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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
16:00 - 00:00
Open now
All hours
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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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants with excellent food and service. It is a little pricey but it is all worth it as the food is always good. Their Blackened Salmon Pontchartrain and Broiled Shrimps are fantastic, they have the best crab cakes we have ever tasted and their dirty rice is to die for. The service is very... More 

1 Thank BZK2014
Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2014

After a lot of research on-line, & this being our first visit to Ottawa, we decided on Big Easy's as one of our restaurant choices. We were NOT disappointed! I was originally very skeptical about their claim of having real Kobe beef, as it is extremely scarce in North America., so I e-mailed them & they assured me that their... More 

2 Thank Widgerys
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144 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

This is definitely an upper class place. A little bit on the expensive side but they treat you as if you are in classy restaurant. The steak and scallops we had were both very good and the wine was pretty good too. We were there in late afternoon before it got busy and the service was great, This is a... More 

1 Thank BrianMa
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2014

My first time at the Big Easy and it was not a disappointment. We were celebrating my husband's birthday. He was treated to the Kobe steak and I had the seared nova scotia scallops which were excellent. One thing, both plates were very salty and we did mention it to the server. She was very nice and thoughtful - great... More 

1 Thank Dadulo
Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Went in for dinner the other night, and can't stop saying great things about this place! Their staff is so accommodating and friendly! I had the scallops and my boyfriend had the blackened catfish. both were to die for! We'll definitely be going back soon and bringing our friends!

Thank Amanda S
Ocala, Florida
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

My first time at the Big Easy and it was not a disapointment, my wife had the seared nova scotia scallops which were excellent, I had the catfish and it was also excellent, what can I say, I will be back agaln, very soon.

Thank etaltd
ottawa canada
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014 via mobile

Went for a few years and loved it. Disappointed a few times last year so quit going. Went tonight and it was great. Service was great and food was perfect. Back we go to our new place!

Thank juiceandrick
Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2014

My 1st time at Big Easy's for an early dinner. Having such an appetizing menu made if difficult for me to choose. I settled on ordering the Seared Nova Scotia Scallops. Oh yeah.. these were the best scallops I've had. They were cooked perfectly (a quick hot sear) with a little salty bite, matched perfectly with the smooth coconut rice... More 

1 Thank Renius
Ottawa, Canada
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2014

Whatever has changed - good work - and keep it up. We had the Scallops - perfectly done, perfectly carmelized, perfect sauce and bacon pairing, served hot, and adivise all to not pass this up....Quite simply, excellent. Paired the N.S. Scallop main up with the blackened catfish. The catfish was spiced well, if maybe a big underwhelming spicewise. Nonetheless, very... More 

Thank jon_beks
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2014

I finally decided to try this restaurant for the Wagyu style beef, it was unbelievable. we had a business dinner and 2 of us tried the 6oz tenderloin. I have been a steak lover my whole life and had heard words of melt in your mouth well this was the one . everybody thought the their dinner was amazing and... 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, Canadian, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Parking Available, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?