Charley G's Seafood Grill

4.7
843 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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JimM
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Very expensive for what you get but almost all restaurants are that way now.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and servers are great! Enjoyed our evening and visiting with many friends.

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TiffanyT
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was Spot On as usual! Waitstaff was on par as a whole.
As far as my meal, the food was not consistent with my last. And that was the opinion from the entire table. My favorite dish was incredibly salty to where I couldn't eat it. Two others at the table only ate an eighth of their steaks due to a 'gas aftertaste'.
Not entirely sure why the food was so off this visit, usually it is one of my favorites. Will considering giving it another chance.

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual! My crab cakes fantastic!

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vipnativeneworleanian
Tallahassee
13 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AFter more than 25 years Charley G’s continues to stay relevant in a town with great food. Ambiance and live piano jazz provide the perfect setting for socializing with a sense of celebration. While the basis of the menu stays the same, heavy on seafood, steaks, duck, etc., the chef continues to update the presentation in accordance with the times. Fabulous cocktails, capable friendly professional staff/bartenders. Highly recommend to both the locals and anyone visiting Lafayette!

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BurtA
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always have a great dining experience at Charley G's.

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KnTLafayette
Key West
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellence all around. Great experience. Great food. Great service. Best in Lafayette by far.

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RudyR
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My fish dish was undercooked
Did not eat it.
My wife’s crab cakes were very good.

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AMANDAG
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charley G's is by far our favorite restaurant in Lafayette. That being said, Chef outdid herself on the fish special last night. The meal was perfect! Service was great as always.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are honored to be your favorite restaurant in Lafayette. I look forward to sharing your kind words with Chef. Hope to serve you again soon.

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MartinP
Tulsa
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a broken ankle and they made me feel like a king thanks!!!!!!

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BrendanB
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The food was well prepared but our server was overwhelmed. We only saw her when she brought the check to our table. Once the food made it to our table, you can tell the entrees were waiting to be brought out for a while. Food was on the pricier side, especially for our portion size. I spent $130 on an appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert but still left hungry. I think the experience was affected by our server. The atmosphere was nice but I would not return.

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ScottyT
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere & food! Awesome waiter Kressie!

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on December 13, 2021

ScottyT, thank you for tkaing the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed your evening at Charley G's. I look forward to sharing your kind words with Kresse and we hope to serve you again soon.

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ToddT
Houston
9 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best seafood around.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on December 13, 2021

Thank you for the 5-star review, we are so glad you enjoyed dining at Charley G's! We look forward to serving you on your next visit.

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TadB
Shreveport
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2021
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.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on December 13, 2021

TadB, we are so happy to hear you enjoyed dining with us. Thank you for the kind words and thank you for taking the time to review us. We look forward to serving you on your next visit and really appreciate the recommendation.

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CourtneyM
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best upscale restaurant in Lafayette with a seasonal menu.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on December 13, 2021

CourtneyM, thank you for taking the time to review us and thank you for the kind words. We really appreciate it and hope to serve you again soon.

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RMSonn
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on December 13, 2021

RMSonn, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoy your evenings at Charley G's. We hope to serve you again soon.

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vipMichaelC
Houston
63 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2021
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.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on December 13, 2021

MichaelC, thank you so much for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed everything and are honored to be your go-to restaurant for special and delicious meal. We look forward to serving you the next time you are in town. Thanks again.

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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.

Charley G's Seafood Grill
Responded on December 8, 2021

We would like to apologize again for your wait. But please know, we never judge a book by it's cover, we treat every guest the same. We are huge UL fans, our company is one of their sponsors so we appreciate your support of our home team.

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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
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
181 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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Bill
Washington DC
7 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
5 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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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 843 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.