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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

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, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Everything we ordered was amazing and the staff are all friendly. We had two kids in our group and they went above and beyond to make sure the kids enjoyed their food. They let them taste a sample of the sauce to know if they...More

Thank pollywogg69
Reviewed 28 May 2017

Wonderful food - their calamari is our new favourite; steak and scallops were both melt-in-your-mouth. Service was very pleasant and perfectly attentive (not too much, not too little). Perhaps a little pricy, but left feeling it was worth it.

Thank SCD-VF
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Recently went for our anniversary dinner on a Sunday night. I dont believe they were expecting so many people because the poor server was run off her feet tending to every table in the place but did manage to dish out good service. Menu is...More

Thank barnloves2travel
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The meal and service were excellent. BUT their prices for a glass of wine are ridiculous. I was in shock today -- no other restaurant in Ottawa (even the most expensive) ever charged $19.00 for a glass of pino grigio. I am a retired senior...More

3  Thank 959PatriciaM
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat on the way to the airport and the food was outstanding. Oysters were fresh and tasty with delicious sauces. Beef tartare was one of the best I've had in the city, Montreal and Toronto. The scallops...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The Big Easy is one of my favourite eateries in Ottawa. The menu is eclectic, unique and amazing. I highly recommend the Sesame Encrusted Tuna or the Salmon Pontchartrain.

Thank MalRaddalgoda
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. The restaurant doesn't rush you out the door but the servers are attentive to your needs. A little pricey.

Thank kfromOttawa
Reviewed 29 March 2017

We visited on a Sunday in march...the place was empty, really just the 2 of us from 6 to 7.30...in the dinning room, so zero ambiance, the food was mediocre at best for the price, the waiter was great, good at his job, the food...More

1  Thank clarisse589
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

2nd visit and a wonderful trip down spice road again. We all loved our meals, with special mentions to the crab cakes and the thick and rich bouillabaisse. We'll be back!

Thank pebouse
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Average at best. Catfish etouffee was quite good, Very little crab or shrimp in the sauce. Jambalaya was a bust. No flavour. Cocktails were disappointing. Tried "Fire on the Bayou" . pre-mixed. Didn't finish it..... Unfortunately it was for a birthday celebration but left us...More

1  Thank Willow V
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Jo-Anne B
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
US$25 - US$99
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
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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