Steamboat Bill's on the Lake

1004 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles
(337) 494-1070

Recent Reviews

Stephanie Anne

The food was bland, needed seasoning even though it was “spicy” boiled shrimp it really had no flavor. Most of the shrimp were mushy and hard to peel. I was highly disappointed. The corn looked old.

Chip Massey

the air conditioner worked well !!! the food was great!!!! no steam oats though...I was diappointed!!!

Brian Jones

This is a must stop going through Lake Charles. Food is delicious and staff very friendly. I had the crawfish etoufee. A dark and very thick roux. Mother has shrimp and crab gumbo. She liked it but never saw any crab or trinity. Not sure how that happened. ? Very tasty though.

Vinette Rathkamp

Yummy Yummy food, served quickly and in very ample portions!!! Friendly, efficient staff. Oh yes; and their iced tea was so fresh and delicious. I will DEFINITELY be back anytime that I'm in town.

Jennifer Dodds

AMAZING!!! The service, food and drinks were delicious, to say the least. Absolutely recommend ??

Sue Guzman

Great food large portions relaxed atmosphere.

Venus P.

Ample parking and big menu with even a few beer items if you'd like. We ended up going with a regular red beans and rice that came with a delicious roll($8.99) a side of 4 butterfly shrimp fried ($9.99) which gave me a chance to sample the yummy seafood and last a crawfish pistolette($2.49) which I thought was a great value this handful of tender filled scrumptiousness I was stuffed when I left. The service was excellent you order up front and have the opportunity to add your tip for the server that will deliver your food to your table. If you aren't sure if you will like the gumbo, they are willing to offer you a sample. Everyone is very friendly loved it.Must try it was great!

Chips and Queso

Steamboat Bill's on the Lake was a place I have wanted to try after seeing multiple billboards claiming it was voted #1 for multiple seafood categories. I ordered the small seafood platter that came with a fish fillet, a stuffed shrimp, a stuffed crab, some popcorn shrimp, coleslaw, French fries, and a jambalaya roll. Cocktail sauce and tartar sauce were also served with the meal. The fish filled was cooked very well and was well seasoned. The stuffed shrimp and crab were slightly over-fried, but not too badly. The French fries were perfect and the coleslaw was serviceable. The popcorn shrimp were wonderfully fried with just the right amount of batter. I ordered a cup of water, but all they had was bottled water. It costs $1 for a bottled water, btw. The service was quick and efficient. The tables seemed clean and the floors were swept. I was impressed with the staff and how quickly they handled messes. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal here and would definitely return.Flavor: 7Quality: 6Value: 6Service/setting: +4Presentation: +2Legitimacy, skill, effort: +3Memorability: +2Score: 80

Trice Thomas

Leaving casino stopped here on our way back to Houston my cousin had been here so get in browse menu before ordering while waiting once we ordered what wanted and I tell you the food did not disappoint us at all. We most definitely will be back. Had to screen shot first two pictures

Emily Foote

Great flavor! The gumbo and boiled shrimp was delicious! Definitely worth the stop. They get you through quickly.

Mark G.

This place is awesome! Tons of people in there and the food still came out fast! We ordered poboys and the seafood platter. The bread was perfect and the seafood was seasoned deliciously! Can't wait to go back!

Vancarson 0.

I've been coming here for over 10 years it's now a custom & ritual to stop in here first, every time I'm in Lake Charles. Consistently good food and service year after year.


Hands down the best seafood! We had a boudin ball and a Pistolette as appetizers, both were wonderful! I had fried shrimp and my husband had the fried fish they were great as well!! Will definitely be back!

Raylene H.

On a family road trip we wanted to try some local food. This was delicious. My husband loved the Cajun Sampler. My shrimp was also excellent. Cool atmosphere. Would recommend if you are looking for something quick that isn't fast food.

Michael K.

Food was delivered fast and customer service was okay. The reason mainly for the 2 stars is due to all the food tasting very similar. We ordered the alligator bites and the fries (special sauce + cheese). We all ordered something a little different for the main entree (gulf shrimp, jumbo shrimp, crispy chicken sandwich, grilled chicken sandwich, and grille chicken tacos. My boys thought the tacos were pretty good (4 stars). My girls had the chicken Po-boy sandwiches (2 stars). Wife the gulf shrimp (2 stars). I had the jumbo shrimp (2 stars). Fries were rated as a 3. We paid $120 for 6 people to eat.

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