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Big Easy's Seafood and Steakhouse

) #154 of 2,233 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%
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“oysters” (25 reviews)
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Seafood, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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81 - 90 of 217 reviews

Reviewed 6 May 2015

My Wife and I went to Big Easy last week for a date night. We were seated right away as we had reservations. I had the 1/2 dozen oysters of the day which were very good. This place was a bit noisier than we expected...More

2  Thank gilk057
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

If you ever have to choose your last meal, not a bad idea to order from here. My all time faves include the scallops and tuna but the steaks are also worth the price. There is no description fine enough for the tuna or scallops....More

1  Thank KarenLynnHarris
Reviewed 13 April 2015

I booked here because I was taking a friend to the Gladstone theater, just around the corner, to do the standard dinner and a show. The service was fast and friendly the food was outstanding, and it was a great beginning to a great evening.

Thank Will G
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We were two couples, out for a casual late Saturday meal. I made reservations. They were pretty full, but made an effort to fit us in, which is always appreciated. Drinks were generous and the liquor is top quality brands. Appetizers included crab cakes, beef...More

1  Thank WallStPete
Reviewed 25 January 2015 via mobile

As part of a Ottawa skating weekend, we and friends wanted a good steak dinner downtown Ottawa. Reservations for early evening needed I believe. Oysters on the half shell were great, and enhanced by the house-made sauces. Steaks were excellent, dessert was divine and our...More

2  Thank outofsocks
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Been there twice and both times the food was great; ended up having three courses both time. A must visit if you want good food.

Thank Rosanna B
Reviewed 2 November 2014

went with group of people and we shared several appetizers all which were very good. Raw oysters were fresh and priced to market (not cheap not more expensive). Tartar, coconut shrimp, scallops, beef tenderloin were all good. The best was my seafood fondue which was...More

Thank chris d
Reviewed 25 October 2014

My first time at Big Easy, Preston street. Not what I expected especially in Little Italy. Good food, friendly staff, I was impressed. The decor, setting and mood was what I expected . A little overpriced for what you get but worth it for a...More

Thank Lucie A
Reviewed 10 September 2014

Chose this place through Tripadvisor, went two couples for the first time. The server was excellent, the atmosphere very busy and exciting, the food was pretty good. A mix of steak and seafood, all very tasty, well presented, enjoyed the three bottles of wine.....a fun...More

2  Thank GrammyofTriplets
Reviewed 25 August 2014

My wife and I chose "Big Easy's" to celebrate our 32nd anniversary, and we were not disappointed. From the moment we were welcomed and seated, we were enlightened, educated, and entertained by the excellent staff. The steak commodore was perfect, and my Maritimer wife raved...More

2  Thank Gordmalcolm
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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
Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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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