Charlie Goodson opened Charley G’s in 1985 after having a successful career as owner of Judge Roy Bean’s, Café Vermilionville, and Hub City Diner. He won the [Louisiana Restaurant Association (LRA)] Restauranteur of the Year award in 2001 and was recently inducted into the LRA Hall of Fame. Charlie understands dining and values his customers. He even managed to keep his place open during the [Lafayette Economic Depression] in the late 1980s, nicknamed by locals as the “oil crunch.”
Charley G’s offers a dining experience that combines fine steaks and seafood, excellent service and performance in a casual atmosphere. Charley says, “We serve food and we serve drinks but I feel that we are in theater. That’s why we have an "exposed kitchen.” Charley G’s is a destination restaurant and customers generally spend most of their evening there, enjoying the relaxed atmosphere and excellent service. Customers can also witness their food being cooked on the exposed kitchen’s wood burning stove.
In fact, the restaurants décor reflects that wood is such an integral part of the Charley G’s dining experience. The restaurant features a timeless design of rich stained wood, intimate banquettes and booths and a raised upscale bar.
Owner: Charlie Goodson
Address: 3809 Ambassador Caffery Lafayette, LA 70508
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm/ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Fri: 11:30 am - 2:00 pm/ 5:30 pm -10:00 pm, Sat: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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