We all need to eat, right? And when we go on trips, we like to have great food and experiences sampling the local cuisine. In Southwest Louisiana's case cuisine and culture are almost synonymous! In an effort to make it easier for visitors to find the best Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana has to offer, we left it up to the public to tell you where the Top 20 Restaurants in Southwest Louisiana are.

There were 175 restaurant nominations made by the public with 2,655 votes cast, beginning one month prior to National Tourism Week, May 4-12.

Here are the Top 3!

  1. Steamboat Bills1004 N. Lakeshore Drive
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Phone: (337) 494-1070

    Cajun/Creole, seafood. Serving lunch, dinner & late night. Boiled crawfish (hot & spicy), crabs, seafood dinners, crawfish and shrimp pistolettes, gumbo, etouffee, po-boys & stuffed potatoes. Fast full-service restaurant. Banquet and catering available. Casual attire.
  2. Luna Bar & Grill
    719 Ryan St.
    Lake Charles, LA 70601
    Phone: 337 494-5862

    Located in Downtown Lake Charles, you will experience great food, eclectic atmosphere, live music and local culture.
  3. Pat's of Henderson
    1500 Siebarth Dr.
    Lake Charles, LA 70615
    Phone: (337) 439-6618

    Cajun/Creole, steaks and seafood. Crawfish is our specialty! Conveniently located off of I-210 (Legion Street Exit). Family-oriented with a relaxed atmosphere. We have luncheon specials. Banquet facilities are available. Casual attire.