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Southern Spice Restaurant and Grill

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3901 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-2817
+1 337-474-6065
07:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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312 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As usual, we got a good heart meal at a good price, prepared the way we like it. Low sodium diets are hard to follow, but these folks were more than happy to oblige. The gumbo is awesome as well as the other great dishes. Just wish they could figure out how to prepare these without sodium!

Thank ladybugtx76
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The atmosphere is very local and down-home. If you are on a diet- do not come here. We ordered the fried mushrooms (homemade and amazing) and the onion rings (also homemade) for appetizers. We ordered the country fried steak- which was recommended (excellent-my mom said it was in the top 3 she's ever had and she is a connoisseur of... More 

Thank zzcajun
Sulphur, Louisiana
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147 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Attended the monthly luncheon yesterday and had their BBQ Pork Steak with dirty rice and potato salad. I normally get the smothered liver plate lunch on Wednesday but every so often they have the BBQ Pork Steak on Wednesday and I always get it when they do. Have been going here every month for several years. The staff is always... More 

Thank Mohunch
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Had not been in several years. Wanted to try their plate lunches. While the meat was hot, everything else was cold or luke warm. Was at least 30 minutes before meals came out. Grilled chicken tasted like the black burnt on the grill. Staff was friendly but did not check back on our table to refill drinks.

Thank bumpetyboocarter
Lake Charles
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24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I'm a regular at this place, often 3 days a week. Food is well prepared, nice variety of plate lunches, great gumbo, rib eyes cooked to perfection. Good selection of sandwiches, burgers, and hand battered onion rings to die for. There's something for everyone on the menu, including children. They also have a full bar, with beer, wine and mixed... More 

Thank Buck1717
San Antonio, Texas
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

very good food for a taste of cajun, not fancy, very homey local restaurant, one of our favorites, wednesday nite is bread pudding nite excellent,

Thank hubert k
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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68 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

What happened to this place? This used to be a place where the food and the service was good. We ate there the other night and we were very disappointed. The food was barely average and the service was worse. There were five waiters working and it reminded me of a game of chase with the counter being home base... More 

Thank Juancop
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

I went in today for lunch off of the reviews online I had to chicken fried steak I'm not very impressed the chicken-fried steak was pretty large covered about maybe six seven inches wide by about 10 inches long but the meat Patty inside was about a 3 by 3 piece of meat and no thicker than a poker chip... More 

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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

From the atmosphere to the staff to the amazingly delicious food with great prices, this place by far is the best little lunch place in Lake Charles. We had such a great time there. We will definitely return.

Thank Jennifer J
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is the place if you want good home cooking. They serve breakfast and lunch. The breakfast and lunch specials are fantastic. Well worth a trip. Home cooking at its best and the staff is great.

Thank TTammm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
American, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 21:00
07:00 - 22:00
07:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3901 Ryan St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-2817
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-474-6065

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