Restaurants, Bars & Cocktail Lounges


Green Frog
Green Frog – Lake Charles, LA
Undated About 1940-1950 – Published by Brogan Adv. Co. No. 13296 F – Divided Back

Caption – Bat Gormly’s Green Frog – Famous for fine foods, dining room and cocktail lounge of distinction, 2 miles east of Lake Charles, LA. Highway 90, air-conditioned for your comfort.

Joe Rachl's Restaurant and Bar
Joe Rachl’s Restaurant and Bar – Lake Charles, LA
Undated About 1940-1950 – Published by Nationwide Specialty Co. – Divided Back

Caption – Joe Rachl’s Restaurant & Bar “Where the customer is a friend” phone 9165 complete fountain service mixed drinks – excellently prepared dinners and short orders – regular meals – seafood – steaks. Joe Rachl, owner, mgr. – Wendell Bahasen, asst. magr. travelers information bureau. Six miles west of Lake Charles.

The Argon Cafe & Drive Inn
The Argon Cafe & Drive Inn 2501 E. Broad – Lake Charles, LA
Undated About 1940-1950 – Published by Brogan Adv. Co. No. 13055 F – Divided Back

Caption – In Lake Charles, La. Its the Argon Cafe and Drive Inn. Newest and most modern in Southwest, La. Speciallizing in sea food, southern fried chicken, sizzing steaks and full course dinners.

Fred's Drive Inn
Fred’s Drive Inn – Lake Charles, LA
Undated About 1940-1950 – Published by Ed Muse Spec. Co. No. 15298 F – Divided Back

Caption – Member In Restaurant Association. On U.S. Highway 90 East – Lake Charles, La. One mile from heart of town. Fred’s Drive Inn Specializing in K.C. steaks – sea foods – southern fried chicken short orders of all kinds. Own and operated by Fred Stoma.


Southwest Louisiana's Finest Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
Southwest Louisiana’s Finest Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge – Lake Charles, LA
Undated About 1940-1950 – Published by Published by Nationwide Specialty Co. – Divided Back

Caption – Sammy’s Features – Beautiful cocktail lounge, three private dinning rooms, large main dining room, lobby to gather with friends. Perfectly air conditioned throughout.

Southwest Louisiana's Finest Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge
Southwest Louisiana’s Finest Restaurant and Cocktail Lounge – Lake Charles, LA
Undated About 1940-1950 – Published by Pelican Cigar Co. No. K 8993 – Divided Back
Made by Colourpicture Publishers, Inc.

Caption – Sammy’s Features – Beautiful cocktail lounge, three private dinning rooms, large main dining room, lobby to gather with friends. Perfectly air conditioned throughout.