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DON'S Seafood

4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
+1 337-981-1141
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (65 reviews)
“seafood salad” (17 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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101 - 110 of 376 reviews

Reviewed October 19, 2016

Atmosphere is fine: not noisy, tables not crammed together, lighting is subdued but not too dim. Lots of fried food dishes but also a good assortment of fish that can be blackened, broiled, baked, etc.

Thank David C
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

The group of co-workers and the Cowboy Diver had a great time with great food👏🏻👏🏻so the group of 7 had a total of $201 with drinks. Another great stop on the Lafayette Trail. 😍 !

Thank TheCowboyDiver
Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

Since I've lived in South Louisiana my whole life, we don't dine often at seafood restaurants because we usually just cook our own seafood at home because it's cheaper and easier. However, if for whatever reason we decide to eat seafood at a restaurant, Don's...More

Thank Deroche10
Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

The food was good. I wanted "real" cajun, this is city chain cajun. The server was nice shy but nice.

Thank Sara-Doug A
Reviewed October 12, 2016

We were here for an early dinner. We had the alligator bites and the 1/2 and 1/2 (fried shrimp and shrimp entouffee . We shared the meal, there was plenty for both of us. The food was very good. Our waitress Deborah was very nice...More

Thank Carole A
Reviewed October 11, 2016

We were lucky enough to be in town for half price oyster night at Don's! We over indulged in raw oysters and fire roasted oysters. They were all outstanding! We also enjoyed some seafood gumbo and a fried platter. Delicious!! The bar offerings were also...More

Thank NRMEdgmont
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

Arrived in Lafayette LA one night due to traffic jam on I-10 and just needed some quick dinner. TA once again steered us to a great restaurant. Our seafood gumbo was perfect. Only disappointment was they were out of oysters.

Thank Katiefoster46
Reviewed October 9, 2016

We go to Don's often and we usually have a nice meal here. Today was one of those days when everything was pretty much perfect. Don's has remodeled their dining areas and they are now very, very nice. I absolutely love the bar area which...More

Thank bandman
Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch on a Friday. Not too crowded. Jacked up oysters are my favorite. I also had crab meat au gratin. So yummy!!! A little steep for lunch, but still a good value. Great service.

Thank Myra P
Reviewed September 16, 2016

Back in Louisiana for work. Decided to see what all the fuss was about concerning Don's. It did not disappoint. The crawfish bisque was so tasty and spicy. Loved it!

Thank Jeff B
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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Bar scene, 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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