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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
+1 613-565-3279
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (23 reviews)
“dirty rice” (15 reviews)
“scallops” (35 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Steakhouse, Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed November 28, 2017 via mobile

This place used to be our #1 but it's just not consistent anymore. The steaks are always cooked incorrectly and the jambalaya is so different from day-to-day, sometimes with a strong nutmeg or cinnamon taste. This was the only place I'd eat a steak in...More

1  Thank lisalisa114
BigEasysManagement, Manager at Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 30, 2017

I'm very sorry to hear about your unpleasant experiences over the past while but can assure you the founding management has been put back in the kitchen and invite you to come in to give us chance at redemption. I promise you will not be...More

Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at the Big Easy to celebrate my son's university graduation and acceptance into a Masters of Economic program. The food was great and the service excellent. Thanks to our server Tasha who went out of her way to make the...More

Thank Karen S
Reviewed November 4, 2017

We have been several times and my husb several times on his own. The Big Easy never fails to please. We were there last night with friends and had the most wonderful waiter. I did not get his name, but he made a pleasant evening...More

Thank LyndaH666
Reviewed October 18, 2017

Visited restaurant with a friend. We were both excited about the ahi tuna on the menu, so chose this restaurant over others in the area. Server was great - he was attentive, knowledgeable, had perfect timing and was pleasant/funny. We give him a thumbs up....More

1  Thank bluenoser840
Reviewed October 17, 2017

table of six...they screwed up the reservation claiming I had none even though I had an email confirmation. no worries...we got a table in the back. appetizers.... my date and I ordered the crab cake. note...not plural. comparable to eating a damp sponge in both...More

1  Thank Jim F
BigEasysManagement, Owner at Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse, responded to this reviewResponded October 18, 2017

Hello Jim, I am wondering if by chance you could shoot me an email as I am the chef of our sister restaurant Rosies but I would definitely like to address this immediately with you. I am shocked no one replied to you sooner I...More

Reviewed October 16, 2017

We had a French visitor over the weekend. She was the first time in Canada and in Ottawa. She is a restaurant owner in Southern France, close to the border with Spain. We had an excellent experience in Big Easy's two years ago. You could...More

Thank Daniela P
Reviewed October 14, 2017

Finally, after a number of mediocre reviews I'm in a position to draft a favorable review about an Ottawa restaurant. I've lived in Ottawa for over 4 years and for a city this size, its rare to find a restaurant that merits an "Excellent" rating....More

Thank John K
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Big Easy has a nice atmosphere with dark tables, a good-sized bar and a good menu of New Orleans-style favourites like fondue, blackened catfish, jambalaya and more. I decided to try the crab fondue as an appetizer and it was fantastic. Highly recommended by the...More

Thank Tim W
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Everything we ordered was amazing and the staff are all friendly. We had two kids in our group and they went above and beyond to make sure the kids enjoyed their food. They let them taste a sample of the sauce to know if they...More

Thank pollywogg69
Reviewed May 27, 2017

Wonderful food - their calamari is our new favourite; steak and scallops were both melt-in-your-mouth. Service was very pleasant and perfectly attentive (not too much, not too little). Perhaps a little pricy, but left feeling it was worth it.

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Jo-Anne B
July 6, 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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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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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