Steamboat Bills

★★★★☆
36.286 -86.6082
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615-264-8103

248 Sanders Ferry Rd

Hendersonville, TN

37075

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Hours
Mon. - Thu., Sun. 11am - 9:30pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 10:30pm
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We absolutely LOVE to eat out and I didn't think there was a restaurant within 50 miles of our home in White House that we hadn't tried at least once. When my wife asked where I wanted to go Friday to celebrate Father's Day I said "Surprise me", and I expected Caraba's, Logan's, Kabuto, or another of our favorites to be the destination. I couldn't believe that only a few miles from home she found Steamboat Bill's, and what a surprise it was! The place just has a great sea-side vibe, we remarked at how it reminded us of our vacations to Dauphin Island. Our server was an absolute sweetheart who obviously loved her job, in fact the entire staff was outstanding. With six children we are always price-conscious and S.B.'s really delivered a value with huge portions and generous refills. But the best part was the authentic, correctly cooked & seasoned Cajun food, as good as any I've had. The Entoufee-topped baked potato was incredible, the Catfish was wonderful and the steak was perfect, two BIG thumbs up on this one!!

5
★★★★★

We absolutely LOVE to eat out and I didn't think there was a restaurant within 50 miles of our home in White House that we hadn't tried at least once. When my wife asked where I wanted to go Friday to celebrate Father's Day I said "Surprise me", and I expected Caraba's, Logan's, Kabuto, or another of our favorites to be the destination. I couldn't believe that only a few miles from home she found Steamboat Bill's, and what a surprise it was! The place just has a great sea-side vibe, we remarked at how it reminded us of our vacations to Dauphin Island. Our server was an absolute sweetheart who obviously loved her job, in fact the entire staff was outstanding. With six children we are always price-conscious and S.B.'s really delivered a value with huge portions and generous refills. But the best part was the authentic, correctly cooked & seasoned Cajun food, as good as any I've had. The Entoufee-topped baked potato was incredible, the Catfish was wonderful and the steak was perfect, two BIG thumbs up on this one!!

Pros: Ambience

Cons: The only 'Gator was the huge stuffed one in the lobby

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Finally a restaurant outside of Louisiana that dosent just throw cayenne pepper & garlic or Tabasco on food and call it Cajun!

Yes Steamboat Bills has fried Seafood! If you go into any Louisiana Seafood and or Cajun restaurant and they dont offer at least fried shrimp or fried catfish on the menu leave, unless the Deep Fryer is broken.

Ive been there a few times. The Boudin Nuggets (Apparently I have to use the word 'Nugget' because the real word is inappropriate to CitySearch) are good, the Etouffee Potato is excellent. The Catfish Atchafalaya (grilled btw) was great. The Red Beans, Stuffed Crab (Real Crabmeat!!! Not that immitation junk), Gumbo, and Fried Catfish are wonderful as well.

Also I always know where I can find an Abita Beer either Amber, Purple Haze, or Turbo Dog, when I dont feel like driving to every Grocery store north of Nashville or even to Downtown Nashville.

Prices are reasonable as well. Around what Id expect to pay back home in New Orleans. Maybe a buck or two more here and there, but I dont know of any shrimpers, or oyster or crab fishermen on Old Hickory Lake either and its definitely cheaper less time consuming than driving or flying all the way back to Louisiana.

5
★★★★★

Finally a restaurant outside of Louisiana that dosent just throw cayenne pepper & garlic or Tabasco on food and call it Cajun!

Yes Steamboat Bills has fried Seafood! If you go into any Louisiana Seafood and or Cajun restaurant and they dont offer at least fried shrimp or fried catfish on the menu leave, unless the Deep Fryer is broken.

Ive been there a few times. The Boudin Nuggets (Apparently I have to use the word 'Nugget' because the real word is inappropriate to CitySearch) are good, the Etouffee Potato is excellent. The Catfish Atchafalaya (grilled btw) was great. The Red Beans, Stuffed Crab (Real Crabmeat!!! Not that immitation junk), Gumbo, and Fried Catfish are wonderful as well.

Also I always know where I can find an Abita Beer either Amber, Purple Haze, or Turbo Dog, when I dont feel like driving to every Grocery store north of Nashville or even to Downtown Nashville.

Prices are reasonable as well. Around what Id expect to pay back home in New Orleans. Maybe a buck or two more here and there, but I dont know of any shrimpers, or oyster or crab fishermen on Old Hickory Lake either and its definitely cheaper less time consuming than driving or flying all the way back to Louisiana.

Pros: Authentic Louisiana Restaurant!

