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DON'S Seafood

4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
+1 337-981-1141
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (64 reviews)
“gumbo” (47 reviews)
“seafood salad” (16 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ok here's the deal, you're on a vacation week and you've saved, planned and anticipated. Here in Lafayette for one night and you want a great dinner so I check TA of course and Dons seems to be good choice NOT!! Fairly large restaurant We...More

Thank Kathleen T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were in town to celebrate a special birthday. We ate at several other restaurants during the trip. They were all ok, but our last meal we decided to go to our family's favorite spot. What a great decision. The food was outstanding, especially the...More

Thank Jeff M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So... got into town late and Googled best seafood in Lafayette lol. Don's was in the top three, one of two that stayed open late. I was a little worried that the name said Dons seafood "hut" but it was late and we were starving....More

Thank tchis911
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is ok. Small portions for the price. Look for specials and happy hour....you'll see old regular diehards in here! I don't like getting my cocktail sauce in a paper cup!

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our food was excellent but a little pricey compared to other options in the area. My wife had the grilled stuffed shrimp. Yes grilled and stuffed which is one of their specialties. I had the lunch size seafood dinner. Mine came with seafood gumbo (add...More

Thank Jerry F
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Don's Seafood is where you can find the best service and seafood all in one spot. Typically some restaurants have one or the other. I ordered a seafood platter and a crawfish bisque and was shocked that everything was so good. Now this is my...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is Don's Seafood Hut. Great seafood, nice atmosphere, excellent service. Had fried alligator hors d'oeuvre and Catfish Acadian dinner. Wow!! Can't get dishes like these just anywhere. If you're looking for Cajun or Creole food then you will be more than pleased.

Thank TrainMan424242
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious, I had the fried crawfish with crawfish ettoffi. The service was great, waiter was very prolite & answered all our questions. The price was very reasonable, didn't have to break the bank. My family also enjoyed their meals. I would recommend...More

Thank Trina S
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

The food was delicious. The price was high but is worth it. Great service, the server was very nice.

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Went here for a late lunch on a hot and humid day. Shared the crocodile appetiser - yes it IS very like chicken - and both had the seafood salad which was memorably good. Local beer was welcome and our server was pleasant. All good.

Thank KokoLB
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28 December 2016|
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Response from DonsS7 | Property representative |
Our locations are each unique and differ in accommodations for group events. Please call the location where you would plan to hold your event. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.
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