Top 5 Cajun and Creole Restaurants in Lake Charles

Top 5 Cajun and Creole Restaurants in Lake Charles

Pousson’s

Owned by Chad and Tonya Pousson, Pousson’s is known for serving southern favorites like smothered pork chops with rice and gravy, and chicken stew. Pousson’s also serves Louisiana seafood dishes on a seasonal basis. During crawfish season be sure to stop by and check out their boiled and live crawfish specials. They also offer catering.

Ratings
Facebook: 4.8/5
Google: 5/5
Zomato: 3.2/5

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Leonard’s Food Quarters

Opened in 1986, Leonard’s Food Quarters offers a taste of New Orleans with items like their shrimp po’boy, and red beans and rice with sausage. They are also known for their seafood platter that includes Gulf shrimp, shrimp etouffée, baked potato, salad and garlic bread. You can also pick up some boudin and cracklins at Leonard’s, two Louisiana snack food favorites. Leonard’s Food Quarters also offers catering services.

Ratings
Facebook: 4.7/5
Google: 4.4/5
Zomato: 4/5

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Southern Spice

For over ten years now, Southern Spice has been serving home-style Cajun and Southern cooking. From your standard American fare with a Cajun touch to dishes that Louisiana is known for like gumbo and fried shrimp, Southern Spice has a great selection for the whole family. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Southern Spice is sure to offer something you’ll like. Southern Spice offers outdoor seating, to-go orders, catering and also has an outdoor seating area.

Ratings
Facebook: 4.4/5
Google: 4.5/5
Zomato: 3.7/5

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Steamboat Bill’s on the Lake

Known mostly for their fried and boiled seafood, Steamboat Bill’s is one of the most recognized Cajun and Creole restaurant names in the Lake Charles area. At Steamboat Bill’s you can find alligator, shrimp, crab, oysters, and fish fried, grilled or boiled in dishes like gumbos, etouffeés, on platters, in salads and more. They also offer a few American standards like chicken wings and fried cheese sticks. In addition to table service in the restaurant Steamboat Bill’s offers take-out orders, catering as well as their “Boiling Wagon” that allows them to boil crawfish at special events.

Ratings
Facebook: 4.6/5
Google: 4.4/5
Zomato: 3.5/5

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Nina P’s Cafe

Nina P’s offers Louisiana favorites like gumbo, beignets, and po’boys as well as Cajun and Creole plate lunches and dinners. Nina P’s is known in Lake Charles for their daily specials that feature Southern comfort food. Daily specials are cooked fresh every morning. Each special is served with bread and vegetables. The daily specials are listed below.
Monday – Chicken fried chicken with mashed potatoes and gravy.
Tuesday – Hamburger steak topped with caramelized onions with mashed potatoes and gravy. Wednesday – Beef tips and gravy over rice.
Thursday – Chicken fried steak with mashed potatoes & gravy and rice dressing.
Friday – Shrimp etouffee over rice served with shrimp, fish or both. Served with hushpuppies.
In addition to indoor and outdoor dining, the restaurant also offers to-go orders and catering.

Ratings
Facebook: 4.7/4
Google: 4.4/5
Zomato: 3.8/5

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