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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
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2015

Take a trip to N'Orleans in the middle of little Italy, we loved the wonderful jambalaya flavours and crab cake. The oysters were fresh and delicious as was the crab and shrimp dish, and the child portion was copious. Only wish they offered 1/2 bottles of white wine.

1 Thank pebouse
Ottawa, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015

We were impressed our first visit here with quality and quantity of the appetizers and main dishes. We went seafood and had crabcakes, calamari, salmon and scallops. All of these were perfectly prepared and despite our best efforts, we still had leftovers to take home for the next day's lunch. Service was fast and friendly. We will be back

1 Thank WineBuff247
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67 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Visiting Ottawa for an extended weekend we decided to move beyond our typical choices in the Byward Market area and try Big Easy's in Little Italy- very glad we did. Service was perfect- very attentive and personal without going over the top. The food was very nice- Atlantic Salmon in Ponchartrain sauce was spectacular- note - if you are planning... More 

Thank jmcdougall9
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2015

We were in town fot the marathon and stopped in for our last dinner in town. The food was incredble, and our server was THE BEST! It was by far the best meal we had during our stay and hope we can stop by again sometime soon !

Thank tammysellner
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

I ordered the Jambalya and it tasted like cheap pasta sauce (hunts I believe) with lack of spice and very small slices of meat. This was terrible and a true disappointment. The waiter did not offer an alternative and I was charged full price for something I hardly ate....worst $30 I ever spent.

3 Thank CountryworkingCity
Ottawa, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2015

My Wife and I went to Big Easy last week for a date night. We were seated right away as we had reservations. I had the 1/2 dozen oysters of the day which were very good. This place was a bit noisier than we expected but after all...It's New Orleans. I would say that the overall price was a bit... More 

2 Thank gilk057
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015 via mobile

If you ever have to choose your last meal, not a bad idea to order from here. My all time faves include the scallops and tuna but the steaks are also worth the price. There is no description fine enough for the tuna or scallops. If heaven has a buffet, please let Big Easy's food be on it!!!

1 Thank KarenLynnHarris
Ottawa, Canada
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281 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

I booked here because I was taking a friend to the Gladstone theater, just around the corner, to do the standard dinner and a show. The service was fast and friendly the food was outstanding, and it was a great beginning to a great evening.

Thank Will G
Ottawa, Canada
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32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2015

We were two couples, out for a casual late Saturday meal. I made reservations. They were pretty full, but made an effort to fit us in, which is always appreciated. Drinks were generous and the liquor is top quality brands. Appetizers included crab cakes, beef tartar served with egg and calamari. Mains included steak for me and the other gentleman,... More 

1 Thank WallStPete
Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

As part of a Ottawa skating weekend, we and friends wanted a good steak dinner downtown Ottawa. Reservations for early evening needed I believe. Oysters on the half shell were great, and enhanced by the house-made sauces. Steaks were excellent, dessert was divine and our waiter was able to find a pleasing substitute for the Red wine we chose, but... More 

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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
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?