You know we live in the best part of the country for the greatest food.  From authentic Cajun dishes like gumbo's and boiled crawfish to some of the most unique styles of Tex-Mex and Asian food to widely popular poboys.

Every year the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau hold a contest taking your votes for the best restaurants in the Southwest Louisiana area and the results are in!

The top 3 restaurants in the area from your votes include:

#3 -- Pat's Of Henderson

#2 -- Luna

#1 -- Steamboat Bills

Steamboat Bills (Photo provided by Angie Manning SWLA Tourists Bureau)

Here is the rest of your top 20 in particular order:

  • 121 Artisan Bistro
  • Saltgrass Steakhouse
  • Seafood Palace
  • Southern Spice Restaurant & Grill
  • Tia Juanita’s Fish Camp
  • Vic & Anthony’s Steakhous
  • Walk-On’s
  • Blue Dog Café
  • Buffi’s Peaux Boys
  • Casa Mañana
  • Darrell’s
  • Harlequin Steaks & Seafood
  • Hollier’s Cajun Kitchen
  • Landry’s Seafood
  • Nina P’s
  • Pitt Grill
  • Restaurant Calla

So make sure to visit these great spots and get your grub on!