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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
+1 337-494-1070
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The best seafood ever. Their shrimp is to die for, I order it Everytime it's always cooked to perfection. Hats off to the chef, he really know how to fry catfish too.

Thank Christina B
Cypress, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On our way to NOLA we stopped there to show our friends how much will love SB's. Ordered the shrimp étouffée and fried fix platter, always excellent. One of the best places to stop on IH-10.

Thank aghyba
Metairie, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fish is very fresh. No muddy taste. Gator bites very tender. Rice and red beans very flavorful. No Cajun atmosphere today. No Cajun music and staff not as happy or welcoming as in prior visits.

Thank Sassykay
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very cozy and clean eatery and very good service and friendly atmosphere . Food was exceptionally great and we didn't have to wait long to be seated or to get our food ...5th time visiting and will definitely will be return.

Thank leondra43
Cartersville, Georgia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My grandmama used to say the proof is in the pudding. There is nothing glorified about this restaurant sitting at Lake Charles with easy off and on of interstate highway. The food and smells are almost hypnotic as you walk in. Grab a menu and lineup to order prior to getting a table. Appetizers,salads, specials, Cajun fish, shrimp, crayfish, oysters,... More 

Thank rolsto314
Houston, Texas
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Stopped for lunch. We ordered bowls of shrimp and crawfish etoufee. The large crawfish bowl was $17. What I received was a bowl of rice with so few crawfish as to be difficult to find. Same for the few shrimp in its rice bowl. Absolutely disappointing and not cheap for the rice bowls. To be fair great rolls accompanied the... More 

Thank Ron W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Most excellent. Food and service. Portion size was great and good was tasty. Server was very attentive and quickly took away used plates.

Thank drichard65
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really glad we shared a platter. It was more than the two of us could eat. I loved that the breading had a nice spiciness to it. Everything was hot out of the fryer. The coleslaw was creamy and tangy. We would return!

Thank GweninTX
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This must be the go to spot for locals and out of towners. The parking is always full and dining can be at capacity too. I wasn't impressed with what I ordered and found it to be pricey. It was just ok for me, I was hungry. Other people I was with enjoyed their food, thus the very good rating.

Thank Vanessa M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was afraid this was going to be a touristy disappointment when I first saw this place but I was wonderfully surprised when I tasted their food. The shrimp poboy is one of the best I've ever eaten and the gumbo tasted deliciously home made. It is definitely worth the wait to get in. The decor is spare and low... More 

Thank Algie M

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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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-494-1070

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?