You know the feeling. You’re hungry and you want good food at a good price. There are plenty of terrific eateries in Southwest Louisiana that can satisfy your cravings.

121 Artisan Bistro offers an all day Monday Burger and Beer special. Choose any burger (excluding shrimp or ribeye) and any beer for $10.

121 Artisan Bistro | Lake Charles Louisiana
Photo Credit: 121 Artisan Bistro Facebook


Ember Grille and Wine Bar at L’Auberge Casino Resort offers $7 Social Hour menu items from 5 – 7 p.m. daily. General Manager Nick Sensat recommends the Crab Cannoli, a house made wonton cannoli shell filled with king crab leg salad, or the Croque Monsieur, with sliced prosciutto on a fresh baked crostini topped with melted gouda, parmesan, and fontina cheeses.

Vicki B’s Café, normally only open for lunch, will open Friday evenings during crawfish season. 3 lbs for $15.

Pitt Grill on W. Prien Lake Rd. offers daily dinner specials -- buy one meal, get half off the second -- and each night is a different entrée. Chef’s choice!

Pitt Grill Poboy | Lake Charles, Louisiana
Photo Credit: Pitt Grill Facebook

If you have children in tow, several establishments cater to the smallest diners. Try O’Charley’s on W. Prien Lake Rd. or Casa Manana in Sulphur. Kids eat free every day. At Casa Manana in Lake Charles, kids meals are free on Mondays, 4:00 till closing.

O'Charleys Kid's Meal | Lake Charles
Photo Credit: O'Charley's Facebook

Izzo’s Illegal Burritos offers 99 cent kids’ meals on Mondays, with a purchase of adult meal.

At Quaker Steak and Lube in Sulphur, kids age 10 and under eat free on Wednesdays from 5-10 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Dickey’s BBQ Pit offers free kids’ meals on Sundays per each adult meal purchased.

Dickey's BBQ | Lake Charles, La
Photo Credit: Dickey's Barbecue Pit Facebook

These suggestions are only a small sampling of the many meal deals in and around the lake area. Tell us your dinner deal favorites in the comments! And do check out our website’s dining coupon page,