I have only eaten at two places in Lake Charles, well three but Paw-Paws does not exist anymore. Pats of Henderson right off of the eastern leg of 210 loop. Pats’ seafood gumbo is the thick velvety broth type, not the soupy kind, I love it.
And Steamboat Bills’ on I10 across from what used to be Harrahs near the big bridge over the lake. This one is more casual, order at the counter and they bring it to you.
Both are cajun/seafood restaurants and very good.IMO