Restaurants in Lake Charles

Best Restaurants

Main Squeeze Juice Co. 3629 Nelson Rd Suite 100, Lake Charles Juice • $$$
3629 Nelson Rd Suite 100, Lake Charles

“If you need a boost or just something clean and healthy....this is the place...I get the cure shot when I'm starting to get sick of juat need an immune boost...their juices are awesome!!!”

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4.8Superb169 Reviews
La Truffe Sauvage 815 W Bayou Pines Dr, Lake Charles Fine Dining • $$$
815 W Bayou Pines Dr, Lake Charles

“I can not say enough about this place. it is a Treasure!! My husband made reservations for 12 of us and they were so accommodating. The service was incredible. Our food did not take too long and was absolutely warm and AMAZING! every single guest was beyond satisfied with their meal. Cocktails were great as well. Highly Recommend”

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4.8Superb135 Reviews
Ember Grille & Wine Bar 777 Ave L'Auberge, Lake Charles Steak House • $$$
777 Ave L'Auberge, Lake Charles

“The food and the atmosphere is incredible. Everything is prepared and cooked to excellence from Seafood entrees to their steak and an extensive wine list, which will surely pair this delicacy! keley and the gang at the bar are terrific at and very knowledgeable of all their wines and spirits. I usually sit at the bar, but definitely make reservations because this is a very popular five star restaurant.”

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4.6Superb269 Reviews
Crying Eagle Brewing Company 1165 E McNeese St, Lake Charles Brewery • $$
1165 E McNeese St, Lake Charles

“This brewery was a gem hidden in this city. Got to grab some dinner and taste their delicious beer. My favorite had to be their stout. I really wish I could’ve brought some home with me.”

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4.6Superb242 Reviews
Prime Butcher & Brasserie 3505 Country Club Rd, Lake Charles Burgers • $$
3505 Country Club Rd, Lake Charles

“Thanks to previous reviews, I knew exactly who Heather was and I was fortunate enough to have her as my waitress. She is very knowledgeable of the menu and super friendly. I mean she treated us so good we didn't want to leave. The food was so good that we ended up ordering a bunch to go so my mom could try it. My son is a very picky eater but he tore his food up. My mom said that the fried shrimp and catfish were the best she's had. We ordered the Ribeye, prime burger, fried shrimp, fried shrimp and catfish, bread pudding, pork rinds and everything was amazing!!! Both the food and the service here is top notch! I will be visiting each time I drive down from Houston. I've told everyone I know how wonderful this place is! Thank y'all for having us! See you soon!”

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4.7Superb152 Reviews
Bodega Wine Dive 3505 Country Club Rd, Lake Charles Wine Bar • $$
3505 Country Club Rd, Lake Charles

“Really enjoyed the Atmosphere with some great wines and a charcuterie with a variety of different items. Our server had some great wine suggestions. We will return soon.”

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4.7Superb151 Reviews

Restaurants by Cuisine

Area 337 2500 Kirkman St, Lake Charles Latin American • $$
2500 Kirkman St, Lake Charles

“The owners are so welcoming and nice. They will explain anything on the menu, they make u feel like family there. The food is so delicious. The margaritas are the bomb. Will most definitely return. Thr prices aren't expensive. My 18mth old even enjoyed it.”

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4.9Superb91 Reviews
Shwarmas 2401 Ryan St, Lake Charles Lebanese • $$
2401 Ryan St, Lake Charles

“This place is fantastic all of the food tastes insanely well seasoned with great balance to the flavors. I eat a lot of middle eastern food in multiple countries and this place was easily the best in North American. It’s the little things like tabuleh having enough lemon and onion flavor balanced together and the rice being cooked well. Picture here are the feta salad and the chicken shawarma plate! Try the cabbage salad it’s so good.”

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4.8Superb109 Reviews
El Tapatio Tres Mexican Restaurant 1009 N Martin Luther King Hwy, Lake Charles Mexican • $$
1009 N Martin Luther King Hwy, Lake Charles

“Absolutely wonderful place to go! We went there 3 times while on vacation and every time was pleasant and peaceful! We will definitely come back to this place many more times on our travels as long as they're open!Kid-friendliness: They loved my children and didn't change the way they served us just because we had kids! If anything, they were more attentive to their needs than we could have asked for!”

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4.6Superb177 Reviews

Restaurants with Delivery

MacFarlane's Celtic Pub 417 Ann St, Lake Charles Irish Pub • $$
417 Ann St, Lake Charles

“We have been frequenting MacFarlanes since they opened and have never experienced less than stellar service and food quality. The atmosphere is unique for the Lake Area and the owners have done a great job recreating both traditional Irish/Celtic fare and ambiance.”

