If there is one thing I know for sure, it’s that Louisiana LOVES gumbo. Can you blame us? The flavors may vary: juicy shrimp, sweet crabmeat, spicy andouille sausage or rich duck meat. As long as it starts with a dark roux and is served over fresh rice with a side of potato salad – we’re a happy.

We went to Trip Advisor to see where the locals and visitors are going to find the best bowl (or pot) of gumbo. Grab your spoons – it’s gumbo time!

“Some of the Best Seafood and Gumbo Around”

Seafood Palace - Reviewed Kathy F - June 8, 2016

If you are looking for a casual dining experience with great food, this is the place to be! There is nothing fancy about the restaurant--just really good food and friendly people. I love their chicken and sausage gumbo (even better than mine!)

“Road trip eats”

Mama Reta’s Kitchen - Reviewed Shannon B  August 5, 2016

The gumbo is great. Cute place, lovely staff. Easy off/on Interstate 10. Definitely worth the stop. Gumbo, po'boys, burgers and kids menu every day, plus daily specials.

“Great gumbo”

Chastain’s Food & Spirits - Reviewed Edward S July 15, 2016

Just ate gumbo but it was so oooh good. The tea was also good. 

Delish chicken and sausage gumbo from Chastains in Lake Charles, La.
Photo Credit: Chastain's Food & Spirits

“Great gumbo”

Nina P’s Cafe  - Reviewed Robert B March 23, 2016
Since moving to Lake Charles I have tried a lot of gumbo and this is some of the best. The service is always very good. Make sure you get there early because it gets busy.

“Our first visit”

Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp - Reviewed Mohunch October 7, 2016

...My wife got the shrimp po'boy and cup of seafood gumbo and she liked them both very much.

You'll love the flavors of Tia Juanita's gumbo. (Located in Lake Charles, La.)
Photo Credit: Tia Juanita's Fish Camp

“Awesome gumbo at Pappys”

Pappy’s Deli - Reviewed Sandie A November 4, 2015

Ate hamburgers and gumbo there. Gumbo is beyond wonderful. A little crowded because many people go for lunch - but it is worth whatever wait you have to endure. A+ on everything I've eaten there. Love it.

For more delicious restaurants options, visit www.visitlakecharles.org/restaurants