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Darrell's

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Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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119 W College St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-1623
337-474-3651
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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  • 7
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Killer po boy!!!

That was a serious kick butt sandwich. The Darrells Special rocked!! Totally worth a trip down the 210 in Lake Charles!! Hell ya!

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
Darren K
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

That was a serious kick butt sandwich. The Darrells Special rocked!! Totally worth a trip down the 210 in Lake Charles!! Hell ya!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

The very best sandwich, the Darrell's Special. Really good bread, jalapeño mayo, cheese, turkey,ham, and roast beef smothered with a delicious brown gravy.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Order a Darrell's special. They have lots of napkins on the table for a reason.....itll get messy with all the goodness they put on their sandwich. Great atmosphere and the best po-boy around. Dont miss out!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Never had anything we didn't like! Friendly people. We go there often. The only negative is the phone is always busy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The best PoBoys in lake Charles and probably within a 50 mile radius! If u don't go your making a mistake! This place has the most consistent high quality casual dining around! Surf and turf is unique and really good but they don't have any bad PoBoys!

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

I try to come here ad often as my diet allows. I always get the long darrells special with jalapeño mayo and no mustard. This time was in no way a disappointment. The au jus was amazing as usual and the bread fantastic. This sandwich is truly drool worthy!

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ask any local where to get a good sandwich and they will say Darrell's. There is nothing fancy about this place. Mainly a bar but serves 6-7 different varieties of sandwiches. Most famous for the Darrell's special but try them ALL! There is just something about the bread. Light and crusty on the outside and soft on the inside. Very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

As stated by others, this is a bar that sells po boys. My husband and I split a large Special and it was plenty for us both. The Special has ham, turkey, roast beef, gravy, and cheese. I was afraid the bread would be soggy with the gravy on it, but the roll held up well. The jalapeno mayonnaise was... More 

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Sulphur, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

You know it's a good sandwich when you measure everyone else's up to theirs... "ah, it's ok, but it's no Darrell's Special". Laid back atmosphere with games on every TV, cold beer, and the best sandwich/po-boy in town! The staff is usually outstanding (every once in a while, things get a bit backed up and aren't up to par), but... More 

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Lake Charles, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The Darrell's Special - try it once and you will go out of your way for it... Locals swear that this is the best sandwich shop in town. right off of 210 it is always packed for lunch, so come early, call in or come later in the afternoon. Once you try the Special, you are hooked. I have buddies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 119 W College St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-1623
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: 337-474-3651

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Sandwiches, Delicatessen
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?