Online reservations may be made up to 60 days in advance.
Please call to make a reservation beyond 60 days.
Online reservations may be made up to 60 days in advance. Please call to make a reservation beyond 60 days.



Our kitchen has always been where family gathers for homemade meals and conversations, and for decades we have extended this experience to our guests. Our longevity has been sustained through a loyal following who has shared special memories at our table. It takes a family to operate this business, delivering the southern hospitality and authentic Louisiana Cajun cuisine that make our dining experiences unique. Three generations later, we are just as involved as the first generation.

Our family-owned restaurant has been newly renovated after being struck by hurricanes and a tropical storm. Through the undeniable guidance of the Lord, we were able to rebuild our company. The family never took their hand off the pulse. The decor was thought of and executed by the owner’s sister, Natalie. The traditional recipes are still prepared by our Chef de Cuisine, Menola, who has been part of the family for nearly 50 years.

Nicholas Perioux, along with his wife Amanda and family, have recreated unique dining experiences to share with you and continue the tradition so many have grown to love. It’s more than cajun food; it’s an experience. This cajun restaurant in Lake Charles, LA, is our home, and you are our guest.

Bon appétit!

A legacy of flavorful beginnings

For over seven decades, we have been a beacon of Creole culinary excellence, rooted in tradition and family values. Our journey began in 1948 when Agnes and Pat Huval laid the foundation of our legacy with a passion for serving exceptional steak and seafood. Today, led by Nicholas Perioux, the third generation of our family continues this storied tradition, ensuring that every dish reflects the rich history and flavors of southern cuisine. Now we are honored to be considered the best Cajun food restaurant in Lake Charles LA.

Savor the richness of tradition

We take pride in preserving the authentic flavors of our delicacies in Lake Charles, with each dish meticulously prepared using traditional family recipes and the freshest native ingredients. From our award-winning gumbo and bisque to mouthwatering steaks and étouffée, every meal is a celebration of Louisiana’s culinary heritage. Our commitment to excellence shines through in every dish we serve, inviting you to savor the essence of Southern culture.

An unforgettable dining experience

Step into our restaurant and experience a dining experience like no other, where the warmth of Louisiana hospitality meets the richness of flavorful Creole dishes. Whether you’re enjoying a relaxed lunch or an intimate dinner, our menu offers a diverse range of options to cater to every palate. From savory seafood platters to classic Po’Boys and cajun pasta, each item on our menu is crafted to delight your senses and leave you craving more.

Looking for a classic Cajun dish that never goes out of style? Look no further than the Fried Shrimp! 🍤😋
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From award-winning gumbo to sizzling steaks, every dish at Pat's of Henderson tells a story of tradition and flavor. 🥘✨ Experience the essence of Cajun cuisine in the heart of Lake Charles! #CajunCuisine #CreoleRestaurant #PatsofHenderson
It’s Friday and that means it’s time for Fried Crab Claws!! 🦀
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Shoutout to Jennifer W. for diving into our Shrimp Étouffée and fried catfish with gusto! We're thrilled to hear about your fantastic experience. Indulge in our delectable dishes yourself — join us for a culinary adventure that promises to satisfy your cravings and create lasting memories. #CajunCuisine #RestaurantReview #PatsofHenderson
This is a favorite on our lunch menu. Baked Potato stuffed with Shrimp Étouffé. #patsofhenderson #visitlakecharles #swla #cajunfood

Celebrate Creole culture with us

Join us in celebrating the vibrant culture and culinary traditions of Cajun country. Our commitment to providing exceptional service and the most delicious food sets us apart as a culinary destination that embodies the spirit of Louisiana. With accolades such as ‘Best Restaurant in Lake Charles’ and ‘Best Gumbo’ for multiple years, we invite you to be a part of our family and explore the rich tapestry of flavors that define our heritage.

Experience the essence of Cajun cuisine at Pat's of Henderson

As the sun sets over Lake Charles LA, and the aroma of sizzling steaks and simmering gumbo fills the air, we beckon you to immerse yourself in a culinary experience that transcends time. Our dedication to preserving the legacy of our flavors and culture takes you through a journey in every dish we serve, inviting you to taste the flavors of tradition and hospitality. Join us tonight and let the magic transport you to the heart of Creole country.

With each meal, you not only taste the essence of authentic Cajun cuisine but also become a part of our extended family, where warm hospitality and exceptional service are always on the menu. Join us and let the flavors of tradition and innovation mingle on your plate, creating an unforgettable dining experience that celebrates the heart and soul of the food we serve. Experience the magic of Pat’s of Henderson tonight and savor a taste of true heritage.

Online reservations may be made up to 60 days in advance.
Please call to make a reservation beyond 60 days.

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