Charley G's Seafood Grill

4.7
830 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Charley G's is a Lafayette favorite known for grilling aged beef & fresh Louisiana seafood over southern hardwoods. The food at Charley G's is driven by Southern inspiration and the menu changes seasonally with local seafood & produce. The casual yet upscale atmosphere has a bar area with live piano music 7 days a week. Charley G's also offers a wide assortment of specialty liquors, liqueurs & wines. Once a month Charley G's hosts a wine dinner that features wines from various regions and uniquely paired cuisine.
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TadB
Shreveport
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great evening! Waitstaff were all excellent and the food was certainly 5 star. We'll be returning and will recommend to anyone who'll be in the area.

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CourtneyM
Houston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best upscale restaurant in Lafayette with a seasonal menu.

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RMSonn
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place for dinner! Ambience and piano music in bar area are wonderful.

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vipMichaelC
Houston
60 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When we r in Lafayette with so many great restaurants Charley G’s is still our go to for a special and delicious meal. The gumbo crab cakes are a must but last nite the duck and fish special were absolutely great.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall1food3service5ambience3

We waited 10 minutes for a menu and water. We then waited over an hour for our food. The manager said it was because we didn’t order an appetizer and that there was timing about getting our food. Which makes no sense to me. The food was average. The atmosphere was very nice. The waiter was very apologetic about the delay in the kitchen. They tried to makeup for it by giving us free dessert. We left a great tip for him. We were dressed for a casual dinner after the UL game and apparently didn’t look like we belonged. Goes to show you, never judge a book by its cover.

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JenniferP
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always!

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StephanieL
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every year to celebrate our anniversary and every year the food is on-point!!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as usual our favorite restaurant.

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catherinea
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

service excellent , nice celebration touches on table, relaxing atmosphere , tasty food. however, Its on the pricy side for the size of the entree. Could use a more varied menu.

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BartJ
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Haven't been to Charley G's in years. Service was very, very good, although a little slower than I might have preferred (2+ hour dinner). But, with my adult kids...so, didn't really matter. Food was excellent! I love how they list server names on the menu. Dominic and Emily! Great job!

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RobbyP
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The filet tonight was probably the best cut I have ever put in my mouth. It was ordered a med rare. Hands down best I’ve ever ate.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on November 17, 2021

Robby, we are so glad you enjoyed your filet! Chef and her team work very hard to make everything perfect. Thank you for sharing your Charley G's experience and we look forward to your next visit.

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BretB
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful atmosphere and the Duck and Andouille gumbo is the best restaurant gumbo anywhere. Bechamel crab cakes and house salad are really special.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed dining at Charley G's! We have to agree; our gumbo is the best :) We hope to serve you more gumbo, crab cakes and salad soon. Thanks again.

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BubbaC
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible! Everything was fresh. Cold food cold and Hot food hot! The piano was an added bonus.

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vipTravelingFoodie
New Orleans
62 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Lafayette. Great food and service. Well managed and they always have live music on the piano.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on November 17, 2021

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your Charley G's experience. WE are honored to be considered one of your favorites in town. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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dougo
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I will recommend this new dinning experience to all my friends. Thank you josh for the excellent service and too the cooks well done.

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been to Charley Gs twice now, and each time our experiences were outstanding. The service was great and everything we ordered tasted amazing.

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vipJIMBO
San Francisco
180 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit! Outstanding staff, food and fantastic service! Thank you!

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ButchG
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and staff never disappoint at Charley G's. Last night was a little noisy due to at least2 large parties being booked. That won't be an impediment to us going back however. The staff helped to make our 50th Anniversary a special time.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on November 2, 2021

Mr. Butch, thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your very special day with us. We apologize for the noise. We hope you had a very Happy Anniversary! Cheers to you both!

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JasonT
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Charley G's has been a favorite of mine for years. My better half and I regularly go to eat a steak on Mondays and listen to a little piano playing. I must say that on the last few trips the quality of steak has diminished greatly.....not sure who is cutting their steaks for them but I've never had a "ribeye" with so much sinew in it.....not fat....sinew. Unchewable. And honestly the gentlemen playing the piano is taking elevator music to another level........the song choices are fine, it is the playing of them that suffers. Still love the ambience of sitting in the bar and always receiving the most excellent service and great drinks. It's really the only reason we still go at this point.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on November 2, 2021

Mr. Jason, thank you for bringing this to our attention. Please know that we unconditionally guarantee everything we serve. If you don't like something, please alert your server or a member of our management team and will take care of it. As for Chet, the pianist, he as over 30 year experience and a nice following. If he every plays anything you don't care for, he would be glad to play what you want to hear. They love taking requests.

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JamesB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our wedding anniversary and everyone was so thoughtful and sweet. Emily was an outstanding server!

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on November 2, 2021

Mr. James, thank you so much for choosing to celebrate your anniversary at Charley G's. We are so glad y'all enjoyed your special night. I look forward to sharing your kind words with Emily. Thanks again.

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CharlotteG
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my husband and I’s birthday and we dined with our 2 children and their spouses. Everyone loved everything about the evening - appetizers, entrees and dessert.
The service was great and the wine exceptional. We will certainly return for our next special occasion.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on November 2, 2021

Ms. Charlotte, thank you so much for taking the time to share your evening. We appreciate you choosing to celebrate with us. We are so glad everyone enjoyed the night. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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RossD
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our anniversary dinner here! Can you please bring back the pecan pie!!

