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Pat's of Henderson Reviews
4.1 Over 2831 Reviews
Wonderful experience and great atmosphere. The service is exceptional and the food is simply amazing! I can't recommend the crab cakes enough. Also the bacon wrapped alligator with root beer glaze is sooo good!
My family and I stopped by to eat at Pat’s of Henderson while visiting from Texas. We have passed it many times and finally gave in this time. It was the best decision! Delicious Cajun seafood and the service was amazing. The manager stopped by our table along with all the others to check on us. Not one thing to complain about. We can’t wait to go back!
The twice my husband and I ate here, we were never disappointed. The food is delicious and flavorful. The waiters /waitresses are always professional and friendly. Restrooms are very clean.
My husband and I have had many many perfect meals at Pat's! The food is always perfectly prepared, and the service is unbeatable. Even during large crowds, we have always felt as though we were their only guests. In today's world, that's amazing. we recommend, if you haven't been there, you must go, and if you've been, you already know! We Love, Pat's of Henderson. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Finn was our waiter and did an awesome job!
I love to visit this place every time, I am in Lake Charles. Very kind staff and the crab cakes are top tier 👌🏽 😋
I’ll definitely come back❤️
You guys are the best!!!
I was driving through Lake Charles and was hungry so I pulled over and stopped at Pat's with zero expectations. WOW, what a treat. Everything was absolutely fantastic and every time I drive through Lake Charles I will definitely be stopping by.
Excellent service, Carlie! Stuffed snapper was so good!! Thanks!
Just want to say our waitress Carly was the absolute best. Very sweet, happy and very attentive. Just want her to know how great she did.
We made a reservation for Sat at 5 30pm cause we had a concert later to go to. Everything was perfect. Our waiter, Austin, was excellent. He recommended stuff that was not on the menu, which is what I got. The lobster Mac and cheese was delicious. He recommended broiled lobster which was an excellent choice. Everything was fresh and everyone was very nice. We love pats Everytime we go but this was the best. Thank you!
We recently dined at Pat's of Henderson and had a fantastic experience! I enjoyed the Shrimp Étouffée, which was absolutely out of this world, while my husband savored the fried catfish—both dishes were impeccably prepared. The service was top-notch, making our visit even more enjoyable. We thoroughly loved everything about our meal and are already looking forward to our next visit.
Excellent service not only from our awesome waitress Amber but, also from Natalie. I have a food allergy and they were so attentive to be sure everything would be safe to eat. Beyond thankful to both of you! Outstanding food, fantastic service and a great environment.
Besides the amazing food the staff was so warm and accommodating. The alligator wrapped in bacon appetizer was so delicious 😋. And as far as I"m concerned I have never tasted gumbo, because what I have had pales in comparison to the seafood gumbo at Pat's!
everything. managers and staff were great. the food was beyond amazing. this was my first real cajan experience and they all made it perfect!
a huge shout out to Ms Natalie and Dillon!! thanks again!!
Food , service and atmosphere were all great . Our server Sebastian did such a great job . Highly recommend the crab claw appetizer!
Excellent food - excellent service - excellent staff …..
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We ate here Saturday night 12/30/23
The place was packed but we had reservations. The service was excellent. We were seated within 5 minutes of arrival. Our food was served hot & it was superb. The atmosphere is very warm & inviting. Our server Marlene was a hoot!
We enjoyed her character & she was an excellent server to a table of 7.
We drove from Eunice & will definitely be returning there’
Incredible SEAFOOD!! The atmosphere is warm and inviting, and the new building is gorgeous!
We went after my daughter's college graduation, party of eight, and everyone was extremely happy with their meals. I tried FRIED ALLIGATOR (first time) and it was delicious. I ordered the Salmon dinner and it was the best salmon I have ever had!
Our server, Chasidy, was very attentive and so sweet! The whole crew at Pat's of Henderson are extremely polite and friendly. Oh, and BEAUTIFUL Christmas decor. I will definitely be going back, next time I'm in town!

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★★★★★Great service and delicious food. We had oysters on the half shell. They were huge and so fresh! They all barely fit on the platter. The Oyster Rockefeller were tasty as well. For entrees we had the broiled scallops, stuffed snapper and seafood gumbo. Everything was seasoned and cooked just right. The fish was moist and tender. Gumbo was thick and dark, just how I like my seafood gumbo. Our server Zach was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu and assisted us with any questions we had. Had a great experience dining here tonight.- Anna Lee

★★★★★Great service and great seafood. Always clean. The crab bisque is a must. Also had the stuffed red snapper. Delicious.- Steve Bertram

★★★★I was pleased and surprised. The seafood platter was filled with large size fish, oyster,frog leg.Pats will be my go to place for seafood in the lake area. Will our server was on top of his job. I appreciate good service and someone that knows what a customer wants. will gets 5 stars.

★★★★★Elegant! A Premiere Seafood Establishment that has been a staple of Lake Charles for a long time. Fantastic Staff and Service. Great Drinks and Bar atmosphere. Dress code is not mandatory but encouraged. Their fried soft-shell crab dish is one of the best, most perfectly fried crab dishes you will ever eat. And the stuffed shrimp plate has some of the best stuffed shrimp in the State of Louisiana. Perfect! Now, if you bringing the family and that means kids are coming too. Don’t worry, this place isn’t so high up that there isn’t something for them. My very first experience here, I was about 6-8 years old and I still remember the hush puppies my mom ordered me. Every time I go back, even as an adult, I still remember that first experience and the hush puppies. This is the type of place that you can go and build memories at, and have amazing food on top of that. One of the first meals I even bought my mom was her birthday lunch here, I saved up my allowance for months so I could take her. Just a truly amazing place. Live to Eat!- Kyle Johnston

★★★★★I went with my wife and toddler. The service was fast, friendly and overall excellent. The food was delicious and in generous portions. I got steak and shrimp, she got the fish special, we had fish and alligator bites as appetizer. We shared with our child and he loved it too. Our server was very accommodating and got us a high chair and helped to keep the little one entertained as well.- Andrew Davies

★★★★★This restaurant is an old favorite. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. I visit pretty often with a monthly meeting in Lake Charles. Love it!- Barbara Malbrue

★★★★★I can’t think of much of anything that’s better than Pat’s Who Dat Crayfish Ettoufe with hush puppies.This was our first visit to this location. Back in the 1980s, before we moved away, we used to eat in at the old place. The decor has been upgraded but the food is just as down-home and heavenly as I remember.If you love Cajun food and you’re within 50 miles of Lake Charles you gotta go to Pat’s.- Sylvia Yowe

★★★★★Our service was fast, the food was wonderful, and we never had to wait for anything. One of our best dining experiences ever!- Geoff Paul

★★★★★Wonderful place. Food was excellent. Service great. Nice atmosphere.- Carolyn May

★★★★★Traveling can be serendipitous, full of delightful surprises. Louisiana is full of friendly and engaging service staff and Sarah at Pat’s in Lake Charles was among the best. We asked about the ‘etouffee’, a buttery Cajun specialty – she provided samples and we ordered the Red Snapper with Shrimp etouffee accordingly. It was spectacular.- Mamie Boyd

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