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Don's Seafood - Lafayette

4.6
4.6
246 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
The truth is, you don’t become a Louisiana favorite just by putting the word “authentic” on your sign. When you’ve served Cajun meals as long as we have, you learn the difference between real food and a bland imitation, and our guests know it too. Grilled, fried or on ice–there’s time cooked into every dish and time spent on every home cooked recipe, so that every aroma, every bite, every sip and every gathering is memorable. We’ve spent more than 80 years creating a recipe for something much greater than a place for a lunch break or night out. It’s a place to share (or keep the whole plate to yourself), a place where you always have a seat ready at the table and a place where you’re always part of the family.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole, Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (337) 981-1141

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Catering menu available at donsseafoodonline.com

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private room with two televisions.

  • Private party contact

    Clare Mayo: (337) 981-1141

  • Neighborhood

    Lafayette

  • Cross street

    Brentwood Blvd.

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Bus Stops in front of restaurant

  • Entertainment

    Oyster Bar & Grill

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 246 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Great for Brunch

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Fit for Foodies

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Healthy

  • Baton Rouge / Lafayette

    Great for Lunch

  • Lafayette

    Best Value

  • Lafayette

    Fit for Foodies

  • Lafayette

    Good for Groups

  • Lafayette

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Lafayette

    Most Booked

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  1. DW

    DavidW

    New Orleans

    78 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tiger was very attentive to us from the beginning until we shook hands upon our departure. Food and beverages were great!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great as always
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service, Food had Great Flavor
  4. AR

    AbbyR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great as always
  5. SR

    StephanieR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I always enjoy my visits to Don's. While in college, my son was a server and was well treated and compensated. Our server was Tim. He was polite and informative and we enjoyed having him wait on us. The atmosphere was perfect for my daughter's birthday. The food was fabulous as always.
  6. f

    fortyyears

    Dallas

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Food always good. Priced correctly.
  7. LY

    LYNNEP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was good and our waitress Lou was great would go there again
  8. R

    Richard

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    My fried shrimp were over-fried and rather dry, as were the hush puppies. I had raved to my Houston family about how great the food was at Don’s. We were a little disappointed.
  9. g

    greatbrunchinlafayette

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great brunch at Don's!! Deshawn was our server and he was so helpful! We shared the broiled oysters and had the Bayou Benedict and the Seafood combo. Delicious!
  10. J

    Jean

    Charleston

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Visiting Lafayette & local friend recommended Don’s. It did not disappoint. Busy place but our table was well situated and noise level was bearable. Our server was sweet and efficient, checking back to ensure all was well. Oysters were amazing as an appetizer. Shrimp and grits were delicious and the red beans and cat fish combo did not disappoint. Desert was over the top - pecan crumble with vanilla ice cream. It was made for two. It was a great evening
  11. WH

    WesH

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the family in. Everything was perfect. Thank you Don’s!!
  12. LC

    LClocal

    Baltimore

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food was outstanding, but the noise level was off the charts - very very loud.
  13. KR

    KylieR

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service and great atmosphere!
  14. T

    Tommy

    Tokyo

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Food & service was fantastic!
  15. NO

    NancyO

    San Antonio

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Very excellent service and excellent food.
  16. e

    edwardb

    Baton Rouge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Great food/bad seating/service a little slow Go often Will go again
  17. F

    Francais

    Baton Rouge

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Our server, Hayley, was great. Very attentive and very pleasant. The food was a bit of a disappointment though. We have eaten at Don's before (and we are full bloodied Cajuns) but there did not seem to be enough seasoning. One of us had the blackened redfish but it lacked the usual spices associated with blackened dishes. The oysters were very good, the gumbo was pretty good.
  18. p

    paul

    New Orleans

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good food and service for out of town guests
  19. j

