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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” (205 reviews)
“shrimp” (179 reviews)
“boudin balls” (78 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 30 May 2017 via mobile

Was very impressed with they way they turn around the tables. Don't worry about the line. The food is crazy good

1  Thank rmyoung281
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This place is very busy but well organized. There are queues but they go super quick and your food arrives minutes after you are seated. Classic Canjun cuisine. Great for a mid-way stop on route from New Orleans to Houston.

1  Thank KarishkaLondon
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Though I usually go for jambalaya, this Gumbo was wonderful. Not much in the way of atmosphere, it is charming southern hospitality. Chicken breast dinner will feed two. Great warm rolls.

1  Thank Eric Y
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We go here everytime we come to the casino's. I really think that we come for Steamboat Billl's. We will eat there several times when we are in town. The foodie pricey but you get a lot. Best place to eat for Cajun seafood.

1  Thank priceck321
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Everytime I go here I get so disappointed. This food is hit and miss. The fried shrimp is the only thing I will eat here. In my opinion every thing else is just plain nasty.

2  Thank icem39
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

I use to live here I. This area for 5 years and when I went back to visit I realize that if you haven't eaten here the tourist is really miss g out on the best of lake Charles. The fried catfish is always real...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

Once you get the ordering process down its great! (Staff noticed our confusedment and helped right away) service great, food great, parking a pain, but it's worth it! Crawfish abundant. Us gotta go to this place.

1  Thank Boydanator
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Crawfish was great, potatoes great, service great, price of crawfish is down! yahoo, pistolettes better than ever, its a must return place to eat - always time to go there

1  Thank 308larryj
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Etoufee stuffed potato was the best food my husband has ate all vacation. The crawfish and shrimp boils were delish.

1  Thank Jessica J
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Not the best but not the worst for cajun food. There are two Steamboat Bill's in Lake Charles. One is right off of I-10 and the other is further in town.

1  Thank Pamela W
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Estella V
23 April 2018|
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Response from Paul H | Reviewed this property |
not that I'm aware of... But the prices aren't bad either.
Nick P
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, 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:00 pm
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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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