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American, Bar, Pub
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119 W College St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-1623
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a poboy with some boiled shrimp that were not cleaned, the shrimp were undercooked and a couple of them were actually raw with shrimp-turds still inside, and there was a large amount of watery mayonnaise with jalapeños under some melted cheese. Nothing I said above can be argued as being incorrect. I've never heard of any type of... More 

Thank Wendell R
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

the shrimp is the best, always good, friends from Houston always stop for lunch. Only downside is they can be busy.

Thank 308larryj
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lake Charles's go-to destination for poboys. Get the Special!! They took out the nasty carpet and added tile recently. They get swamped right at lunch and dinner so go at 11 or 5!!

Thank Jenee W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Darrel's special and the surf and turf are my two absolute favorites. When I crave a poboy it's because I'm craving Darrel's. You can get a half or whole order and wheat instead of white bread. Small bag of chips and a pickle are included. Sports is usually on the tv and a decent selection of beer is available.

Thank Sarah C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was recommended by a co-worker as THE best place to get a po-boy in Lake Charles. Thankfully, 6 months later I remembered the name and found it for a quick lunch. Darrell's lives up to that recommendation. It was a really good po-boy, nothing fancy, nothing fried, but the combination of baked bread and stuffings made a really... More 

Thank cigi8
sugar land, tx
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Darrell, shared part of my wife's Surf and Turf, and even had a bite of my daughter's Grilled Cheese. All were delicious. Beer prices and variety are great. Thinking about going back tomorrow!

Thank fat_cat_gourmet
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great sandwich and that's about it. They don't really have any other options in terms of sides or other food. It's a sandwich shop, and a good one.

Thank WanderingApe
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Totally recommended for a great sandwich and delicious beers.... ASK FOR THE SURF SANDWICH with the jalapeno mayo! It is a sandwich with shrimps and beef... you will love it!

Thank Samantha B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We moved away from Lake Charles after Hurricane Rita, and I mist say that every time I travel back to Lake Charles I must stop and get a Darrell's special. It is literally the best sandwich I have ever had and have never found a sandwich that is comparable to this one. When traveling to LC, do not miss a... More 

Thank Jennifer W
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I has a sports bar atmosphere. Casual dress where you can roll your sleeves up and lick your fingers and no one would even notice. It has a Bar for your beer pleasure and people who love to congregate and talk about sports and anything you want to talk about. Just a good people atmosphere.

Thank Ervin P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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

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