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 six thriving locations. Thank you for being a part of our history , and we invite you to be a part of our future.
This place is awesome, it’s really clean!
Awesome food and Service!! Great atmosphere and wonderful local flair.
Great experience! Food was delicious and staff was friendly and helpful!
We had a great time (as usual!) Our waitress was wonderful and the food was excellent! We will be back very soon!
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
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.
I’ll definitely go back for oysters!
Birthday dinner for my mom. Food was great!
Service was great, food was great, always a great place to be.
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.
The best charbroiled oysters and fresh, mouth watering seafood always at Don’s!! We love Don’s for both small and large gatherings!!
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...
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.
We went for Valentine’s Day & the service was absolutely wonderful! We were in and out within an hour!! Food was very delicious!
Happy New Year! Food always good!
Great drinks, food, service & dessert!!
Best Seafood we have had in a very long time. We will definitely be back when we are in the area again.
All the food was delicious and our server was great
Celebrated out wedding anniversary there. Food and service was excellent.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Great time and great food!
Olivia is amazing! She will take great care of you! Food is delicious too!
We arrived before our reservation time and were seated in 5 minutes. Food was excellent and fast service. Definitely recommend.
We haven’t eaten at Dons in at least 8 years despite living less than 10 minutes away. However we were pleasantly surprised with our visit, service was great, food was good and overall it ticked the boxes. Very traditional Cajun fare with nothing a real talking point on the menu.
Good good. Table ready great service
Staff and manager were incredibly friendly and accommodating. Food was quite good with an excellent selection. Price was reasonable. I had not been to Don’s in years. It’s vastly improved.
Some of the entree’s were not up to Don’s usually great standards! We were disappointed, but we’ll get over it!
The waiter’s service was poor at best! That was very disappointing! What was upsetting is the forced gratuity! That makes the server KNOW he’s getting a full 18%! So why be outstanding?
We were pleasantly surprised. With Don’s. Weren’t sure what to expect, but the food was great and our service was excellent. Due to the higher ceilings it was a little noisy, but not bad. My wife had the fired oysters and I had the blackened reddish. Both were very good and there was nothing left.
Nice atmosphere except for large and loud group next to us waitress excellent. Did not like cocktail sauce and tartar sauce. Grilled- smoked oysters were very good
I have been a customer of Don's for years. The food and service are always excellent. When I have guests in town, Don's is always on our agenda for at least one meal. Yesterday, the food and service were especially excellent!
Don's is an "Institution" in Lafayette for a reason!
Very friendly staffs and excellent food.
We had a great family time.
Dons‘s always provides a great atmosphere for getting together. The atmosphere is great, coupled with great food and fantastic service. The chargrilled oysters are always a treat and the gumbo is a favorite. I would recommend this restaurant for a date or just friends getting together. Enjoy!
Fabulous flavorful and friendly
I really enjoyed it, from the food to the atmosphere. It was really great an I can’t wait to come back. However the stuff potato that I got was salty,
Its an incredible place and the service awesome. Food is all giant portions so be careful how much you order. Its all delicious so pick anything. Cant wait to come back.
It was pretty good. My son is attending school in Lafayette now and loved it and said he will be back soon.
Don's Seafood - Lafayette is rated 4.8 stars by 166 OpenTable diners.
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