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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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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent restaurant, good comfort foods, plate lunches and daily specials, great staff, very friendly

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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2017

For a Saturday morning breakfast, it is one of the best you can get in town. Breakfast is very good. Lunch and dinner are okay. Sometimes the food is not seasoned very well but easy fix. Overall usually a wait to be seated during peak times and the service is friendly.

Thank YoBob536
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

This is my most favorite place to sit and visit with family and friends! The food and coffee is wonderful! I love the owners and the staff! They treat you like family! They remember what you want to eat and drink and call you by name.

Thank sissiemcclure
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Was visiting a friend from Lake Charles and he suggested we eat here on Saturday am. We arrived at 10:45 and upon arriving and waiting at the counter for a few minutes, a young blonde headed man came to greet us. We told him we wanted Breakfast menus and that's where this went south, quickly. At 10:45 am on a... More 

Thank mark e
United States
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 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 

Thank Melinda M
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Bob2n47
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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!

Thank CHMassachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

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.

Thank Debra S
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332 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 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!

Thank ladybugtx76
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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

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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
USD 6 - USD 20
American, Cajun & Creole
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
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?