Don's Seafood - Lafayette

4.6
122 reviews
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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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Dallas
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food and service. We dine there whenever in the Lafayette area.

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New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food good, screaming babies all around added to all the other general noise, service so so,

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LV
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Great atmosphere for a family. Quality food. We love it

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Mississippi
2 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and service. It is large and somewhat noisy, so it's not great for a intimate dinner for two, but it was fine for our family outing.

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p
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Awesome wait service. Delicious oysters. Good enter. Not rushed at all. Very attentive. Sat in bar area

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PF
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Blackened Redfish. Very tasty. Service was good, Alex was attentive but not pushy. Friend had Fried Shrimp and stated that it was a good meal. Moved to Arizona in 1985 and always like to come "home" to the fresh seafood in Lafayette. Victoria in the Bar was on top of everything and makes a great Bloody Mary.

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GB
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Fried oysters were our favorite! Service was great. Gumbo not eatable, nothing like the old days ...

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New Orleans
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and astrosphere are absolutely wonderful. The service is always excellent!

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JG
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Horrible service. Started with rude host and then a pleasant server who was too busy playing around with his buddies in the kitchen to pay attention to us. We were his only table. He could here them carrying on in the kitchen

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Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a treat. Great food and cold oysters. Never had a bad meal and had an excellent server this time. Will be back soon

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JA
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, wonderful aumbiance! Waitress was very attentive, the place was at full capacity, yet we were able to enjoy our conversations (didn’t have to yell, etc.). I would highly recommend getting reservations though.

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OT
Salt Lake City
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the raw oysters, their are big and juice!

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AH
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We will definitely be back. Great service. The food was great!

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DG
Houston
4 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food and excellent service! We are regulars!

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LH
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful except that we were not able to hear each toehr due to noise level.

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J
New Orleans
18 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Their char grilled oysters are overrated. They were dry and overpowered with cheese. Food was ok but there are much better seafood options available in Lafayette.

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EF
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Stopped here to catch the 4th quarter of the Saints/Eagle playoff game. Glad the Saints won! Food was excellent - fried oysters, gumbo, special shrimp. Louder than normal because of the game, but very appropriate.

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GG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are from Québec (Canada) and staying for 5 mounth. We adore the restaurant, the food is very good and the service is very good

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PP
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a repeat visit to Don’s. Service is always great. Food has consistently exceeded my expectations.
Oysters on the half shell or charbroiled are a must. We will be back when we are in town!

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AF
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not right on I-10, but worth the detour. Great for a lunch stop between Houston and New Orleans.

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RC
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Although the food was excellent & service was great, we were a little disappointed that we had made reservations for 6:45 & another couple that also made reservations for 6:45 but checked in AFTER we arrived were seated before us. We didn’t think that was right. Plus there were so many people all over the restaurant waiting for tables, not only could you not have a good conversation with someone right next to you, I would hate to see what would happen if a fire broke out & the restaurant would have to be evacuated. It would’ve been a disaster & tragedy, for sure.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Year’s Eve family dinner

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h
San Antonio
10 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious! Best seafood we have had in a very long time!

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F
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Short service items. Even with reservations, table was not ready.

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f
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food always. Excellent service. Great meal for value

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LB
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service. Although it was the local university's graduation night and there were multiple large parties, the service was great and food delicious and timely.

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Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great...our waitress “Boo” was amazing..definitely will visit again..

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BH
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! Wonderful service. I took my 3 sisters here and we all had a great time. Will be going back every time I am in the area.

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p
New Orleans
9 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had dinner with my wife. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food was good and the service was goo.

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AR
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Food was great as always! Our served seemed a little scattered and disorganized, but maybe it was due to the volume of tables she had.

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C
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I visited here on the recommendation of a local. It is very casual and family friendly. The food was very good and we determined we would definitely return when searching for Cajun cuisine. The service was quick and friendly.

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m
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’s always has great food and service! One of the best seafood restaurants in Lafayette.

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New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. We ordered apitisers, then more due to being full!

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c
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was good and our waitress was very good and awesome...she made our night great by giving us the all the info that we needed to understand the menu.....

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RB
Savannah
6 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food!!! Excellent service. Excellent atmosphere! What else can I say!

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NH
Baton Rouge
6 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our Sunday family lunch at Don's. The food was delicious and we loved the option of getting the "small" version of some of our favorite dishes.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Reservation was perfect, it was set for 7, we arrived at 6:55 and were seated immediately. We were put in a booth which I don’t care for and we weren’t offered the option of a table. Food was very good, it came out a little quicker than expected but well prepared and everything was exactly as ordered. Wouldn’t recommend for a romantic dinner, atmosphere was very bright and loud, more suited for dinner and drinks with a group of friends or family.

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a
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Alex was very good, and the food the best meals we’ve had at Don’s. It was very busy, and so pretty noisy, but overall a good evening.

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L
Houston
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don’s was wonderful! My husband had crab in crab on crab and I had shrimp on shrimp on shrimp. Everything was fresh and delicious! The service was spot on!

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H
New Orleans
5 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Busy Friday night but service was unacceptable.

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