Don's Seafood - Lafayette

4.7
210 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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BriB
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.

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paulF
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Serice at Don's was awesomw as thwe waitress was attentive but not bothersomea and made us feel special. The food was gerat, thw appetizer was the best, AND THE PORTION OF THE ENTRE WERE ABOVE AVERAGE. THE WINE SELECTION WAS SOMEWHAT SPARSE BUT WE WERE ABLE TO FINS ASUITABLE WINE TO GO WITH OUR MEAL. Overal the dinner was a great experience and we will be coming back to enjoy Don's seafood again soon.

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EataLotOut
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and experience - usually sit at bar with Andy as our waiter he is beyond accommodating- sat at a table last night and enjoyed the evening

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food.

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vipfortyyears
Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal

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GillesP
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was ready on time, our waiter was always around to check on us
We had family visiting us from North Carolina and everyone had a great time

DW
vipDavidW
New Orleans
68 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job and service. Food was excellent

OT
OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was phenomenal.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner, all good

LJ
LarryJ
Birmingham
10 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

First time to dine at this Don's. The food was good but the service as slow. Very noisy at lunch. A strange and not very odor was present also. Probably would not return to this location.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
69 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good and our server was very attentive and great!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New Orleans
88 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great shrimp basket with fries and cold slaw. The iced tea was half n half perfect enough to get a go cup.

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vipDavidW
New Orleans
69 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun time and an enjoyable lunch

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The food was good but cold, the drinks, they could do better. Whether it’s well or top shelf they are supposed to taste consistent.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual excellent food and service

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ChrisN
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice home town seafood restaurant.

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vipELo711
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

They had patio seating which was great. The music is extremely loud out there though. They tried to accommodate by covering a speaker for us.

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OpenTable Diner
Cancun
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met there to have a business lunch meeting. It was a little hard to hear each other but the food was delicious and our server was very accommodating.

JK
JulieK
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and our server was fantastic. The ease of making a reservation was great

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
10 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

We went to Don’s Seafood for a 21st birthday party. The decor ad atmosphere were nice to walk into. We ordered boidan balls and hush puppy’s for appetizers. Both had great flavor, though the his puppy’s were overly dry. One guest ordered a ribeye steak and asked for well done, it came out burnt and almost as dry as jerky. Another guest ordered the fillet, rather than cook the fillet as a full steak, the steak was butterflied to increase cooking speed which was a disappointment. Another guest ordered a seafood platter, fries were cold, slaw was warm, snd seafood seemed all frozen and bland. While the experience and company was enjoyable, I wouldn’t recommend this if you’re looking for something a bit nicer and a great dinner choice.

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OpenTable Diner
Baton Rouge
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing. It was a late birthday celebration for my son and an early birthday celebration for his girlfriend. Our server, Raven was exceptional…….love this place!!

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JessicaS
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

100% recommended, everything was delicious and excellent service.

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run2eat
New Orleans
16 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

OT
OpenTable Diner
New Orleans
2 reviews
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!

JK
JayK
New Orleans
9 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!!

OT
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.

OT
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
53 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
41 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
26 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.

OM
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
Baton Rouge
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
19 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
24 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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Don's Seafood - Lafayette is rated 4.7 stars by 210 OpenTable diners.

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