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DON'S Seafood

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4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
+1 337-981-1141
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San Antonio, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had heard of Don's since I was a kid in the '60s. It's still got the old school feel but the seafood is strictly Landry's (basic chain fare), who owns it. So, I'd now recommend the bar for good drinks in glasses you'll want to buy and take home. We did, and bought more for gifts. These glasses are straight... More 

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Thank SonnyBeach1
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The gumbo is really good, the hush puppies also, charbroiled oysters are good, my nieces like the boiled shrimp me personally they could use a little more seasoning but over all great place to eat

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Thank Molly26Molly
Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had lunch with a group of my friends. The place was packed but the service was excellent and the food came out in a timely manner! The grilled shrimp were cooked to perfection and the sweet potato fries were fresh sweet potatoes!

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Thank Coatneyr
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been here a few years ago and wanted to go back. The food was decent but they need to work on their drinks. It will be a LONG time before I go back here again. Just an average restaurant

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Thank TTB8
DonsS7, Manager at DON'S Seafood, responded to this review

Dear TTB8, Since 1934, we have been dedicated to offering the best dining experience and fine Cajun food. It is very important to us that every visit is wonderful. We would appreciate speaking with you and hope you will consider responding to our private message. Sincerely, DON'S Seafood on Johnston Street More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ordered 2 dinners to go. Catfish and stuffed shrimp were very good. The tuna steak (ordered rare) was old and dry. Front desk checked the take out orders carefully and found 2 missing items that were quickly added. Wait times for dining in on a Friday night were 45 - 60 min.

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Thank Bargain Bill
Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seafood is great, especially the oyster choices. Drinks are cold and plentiful. Can get busy very easily so plan ahead to beat a crowd. Plenty of room to catch a game on TV in the bar area with full menu offerings

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Thank Todd N
Abbeville, LA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had to run an errand in Lafayette and decided on grabbing lunch at Don's. My all time favorite here is their seafood both for its terrific taste and great value. This salad contains lump crab meat, shrimp, and crayfish tails along with lettuce, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, shaved carrot, and black olives with a serving of thousand island dressing on the... More 

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Thank josephgv3
Tuscaloosa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was wonderful! Best I had on this trip to Lafayette, LA. Service was very good! Friendly staff. Fantastic!

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Thank Suzanne S
Spring, TX
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent place for authentic cajun seafood in a relaxed atmosphere. We had a fantastic lunch here on Mardi Gras day. The food was delicious, service was fast and friendly. Will definitely come back again!

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Thank Tessa C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and love visiting Don's. The food is absolutely delicious and the customer service is wonderful!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 10:00
Monday
11:00 - 10:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 10:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 10:00
Thursday
11:00 - 10:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-981-1141
Description
DON'S SEAFOOD More Than Eighty Years of Exceptional Seafood South Louisiana locals and visitors have been drawn to DON'S authentic Cajun cuisine for more than 80 years. Menu selections including traditional Landry family recipes, and more recent original creations like Zydeco Shrimp, are well worth repeat visits. Many stop in daily for oysters on the half shell or boiled crawfish in season. DON'S bartenders serve Signature Old Fashioned cocktails alongside the newest specialty drinks, many made with Louisiana products. DON'S SEAFOOD began in 1934, when Don Landry opened his first restaurant and bar in downtown Lafayette with $400 borrowed from his uncle. Prohibition had just been lifted and at only 24 years old, he envisioned serving drinks and offering a simple menu featuring fresh local seafood. Four generations later, the Landry family has expanded that humble beginning into what would eventually become the DON'S SEAFOOD of today. Continuing the tradition, the Landry family still owns and operates each location. An extensive menu of original South Louisiana Cajun family recipes, the freshest Gulf seafood and sizzling steaks is offered. Each location boasts a unique Acadiana-inspired décor, all have a full-service bar and grill, perfect for casual diners or sports enthusiasts. Every DON'S SEAFOOD grill features an open charbroiler where diners can watch exclusive dishes being prepared like DON'S Original Jacked Up Oysters loaded with bacon, jalapenos and pepper jack cheese. Whether you're just passing through South Louisiana or live right around the corner, you'll find a DON'S SEAFOOD location near you in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.

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