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Don's Seafood

126 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433-5067
+1 985-327-7111
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  • Excellent32%
  • Very good43%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“seafood” (42 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
126 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433-5067
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a good time on a "all you can eat" shrimp night. Good atmosphere and food. Service was friendly and efficient.

Thank engped
Reviewed 1 week ago

we ALWAYS get great service and good food, their boiled seafood is the BEST. In fact just red beans and rice with grilled catfish is great and affordable. The grilled oysters are VERY GOOD & the Jacked up oysters are delicious if you like a...More

Thank kennedysjamdan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I walked to Don's Seafood from the next door Marriott Courtyard Motel. For an appetizer we shared a dozen grilled oysters that were very good. We requested that the cook go lite on the jalapeño which he did, and they were perfect....More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location is close to the hotel we stayed, walking distance! Awesome staff, nice variety on the menu and reasonable prices. Waitress named Holly (I think) was excellent

Thank Jeremy M
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

After 5+ hours crazy highway driving, we found Don's on TripAdvisor and can confirm they really know what they're doing...authentic seafood gumbo (with dark roux and perfect seasonings), oysters on the half, great dinner salad and stuffed catfish (what is the secret green beans seasoning?...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

Everyone tried something different. The Catfish Arcadian with Crawfish Étouffée ($17) was absolutely delicious (pic included) I would definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys the combination, it's a perfect choice. I noticed the serving was a little larger than that of the other orders...More

Thank Ehereford
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

The gumbo is amazing. A must try! Kids food delivered quickly. Service and food was great! A great place to go with kids when visiting Covington.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

I ate at Don's the first time in 1973. It is still a great seafood house. We started with the Jacked-Up Shrimp and Zydeco Shrimp. Swamp Water's and Blood Orange Margarita's helped also ... The seafood is as great as I remember it. I was...More

Thank skd86mld
Reviewed 19 July 2017

love everything on the menu, great seafood, excellent service and very friendly hostess. fast service especially we were pretty hungry. walking distance from our hotel and that's another plus.

Thank wakisobol
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Love this place always sit at the bar they ladies in the bar are the best Oysters are fantastic always spotless nd employees all seem to enjoy there work environment

Thank poppadirt
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 126 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433-5067
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 985-327-7111
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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