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817 Veterans Blvd, Donaldsonville, LA 70346-3115
+1 225-473-7451
10:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 14:00
Tue - Fri 17:00 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:30
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La Jolla, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

My roots are in New Orleans -- but I've been in California for a long time. Passing through Donaldsonville, we found Cafe Lafourche by sheer chance and were THRILLED. The Seafood Gumbo was simply marvelous -- possibly the closest I've ever found to my personal Gold Standard of Gumbos, my grandmother's recipe. The spices and consistency were spot-on authentic. The... More 

Thank R H
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

Food is amazing! The atmosphere is historic with the old cajun feel. The cajun-creole cuisine was spectacularly delicious! Staff was awesome.

Thank OakGroveKentucky
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

When you give tips it's not for the food it's for the waitress and you know I'm telling the truth but you could lie to get people to come to your restaurant it's your business so of coarse your going to lie but I know what I experienced. Everybody experience will be different but that night was awful to me... More 

3 Thank ANTHONY and ANG... J
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

My husband and I arrived there around 7:30 PM it took about 10 minutes before someone seated us and we ordered an appetizer and when the waitress came back to the table she told us that the kitchen was closed but they didn't close until 9pm and the owner was very mean and rude to one of his employee's the... More 

2 Thank Angela J
EricWX2893NI, General Manager at Cafe Lafourche, responded to this review

Angela: has never worked in the service industry apparently or she would understand the staff were new and in training, there was no 10 min. wait, she was seated ASAP I would like to call it as I see it (exaggeration) the crab cakes are over 72% crab meat and made locally and fresh one of our best dishes. I... More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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73 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2014

We stopped here for a late lunch and found the food wonderful. This seems to be something of a hidden gem. The staff was a little awkward, but extremely pleasant - always smiling and constantly helpful. The shrimp gumbo was authentic and very well prepared - as was the corn chowder. The crab cakes were a good size with large... More 

1 Thank MikeT100
Dallas, Texas
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2014

Unexpectedly and completely by chance, one of the best down to earth Cajun country charm restaurants I have ever been to. Excellent food, with a chef unafraid to speak to everyone and make you feel at home. Great diversified menu, not to over the top spicy. In other words flavorful and thoughtfully prepared food. Nice clean atmosphere with staff willing... More 

1 Thank Jeannie B
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014 via mobile

Eric Weil, owner and chef since 1978, makes wickedly good crab and corn chowder and trout frangelico that bests Emerils. Where Emerils obscures the flavor of the meat with heat and kicking it up a notch and out of bounds, Chef Eric enhances the meat with spice and liqueurs. The white chocolate bread pudding is a subtle and satisfyingly not... More 

1 Thank Opinions4free
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48 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2011

Great regional food. Very friendly service. Great atmosphere. I wish we lived here so we could come often.

Thank Travel50S
Manteca, California
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16 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2011

Food was OK, not great. Same for service. Nice view of bayou from outdoor area.

Thank Boat-Host
Belle Rose
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2008

If you are looking for good Louisiana cooking, Cafe Lafourche is the place to go. The food is wonderful. The Seafood Stuffed Potatoe is as big as the plate and one of my favorites. There are many choice on the menu and the staff great. P.S. If you are going try to insult someone, learn how to spell first! It... More 

2 Thank MissyLane1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$27
Steakhouse, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Soups
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Veterans Blvd, Donaldsonville, LA 70346-3115
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Donaldsonville
  • Phone Number: +1 225-473-7451
Full service Cajun & Creole Restaurant open 6 days 10am - 2pm and 5pm - 9pm Monday thru Saturday available for private parties (rehearsal suppers ,small weddings,birthdays, baby showers, anniversaries, brunches,etc.Call for details.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?