Our Family Legacy

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Nicholas Perioux, Owner and CEO

For more than five decades, Pat’s of Henderson has proudly served steaks, seafood, and authentic Cajun food inspired by our Cajun heritage and love of excellent cuisine. We pride ourselves on offering you the best service and the most delicious food in the Lake Charles area!

Pat’s of Henderson is a family-owned business that is committed to providing the most excellent service, matched only in quality by our delectable food. Our recipes are traditional Cajun family recipes which contain only the freshest native ingredients and are all prepared from scratch.

Our menu boasts a wide variety of dishes that 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.


Where It All Began

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

Now, a third generation of this long-standing legacy has come to power, as Nancy and Ricky’s son, Nicholas Perioux, has taken over the restaurant to continue serving award-winning Cajun food to residents of (and visitors to) the Lake Charles area. Come and visit us tonight!

Taste Authentic Cajun Food Tonight

From a candlelight dinner to a fun family outing — whether it’s date night, family night, or a dinner out with friends — Pat’s of Henderson is a place where all are welcome. Come in today, and experience Cajun food like never before!

“Voted Best Restaurant and Best Gumbo 2+ years. Pat’s is the place to be!”

We love serving up excellent steaks and seafood, and the most rewarding part of our job is reading 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!