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Grapevine Cafe

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211 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville, LA
225-473-8463
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A MUST IN DONANDSONVILLE

This little restaurant is one I always visit when I'm near Donaldsonville, La. The ambiance is nice and love the local art on the walls. The menu is what you would expect in south Louisiana and it does not disappoint. The service is good and the food is delicious. Portion sizes are nice too. I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2012
Pat K
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Kiln, Mississippi
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
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Kiln, Mississippi
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73 reviews 73 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2012

This little restaurant is one I always visit when I'm near Donaldsonville, La. The ambiance is nice and love the local art on the walls. The menu is what you would expect in south Louisiana and it does not disappoint. The service is good and the food is delicious. Portion sizes are nice too. I recommend.

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Rexburg, Idaho
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39 reviews 39 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

I loved the food, the service, and the personal attention by the owner herself. It came recommended to us by a couple different independent sources, and I can see why. Very good.

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Donaldsonville, Louisiana
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

Unusual menu choies that you would find in a much bigger city. Service was good. Art work changes every couple of months and it is always interesting to see what is up for sale. Stewed okra is served as a side dish with most meals but it is really tasty. The crab cake appetizer is great as a meal. After... More 

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Louisiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2012

Excellent local restaurant. Live music, good southern food.

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Abbeville, Louisiana
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Traveling from Baton Rouge through plantation country down to Morgan City we began looking for a good place to stop for lunch. After checking trip advisor we decided to try Grapevine Cafe. Wow!!!! What a jewel !!!! Wish we could have tried everything but settled on the crawfish cornbread and spinach andouille stuffed fillet of fish. Each bite was simple... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

I traveled to Donaldsonville tonight and was looking for a place to eat as I did not see anything on the highway LA 70. I was told by some people staying at the hotel I was at that Grapevine was excellent. Therefore, I ventured downtown. The restaurant is a fairly large restaurant situated on Railroad Street. Charming location with a... More 

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Plano, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2011

$80 for the whole family. I took crab meat and shrimps on Portobello , and my wife enjoyed a just right cooked fish both come with tasty potato mash- we finally found a decent restaurant in this part of the world. Lovely outside seating (but in our visit it was rainy) and located in the middle of a little nice... More 

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Burnet, Texas
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47 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2011

The Grapevine Cafe in downtown Donaldsonville is a charming place, with good food and wonderful service. I had my very best shrimp po-boy of our 8 day "eating trip" in Louisiana at the Grapevine. It was heaping with perfectly, crisp fried shrimp. So much shrimp that I shared lots that spilled out of the sandwich and onto my plate with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Went to eat and when we ordered did not realize our dish would be fried but it was still great. Also had a chocolate pecan pie that was heaven. Thanks for the great service and the cozy atmosphere.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

As a native New Orleanian, I am able to dine at some of the finest restaurants in the world. Grapevine ranks right up there with the Brennan restaurants and Emeril restaurants. The price is exceptionally reasonable for what you get and there is live music. Cannot wait to come back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 Railroad Ave., Donaldsonville, LA
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Donaldsonville
  • Phone Number: 225-473-8463

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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