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Steamboat Bill's

1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
+1 337-494-1070
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“seafood” (225 reviews)
“shrimp” (193 reviews)
“boudin balls” (88 reviews)
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Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
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Reviewed yesterday

Always the place to go for seafood, Cajun dishes. Always high quality food and quick service, never disappoints

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank Sergio P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a small chicken and sausage gumbo today for lunch. It was the perfect amount and very tasty. It also came with a roll that was very tasty.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Courtney A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For a side of the road attraction style restaurant, Steamboat Bill’s never disappoints! The Boudin Balls are always on point!! Gotta have them every time!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ttrosc2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great staff, great food. I was in the area on business and this was recommended. Always busy but seating is fairly quick.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Hzgmech
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very pricey and nothin special. My fish cost me about 16 bucks and asked to sub red bean and rice for fries, said yes but would have to charge full price for for RBR, wow as if 16 bucks for two pieces of fish is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank coycampbell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had catfish, shrimp gumbo and shrimp etoufee. Very tasty, reasonable prices. We will be back !! Authentic Cajun

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank SLTraveller2914
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner at this place with two other friends on a recent stay at Lake Charles. A comfortable place with a good ambiance. Between the three of us did have a broad selection of Cajun dishes; not bad, but then being from Louisiana, am fully...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ravi K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had lunch in this restaurant after I read the 4.5 reviews from online. , I ordered shrimp and crab gumbo, when I saw the food , I felt very bad for the looks and the amount. about 10 mini sized shrimps in some brown...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Me L
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Best seafood ever tasted! Very busy so get there early. We had fried shrimp and fish. I don't like fish. And I like thier fish.

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank cjbutkus
Reviewed 12 November 2018

best Cajun seafood and authentic ambiance, Jumbo fried Shrimps, Aligator and of course the Craw Fish anyway you want.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank John A
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Estella V
23 April 2018|
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Response from paulhC1926TM | Reviewed this property |
not that I'm aware of... But the prices aren't bad either.
27 February 2018|
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Response from Lon B | Reviewed this property |
Dear Nick, I realize that your in S. Korea and that it would be hard for you to call the restaurant. So, I called the restaurant this morning and spoke with Shanning. He confirmed that they use peanut oil in their cooking... More
15 March 2017|
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Response from kotaboy | Reviewed this property |
Actually they use cornflour which is gluten free.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
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: +1 337-494-1070
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