Given the name and Lake Charles’s location near the Gulf, it’s no surprise that Seafood Palace has a menu full of great seafood. More than that, though, it’s a local favorite for the shrimp gumbo. The interior is reminiscent of the beachfront or even a boat, which will put you in the perfect mood to dig into whichever seafood treat you choose, gumbo or otherwise.
Seafood Palace, 2218 Enterprise Blvd, Lake Charles, LA, USA +1 337 433 9293
If you want some excellent brews to go with your gumbo, head to The Chimes East in Baton Rouge. It’s got 80 taps and countless bottles, and beer snobs will find themselves overwhelmed by all of the choices. Beyond that, though, the substantial menu has all the best of Louisiana cuisine, including a seafood gumbo that will always leave you wanting another bowl.
The Chimes East, 10870 Coursey Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA ,USA +1 225 296 4981
Dempsey’s might not have a history stretching back to the Great Depression, but it still has some great gumbo to offer. The po’ boy sandwiches may be what people know the best, but the amount of gumbo Dempsey’s goes through in a day is a pretty convincing indication of how delicious it is. It has both seafood and chicken and Andouille sausage varieties, and you’ll love whichever one you choose.
Dempsey’s, 13580 Coursey Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA, USA +1 225 752 1199
Liuzza’s by the Track is the best kind of neighborhood hangout; that means a friendly, fun atmosphere, service that makes you feel like you’re a part of the family, and of course delicious food on every plate. It’s also rightfully proud of its po’ boys, but before you sink your teeth into one of them, warm up your stomach with a bowl of the savory creole gumbo.
Liuzza’s by the Track, 1518 N Lopez St, New Orleans, LA, USA +1 504 218 7888