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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

) #154 of 2,233 Restaurants in Ottawa $$$$ Seafood, Cajun & Creole,
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-565-3279
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“jambalaya” (17 reviews)
“dirty rice” (13 reviews)
“oysters” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed 19 July 2015 via mobile

Our second visit to this great location, cannot say enough about the great service and excellent food choices. I had the Commodore Tenderloin that is close to the best thing I have ever eaten. Definitely recommend for a good night out.

Thank Rob R
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

Service was amazing, from the person who seated us, to Scott, our server who was knowledgeable, warm and attentive. Try the calamari sautéed, the catfish étouffé with shrimp and crab and the blackened salmon with shrimp and crab, served with perfectly cooked fresh vegetables. It's...More

1  Thank abetter1
Reviewed 7 July 2015

We reserved a table for five at The Big Easy for my daughter"s 19th birthday. I told the person taking the reservation we would be bringing a birthday cake. Service was very slow. It took a long time to get our drinks and so long...More

2  Thank Deirdre B
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

I can not say enough just how impressed I am with the customer service I recieved. One of the dishes we ordered was not prepared very well. When aked how our meal was we politely told the waiter that this dish was not that impressive....More

1  Thank Mr. B
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I can't comment on the pricey full-service restaurant although the menu looks promising with its variety of beef and seafood dishes, many with a Louisiana touch. However, the bar menu, with its emphasis on small dishes, is outstanding both in quality and in price. And...More

Thank travelling1935
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Take a trip to N'Orleans in the middle of little Italy, we loved the wonderful jambalaya flavours and crab cake. The oysters were fresh and delicious as was the crab and shrimp dish, and the child portion was copious. Only wish they offered 1/2 bottles...More

1  Thank pebouse
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We were impressed our first visit here with quality and quantity of the appetizers and main dishes. We went seafood and had crabcakes, calamari, salmon and scallops. All of these were perfectly prepared and despite our best efforts, we still had leftovers to take home...More

1  Thank WineBuff247
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Visiting Ottawa for an extended weekend we decided to move beyond our typical choices in the Byward Market area and try Big Easy's in Little Italy- very glad we did. Service was perfect- very attentive and personal without going over the top. The food was...More

Thank jmcdougall9
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We were in town fot the marathon and stopped in for our last dinner in town. The food was incredble, and our server was THE BEST! It was by far the best meal we had during our stay and hope we can stop by again...More

Thank tammysellner
Reviewed 7 May 2015

I ordered the Jambalya and it tasted like cheap pasta sauce (hunts I believe) with lack of spice and very small slices of meat. This was terrible and a true disappointment. The waiter did not offer an alternative and I was charged full price for...More

3  Thank CountryworkingCity
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Jo-Anne B
Do you have a patio?
7 July 2015|
Response from Leigh-Anne M | Property representative |
We do have a patio that seats up to about 18 people. We hope you will come check it out! Thanks!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 99
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 00:00
16:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-565-3279
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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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