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DON'S Seafood

4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
+1 337-981-1141
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (69 reviews)
“seafood salad” (16 reviews)
“hush puppies” (18 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had dinner at Don's not long ago and had an appetizer that I'd never heard of. Chargrilled oysters. Three of us sat at the bar and watched a very personable young man prepare and serve us a few dozen of the best oyster dish I've...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love when the drink specials and the food specials allow you to get all you want without going over budget! I enjoyed 2-for-1 local draft microbrew AND the fried seafood combo. I upgraded my side for the sweet potato casserole. It was all Devine....More

Thank nancadd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Local, family restaurant. We've gone at different times - lunch, early evening, late evening - and it is a bit noisy regardless of the time of day. The noise is from the chatter of the guests so its not unbearable. The waitstaff are not the...More

Thank AH1999
Reviewed November 9, 2017 via mobile

This was the most awesome dating experience ever.... it was an impromptu decision to get oysters on the half shell And it turned into a feast! The charbroiled oysters were so sweet! Will definitely return for more!

Thank Janet B
Reviewed November 7, 2017

I used to go to Don's back in the 70's and thought it was good. I was not as impressed today. I thought the food was just average. The atmosphere was nice. Sat at the bar and watched them grill the oysters. The service at...More

Thank Seagator48
Reviewed October 28, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is very noisy and the food, at best, is mediocre. We went there to celebrate an anniversary and shared the Don’s Seafood Platter. While it was plenty to share ( we are light eaters), it was certainly not $25.00 worth. Everything was fried...More

Thank lindymcd
DonsS7, Manager at DON'S Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Dear lindymcd, We would appreciate having an opportunity to speak with you about your visit. We hope you will consider responding to our personal message. Sincerely, DON’S Seafood

Reviewed October 28, 2017

Food very tasty. Fair service. Margarita mixes inconsistent and weak. I would visit again and get a bartender that know how to make margaritas.

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed October 27, 2017

It was all good , a good place to have a decent meal . I feel that it was too expensive though . We were from out of town and was looking for the original location for a really nice atmosphere .

Thank Dan'l L
Reviewed October 25, 2017 via mobile

The service was poor, long time for drinks to come, big gap between starter and main course and difficult to get attention of a waitress. Starter was ok but on a table of 5, 2 meals came out cold and after a long delay. The...More

Thank benlexie
Reviewed October 25, 2017

We were in town for business and stopped here. OMG!! They have the best fried alligator ever! Everything we had on the menu was great, crawfish etouffee , jambalaya, catfish, can't go wrong with any of it. Will definitely be back if I'm in the...More

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J Michael Z
December 28, 2016|
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Response from DonsS7 | Property representative |
Our locations are each unique and differ in accommodations for group events. Please call the location where you would plan to hold your event. Thank you!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-981-1141
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, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.
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