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DON'S Seafood

4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006-5209
+1 504-889-1550
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible8%
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“seafood platter” (21 reviews)
“catfish” (26 reviews)
“stuffed shrimp” (12 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006-5209
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We order the catfish acadian blackened, not fried, which we prefer. For the first time, i tried the grilled stuffed shrimp and was pleased with the size and quantity of the crabmeat in the dressing.

Thank JBernard20
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had the visit last week during the labor day week end and every one of us enjoyed the food and service. Definitely one of the best

Thank johnsoni2017
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

their chargrilled oysters are great. their seafood platter is delicious . shrimp stew is fantastic . eat there all the time . great for party orb meeting in private room.

Thank donaldb800
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

When my son was younger, we lived here. Hes always lived the fried shrimp kids meal. The seafood platter is very good, along with there red beans. I also like the fried shrimp and shrimp etoufee meal.

Thank Brent N
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

The food and atmosphere was wonderful.We had a 15 min wait time but my family enjoyed,the food.We will definitely be back,when we visit again.

Thank michellechatman7
Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

Here’s what’s great: customer service, fried crab claws, fried alligator, seafood spinach dip, shrimp etouffe, fried shrimp. Good: seafood platter. Just ok: boudin balls, Alfredo. No: stuffed crab, stuffed shrimp. Not necessarily good for leftovers.

Thank Tasha T
Reviewed July 10, 2018

Don's in Metairie is part of a chain of restaurants originating in Louisiana, specifically Lafayette. Although I have eaten there many times (most usually with friends or family who want to go) it is not my idea of really good New Orleans area seafood. The...More

Thank Cecilia37
Reviewed June 12, 2018

Superb crawfish etouffee and delicious, albeit potent cocktails. Decor looks to be recently redone--very attractive...felt like we were in a nice place the minute we walked through the door. The beer taps were out when we visited, which led us to ordering liquor. Could use...More

Thank JessieD613
Reviewed May 27, 2018 via mobile

A very good place that can accommodate large groups. Everyone's food came out on time and hot. The seafood platters are of good size and the gumbo has an excellent roux.

Thank mrjazzbeau
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Don's was always a consistent restaurant. We could take the Grandparents there and know what we were getting! Not anymore!!! The Crabmeat Au gratin is watery. The service is slow and inconsistent. We gave it one more try and not again. I will go back...More

Thank Deborah R
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Lynnrose C
June 29, 2016|
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Response from Liz P | Reviewed this property |
No coupon needed just tell wait staff
Lynnrose C
June 29, 2016|
Response from Louise L | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I can't answer that as I was only visiting there on vacation so you will probably need to call the restaurant yourself.
Trina H
March 12, 2016|
Response from Ned-N-Helen | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I do think Don's has that option
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Kids, Families with children, Large groups, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006-5209
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: +1 504-889-1550
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 OystersTM 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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