What are the five best Lake Charles food experiences?

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Frank DiCesare

With tons of great food options to choose from in Lake Charles, five of the best include meals from Steamboat Bill’s, Leonard’s Food Quarters, the seafood buffet at L'Auberge Casino Resort, Zeus Café, and Pat’s of Henderson. No restaurant in Lake Charles captures Cajun cuisine like Steamboat Bill's. With two locations in town, Steamboat Bill's is the best place for gumbo, shrimp or crawfish etouffeé, red beans and rice, boudin balls, and po’ boys. Specialty dinners include catfish Atchafalaya, soft shell crabs, and two grilled chicken breasts served with red beans and rice.

Other great food experiences in Lake Charles include the brisket sandwich at Leonard's Food Quarters located at 1708 Gerstner Memorial Drive, the seafood buffet at L'Auberge Casino Resort (think Dungeness crabs, all you can eat crawfish, and a grilled-to-order fresh catch of the day) located at 777 L'Auberge Avenue, the combination plate of chicken shawarma and gyro meat at Zeus Café located at 409 West Prien Lake Road, and the blackened red snapper at Pat's of Henderson located at 1500 Siebarth Drive.

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