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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here as we were driving to NOLA! The food was amazing!!!! My husband had the Captains platter, I had the House Potato. I highly highly recommend the House Potato. It's pretty good size, and the flavored are amazing! Can't wait to go back.

Thank AmandaG732
Beaumont, Texas
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21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food is always good here. Seasoned perfectly and the place runs like a well oiled machine. From the time you walk up to the time you are exiting the building, there are people in place that guide you to where you need to go. They can move the people in and out like I've never seen before. I have... More 

Thank touch65
Brownsburg, Indiana
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great atmosphere, staff behind counter very helpful for this Hoosier that knows very little seasonal seafood in Louisiana. Food was served hot and fresh. Well priced. Small platter $19.99

Thank sarah c
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I had the chicken strips and they were very juicy and delicious. All my food was and way more than I could eat. I did leave room for the pecan pie and that was very delicious. You can't actually see the lake from here since it's on the other side of the interstate. But worth the stop if you are... More 

Thank Becky B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has garnered many excellent and very good ratings. Well, each to his/her own. I was not all that impressed. We ordered three boudin balls, a Captain's Platter shared by my two companions and an oyster platter for me; we all had iced tea as a beverage. One can certainly not complain about the portion size--huge! The service was... More 

Thank Doctor_Possum
Euless, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place excited all my taste buds from the pistole to the stuffed shrimp. I would advise anyone passing thru Lake Charles to stop in and enjoy some good seafood.

Thank Shandrea C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite seafood restaurants to eat at, especially when its crawfish season! Reasonably priced!!

Thank Karen S
Katy, Texas
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161 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ordered the fried fish meal and the batter was really good and it was cooked well. My friend had the shrimp gumbo and gator bites. He said they were all very good and couldn't wait to eat the left overs later. The place is filled with friendly people and swampy décor. You order and pay for your food then you... More 

Thank Louisa V
Monroe, New Jersey
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great seafood experience with authentic Louisiana feel. Low key family spot with fast service and friendly staff

Thank jilll0ng
Tomball, Texas
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely some of the best seafood in Lake Charles catfish and shrimp cooked to perfection. If you have to wait a little bit it's worth it.

Thank LTCliff

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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 of 5 bubbles
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
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?