumbo along I-10... More 

Thank Victor W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This has always been good. Favorite dishes include crawfish etouffee, boiled crawfish, boudin balls and fried shrimp. But everything is good here. There's a reason this place has been in business so long, they know seafood!

Thank Jen302
Richton, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was awesome! The price was affordable The service was good, it would be worth the wait. The food is fresh and brought out piping hot! Loved it, it was great!

Thank April M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm allergic to shell fish. I had the regular serving of sausage and chicken gumbo. The little bread is buttery goodness. The gumbo is tasty, but not anything extraordinary. My husband had the jumbo shrimp platter. It too was good, but not anything out of this world. Everything served with fries includes LOTS of fries. The alligator bites are yummy... More 

Thank Sylvia O
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a local, this is one of our favorite restaurants to eat at. Very casual environment. Fair portions. Quick service. Reasonable prices. Pistolettes, gumbo, boiled/fried seafood, stuffed potatoes are all wonderful.

Thank itzmelb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was great! Normally busy but staff works well to get you in quickly. Asked and staff member told us this was their slow season but place was still packed. Kids loved it and actually ate little of everything!

Thank Coral G
League City, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I know good cajun cooking and this was not it. I ordered the gumbo and was basically a big bowl of rice so I sent it back and ordered a fried catfish fillet smother in etoufee sauce which had decent flavor but very low quality ingredients. The shrimp were pop corn size. I really dont understand what all the hype... More 

Thank Don C
Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Saturday night Steamboat Bill's had lines to the door,but we were handed menus, directed to a line and after a brief wait spoke to the cashier and placed our order. From there we were pointed to a hostess who seated us immediately! The restaurant has a fun funky Louisiana vibe with high marks for hospitality, efficiency and good old Louisiana... More 

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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 of 5 stars
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: 13374941070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?