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119 W College St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-1623
337-474-3651
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Ludington, Michigan
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

We were looking for a place to lunch while driving through Lake Charles and saw Darrell's in Trip Advisor, so decided to give it a try. We were surprised that it was a huge, noisy sports bar type place, and that they served only po-boys, and began to doubt our choice. But once we got our food, we quickly changed... More 

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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped for lunch on a weekday. Parking was packed, which is always a good sign even more so when you see the USPS truck and Police cars are among the parked cars! This is the place for Po' Boys thus we ordered 2 Po Boys (the Darrell's special and the BBQ Brisket). They were delicious! Nothing pretentious, just good taste!... More 

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DeRidder, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

So, they building doesn't impress..it doesn't have to since the food does! No need to wonder why the parking lot is packed - just order the Surf and Turf and you will see why! I have been dragging friends here for years and they all leave saying it is one of the best sandwiches they have ever eaten. right off... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Can't go wrong with a poboy from Darrells. My wife loves the grilled shrimp with regular mayo. My favorite is Darrells Special with spicy jalepina mayo. It has a mixture of roast beef, ham and cheese. Bread isn't authentic New Orleans French bread but it is excellent poboy bread. The 12 in poboy is big enough to feed two.

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Galveston, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Wonderful po-boys......my favorite is the "special" which is roast beef, turkey, and ham with jalapeño mayo and a cold Abita. We are hooked. Have the GPS set on this place.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Read the reviews on trip advisor and decided to try the sandwich. Was not disappointed and loved every bite I had the surf and turf and my husband had the shrimp. The service was excellent and the place was busy. Wish we had one in Vegas.

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We recently moved to LC and saw this place before we moved and had to come. We were not disappointed!! The sandwiches are great! Must get the jalepeno mayo.

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San Marcos, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

I love po'boys as much as anyone, but this was a sloppy mess! the po'boy was huge. I enjoyed the atmosphere which was jovial, this place was crowded at 5 p.m. Everyone in the party enjoyed the bar aspect. this place was more bar than restaurant.

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Houston
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Usually when we go to a hyped-up restaurant such as Darrell's we come away disappointed. Not this time. This place was everything most reviewers said it was and was absolutely delicious. Although the inner part of the sandwich was substantial and messy the roll held everything together perfectly. The Darrell's Special which was turkey, roast beef, cheese and ham, had... More 

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On the Road!
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140 reviews 140 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Very good poboys and good folks. Roast beef was great. Place gets really crowded so go early or be patient. Portion was large and flavor was great. Just off the Interstate 210 with easy access.

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Additional Information about Darrell's

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