    johnw

    Charlotte

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    best meal we had on this three week trip cross country. my wife loved the margarita
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience1
    I had a reservation..waited in line to tell them our name. A couple walked in AFTER us, stood behind us while we were standing AT the stand, and Cameron overlooks my family of 5 & asks the couple about their info to be seated instead…. Get to our table. I timed it. He took over 15 minutes just to take our drink order. Came to our table to apologize about the wait, left to go back to another table, & then came to ours to finally take the drink order. We waited so long for our oysters. When we got them, they were cold. My chicken was completely dry and over cooked. I never even order chicken in restaurants but it was so good last time that I had to order it again and it was not good at all this time. Ordered mixed vegetables… the vegetables were broccoli. Literally JUST Broccoli. No zucchini cauliflower carrot. Nothing just broccoli…. Potatoes were cold. Topped with a plethora of cold shredded cheese. My husband’s food was burnt. Literally burnt. Ordered dessert. It wasn’t fully warm and he was rushing us to go at this point so I didn’t worry about it. Had to keep asking for refills. Packed our food and had to ask for a bag. & the service was just not there at all. This is coming from a waitress. I didn’t bother telling him any of my concerns because the only time he came to our table was to bring the drinks or food. Other than that he came twice and by then we were just ready to go. I really don’t know if I will go back because it was too opposite from my visit I had prior to this one.
  21. A

    Anthony

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The grilled and fried oysters and fried alligator were outstanding. My husband enjoyed his seafood platter. Shannon was the perfect server. Everything came to the table in perfect timing and temperature. We will be back again.
  22. YK

    YvonneK

    Atlanta

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fun and energetic atmosphere! Grilled oysters always a must have!
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baton Rouge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual great food, great service
  24. DD

    DianaD

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were both outstanding- especially considering how packed they were for Valentine's Day. If you like a dark, rich gumbo, definitely give this place a try!
  25. GM

    GregM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Other than lots of background noise, I enjoyed the meal/experience. I understand that noise comes with a successful restaurant, but I just found it to be a bit much. Not bothersome enough to keep from returning though.
  26. MB

    MaryB

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food was fantastic. We had a very attentive waiter with a great personality. We will definitely be back.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Girls brunch
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience1
    Our server was amazing, the food was pretty good, over all experience was great until they sat a group of individuals next to us. They were obnoxiously loud, kept getting up and standing directly in front of our table, blocking the way of the servers. They were so loud and in our space we didn’t even finish our meal. I feel like some one from management should of asked them to have a seat.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food Friendly staff A little loud but everyone enjoyed their food
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extremely satisfied!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time as usual!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Food and service was great. Don’t like the restaurant shutting down and cleaning up though while people are still there.
  33. RR

    ReeRee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Brought my husband for a b day brunch with 3 kids under age 10. The seating was perfect as one of our kids is in a wheelchair. Our reservation was ready as soon as we arrived. Our server was spectacular and truly went out of her way. Food was amazing and my sons ended up eating both of their plate plus all of the fish from my platter. Server even comped 3 desserts for us. Truly a lovely day.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2021

    overall3food5service4ambience3
    The food and service was great but it was so loud we couldn’t talk to one another without yelling.
  35. K

    Kelly

    Baton Rouge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Yum! It was delicious, authentic and the service was top notch!
  36. AR

    AshleyR

    New Orleans

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Don's is always great. We were a little sad that Santa didn't show up since that was the reason for our visit, but that was out of their control. It's nice to see their portion sizes seem to have increased in ways. For awhile, it seemed over priced for the amount of food, but that's now seemed to even itself out.
  37. SW

    SusanW

    Houston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect. Make a reservation or be prepared for a long wait!
  38. WH

    WesH

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    29th anniversary! Couldn’t have been better! Thanks Don’s!
  39. f

    fortyyears

    Dallas

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good with excellent service
  40. BB

    BriB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food as always was amazing. Great servers , we went at a busy time but service was still great and timely.

FAQs

Don's Seafood - Lafayette is rated 4.6 stars by 246 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 23 times today
Google Map for Don's Seafood - Lafayette

4309 Johnston St Lafayette, LA 70503

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Brentwood Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Lafayette

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 10:30 am–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 10:30 am–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Creole, Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Public transit

    Bus Stops in front of restaurant

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    Oyster Bar & Grill

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (337) 981-1141

  • Catering

    Catering menu available at donsseafoodonline.com

  • Private party facilities

    Semi-private room with two televisions.

  • Private party contact

    Clare Mayo: (337) 981-1141

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