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Don's Seafood and Steakhouse

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301 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6933
+1 337-235-3551
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious dinner with bar service available. Featuring seafood specialties plus some steak dinners. The atmosphere in the dining room was somewhere between casual and semiformal and very welcoming. Our waitress was a delight and very accommodating without hovering.

Thank erin_lsc
Atlanta, Georgia
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place seems to be what everyone recommends. The food was alright but honestly there a better hidden gems in the city.

Thank tfreeman76
Louisiana, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was out of this world !!! I was very impressed with the whole atmosphere and the attentiveness that the whole staff showed each and every guest

Thank April D
Marksville, LA
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239 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Decided to try Dons for lunch because I hadn't been in years and was disappointed. I had the eggplant casserole and it was lukewarm at best. Came with green beans which were not great. Bread tasted stale. I don't remember them to be this bad hoping it was just a bad day. My friends fried fish was soggy and not... More 

Thank merrudy
Shreveport, Louisiana
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49 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

We were in Lafayette on a business trip and had to look up this place. This location is the original Don's. There is another location but nothing like the original!! The gumbo is divine. Actually everything is good. The seafood salad is a must!! We had a Don's Seafood in Shreveport La but it closed down years ago. So sad... More 

Thank loydracing
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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346 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Best bartenders and waitstaff in town! Grilled catfish fantastic! Great hamburgers! Jacked up shrimp is amazing! Bar area needs additional "soft goods" to soften/absorb the LOUD noises!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank cswbkw
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332 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Again, what else can we say, other than how wonderful a dining experience this place continues to be! Fantastic food with wonderful service shows that there are still restaurants that still go above and beyond. The hush puppies are wonderful and fresh! The fish--excellent as well! We will drive from out of state just to eat here!

Thank ladybugtx76
Lafayette, Louisiana
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest restaurants in Lafayette. Atmosphere could use updating but they have the best seafood gumbo in town.

Thank Michael C
Seneca, South Carolina
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing! We had the oysters, gumbo and alligator Bc we weren't extremely hungry. The atmosphere was a tad bit drab though. We were seated in the bar area, the bartender was also the server. Our service was good, he was spread a little thin, definitely needed to have an additional server that night.

Thank Sallyb8807
Los Angeles, California
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138 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Growing up there you always knew that "THE" place to go for an elegant and classy meal was Don's downtown Lafayette. The place is showing it's age. BUT! The quality of the food and the service are still one of the best in all of South Louisiana. I ordered the crawfish half and half with a starter bowl of the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6933
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-235-3551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?