Pat’s of Henderson in Lake Charles Louisiana has been the go-to place for authentic Cajun cuisine at a reasonable price for more than 50 years. Locals come here for office parties, business lunches, ladies who lunch gatherings, parties and anyone who loves good in a pleasant restaurant.
Pat's gumbo is a well-loved concoction of shrimp, crawfish, oysters, celery, bell peppers, onion garlic, red pepper and of course roux. Served over rice, you might need to cancel all of your afternoon appointments . . .
Order any of the fresh Gulf seafood and if fried soft shell crabs are on the menu, get them. The menu is seafood centric, and just about any dish can be prepared any way you want, fried, broiled or grilled. The gumbo is great but if you want to go truly local, try the frog legs or tender alligator!
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