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on October 22, 2021

Thank you Mr. Ross! I will let our pastry chef know your request for pecan pie. Seems like the perfect time for it! :)

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Lovely evening overall. Beautiful piano music & good company. Good service, food oversauced & overpriced compared to other high end restaurants.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on October 22, 2021

Good morning, would you please share with us what menu items you ordered? Please email us directly at info @ charleygs . c o m . We would greatly appreciate more feedback.

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ScottD
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An excellent fine dining choice in Lafayette ... perhaps the best, quite honestly. We had cut down our visits after an average Mother's Day brunch and birthday dinner for our daughter, given it's not 'inexpensive.' With that said, we returned last night and were blown away by the food, especially, and the service. Made us believers again. Would definitely recommend.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on October 21, 2021

Mr. Scott, thank you so much for the kind words & taking the time to share your dining experience. Our team works really hard to go above and beyond and we are so glad you appreciate all their hard work. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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William
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I was disappointed to find that I was charged for using a credit card to pay the
bill. I should have been informed prior placing my order that there would be a charge for using a credit card. I have dined at this restaurant on numerous occasions in the
past and this is the first time I have been charged for use of a credit card to pay
the bill.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on October 21, 2021

Mr. Matthews, the credit card company has been taking that fee out for the last 2 years here at Charley G's. The cost of accepting electronic payments continue to rise. As a result, our cost of doing business continues to increase. Up until 2 years ago, we have absorbed all price increases internally. We value our customers & we understand some patrons may not agree with our position, but we take this position in order to provide better service as well as more value in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a birthday celebration for my wife. As usual, the entire staff made us feel very welcome. We totally loved everything we ordered, especially the pork belly lettuce wraps appetizer which we’ve never had before. After dinner, we spent a few minutes in the cozy piano bar and enjoyed some wonderful tunes. All in all a wonderful way to celebrate a special occasion.

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MeaganH
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Can’t wait to go back! Service and food always top notch

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on October 12, 2021

MeaganH, thank you so much for the kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. We look forward to your next visit.

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vipSalt
Baton Rouge
14 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice evening 😃

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Nina
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

For the second time there was no Ketal One Vodka. Now the Monday night steak is only $10 off, not half price. We will frequent Mazen Grill instead.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on October 7, 2021

Currently our purveyor can't get Ketal One to us and it's illegal for us to buy it from a store. We apologize for the inconvenience.. For the deep discount on the ribeye, due to a significant increase in beef prices, we have adjusted the Monday special pricing to $10.00 off. We sincerely hope you understand the need for this change which is associated with the rising cost of many commodities, including beef. We enjoy Mazen's as well, we encourage our guests to eat locally!

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RaineyR
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and service were great! My only complaint is there is a 4% “noncash” fee charged. Do better Charley G’s!

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on October 5, 2021

The cost of accepting electronic payments continue to rise. As a result, our cost of doing business continues to increase.Until now, we have absorbed all price increases internally. In an effort our keep our prices competitive & our business profitable, we have decided to price all of our goods with a cash discount. We value our customers & we understand some patrons may not agree with our position, but we take this position in order to provide better service as well as more value in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Made a 9:00 reservation for a table in the bar as that is where the pianist plays. Had a business client from out of town who had requested this. Upon arrival was told the 6:00 reservation was still at the table 3 hours later. Was told it was not possible to ask them to possibly move to the bar area as they were finished eating and pd the check but still occupying the table. We offered to wait a bit to give them time. Now they have been there3.5 hrs and we have patiently waited 30 minutes past our reservation and it is getting late. Spoke to manager and was told we would have to sit at a table outside of the piano area if we wanted to eat. I’m not sure what the point of a reservation is at this point if it will not be honored. A simple request by the manager to the table explaining another reservation was coming in and would they mind simply vacating the table and moving about 4 ft over to the bar area so others could eat would have been better business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alyssa did a great job!! Excellent waitress

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vipPaulS
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative and very good. Service was very attentive.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on September 28, 2021

Mr. Paul, we are so happy to read you enjoyed your evening with us. Thank you for taking the time to review us, we hope you join us again soon.

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Nina
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the Ketal One Martinis. My Husband likes the steak

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on September 28, 2021

Nina, we are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Thanks for taking the time to review us, we look forward to your next visit.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience!! Great food with professional service. Perfect atmosphere with piano playing. Highly recommend. We were celebrating a birthday and they had a birthday card at the table when we arrived and then they treated to dessert! Definitely a 5 star experience.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you so much for the kind words! We are so happy you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope you visit us again soon.

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AmyAB
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, atmosphere and service!

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on September 28, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are so happy that you enjoyed your evening with us. We hope to serve you again soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely great food and experience. Service was amazing, food for delicious. Our friends were from out of town and they were blown away at the great food and experience. We were proud to have brought them to a local gem!

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bb1970
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Charlie G’s never disappoints. The bar is great with the piano player and the action. All of the food was great, with the exception of the aged filet. It was very salty, however our server took it off the bill.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on September 9, 2021

BB1970, we are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. Thank you for bringing the steak issue to our attention, we are so glad we were able to fix it while you were dining with us. We look forward to serving you again soon.

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vipNope
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you can be seated in Miles’ section take it! He’s fantastic.

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PaulT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, I plan on returning soon. Great evening.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on September 9, 2021

Mr. Paul, thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening with us. We look forward to your return visits.

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FAQs

Charley G's Seafood Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (337) 981-0108.

Charley G's Seafood Grill is rated 4.7 stars by 830 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.