The Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) held the sixth annual Top 20 Restaurants online contest in honor of culinary arts and foodies who love to travel. Individuals could nominate and vote for their favorite places to eat in Calcasieu Parish. Culinary delights are a major draw for tourism, and people are passionate about food.
In 2018, there were over 250 restaurant nominations made by the public with over 7,400 votes cast. Below is a list of the Best Restaurants in Lake Charles/SWLA.
NOTE: This year's voting resulted in a tie at the number 20 spot; so technically, we have the Top 21 Restaurants in SWLA.