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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
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07:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 07:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 07:00 - 22:00
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United States
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

But lets talk more about the Applewood smoked bacon. Delicious, sweet and savory flavor. So good, we both ordered and extra serving. Shaunette, our server, was pleasant, cheerful, and served us with a smile. We love going to Southern Spice and we will be back again. If you love the taste of home cooking, then you'll love Southern Spice like... More 

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Thank Melinda M
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food, consistent quality, choice of large or small portion size. Plate lunches everyday with great choices, great desserts.

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Thank Bob2n47
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant offers perfect home-style southern cooking. The plate-lunch was fantastic. Chicken-fried steak was excellent. Liver was excellent. Very generous portions and a very reasonable price. Highly recommended!

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Thank CHMassachusetts
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stick with the meal of the day and it will be fine. I ate there on a Friday and the meal was very good. The following Friday I went in for hot chocolate....skip this item. I didn't know of a local owned coffee shop but I know I would not do watery hot chocolate there again.

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Thank Debra S
houstonburbs
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317 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

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!

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Thank ladybugtx76
Houston
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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 

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Thank zzcajun
Sulphur, Louisiana
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151 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank Mohunch
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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.

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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 

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Thank Buck1717
San Antonio, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
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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,

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$20
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 21:00
Thursday
07:00 - 21:00
Friday
07:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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?