Don's Seafood - Lafayette

4.5
191 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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JessicaS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

100% recommended, everything was delicious and excellent service.

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run2eat
New Orleans
14 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Dined here when traveling

Food was good - boudin balls appetizer
Grilled shrimp tacos and grilled corn- which was really good!
My husband had fried oysters which he enjoyed

Our waiter was excellent!
He was very busy but we still had excellent service
It was a bit noisy- but it was just that type of restaurant

Did not detract from the evening

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OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Carla was incredibly efficient and pleasant! We never wanted for anything. Truly enjoyed the hamburger steak, charbroiled oysters and old fashioneds. Great family get together! Thank you so very much for your hospitality and service! Carla was 5 stars!

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JayK
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Glad we made a reservation, cause it was HOPPIN’!! Never seen saw a large crowd waiting OUTSIDE—Lots of large tables inside, so glad to see peeps getting out again!
Carla was a WONDERFUL server; food was GREAT, as usual; and finally, NOONE does an Old Fashioned like Don’s!! Glad there are places like Don’s that you can ALWAYS count on!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waitress was phenomenal, the steak was delicious, and the drinks were good as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is awesome and the staff is great !!

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WesH
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I went for a date night. Food and the service was outstanding. So nice to see younger couples as well as older enjoying themselves at the bar!!

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vipJane
Austin
51 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service! Excellent food! We’ll be back!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food was so good it was date night for me and my husband!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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

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vipLHD10
Houston
40 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
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
15 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
23 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
25 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.

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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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food

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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
13 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ll definitely go back for oysters!

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AB555
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Birthday dinner for my mom. Food was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipLocalFoodie
New Orleans
60 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
5 reviews
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
New Orleans
47 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!

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

Happy New Year! Food always good!

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

Great drinks, food, service & dessert!!

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Don's Seafood - Lafayette is rated 4.5 stars by 191 OpenTable diners.

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