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4.5Superb236 Reviews
Crawfish Boil-N-Go 823 University Dr, Lake Charles Seafood • $$
823 University Dr, Lake Charles

“This place has been around since I was a baby. I always get a good bag of crawfish when we pick up from Heinen's. Love the locally owned. Good size, great seasoning, and always a decent price. Sad this crawfish season is over but I'll be first in line in 2024.”

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4.7Superb104 Reviews
Steamboat Bill's on the Lake 1004 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles Seafood • $$
1004 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Charles

“1st thing most notable. Melt in your mouth crawfish. Boiled perfectly. Seasoned just fine.The crawfish étouffée was something else though. Seemed crawfish was missing and/or so tiny. Indistinguishable. Flavor was good. Except no crawfish in the thing. And they don’t offer tap water. Only bottled water.”

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4.4Superb496 Reviews

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The Villa Harlequin 324 Pujo St, Lake Charles Italian • $$$
324 Pujo St, Lake Charles

“2nd time and everything was just as good as the 1st! I could’ve eaten a plate of the brussel sprouts by themselves. Think this place will always be a must when we visit Lake Charles!”

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4.5Superb193 Reviews
Southern Spice Restaurant & Grill 3901 Ryan St, Lake Charles Southern • $$
3901 Ryan St, Lake Charles

“We had a great experience here. The chicken and sausage gumbo was so good (we are so picky when it comes to gumbo, we don't like all those onions in there. There wasn't many and it was delicious!) We also ordered a hamburger and shrimp poboy. We had to take it to go because we were full from the gumbo. Our waitress Kari was amazing, she was very knowledgeable and very sweet. I definitely want to come back for breakfast!”

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4.7Superb85 Reviews
Seafood Palace 2218 Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles Seafood • $$
2218 Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles

“We went in for an impromptu date night and we're seated within 20 minutes. The crowd arrived shortly after we did, and like usual it didn't slack off for a while. We had fried grean beans, booked crabs, fried crawfish tails and fried fish and shrimp platter. Every was delicious. The service was good especially for how busy it was. Our server Sarah (If I remember correctly) was very attentive and got our food out to us quickly. My only complaint is that as the crowd got thicker it spilled into the dining area. Pretty soon we had people standing directly behind us while we are and were forced to listen to their conversation ?. Seafood Palace is a staple in the lake area and even a crazy night is always a good night when you eat their food!”

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4.4Superb304 Reviews

24 Hour Restaurants

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Zeus 625 W Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles Mediterranean • $$
625 W Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles

“Wonderful place to have lebanese food. Atmosphere and waiting staff was top notch. Highly recommend trying this place out. One entrée is enough to feed two people.”

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4.5Superb159 Reviews
Toga Grill 4439 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles Greek • $$
4439 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles

“This place isn't well known, but if you know real Greek food and portions, then this is the place for you! Family owned, and everything is homemade.Vegetarian options: It's Mediterranean food. What more can I say except Hummus?!?Dietary restrictions: Staff is more than happy to work with dietary issues upon request.”

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4.5Superb152 Reviews
UMAMI Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar 915 E Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles Japanese • $$
915 E Prien Lake Rd, Lake Charles

“Absolutely the freshest sashimi and most unique assortment of fish you’ll find. This place gives you an elevated dining experience in little ol lake Charles. The smoked salmon sashimi is one of my favorites as is the Cho-toro.”

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4.5Superb131 Reviews

Takeout Restaurants

Maplewood Burgers Lake Charles 4453 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles Hamburger • $$
4453 Nelson Rd, Lake Charles

“The service was well beyond our expectations! The food was great and the atmosphere was awesome! A true hidden treasure for sure. Our orders were cooked to order, fresh and HOT! WE WILL BE RETURNING FOR ONE OF THOSE BLUE BELL ICE CREAM SHAKES!Wheelchair accessibility: Wheelchair ramps are located on either side of the building. Ample parking was available.”

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4.4Superb220 Reviews

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Mazen's

Mazen's 217 W College St, Lake Charles Mediterranean • $$$
217 W College St, Lake Charles

“I am actually an employee here and my coworkers are phenomenal and incredibly attentive. Funny and respectful. The overall energy of the entire restaurant is just relaxing and classy. The kitchen pays attention to detail and makes gorgeous and delicious food. In case any customers were wondering if the employees are treated well behind the scenes.....WE ARE. I find our boss to be the most down to earth boss I've ever had. The type of boss to get in the kitchen and help his employees if they need it. He jokes with us, works with us, and helps us to be our best at all times. Which is never an issue because he won't tell us to do anything he wouldn't do and hasn't already done himself. I've never worked in such a wonderful environment. And hope to work and eat here for a very long time.”

