Lake Charles Restaurants

Jambalaya, gumbo, spicy crawfish, boudin and bread pudding, these are just a few things you can sample of Southwest Louisiana's famous Cajun French and Creole cuisine. Cajuns in Southwest Louisiana like to tap their toes to good music while dining, and several restaurants in the Southwest Louisiana area feature live Cajun music from time to time. Don't miss out on delicious seafood and fine dining seasoned to perfection. There are also many culinary events throughout the year that feature savory local dishes.

 Also View: Southwest Louisiana Boudin Trail

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Where to Eat in Lake Charles

BBQ

Here in Louisiana, we dig in, and we are not afraid of finger food from crawfish to boudin, so why would BBQ be any different?…

Breakfast & Brunch

In Lake Charles for the weekend? Then let's do brunch! Check out our great restaurants that can offer that not quite breakfast…

Cajun & Creole

The Creole Soul experience can be found in small mom-and-pop restaurants, gas stations, and meat markets. Check this page out for…

Chinese

Sometimes, nothing satisfies quite like an egg roll, hot and sour soup, or orange chicken for the kids! 

Italian

From rich sauces and pasta to warm bread with garlic butter to spare, Italian dishes bring comfort food to a new level. 

Japanese

 If you are longing for fried rice with perfectly cooked steak, shrimp, or chicken – or a fresh sushi roll, there are…

Mexican

Everybody fills up on cheese dip at Mexican restaurants, right? So, make sure you save room for fajitas, tamales, tacos, burritos…

Pizza

To satisfy a craving or bringing the family to dig into a pizza pie, Southwest Louisiana has an assortment of pizzerias that aim…

Seafood

The great thing about eating seafood in Louisiana is that it is more than just seafood in the sense that it is part of our culture…

Steakhouses

The land around Southwest Louisiana is rich with cattle ranches, and there is cowboy culture that runs deep from rodeo arenas to…

Sushi

In Southwest Louisiana, we let the good times roll, but that’s not limited to festivals! Good sushi rolls bring out good…

Boudin Trail

A Cajun staple food, boudin is made from Louisiana long-grain rice, pork and each chef’s secret…