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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (233 reviews)
“seafood” (182 reviews)
“boudin balls” (81 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 21:00All hours
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
$$ - $$$
1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
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211 - 220 of 1,108 reviews

Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The food was hot and fresh. Fish taco are some of the best I have ever eaten. The staff are hospitable.

Thank Alecia H
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We have been earring at Steamboat Bills for twenty years and never lets us down. We always stop when we pass thru Lake Charles. This trip we actually stayed in LC for a couple of nights. We tried three other restaurants and Steamboat Bills was...More

Thank texastaxesddj
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We went for the okra sauce picante but we tried something different and it was fabulous no regrets anyone who doesn't like this place doesn't know real Louisiana cooking

Thank dmaall
Reviewed 7 October 2016

while driving through Lake Charles, La, I noticed all the signs for Steamboat Bill that it was voted the Best Seafood so I decided to stop. I have to say I was a little disappointed in the flavor of the seafood I ordered. Not the...More

Thank Brandon V
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Don't be discouraged by the exterior. TA advised Bills and this place is over the top good. We both had crawfish poboy and neither of us could finish it because it was so large. Without knowing the size of the sandwich up front, we ordered...More

Thank jb4okla
Reviewed 4 October 2016

This unique restaurant has a true Cajun atmosphere and the staff was very attentive and friendly. I ordered the fried shrimp which were overcooked. However, my husband and I shared the boudin balls appetizer and they were fabulous!!!

Thank BamaBarb205
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This is quite a restaurant. It is always busy and overflowing with excitement, ambiance and good times. You order from menus while standing at or near the ordering counter and the food is delivered to your table. Seafood and more seafood is everywhere. I ordered...More

Thank jrsmith8
Reviewed 30 September 2016

If you like seafood with some Cajun flavor, this is the place. The food is always fresh and the taste is awesome. The entire staff is friendly and make you feel almost like family. This is a must stop for me whenever I am in...More

Thank Jason T
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

If you're visiting Lake Charles , Steamboat Bills is a must ! The food is amazing , and the staff is very friendly and helpful .

Thank hdaake
Reviewed 25 September 2016

good "Louisiana' food, crayfish and bbq sandwiches. all good. service was very god. place was crowded with locals so again if you want crawdads etc. then hurry in and enjoy.

Thank Noel E
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Nearby Attractions
Millennium Park
71 reviews
1.59 km away
Lake Charles Visitor Center
76 reviews
.13 km away
Bord Du Lac Park
58 reviews
.17 km away
Charpentier Historic District
35 reviews
.42 km away
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15 March 2017|
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Response from Sassykay | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, they dont
Timmy G
26 February 2017|
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Response from Tricia T | Reviewed this property |
I am pretty sure they are open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner.
Timmy G
26 February 2017|
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Response from Linda D | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry I do not remember their hours but if you google them I would guess you could find it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, 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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 21:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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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