Louisiana is known for having amazing fresh seafood provided to the masses because of our location by the Gulf Of Mexico. So it begs the question, what are the best seafood restaurants in Lake Charles?

According to Yelp, here are The Top 5 Seafood Restaurants In Lake Charles:

  1. Steamboat Bill's
  2. Seafood Palace
  3. JT's Seafood
  4. Leonard's
  5. Tia Juanita's Fish Camp

Honorable mentions:

  • Jim's Seafood
  • Pat's Of Henderson
  • The Green Shack Diner
  • Mr. Bill's Seafood Express

In my experience, I would have to agree with Steamboat Bill's being ranked #1 on Yelp. The house potato will always have a special place in my heart, their gator bits are the bomb, my wife and kids love the crawfish, and the gumbo is outstanding. Plus, they're not scared to spice up their dishes. Kudos!

Seafood Palace coming in 2nd seems about right. The obvious star there is the gumbo. If you haven't had a bowl of gumbo from Seafood Palace, then your life isn't complete. It is, hands down, the best restaurant-made gumbo in town.

I've never been to JT's or Tia Juanita's, but let me tell you something about Leonard's. Their fried shrimp po-boy is to die for! Throw a little hot sauce on that thing and go to town. While you're waiting on your food, make sure you get some of their delicious boudin balls as an appetizer.

If you've been to any of these seafood restaurants, we would love to hear about your favorite dishes on the comment section of our Facebook post.