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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

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228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-565-3279
11:30 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Tue 11:30 - 22:00
Wed 11:30 - 23:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 00:00
Sat 16:00 - 00:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing....food, atmosphere and staff are all simply incredible. Trying the cheddar grits and dirty rice is a must! If your in love with oysters as much as I am do not pass up on the east to west coast sample platter with homemade sauces and vinaigrettes!! Everything they make is impeccable.... a true must if your in Ottawa.

Thank Brandy Ann C
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant! Food, atmosphere, drinks, wine, everything surpassed our expectations. A must do!

Thank Hughena B
Dawson City, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Big Easy's is a wonderful restaurant in Ottawa. The New Orleans, Louisiana based menu makes it hard to choose, as it all sounds great. And it is. The salmon was perfect, the char- broiled oysters...the meat choices and appies...all so good. An extensive Bourbon menu, and Creme Brûlée, oh and there is a lovely cold coffee Martini for after dinner.... More 

Thank Shelley H
Ottawa, On
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the most amazing waiter that served our table of 7. Wish I could remember his name. He made great suggestions and was able to steer us away from items that were not as favourable as others. The food was very good and we were not rushed. At the end of the night, he gave us each our own... More 

Thank ChristineOttawa_On
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had the crab cakes and and the New York strip. The meat was well cooked, perfect medium rare. The staff was friendly and the atmosphere was really well. Gives you kind of a New York steakhouse feel in Ottawa. Would recommend. One of the best steakhouses in the area.

Thank Charlie L
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The food, the staff and the place are really great Catfish fish and chips were awesome really enjoyed the experience and we will return for sure

Thank peterwP9449YD
Ottawa, Canada
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116 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in for my wife's birthday. I started with the Gumbo which I thought was quite good and it warmed me on a cold night. We moved into two of the House Specialities on the menu, the seared tuna and the blackened catfish etouffee. The tuna was okay if a bit on the chilly side I know it's hard to... More 

1 Thank opuscat
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Given the reviews, the prices, and our hosts' excitement, while I enjoyed my meal, I was expecting a little more. I love Cajun and Creole cuisine, so I was looking forward to the experience. The gumbo was absolutely excellent: rich, flavourful, and full of character, all with a bit of a kick. On the other hand, my main, the jambalaya... More 

Thank 5fredw
Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

The Big Easy is a take on Louisiana and New Orleans food and it delivers very well. The seafood was cooked to perfection especially the scallops which were tender and large, it's so easy to overcook scallops. The salmon and steaks also were perfectly done as ordered. Appetizer had were raw oysters which were very good but a bit small.... More 

Thank Bonjours
Ottawa, ON
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

This is a fav in the city. The tenderloin with blue cheese and bacon almost brings a tear to my eye. I've been here at least 6 times and it has been consistently great.

Thank rellieroo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$99
Seafood, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?