Cons: Alligator isnt on the menu!

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Being from LA, I found the food to be very authentic in taste and just felt like home again! If great LA seafood is what you are looking for, this is the place to get it! Very casual atmosphere.

4
★★★★☆

Being from LA, I found the food to be very authentic in taste and just felt like home again! If great LA seafood is what you are looking for, this is the place to get it! Very casual atmosphere.

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If you have the priviledge of visiting Steamboat Bill's it is the SEAFOOD you are there for! Terrific food at a very good price. I will say a good friend of mine has had their strip steak, and was HIGHLY impressed with it.
On a 1 to 10 scale, 9.5, and that's only because of the curvey 2 lane Sanders Ferry Road. Still worth the time to enjoy some terrific food, especially their catfish!

5
★★★★★

If you have the priviledge of visiting Steamboat Bill's it is the SEAFOOD you are there for! Terrific food at a very good price. I will say a good friend of mine has had their strip steak, and was HIGHLY impressed with it.
On a 1 to 10 scale, 9.5, and that's only because of the curvey 2 lane Sanders Ferry Road. Still worth the time to enjoy some terrific food, especially their catfish!

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I was very disappointed because my steak was medium rare, I had requested medium well. The manager ask to recook my steak, but I requested he remove this item from my bill. The rest of my party was almost finished and I did not wish to wait. I suggested he only charge me for the potatoe and salad portion of my dinner, he just stood there a looked at me. When I received my bill he had in fact removed the price of the steak dinner and instead charged me only for the small salad ($1.99) and potatoe ($4.49). I was willing to pay for these because I had eaten them. When something like this has happened at other establishments, they were very apologetic and removed the entire meal. I returned to those establishments to give them another chance. Everyone has bad days! I will not return to this one!

2
★★☆☆☆

I was very disappointed because my steak was medium rare, I had requested medium well. The manager ask to recook my steak, but I requested he remove this item from my bill. The rest of my party was almost finished and I did not wish to wait. I suggested he only charge me for the potatoe and salad portion of my dinner, he just stood there a looked at me. When I received my bill he had in fact removed the price of the steak dinner and instead charged me only for the small salad ($1.99) and potatoe ($4.49). I was willing to pay for these because I had eaten them. When something like this has happened at other establishments, they were very apologetic and removed the entire meal. I returned to those establishments to give them another chance. Everyone has bad days! I will not return to this one!

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This place is incredible! I've never seen heaping platters of food like they serve here, all freshly prepared and delivered to your table by the fresh staff. The catfish atchfalaya is the most appealing melange of cajun flavors and textures you've ever had in your life...there's no food in Louisiana that's any better than this! The shrimp here are huge as well, I'd call them Arnold Shrimpenegger's, and the seasoning is really indescribable...one of my favorite digs in Hendersonville or elsewhere.

5
★★★★★

This place is incredible! I've never seen heaping platters of food like they serve here, all freshly prepared and delivered to your table by the fresh staff. The catfish atchfalaya is the most appealing melange of cajun flavors and textures you've ever had in your life...there's no food in Louisiana that's any better than this! The shrimp here are huge as well, I'd call them Arnold Shrimpenegger's, and the seasoning is really indescribable...one of my favorite digs in Hendersonville or elsewhere.

Pros: Big Servings, Friendly Staff, Great Location

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Well, if you like everything fried I guess SB's is your place. The food is okay but the service can be very slow. If you drink any beer at all expect a BIG bill. The "cajun" shrimp can be funky at times and I don't think that freshness is at the top of their priority list. Fried, Fried, Fried and more Fried. It's nothing special.

2
★★☆☆☆

Well, if you like everything fried I guess SB's is your place. The food is okay but the service can be very slow. If you drink any beer at all expect a BIG bill. The "cajun" shrimp can be funky at times and I don't think that freshness is at the top of their priority list. Fried, Fried, Fried and more Fried. It's nothing special.

Pros: Decent flaor

Cons: Too pricy, Not much variety, Slow service

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The Etoufee is to die for. I will continue to go back and order it as often as I can.

Overall a great experience, good atmosphere, great food.

5
★★★★★

The Etoufee is to die for. I will continue to go back and order it as often as I can.

Overall a great experience, good atmosphere, great food.

Pros: Great Cajun, Good service, Food is great

Cons: None

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In Short
With its picturesque views of the marina on Old Hickory Lake, Steamboat Bill's is the perfect locale for dishing up crawfish, seafood and Cajun and Creole cooking. The lone Tennessee outpost of a southwest Louisiana…