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4.4Superb215 Reviews
Buffi's Peaux Boys 345 Broad St, Lake Charles Sandwich Shop • $$
345 Broad St, Lake Charles

“I am visiting from Houston and sat down to have my Poboy and soup. Oh my goodness, so darn delicious! The bread was really fresh and the Boudin was so good. I will definitely come back when I’m in Lake Charles.”

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4.4Superb212 Reviews

Drive-Thru Restaurants

Lil Mama's Spot 3710 Common St, Lake Charles American • $$
3710 Common St, Lake Charles

“Ate here 1 time and I was hooked!!!! So when I’m out and about and want to grab a bite of food worth my dollar I definitely stop through here. Food is amazing hands down a lil piece of heaven!!!!”

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4.7Superb69 Reviews
Lynn's Seafood 2101 Moeling St, Lake Charles Seafood • $$
2101 Moeling St, Lake Charles

“LOVE THEIR WINGS AND SHRIMP FRIED RICE!! Always hot and fresh. The flavors are always consistent. I've been eating here for years and have never been dissatisfied with their food.”

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4.5Superb116 Reviews
BBQ West 2618 Derek Dr, Lake Charles Barbecue • $$
2618 Derek Dr, Lake Charles

“This was the best BBQ we have had in Louisiana. They also have good hamburgers and crispy fried (very good). Very reasonable priced. Definitely recommend the restaurant.”

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4.4Superb181 Reviews

Cheap Eats

Botsky's 104 W Pujo St, Lake Charles Hot Dogs • $$
104 W Pujo St, Lake Charles

“Ordered the Dixie. Soooo good! That cajun saurkraut was just so dang tasty and the alligator dog was perfectly spiced with great texture. It's a pity we were just passing through!!”

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4.4Superb179 Reviews
The James 710 710 Dr Michael Debakey Dr, Lake Charles Southern • $$
710 Dr Michael Debakey Dr, Lake Charles

“Stepping into the James for a late lunch on a Thursday afternoon was an unexpected journey into culinary excellence. The ambiance greeted me with warmth, transforming a routine meal into a memorable escape.The real highlight, though, was Ryder, my server. With impeccable timing, insightful recommendations, and a knack for making guests feel genuinely cared for, Ryder elevated our dining experience to extraordinary heights!Highly recommended!”

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4.6Superb78 Reviews
Big Daddy's Sports Grill 1737 W Sale Rd, Lake Charles American • $$
1737 W Sale Rd, Lake Charles

“Our favorite place we ate in Lake Charles! Quaint little place with AMAZING food. The burgers and sides are like homemade and the price is right! The service was unbeatable!!! Will be back!”

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4.4Superb169 Reviews
Luna Bar & Grill Downtown 719 Ryan St, Lake Charles Bar & Grill • $$
719 Ryan St, Lake Charles

“Went here on MLK day when it was freezing outside. Jenna served us at the bar. Food, service, and atmosphere did not disappoint. We ordered the spinach and artichoke dip to start. We ordered were a steak and the Orion Salmon. They offered several draft beers on tap. Loved all the poster art and exposed brick. Bathrooms were clean. We'll be back.”

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4.3Superb327 Reviews
Steamboat Bill's Seafood 732 S Martin Luther King Hwy, Lake Charles Seafood • $$
732 S Martin Luther King Hwy, Lake Charles

“I can't say enough good things about this particular Steamboat Bill's. The staff is always amazing, and the food is even better. Try the pistolettes with etouffee (crawfish or shrimp) and swamp fries to start. Then, if it's that time if season, get a that all-famous Louisiana staple, boiled crawfish. If that's not your thing though, there is an entire menu serving up fresh seafood favorites, including, but not limited to: fried oysters, shrimp (prepared just about any way you could ever want), crabs, gumbo and a good selection of locally caught fish. Steamboat Bill's is the definition of Louisiana cuisine. Plus the atmosphere is just as authentic in representing the Creole state as the delicious food that they serve. So whether you are from here, or from a ways down the road - go experience true flavors so good, you know it came from Louisiana.”

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4.3Superb295 Reviews
The Wine Store 4402 Nelson Rd building 2, Lake Charles Wine Bar • $$$
4402 Nelson Rd building 2, Lake Charles

“What a Gem!! Kim & Tom, the owners, have made this place so good! Kim’s flair on her themed decor is ever changing & very unique.They do a lot of wine tastings & have a good selection of small bites & wonderful cheeses.The parking is very easy with plenty of parking in the front & back.”

4.7Superb53 Reviews

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