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DON'S Seafood

4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
+1 337-981-1141
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travelers talk about
“oysters” (74 reviews)
“seafood salad” (17 reviews)
“stuffed shrimp” (18 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 AM Hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Ate dinner at Don’s for the first time on 12/9/18. This is a must visit creole destination if visiting Lafayette. Amazing Oysters, our party of 4 went through 3 dozen raw and a dozen cooked. Fried alligator was excellent. Gumbo very flavorful. Great bourbon selection...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank jkirsner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a business trip in Lafayette, LA and my wife and I decided to get some seafood. Asked around and was told by several people that I had to go to Don's Seafood. Glad I took the advice. Great food and the service was great....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Glenn W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great food with 2 for 1 Margaritas or Bloody Mary's. Also great oysters on the halfshell. Also one of the best places to eat gumbo on a cold night.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank ljrichard
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried so many items on the menu and we're overwhelmingly surprised that every one of them were EXCEEDINGLY AMD ABUNDANTLY delicious. Seafood gumbo, Jacked up Shrimp, Jacked up Oysters, Oysters on the half shell, Charbroiled oysters,Crab au gratin,Catfish Acadian, Jacked up cheeseburger, and white...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank CollinPoppins2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ten adults at lunch can be a little challenging if the server isn't a pro. Our guy was up to the challenge. He was patient and efficient as we worked our way through drinks, appetizers, and entrees. Many of us had eaten here before, a...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank William B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hostess was promptly seated great atmosphere clean and nice tables. Excellent waitress friendly and courteous and attentive she did superior job. ☝️ ⭐️ Then down hill. 👎. 3 different orders. Grilled catfish also grilled shrimp 🍤 both not tasty- must have changed cooks! Can’t...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank JollyLeo
DonsS7, Public Relations Manager at DON'S Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi JollyLeo, thank you for informing us about your recent experience at our Denham Springs location. We are so sorry to hear that your visit didn't go as well as expected. Please private message us with your contact information so we can put you in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a very large table for a thanksgiving get together which is never easy but our waitress Tyler was FLAWLESS. No wrong orders, no forgotten drinks, so sweet and polite the entire time. She’s a gem! Food was delicious and we loved the atmosphere. Been...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BayouBelle614
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere was wonderful, friendly and courteous wait staff. The food was excellent, the menu was very easy to understand and showed pictures. The waitress was very friendly and cheerful. The prices were great. Will recommend to family and friends.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank gomezsylvia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Don’s several times for business and with my husband. The jacked up shrimp and the satsuma mimosa is to die for! Both are a must try!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Morgan P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with the family to celebrate birthdays. Had an amazing dinner and Daniel made our night out outstanding. Good food and exceptional service.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tammy B
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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
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine
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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