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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Casino
“Golden Nugget Lake Charles hotel and casino, is a great place for food, fun, and to entertainment, there's even a beach, pool, spa, and many other great things to enjoy. There is a night club called Blue Martini that's always got something going on. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Casino
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“casino, pool, restaurants, bars, beach, concerts, shopping, arcade, spa, golf, and much more”
  • 14 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Spinach and artichoke dip, Luna Tuna, and sweet potato fries!🙌🏼 Can’t go wrong with any redfish dish. Sunday jazz brunch is so nice! Great date spot. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Great walking paths near the lakefront, children's playground and water feature. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“For a taste of Louisiana there is no better place. Everything is good! Crabs, crawfish, fried fish, gumbo, and shrimp. Crawfish stuffed Louisiana rolls! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“($$). The Best sandwiches in the whole world!!! Of course they’re all good but I think the best is the Darrell’s special, open for lunch and dinner, have a huge bar and pool tables in a vibrant atmosphere, ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“We do have a mall right on the other side of I-210 from the B&B. The flagship stores include Dillards, JC Penney's, Khols and Dickie's Sporting Goods. There is also a Talbots, Chicos, Ulta, and Bath & Body Works. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Building and dining areas are nothing to look at, but if you want great boiled crawfish or fried catfish, this is one of your go-to places. Very casual. Go early or be prepared to wait as this is where all the locals go and it is packed, especially during crawfish season!”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This place has been around for about 25 or so years! Great food and atmosphere. They display a lot of local artists works on their walls. They serve lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sundays. I recommend their Eggs Benedict, Shrimp and grits or Chicken & Waffles if you are going to brunch. The Monte Cristo Sandwich is fantastic for lunch and you can't go wrong with any of their entrees for dinner! This restaurant is located in the historic Downtown District as well. Save room for dessert and walk down to Boombox for a frozen treat!!! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great hidden gem! it's a little pricey, but well worth every $. They are in a new are of development off Sallier Street approximately 2 miles from the B&B. They change their menu quite often. If you go for lunch get the burger. The french fries are the best in town. if you go at dinner, well everything is fantastic. I highly recommend getting the Sweet Potato chips as an appetizer. Delicious!!!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic Louisiana/Cajun restaurant open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Fun place to see costumes and learn the history of Mardi Gras in Lake Charles”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
  • 6 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great place to get out and get some fresh air! There's a walking path next to the water, large playground, outdoor stage, and military memorials.”
  • 6 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a great place to visit and learn a little history of our area. It is a little over a mile from the B&B, so it's not far. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“If you are just looking for groceries and don't want to fight the Walmart Supercenter crowd, this is a good place to go. Turn left on Ryan Street from College St and travel approximately a mile. This Walmart is on the corner of Sallier by the railroad tracks. You will pass Southgate mall along the way, which has a Books-A-Million, a Market Basket Grocery Store and an Office Depot. You will also pass the 24-hour Walgreens. ”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Casino
“Golden Nugget Lake Charles hotel and casino, is a great place for food, fun, and to entertainment, there's even a beach, pool, spa, and many other great things to enjoy. There is a night club called Blue Martini that's always got something going on. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Spinach and artichoke dip, Luna Tuna, and sweet potato fries!🙌🏼 Can’t go wrong with any redfish dish. Sunday jazz brunch is so nice! Great date spot. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“For a taste of Louisiana there is no better place. Everything is good! Crabs, crawfish, fried fish, gumbo, and shrimp. Crawfish stuffed Louisiana rolls! ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This is a great hidden gem! it's a little pricey, but well worth every $. They are in a new are of development off Sallier Street approximately 2 miles from the B&B. They change their menu quite often. If you go for lunch get the burger. The french fries are the best in town. if you go at dinner, well everything is fantastic. I highly recommend getting the Sweet Potato chips as an appetizer. Delicious!!!”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Building and dining areas are nothing to look at, but if you want great boiled crawfish or fried catfish, this is one of your go-to places. Very casual. Go early or be prepared to wait as this is where all the locals go and it is packed, especially during crawfish season!”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This place has been around for about 25 or so years! Great food and atmosphere. They display a lot of local artists works on their walls. They serve lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sundays. I recommend their Eggs Benedict, Shrimp and grits or Chicken & Waffles if you are going to brunch. The Monte Cristo Sandwich is fantastic for lunch and you can't go wrong with any of their entrees for dinner! This restaurant is located in the historic Downtown District as well. Save room for dessert and walk down to Boombox for a frozen treat!!! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic Louisiana/Cajun restaurant open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
  • 6 locals recommend

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