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Harlequin Steaks & Seafood

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501 W. College Lake, Lake Charles, LA 70605
(337) 310-0077
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Time Tested Tradition of Louisiana Cuisine

While on our regular visit to Lake Charles, we decided to have both lunch and dinner with my husband's family (on different days. The lunch special was particularly enticing, Fried Eggplant smothered with Crawfish and a delicious sauce for the great price of $11.95. My father-in-law loved his... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
sherrieseg
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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193 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While on our regular visit to Lake Charles, we decided to have both lunch and dinner with my husband's family (on different days. The lunch special was particularly enticing, Fried Eggplant smothered with Crawfish and a delicious sauce for the great price of $11.95. My father-in-law loved his Crawfish Etoufee and ordered it again for dinner on our return. Many... More 

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Thank sherrieseg
Louisiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At nearly 10 p.m. on Friday there weren't many cars in the parking lot but still several tables full. Ordered the shrimp kabob and crab cake appetizers. Shrimp were delicious and came with little slices of onion and green pepper. Crab cake was ok but unremarkable. Gumbo was very tasty and authentic. Filets and strip elite were all cooked to... More 

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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205 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

We looked for a good restaurant in the area and tried this place. I remember when the location was Jean Lafitte's seafood. Well, we had no regrets and the syrian Kibbie was very good as a appetizer and the fried oysters on brie was delicious and fresh appetizer also. The seafood gumbo was excellent and enjoyed as well as red... More 

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Thank MARTINRAYC
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Steak cooked to perfection! Crab Cakes loaded with lump crabmeat... This place NEVER disappoints!!! Nic Hunter has continued to provide the nicest dining experience in Lake Charles!

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Thank mCk15
DeRidder, Louisiana
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Steaks were great, service good. Salad poor...needs updating to some spring greens and other additions. Limp iceberg is not appealing

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Thank Jo B
Lake Charles, La.
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Harlequin Steaks and Seafood is a long established steakhouse in Lake Charles owned by the third generation Hunter family member. The steaks are generally cooked to perfection and the luncheon menu is excellent. This is a great spot for a special night out or a business luncheon.

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Thank Fishin-man59
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43 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We went especially for Veal Chop, but not available anymore and prices are higher than posted on their website... escargot ex-small, but the food tasty overall!

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Thank mvp609 m
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Such a nice place to sit down and enjoy a great steak dinner. The crab cakes as an appetizer are wonderful. All of the steaks are seasoned well and cooked just as you ordered. Not a steak eater? No problem! The catfish madison (I believe that is the name) is a great dish as well! The staff are so friendly... More 

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Thank turbo4life
Sulphur, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Consistently good. A nice place to go for date night and special occasions. It is best to make reservations for dinner. Do order the crab cakes. These are some of the best. Mr. Hunter had done a fine job, following a family tradition.

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Thank teebee777
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

If you are tired of noise, poor service & mediocre quality food- then take time to have a meal at Harlequin Steakhouse & Seafood. We went on a Saturday night and from the moment we entered until we left, not one disappointing thing happened. The owner greeted us & our waitress, Justice, served us attentively and expertly. We were celebrating... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 501 W. College Lake, Lake Charles, LA 70605
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: (337) 310-0077

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Seafood

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