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“Popular place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of DON'S Seafood

DON'S Seafood
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Pawleys Island, South Carolina, USA
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Popular place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2014 via mobile

We ate here for lunch and dinner. Lunch was great,excellent green salad covered with fish, large shrimp po'boy. We came back on Friday evening. It was very crowded and nosy. They don't take reservations but I think you can call ahead which I do recommend.the food was again very good. However it is mostly fried. Also if you want quiet conversation,go elsewhere.

Visited March 2014
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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“Don's has changed..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

I once agreed with previous reviews, however we have visited Don's twice this month because of the huge change I take back that opinion. The food seems to have improved and the service is much better. While I agree it is a bit pricey, however for the change in quality it is worth it. The hushpuppies, fish, and shrimp all tasted great, and of course the drinks are much better for some reason. I even ate a salad this time and it was fresh. My daughter had the shrimp dinner and she totally loved every minute of it. Our waiter was outstanding, and we will be going back soon. Kudos...on the improvements!

  • Visited February 2014
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Loganville, GA
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Seafood at its Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

We were traveling through Louisiana the week before Christmas and stopped here for supper. Although they were extremely busy, we did not wait long for a table and the service was fairly good. The seafood, salad, and gumbo were all fresh and tasted great, although it took a while for our order to arrive. We will definitely eat here again when passing through!

Visited December 2013
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Thank Rhonda K
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Sulphur, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Dinner time!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

The service was excellent!! The restaurant was clean and decorated nicely. To me the food was only adequate for the price. It definitely was not bad but it wasn't great for the slightly higher than average prices.

Visited January 2014
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Denham Springs, Louisiana
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“Never go back”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I look forward to the oyster specials on Monday night. This was the first time this oyster season we went. Boy were we in for a surprise. The oysters were no bigger than a nickel and the price was $6.00 a dozen instead of $4.00 like last year. The draft beers were soooo watered down that they didn't even have a taste. They use to be 2 for 1 but now they are $3.00 a beer. As much as we like raw oysters we will never go back to Don's.

  • Visited December 2013
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