Don's Seafood - Lafayette
Don's Seafood - Lafayette

Don's Seafood - Lafayette

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://donsseafoodonline.com/
  • Phone: 3379811141
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Californian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Takeout
  • Entertainment: Oyster Bar & Grill

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Brentwood Blvd.
  • Public Transit: Bus Stops in front of restaurant
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Don's Seafood - Lafayette
In 1934, with four hundred dollars borrowed from his uncle, Don Landry opened Don"s Beer Parlor in downtown Lafayette, a casual hangout with a dirt floor where friendly folks served cold drinks and simple dishes. Soon after, Don joined forces with his family and created what we know today as Don's Seafood. The Don's experience became a true Cajun Experience. The restaurant and staff may have changed since 1934, but one thing remains the same, Don's dedication to serving fine Cajun food. The Landry family and their partners have developed a recipe for success across the Gulf Coast with eight thriving locations. Thank you for being a part of our history , and we invite you to be a part of our future.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Don's Seafood - Lafayette reviews from OpenTable diners
9 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food3.9
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (5)special occasion (4)vibrant bar scene (3)kid-friendly (2)fit for foodies (1)romantic (1)neighborhood gem (1)great for lunch (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Awesome food and great atmosphere. We had a group of 10 and the waitress never missed a beat. She was on time with everything. We never had to ask for drink refills or anything else.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 8 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.9
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 12 reviews are from the Don's Seafood - Lafayette reviews archive.
  • love the Hut
    Cajunman6335
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Took Mom out for Mother's Day the night before and enjoyed everything about the Hut. I'd made reservations and was seated promptly. Our waiter, John, saw about us quickly and efficiently and was friendly and outgoing. BOGO margaritas were well enjoyed. We both ordered the Cajun Fried Rice and it was better than I remember. Food did take a very long time to arrive, but it was a busy night. I Worked at the Hut as a server from 1989-1996 and was impressed by the overall look of the place. Excellent décor. The oyster grill is a thing of beauty. Overall, a very enjoyable experience and will be returning.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • a little disappointed
    oldfashioned
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    We have eaten and Don's Seafood Hut on Johnston St. many times and have come to expect excellent food, service and moderate prices. So we recommended to another couple that we meet there for lunch we expected the same and were a little disappointed. The crab finger appetizers tasted off flavor, the crawfish bisque (usually among the best I have had) was strong flavored indicating old or frozen crawfish when the fresh supply is abundant now. Pepper Jack shrimp were excellent. One guest wanted Red Snapper and was told they were out of it. So overall a disappointment considering expectations.
    Special Features:
    Great for Lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable!
    MANDYVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We had a nice lunch. I had the catfish and my husband had shrimp. The food was good but a bit spicy for me.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something to remember
    Marietee24
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The food and staff is worth it to have a nice time out
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Oysters Gone Wild!
    Champagne71
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Aside from the huge list of beverages, the oysters were a hit! We enjoyed several dozen raw oysters on the half shell as well as the Jacked Up Oysters. The atmosphere was great for visiting with freinds, the staff was very accomidating, and the food was delecious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was awsome and service
    joefood
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    The food was awsome and service was very friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good not Great
    letseat
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I thought the menu was limited and very predictable for this type of restaurant. Grilled oysters were good. Stuffed catifsh lacked seasoning. Seafood platter was just ok. None of the side dishes offered were very creative. My wife's cocktail was not good. I realize it was not the restaurant's fault, but there happened to be a large table with fans of that night's ULL game, and they were so LOUD you could hear them from any point inside the restaurant! This was our first visit and perhaps it was just an off night.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wrong steak
    Live4moscato
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Ordered the steak and shrimp asked for filet instead of ribeye med well. Got a ribeye med rare. Ordered bottle of martini Asti sparking wine waited 20 minutes without drinks cuz it wasn't cold but it's New Year's Eve. Took 30 minutes for server to take our order. Reservation was at 8 and they were closing at 9.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always Reliable!!
    TerryDVIP
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Food and Service were excellent!! We are regulars and love the atmosphere also.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waiters/Waitresses less professiona
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 12/22/2013
    Waiters/Waitresses less professional than other similar restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Graduation celebration
    Jenn
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    We went to lunch to celebrate a UL graduation. The food was very good. The manager Came over visited at our table and congratulated our graduate. We had a very Good experience at Don's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Climate issues
    southernborn
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Almost everything was nice at the resturant. The only problem we had was the ac/heat blowing on our table. The vent blow on the wall behind our table. Our group was uncomfortable when the unit was running.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.