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1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
+1 337-494-1070
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10:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 10:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:00
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Madison, Alabama
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Great service and huge portions!!! We had the red beans and rice and I had enough for at least 3 meals. Spouse had grilled chicken and we got "to go" boxes for it. Crawfish appeared to be their specialty.

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Weimar, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed dinner at Steamboat Bill's. I can understand why it is rated number one on the list. We had the gumbo and Atchafalaya dinner. The gumbo was delicious and seasoned perfectly, not too spicy, but still had enough zip. The rolls are fantastic, and they will bring you more if you want. Our server Tiffany was awesome with... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

A bit pricey, but they sure were good! The fried could have been cooked a bit longer. Such a vast menu, but we always surrender to the giant butterfly shrimp! Lightly fried but very crispy! How day do dat?

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Thank Arlene F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I saw this on TripAdvisor only 4 minutes away but the reviews looked good enough that we stopped. You order as you walk in and they bring the food out. The staff is friendly and goes by often in case something is wrong or you need anything. I had 2 stuffed shrimp, which were good, and a side of fries,... More 

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Highlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We stopped here on our way back home. Staff was very friendly and helpful and the food was fabulous!! I just can't say enough about how pleased we were with the staff and the food!!

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Lufkin, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the food very much! The prices were reasonable & the server was attentive. We ordered gumbo, a catfish filet on a bed of rice covered with shrimp étouffée & a seafood platter, it was beyond delicious! The place was busy, we waited around 20 minutes to be seated. The waiter had other large parties and was busy but... More 

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Hineston, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Semi self serve but the service is awesome! We have eaten in Lake Charles and DeRidder and the food is delicious every time! The consistency is amazing! Don't miss it!

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Thank Tom M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Stopped to grab something quick to eat & was by no means disappointed! Can not wait to go back to try many of the other things on the menu! Before I got there had reviewed the menu & thought I had my mind made up to keep from having to go over so many decisions.. lol let me tell you... More 

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Thank Nicdanja50
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

My 9 yr old son and myself went after a baseball game in Sulphur. We did wait in line about 10-15 min, but the service was very quick and friendly. Food was DELICIOUS! We shared a fish platter and got some boudain balls. Soooo good! We will go every chance we get from now on!! You must try it! Very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

We got a little bit of everything to pass around the table, crawfish, etouffee, shrimp, stuffed crab. Not a bad bite around! Definitely stop in if you're in town.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Seafood, American, Cajun & Creole, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 21:00
Monday
10:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 21:00
Thursday
10:30 - 21:00
Friday
10:30 - 22:00
Saturday
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1004 Lakeshore Drive, Lake Charles, LA 70601
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-494-1070

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?