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Darrell's

119 W College St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-1623
337-474-3651
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Ranked #1 of 209 restaurants in Lake Charles
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Took a trip to lake Charles back in march and my boyfriend chose this place for dinner. At first i wasn't so sure i would like it because it took a while to get service but once our waitress took our order subs were ready in less then 15 minutes. The subs were delicious , he had the Darrell's special... More

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Fort Walton Beach, Florida
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20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The menu had 7 items on it. All were sandwiches. Since it had such high recommendations, I ate there. I'm not a sandwich person, but this was really good. I chose the shrimp po boy, and it was really good. The beer was very cold. The service was excellent, and folks were friendly to an old man like me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We got a to go order and it was still hot and fresh when we got home....The darrells special is amazing with the jalapeño mayo....A big thumbs up :)

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Darrell's Special is my favorite with the jalapeno mayonnaise. Good, drippy, messy sandwich with great flavors. But, this is a sports bar, so very noisy, busy, TVs going, smoky from cigarettes. Very busy at lunchtime. Best to call in or go by early to avoid lines. Reasonably priced. Can request 1/2 sandwiches.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Apparently this place is well-known, but we had not previously heard of Darrell's and were therefore surprised by the awesome poboys. We were a complete mess when we finished eating because the portions are huge and loaded with fixings. If we ever return to the area we'll definitely revisit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Eaten here multiple times, never any complaints. Favorites are the shrimp po'boy and Darrell's Special. Always get mine with jalapeño mayo every time. The food is always excellent, hot, and served quickly. Fantastic staff and atmosphere, especially on weekends during ball games. Big screen TVs and pitchers of beer = great place to meet up with friends!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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30 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Yes, it is a bar environment and the menu is limited to about 7 sandwiches but these are the most amazing sandwiches and you must try them. We went with some locals and were amazed at the amount of people coming and going. Even youth baseball teams were coming in. It will get noisy but I can't stress enough that... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Looked on TripAdvisor for a place to eat a good po-boy in Lake Charles and decided to go to Darrell's. It was great. My wife had the surf and turf -- she was full about half way through but ate more anyways because she said it was so good! You will get messy eating these - which explain's why so... More

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11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Surf and turf. Oooooh yes I do drive 6 hours to get one of these and one to go. Hams down the best frigging sandwich on This earth! !#!!# Life is too short, get there eat one, release the belt, enjoy the moment it goes to fast.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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54 reviews 54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We were hungry for a good sandwich and found just that at Darrell's. This is the sandwich/bar location in Lake Charles, not bad with a beer either. They have a great selection from roast beef to ham orca combination called the Darrell's Special. Try their homemade dressing made with jalapena's which gives it a little bite and by the way... More

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