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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

) #161 of 2,232 Restaurants in Ottawa $$$$ Seafood, Cajun & Creole,
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-565-3279
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average9%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (17 reviews)
“dirty rice” (13 reviews)
“oysters” (25 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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11 - 20 of 212 reviews

Reviewed 19 February 2017

Visited here for the first time the other night. The place has interesting decor and great ambiance. An interesting choice of cocktails (I had a Purple Haze). The coconut shrimp appetizers were not great (too much breading), but the meals were great. I had tuna...More

Thank Gregsky
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food, the service, the music = wow!!! I love this place, I went several times and I always have a good time when I do!

Thank Maude G
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Ate here recently with three others< had not been for at least six or seven years , and found the food just so so. Tasty coconut shrimp, way too much batter on the calamari, nothing over the top with shrimp and grits, a sinewy rather...More

Thank connor g
BigEasysManagement, Manager at Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2017

Hello Connor g, First and foremost let me apologize for your sub par dining experience as well as thank you for your feedback. That is not the bar we wish to set with our dishes and wish to offer you a reimbursement for your meals...More

Reviewed 6 February 2017

Nice place for a quite conversation if you stay away from the speakers. Staff accommodated us very well on a Tuesday night. Great variety of foods but a bit pricey, servings are generous.

Thank Fernov
Reviewed 25 January 2017

It's a bit pricey but my wife and I both had exceptionally good steak dinners. Our Sunday night visit it was very quiet, which we really like. There was only one other group at the time. We had a reservation but in reality it wasn't...More

Thank Marc L
Reviewed 11 January 2017 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...More

Thank Brandy Ann C
Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Hughena B
Reviewed 4 January 2017 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,...More

1  Thank Shelley H
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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...More

Thank ChristineOttawa_On
Reviewed 17 December 2016 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...More

Thank Charlie L
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Jo-Anne B
Do you have a patio?
6 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
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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
  • E-mail
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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