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DON'S Seafood

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2405 W Cabela Pkwy, Gonzales, LA 70737
+1 225-644-4888
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10:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Good for: Families with children
Description: DON'S SEAFOOD More Than Eighty Years of Exceptional Seafood South Louisiana...
DON'S SEAFOOD More Than Eighty Years of Exceptional Seafood South Louisiana locals and visitors have been drawn to DON'S authentic Cajun cuisine for more than 80 years. Menu selections including traditional Landry family recipes, and more recent original creations like Zydeco Shrimp, are well worth repeat visits. Many stop in daily for oysters on the half shell or boiled crawfish in season. DON'S bartenders serve Signature Old Fashioned cocktails alongside the newest specialty drinks, many made with Louisiana products. DON'S SEAFOOD began in 1934, when Don Landry opened his first restaurant and bar in downtown Lafayette with $400 borrowed from his uncle. Prohibition had just been lifted and at only 24 years old, he envisioned serving drinks and offering a simple menu featuring fresh local seafood. Four generations later, the Landry family has expanded that humble beginning into what would eventually become the DON'S SEAFOOD of today. Continuing the tradition, the Landry family still owns and operates each location. An extensive menu of original South Louisiana Cajun family recipes, the freshest Gulf seafood and sizzling steaks is offered. Each location boasts a unique Acadiana-inspired décor, all have a full-service bar and grill, perfect for casual diners or sports enthusiasts. Every DON'S SEAFOOD grill features an open charbroiler where diners can watch exclusive dishes being prepared like DON'S Original Jacked Up Oysters loaded with bacon, jalapenos and pepper jack cheese. Whether you're just passing through South Louisiana or live right around the corner, you'll find a DON'S SEAFOOD location near you in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.
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  • 53
    Excellent
  • 46
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
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  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local find

Great food no matter what you order on the menu. Reasonable prices for everyone. This is our go to spot when we just don't wanna eat at home. Great service too!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Pallici
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very enjoyable experience at Don's. Ordered to go and waited. Bartenders friendly and accommodating. Food was wonderful

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Thank byronp745
Gonzales, Louisiana
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time ever to Don's Seafood was excellent! The hostess was friendly, our waitress was also friendly, efficient, and knowledgeable. The food tasted amazing! We had everything from grilled oysters (which I don't normally eat, but tasted and loved!) to crab to pasta to steak to cheesecake. There were 6 in our party and all of us were impressed. The... More 

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Thank teresa s
Hot Springs, Arkansas
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Don's was recommended by a local. We had fresh oysters on the half shell, seafood platter, and the cheesecake. The food and service were wonderful. The facility was spotless. We will go back again!

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Thank 5thwheelmama
Seattle, Washington
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99 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don's is just fine. Decent meal, friendly service. Really good beer prices (2 for 1 specials often). Chargrilled oysters are okay, not nearly as good as Drago's or Mike Anderson's. Decor is new and nice, but the seating layout is awkward and not very relaxing. A bunch of the seating in the bar area is right next to the "server... More 

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Thank JC A
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37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner on a Saturday night at this location. The place was packed with a 45 minute wait. Decided not to wait and found three spot at the bar. The servers were very friendly and helped us get situated. Had a drink then spinach and artichoke dip. It was pretty good. Orders three pounds of crawfish. They came out steaming... More 

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Thank John M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food no matter what you order on the menu. Reasonable prices for everyone. This is our go to spot when we just don't wanna eat at home. Great service too!

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Thank Pallici
Iota, Louisiana
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was told wait would be about 30 minutes...7 minutes later we were seated. Food and service was exceptional. Kids loved the onion ring appetizer.

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Thank aklumpp
Longview, Texas, United States
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We started with the chargrilled oysters. As some other reviewers have stated, some of them were a bit small, but we're not complaining; just letting you know. Flavor was great and almost as good as any chargrilled in New Orleans. Wife went with the yellow fin tuna. She thought it was a bit bland, but nothing that some of Don's... More 

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Thank Jeff R
New Orleans, Louisiana
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Stopped at bar to have a drink and snack while wives were shopping at outlet mall nearby. Great appetizers and good selection of draft beer sitting at bar. Great way to go shopping.

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Thank mikemS9867BR
Houston, TX
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

Love this seafood restaurant. Hard to believe they are a chain. The food is always fresh and the service is great. They can get really busy at lunch, but do a nice job to get people in and out as fast as they can. The jacked up shrimp are fantastic. Love the red beans and fish also and their boiled... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2405 W Cabela Pkwy, Gonzales, LA 70737
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Gonzales
  • Phone Number: +1 225-644-4888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Cajun & Creole

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

DON'S SEAFOOD More Than Eighty Years of Exceptional Seafood South Louisiana locals and visitors have been drawn to DON'S authentic Cajun cuisine for more than 80 years. Menu selections including traditional Landry family recipes, and more recent original creations like Zydeco Shrimp, are well worth repeat visits. Many stop in daily for oysters on the half shell or boiled crawfish in season. DON'S bartenders serve Signature Old Fashioned cocktails alongside the newest specialty drinks, many made with Louisiana products. DON'S SEAFOOD began in 1934, when Don Landry opened his first restaurant and bar in downtown Lafayette with $400 borrowed from his uncle. Prohibition had just been lifted and at only 24 years old, he envisioned serving drinks and offering a simple menu featuring fresh local seafood. Four generations later, the Landry family has expanded that humble beginning into what would eventually become the DON'S SEAFOOD of today. Continuing the tradition, the Landry family still owns and operates each location. An extensive menu of original South Louisiana Cajun family recipes, the freshest Gulf seafood and sizzling steaks is offered. Each location boasts a unique Acadiana-inspired décor, all have a full-service bar and grill, perfect for casual diners or sports enthusiasts. Every DON'S SEAFOOD grill features an open charbroiler where diners can watch exclusive dishes being prepared like DON'S Original Jacked Up Oysters loaded with bacon, jalapenos and pepper jack cheese. Whether you're just passing through South Louisiana or live right around the corner, you'll find a DON'S SEAFOOD location near you in Lafayette, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?