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Our Family Legacy

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Nicholas Perioux Owner and CEO

For over 50 years, Pat’s of Henderson has served up authentic Cajun cuisine inspired by our Cajun heritage and love for great food. We pride ourselves in offering you the best service, value and surroundings in Lake Charles.

Pat’s of Henderson is a family-owned business that is committed to giving the highest quality service, matched only by our excellent food. Our recipes are traditional Cajun family recipes which contain only the freshest native ingredients and all prepared from scratch. Our menu boasts a wide variety of dishes that will ensure everyone finds something they love, regardless of personal preferences. Our products are all locally sourced and our spices and seasonings are made from secret family recipes that have been passed down for three generations giving you a one of a kind extraordinary dining experience.

Our family legacy was born in 1948 when Agnes and Pat Huval opened their first restaurant in the small town of Henderson, Louisiana. In 1982, the Huval’s daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Ricky Perioux, became the caretakers of the legacy when they built their own restaurant in Lake Charles.

Now a third generation of this long-standing legacy has taken over, as Nancy and Ricky’s son, Nicholas Perioux took over the restaurant to continue serving award-winning Cajun cuisine to the Lake Chalres area.

From a candlelight dinner to a perfect family environment, whether it’s date night, family night, or dinner with friends this is a place all are welcome. Come in today, and experience Cajun food like never before!


“Voted best gumbo 2+ years along with best restaurant. Pat’s is the place to be.”

But most rewarding of all are the endless, mouth-watering testimonies from our loyal patrons. We hope you join us in celebrating Cajun culture and cuisine with your next special occasion.