There are plenty of great places to eat in Calcasieu Parish, but only one can call themselves number one!

Who truly has the best food in our region? It will always be up for debate, just like the argument of who has the "Best Boudin in Louisiana". If you trust the nominations of 7,400 voters, here are the Top 3 restaurants in Lake Charles and SWLA.

Personally, I love the Top 3. I see no lies here!

The stats come courtesy of our friends across the highway at the Lake Charles/Southwest Louisiana Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB). For the sixth year in a row, they've held their "Top 20 Restaurants" online contest "honoring culinary arts and foodies who love to travel."

There were reportedly 250 restaurants nominated this year, here are the remaining Top 20, plus 1.  best of the best on the list, according to the CVB.

  • 121 Artisan Bistro
  • Blue Dog Café
  • Casa Mañana
  • Harlequin Steaks & Seafood
  • MacFarlane's Celtic Pub
  • Mazen's Mediterranean Foods
  • Nina P's
  • Pat's of Henderson
  • Restaurant Calla
  • Rikenjaks
  • Saltgrass Steakhouse @ Golden Nugget
  • Seafood Palace
  • Southern Spice Restaurant & Grill
  • Texas Roadhouse
  • The Villa
  • Tia Juanita's Fish Camp
  • Tony's Pizza
  • Walk-On's