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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
+1 337-494-1070
Today
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Tyler, Texas
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30 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Vibrant, casual atmosphere with simple but varied menu. Fast and attentive service. Our group enjoyed the basics, Fried shrimp and oysters, gumbo, crawfish étouffée crawfish. Coleslaw was the only disappointment

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Freeport, Texas
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We got a taste of steamboat bills 20 years ago when a local told about it.... the best crawfish... love love me some steamboat bills. {down town}

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ORANGE
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Fried food, fried fish, fried shrimp, fried oyster, did I mention fried food?? If you are reading here before going, go to their website and view the menu and decide what you want before you get there! You order as soon as you get to the register in the door!! If you are meeting a group of people, they have... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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36 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's more of a casual dining experience - Paper towels for napkins, but it does serve good food. Place really noisy on weekends. I don't care for having to place order as you walk in the door and then go sit down. The lines can get long, but if you don't mind that - then the food is pretty good.... More 

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Tomball
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

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Thank Christina B
Cypress, Texas
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310 reviews
214 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

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Metairie, Louisiana
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago 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.

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Thank Sassykay
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week 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.

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Cartersville, Georgia
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285 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 

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Houston, Texas
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104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
Meals
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
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?