World-renowned online travel agency TripAdvisor released its Top 10 picks list for the best dining experiences in Southwest Louisiana. Jambalaya, gumbo, spicy crawfish, boudin, and bread pudding are just a few things you can sample of Southwest Louisiana's famous Cajun French and Creole cuisine. Tourists who frequent our neck of the woods come for the food.

People know that when it comes to good eating, New Orleans isn't the only place in Louisiana to get delicious seafood, Creole, and Cajun cuisine. Southwest Louisiana has a fantastic culinary scene, offering everything from fresh seafood and boudin to hand-crafted beers and more.

There have been several festivals where SWLA cuisine seafood, po'boys,cracklin' sausage, and boudin. Local festivals celebrate food from the area like the Cajun Music & Food Festival, The Crawfish and Music Festival, the Louisiana Food & Wine Festival, and so many others. TripAdvisor has taken notice. As of June 2024 has named their top 10 restaurants in Lake Charles:

#10 - Saltgrass Steak House

#9 - Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar

#8 - Luna Bar & Grill

#7 - Lillie's Asian Cuisine

#6 - Chart House

#5 - Darrell's

#4 - Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

#3 - Landry's Seafood House

#2 - Ember Grille & Win Bar

#1 - Gordon Ramsay

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