Don's Seafood - Lafayette

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166 Reviews
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Seafood
WE HAVE CURB SIDE SMILES FOR TAKE OUT AND PATIO TENT PASSION SHOULD YOU CHOOSE TO SIT AND EAT! WAITR IS ALSO AVAILABLE FOR DELIVERY. AS ALWAYS WE LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING YOU. #EATLOCAL #GODSGOTDIS

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
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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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!

JG
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
10 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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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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vipnolahifi
London
43 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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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
8 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
33 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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OpenTable Diner
Houston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived before our reservation time and were seated in 5 minutes. Food was excellent and fast service. Definitely recommend.

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RichardM
London
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vippaul
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good good. Table ready great service

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vipBinnola
New Orleans
37 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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Quasi
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

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?

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Grumpyone
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

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MelanieB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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

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Mrspossum25
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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SamK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staffs and excellent food.
We had a great family time.
Thank you

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous flavorful and friendly

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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,

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BradS
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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RodgerM
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It was pretty good. My son is attending school in Lafayette now and loved it and said he will be back soon.

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