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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“jambalaya” (20 reviews)
“dirty rice” (14 reviews)
“oysters” (26 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Seafood, Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
228 Preston St | K1R 7R4, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 7R4, Canada
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Reviewed 17 October 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 14 October 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 3 October 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 9 August 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 28 May 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.

Thank SCD-VF
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Recently went for our anniversary dinner on a Sunday night. I dont believe they were expecting so many people because the poor server was run off her feet tending to every table in the place but did manage to dish out good service. Menu is...More

Thank barnloves2travel
Reviewed 19 May 2017

The meal and service were excellent. BUT their prices for a glass of wine are ridiculous. I was in shock today -- no other restaurant in Ottawa (even the most expensive) ever charged $19.00 for a glass of pino grigio. I am a retired senior...More

4  Thank 959PatriciaM
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat on the way to the airport and the food was outstanding. Oysters were fresh and tasty with delicious sauces. Beef tartare was one of the best I've had in the city, Montreal and Toronto. The scallops...More

Thank Lauren M
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

The Big Easy is one of my favourite eateries in Ottawa. The menu is eclectic, unique and amazing. I highly recommend the Sesame Encrusted Tuna or the Salmon Pontchartrain.

Thank MalRaddalgoda
Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent food and atmosphere. The restaurant doesn't rush you out the door but the servers are attentive to your needs. A little pricey.

Thank kfromOttawa
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Jo-Anne B
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
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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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