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Steamboat Bill's

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1004 N Lake Shore Dr, Lake Charles, LA 70601-2122
+1 337-494-1070
10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Right on I-10. Easy parking. Way too much great food. Good lunch and great employees Yum yum. Fried shrimp is one of my favorites.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A little crowded - tables too close to each other, food was good - not exceptional however so other fried food places could be better than this. Family friendly, not too expensive. Service was good.

Thank Nina R
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious food! Head grilled chicken that was wonderful! Had gumbo that was perfect and of course the fish was great as always!

Thank Carol O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop by when passing by Lake Charles. They have the best gumbo ever. All seafood platters are excellent. Fast service even during busy time. I highly recommend when on I-10.

Thank SandraJfromHouston
Wichita Falls, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A lot of people have knocked this place, saying that it's too salty. It makes me wonder if they've ever had fresh seafood before! I loved the bowl of shrimp gumbo, and it seemed salted perfectly to me. It was light years beyond anything I've had where I live (in North Texas). Of course, we don't have access to fresh... More 

Thank Ed D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Omg, just delicious! Everything was great. We tried the fired fish, the shrimp gumbo, the shrimp tacos, the fired chicken strips, and of course the pecan pie. Outstanding service and super clean restaurant. Two thumbs up.

Thank TY7378
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love it! Spiced just right, nice quantity as well as quality. I be hard down laughing with the staff as I wait for my food. The guy Dominique is so funny, and Tyra is so pretty! Something nice to see and do while you wait! Go there on broad you won't be disappointed, I kid u not!

Thank S3652XBamandar
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We like to stop in at the I10 location when we are driving across Louisiana. The house baked potato is awesome! It's a giant baked potato smothered in étouffée and sprinkled with popcorn shrimp! My husband likes the Atchafalaya catfish, which is a large catfish covered with étouffée. A very casual restaurant, but a wonderful stop.

Thank McRogers11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was great as always. We stopped and dinner on the way to NO on Thursday, and coming back to Houston on Friday! This place is a must stop.

Thank clayhudgins
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I drive from The San Antonio area and have to visit steamboat bill's when in Louisiana . I love the food. The fish is white and tasty. The red beans and rice are fabulous. Even the roll is very good. Staff are friendly and helpful. Parking is plenty and there is someone out there to keep an eye on your... 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 of 5 bubbles
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole
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
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?