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Buck Magnum
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I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?

A buddy told me about a good hamburger place that is around the courthouse but I am thinking seafood. What do y'all recommend?


pooponsaban
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
DARYL'S SPECIAL DARYL'S SPECIAL DARYL'S SPECIAL


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Politiceaux
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Seafood Palace has good casual seafood. Mazen's does a good job with fish in a nicer atmosphere.


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TigerTree
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Luna Grill on Ryan St is near the courthouse.


Citizen Kane
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
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Luna Grill on Ryan St is near the courthouse.



this and darrell's darrell. I also really like steamboat bills on the lake for good seafood. la truffe sauvage is good for fine dining. Enjoy Lake Chuck, I always do.


StanleyB
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Steamboat Bill's for fried seafood or crawfish.


dallastiger55
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Tony's is always solid for a meatball poboy or some pizza.



SUB
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Don't forget about Pronia's. Good muffalettas and other italian food.


jiggy0
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
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I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?


Somewhere else.


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jiggy0
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I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?


Somewhere else.


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Queen
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Member since Nov 2009
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Darrell's. That is all.

Nicer places La Truffe Sauvage and Mazen's.

Steamboat Bill's for boiled crawfish.


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CourseyCorridor
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Baton Rouge, La.
Member since May 2012
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Lake Charles isn't as lacking as some people try to make it sound:

Darrell's: Great sandwich (the shrimp po boy ain't bad)

Seafood: I like Steamboat Bill's for laid-back, down-home stuff. Some like Seafood Palace. I'm not that big a fan.

Pronia's: A good muffaletta, although I haven't eaten there in a LONG time.

Mazens is really good. Haven't tried La Truffe Sauvage so I have no comment.

For a place that catches grief, the core local places -- Darrell's for sandwiches, Pronia for muff's, Mazen's for casual/fine dining and steamboat Bill's for seafood market/inexpensive, very casual in-house dining -- are all pretty legit. Good boudin down that way too. More ricey than the Lafayette boudin, so it comes down to preference in that regard. I kind of like it a little ricey because, frankly, the quality of the meat in the boudin is usually a little suspect, so I'd just as soon it come with a bit more rice.



SwampRocket
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Member since Dec 2012
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Daryl's is good from personal experience. I would also recommend Steamboat Bill's if you're looking for seafood.


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Buck Magnum
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
I am thinking Luna.


Trout Bandit
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Tony's Pizza


StanleyB
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Baton Rouge
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
Pat's of Henderson has a damn good broiled seafood stuffed red snapper.


Buck Magnum
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
I have been to Pat's, it is good. I just wanted something different and don't know much about the Lake Chuck metro area.


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CourseyCorridor
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
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I am thinking Luna.


Personally, not a huge fan, though I like the folks. Usually a long wait because I think they have a tiny kitchen or something. Food always takes forever. And it's OK. Not great. Just OK.

Used to go there often because when I was in LC, I'd work downtown. Would often work out at the gym on the corner near Luna's (GiGi's, or something like that).

Good gym, if you like places where you can do serious lifting, then go upstairs and take a spin class for your cardio. Loved that place. Gigis as a gym>Luna's as a restaurant.



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Quindependence Day
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
steamboat bill's


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Prominentwon
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re: I am going to Lake Charles, where do I eat?
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la truffe sauvage is good for fine dining


Yeah, if you're looking to drop $235 on dinner.

No thanks.


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