Today is National Shrimp Day, and it got me thinking, what are the best seafood restaurants in Lake Charles to snag some amazing shrimp dishes?

Shrimp is the most popular of the seafood proteins in America. It's considered a healthy meat low in calories and high in omega-3, calcium, iodine, and protein levels. Shrimp is also known to be good for the circulatory system.

Wanting to celebrate National Shrimp Day accordingly, I set out on a mission to find the best seafood restaurants in our town. Some people like using Yelp, but I'm a Trip Advisor guy myself.

Trip Advisor's Top Ten Best Seafood Restaurants in Lake Charles:

  1. Steamboat Bill's - 4.5 circles
  2. Seafood Palace - 4.5 circles
  3. Landry's Seafood House - 4.5 circles
  4. Pat's of Henderson - 4 circles
  5. Chart House - 4.5 circles
  6. Mazen's - 4.5 circles
  7. Tia Juanita's - 4.5 circles
  8. Leonard's Food Quarters - 4.5 circles
  9. Mr. Bill's Seafood Express - 5 circles
  10. Chastain's Food and Spirits - 4 circles

You may be asking yourself why some restaurants rank higher than others on the list but have a lower ranking. Trip Advisor will rank a restaurant that has a ton of reviews higher over another restaurant that has a few reviews even though the scores should suggest otherwise. I think this is very fair because anyone can get their family and friends to give their restaurant a five-circle review even if the food doesn't deserve it. That's not a dig on any restaurant on this list; I'm just explaining why having more reviews carries more weight in Trip Advisor's rankings.

So let's go out and celebrate National Shrimp day together at one of these local restaurants and support our community with America's favorite seafood.

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