Don's Seafood - Lafayette

4.8
180 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
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 six 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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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The charbroiled oysters were amazing. I was not fond of the

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vipLHD10
Houston
35 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food3service2ambience3

Good food, friendly staff, very long wait.
We really liked the Gumbo. The PoBoys was good (previously frozen french baguette though). I wouldn't recommend the gumbo-salad combo as I thought it was not worth the value (cup of Gumbo + caesar salad with mainly lettuce and 2 cherry tomatoes). The staff was really nice and helpful. However we had to wait for more than an hour to get our meal served.

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ErnestF
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was friendly and the food took no time at all.

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vipbosbob
New England
25 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ordered crabmeat au gratian and had to fish to find a stray piece of crabmeat!!! It was really a cheese soup which a crab walked through.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best waitress. Shannon was pleasant and personable and we will go back just to have her wait on us again.

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OliviaM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful! Waitress Lauren was the best. Get the cheesecake!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Crab claws were awesome gumbo was awesome beer was super cold

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vipGreatTime
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I was happy to be able to use OT and get a reservation. I was traveling and didn't want to stand in a line. The staff was nice and the food was really good. When in La you have to eat Cajun. This place doesn't disappoint.

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Maggie
New Orleans
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had had an awful day at work. We got to Don’s and they had exactly what we needed: a quiet booth, great drinks (rye old fashions); and good food. The fried oysters were crispy and the jacked up shrimp yummy. The service was paced just right for stressed out people who needed to slow down.

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LukeL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, Don’s never ceases to please. I recommend you try it if you’re new to the area. If you’re not, what are you waiting for?

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NicoleM
Houston
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server, Angelle, was wonderful!

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Patrick
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food. Excellent service.
(Thank you, Ila!)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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CajunCracker
New Orleans
23 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is awesome, it’s really clean!

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RenaC
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and Service!! Great atmosphere and wonderful local flair.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Food was delicious and staff was friendly and helpful!

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DavidM
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time (as usual!) Our waitress was wonderful and the food was excellent! We will be back very soon!

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JohnG
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good, had etouffee over fried crawfish and fried catfish and fried shrimp dinner. Had drinks before meal, but both of us commented that the cherry in the drink didn’t taste right ? Taste was off. ServiceExcellent

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MikeC
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wear hearing aids I had to turn them down to lowest volume seems to me tv volume influenced noise level with occupancy a lot less than normal should have been less noise as well. it was our 44th anniversary thought it would have been quieter that's why I made reservations for 2.all else was great.

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vipMaryM
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll definitely go back for oysters!

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AB555
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner for my mom. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great, food was great, always a great place to be.

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vipSimon
New Orleans
50 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite Cajun restaurant in Lafayette. Food is great, servers are attentive and bar area is fun. If you want to hang out with locals eat and drink at the bar.

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AngelaH
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best charbroiled oysters and fresh, mouth watering seafood always at Don’s!! We love Don’s for both small and large gatherings!!

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vipnolahifi
London
45 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I went on a Saturday night. Don's has a long tradition of serving authentic local food. This restaurant is huge. It was fully packed with locals with plenty of people waiting for tables. The food is very good. The wait staff is amazingly efficient. Katie was our server, and she is a real pro. She said this is the best restaurant she has worked in, and it shows. Highly recommended, but be prepared to have to yell at the people at your table.

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DavidN
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The only complaint was the ribeye was not cooked properly and had to send back. He 2nd steak ribeye was very tough ... just not good meat.... the seafood was very good , the service was wonderful...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Valentine’s Day & the service was absolutely wonderful! We were in and out within an hour!! Food was very delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
10 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Happy New Year! Food always good!

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vipSalt
Baton Rouge
11 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great drinks, food, service & dessert!!

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vipheatherluvs2teach
San Antonio
12 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Seafood we have had in a very long time. We will definitely be back when we are in the area again.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was delicious and our server was great

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WesH
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrated out wedding anniversary there. Food and service was excellent.

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vipActionMan
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I remember not to make a mistake of going around noon because the actual OpenTable app they ignore. You could have a reservation it means nothing around noon time. I went early as soon as they open and got a table easily and the service was always good. Try the jacked up oysters because they are absolutely delicious. I did not like the dish I had but that means nothing. The dishwasher actually good I was just comparing it to another restaurant that’s why I didn’t like it otherwise it was delicious anyway.

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vipCaptain
Houston
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was okay. Stuffed crab seemed like frozen from a box, gumbo was salty with little taste, waiter was okay, so not a place I would recommend.

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vipdonh
Houston
37 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always good Cajun food and the old fashions are delicious, beer is always cold and besides seafood , their burgers and steaks are off the chain good.

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BarbaraD
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My sister and I enjoyed Dawn’s very much the waiter was extremely attentive and took care of any problems like her spilling a glass of wine. The food was wonderful we went out with the intention of buying seafood the fact That the seafood came from Louisiana was especially appealing. I will be back to that restaurant

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JasonG
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Don't take my word for it just go try it for yourself. This was my second time going and I have to say I'm sorry I didn't try this restaurant sooner. The food is AWESOME.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
38 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great time and great food!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Olivia is amazing! She will take great care of you! Food is delicious too!

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Don's Seafood - Lafayette is rated 4.8 stars by 180 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.

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