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Cameron/Calcasieu Parish Dining Favorites

Can’t Miss Dining Options in Calcasieu/Cameron Parishes

When anyone visits the heartland of Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes, they can enjoy the rich experience of Cajun cooking found only in South Louisiana. These two parishes are situated in the middle of Arcadiana, where the Francophone population relocated after being driven out of Nova Scotia in the 18th century. When they landed in South Louisiana they brought with them the French style of cooking that was handed down through their descendants. The many Native American tribes that reside in the area, along with German and French settlers have created Cajun country styled cooking.

There are great restaurants that serve many fine cuisines in Calcasieu and Cameron Parishes. Many of them offer some of the most unique dining experiences in Louisiana. Both parishes are known for their casual style cooking, that blend seafood, chicken and the rich spices found only along the Louisiana coastline.

Here are some of the “can’t miss” dining options in Calcasieu & Cameron Parishes:

Hollier’s Cajun Kitchen

This Cajun kitchen business is family owned. Located on Ruth Street in Sulfur, Louisiana, Hollier’s serves both Creole and Cajun cuisine. This restaurant serves southern Louisiana cooking at its best. Offering a full seafood buffet every day and fried catfish every Sunday, the Cajun kitchen provides a warm and inviting atmosphere, country hospitality and affordable Cajun dining for families on a budget.

Pat’s of Henderson Restaurant

Located on Siebarth Drive, in Lake Charles Louisiana, Pat’s of Henderson restaurant offers some of the finest steak and seafood in Louisiana. For well over five decades, Pat’s has offered residents and visitors in St. Charles authentic Cajun cuisine. Their delicious gumbos include numerous varieties such as chicken & sausage, seafood, crab, okra & shrimp, oyster & shrimp and crawfish. For the beef lover, they serve T-bone, filet mignon and rib eye steak. Known for their mustard gravy and authentic “po’boy” sandwiches, Pat’s of Henderson offer some of the best eating in Calcasieu Parish.

Steamboat Bill’s Restaurant

With two locations, on Broad Street and On the Lake, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Calcasieu Parish, Steamboat Bill’s has been recognized as having the best seafood, gumbo and crawfish in Southwest Louisiana. Their rich style of Cajun cooking includes a variety of gumbos (shrimp, sausage & chicken) along with crawfish and shrimp etouffee. Red beans & rice is served every day of the week.

Cajun Tales Seafood

Located in Welch, Louisiana, Cajun Tales Seafood offers a variety of American, French style, Cajun, healthy heart and seafood cuisines. The restaurant offers a friendly, casual family atmosphere. Cajun Tales serves a daily buffet (Thursdays/Saturdays excluded). This down-home country cooking restaurant is a local favorite with out-of-town visitors and residents of southern Louisiana.

The Cajun Café

Located on Lawrence in the historic district of Lake Charles, Louisiana, The Cajun Café is a family restaurant. They are known for their award-winning country style meals served every day. This casual restaurant offers the finest seafood, American, Creole and Cajun dining.

T Boys Cajun Grill

Located on W. Creole Hwy. in Cameron Louisiana, the T Boys Cajun Grill offers down-home country cooking. Their seafood selections are some of the local favorites including crawfish, shrimp and a variety of delectable selections including etouffee and gumbo.

Guests enjoy casual to formal dining in southern Louisiana as a pleasurable and exciting experience. Its rich historical culture provides a wide array of savory delights. Many of the indigenous dining selections from Cajun cuisine and Creole selections to French style dishes offers a unique blend of ingredients, found only in southern Louisiana. Many visitors from around the globe that travel to South Louisiana just to enjoy the dining experience are never disappointed.

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