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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
“casino, dining, live music, bars, shopping, spa, golf, beach, pool, and much more.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Casino
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“casino, pool, restaurants, bars, beach, concerts, shopping, arcade, spa, golf, and much more”
  • 15 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“Amazing, hip restaurant with modern spins on Louisiana cuisine. This place is a local favorite! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bar
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“($$). The Best sandwiches in the whole world!!! Of course they’re all good but I think the best is the Darrell’s special, open for lunch and dinner, have a huge bar and pool tables in a vibrant atmosphere, ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Convention Center
“Great walking paths near the lakefront, children's playground and water feature. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
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“ ($$) “My family’s favorite Seafood/Cajun Restaurant, food is always fresh and it has great service in a casual and vibrant atmosphere. I love the Crawfish / shrimp pistolettes, which is a small bread filled with delicious goodness, fried catfish and seafood platter are to die for too”
  • 9 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“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
Restaurant
“ ($$$) We love Callas food and environment, their service is outstanding, Calla is a unique gourmet restaurant, their portions are kind of small so my husband and I like to order different appetizers and share it,their blue crab beignets are delicious, and their burgers are out of this world, burgueses are not in the dinner menu though, we like going for dinner time”
  • 8 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“This place has been around for about 25 or so years! Great food and atmosphere. They display a lot of local artists works on their walls. They serve lunch and dinner as well as brunch on Sundays. I recommend their Eggs Benedict, Shrimp and grits or Chicken & Waffles if you are going to brunch. The Monte Cristo Sandwich is fantastic for lunch and you can't go wrong with any of their entrees for dinner! This restaurant is located in the historic Downtown District as well. Save room for dessert and walk down to Boombox for a frozen treat!!! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Park
“This is a great place to get out and get some fresh air! There's a walking path next to the water, large playground, outdoor stage, and military memorials.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Fun place to see costumes and learn the history of Mardi Gras in Lake Charles”
  • 4 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a great place to visit and learn a little history of our area. It is a little over a mile from the B&B, so it's not far. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Classic Louisiana/Cajun restaurant open for lunch, dinner and weekend brunch.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Hot Dog Joint
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“($$) their hot dogs are sooo good!!!’ They have different kind of hot dogs in their menu, including Duck and Alligator”
  • 5 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
“casino, dining, live music, bars, shopping, spa, golf, beach, pool, and much more.”
  • 17 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“Amazing, hip restaurant with modern spins on Louisiana cuisine. This place is a local favorite! ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Cajun / Creole Restaurant
“ ($$) “My family’s favorite Seafood/Cajun Restaurant, food is always fresh and it has great service in a casual and vibrant atmosphere. I love the Crawfish / shrimp pistolettes, which is a small bread filled with delicious goodness, fried catfish and seafood platter are to die for too”
  • 9 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Building and dining areas are nothing to look at, but if you want great boiled crawfish or fried catfish, this is one of your go-to places. Very casual. Go early or be prepared to wait as this is where all the locals go and it is packed, especially during crawfish season!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“ ($$$) We love Callas food and environment, their service is outstanding, Calla is a unique gourmet restaurant, their portions are kind of small so my husband and I like to order different appetizers and share it,their blue crab beignets are delicious, and their burgers are out of this world, burgueses are not in the dinner menu though, we like going for dinner time”
  • 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
Hot Dog Joint
“($$) their hot dogs are sooo good!!!’ They have different kind of hot dogs in their menu, including Duck and Alligator”
  • 5 locals recommend

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