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119 W College St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-1623
+1 337-474-3651
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“roast beef” (57 reviews)
“surf and turf” (49 reviews)
“po boy” (101 reviews)
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11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Pub
119 W College St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-1623
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Darrel's special is still the best sandwich but not necessarily the best value for your money They used to be the best there was in lake Charles, but now their just 2nd best Too bad, I used to look forward to their superior quality...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Steve L
Reviewed 3 days ago

A friend told me to stop at Darrell's and have the special on my next trip to Lake Charles. They did not open until 11am so I almost took off but decided to wait. It was a very wise decision. The Darrell's Special is too...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank william o
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We heard about this place from a friend and decided to try it out before heading to the casino. It was well worth the side trip. The waitress friendly and she was able to help my husband find a nice craft beer. We ordered the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Library88
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

The napkins are small but that’s the only small thing served at this restaurant. Darrell’s sandwiches especially the “Special” are melt in your mouth delights and something you can’t find just anywhere. Definitely not your typical poboy and worthy of a spot in to take...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank colleennatali
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Some of the best po boys in Louisiana. BBQ pork and surf n turf are incredible. The jalapeño mayonnaise and French bread are perfect. You’ll need lots of napkins!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank sssmith0124
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

I work for Marriott hotels and always tell people about your place never have I been unhappy with any item I’ve ordered!!!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank tdwbbhl0822
Reviewed November 6, 2018

Sadly quality of food, service and atmosphere has declined. A Darrells special isn't as appealing as it once was. With other sandwich shops that have popped up locally, Darrells has not continued to raise the bar of expectations. They have slowly fallen to the side...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JCWL1979
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Best food sandwiches in Lake Charles area. Easy to get to and many different sandwiches. Friendly, people great service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank PAM V
Reviewed October 30, 2018 via mobile

ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE!!!!! Hands down the Darrell’s special is the best sandwich ever!!! We love the atmosphere and the service is always great to us!!!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Cory E
Reviewed October 28, 2018 via mobile

Darrell’s has the best PoBoys I have ever tasted!! Often copied but never duplicated!! Hands down best sandwich place in Lake Charles!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank allie754
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Timmy G
February 25, 2017|
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Response from rick3446 | Reviewed this property |
11AM-10pm every day and till 11pm Fri and Sat. Closed Sundays
Timmy G
February 25, 2017|
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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
Monday thru Thursday - 11-10 pm Friday thru Saturday - 11-11 pm Sunday - Closed
October 27, 2016|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 119 W College St, Lake Charles, LA 70605-1623
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lake Charles
  • Phone Number: +1 337-474-3651
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