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“Terrible for Gluten Intolerance”
Review of DON'S Seafood

DON'S Seafood
Ranked #3 of 136 Restaurants in Hammond
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.
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“Terrible for Gluten Intolerance”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

I have always loved Don's and enjoyed their fresh seafood. Since learning I had Celiac disease last year it has been become more difficult to find places to accommodate that. When I asked the server if I could speak to the manager to see if their steaks were marinated before grilled because of my allergy, she came back and said that her manager said they were not responsible for anything sold. I was very disappointed in a restaurant my family had supported for many years. The manager didn't even come out to give many any GF options he/she may have. Very sad for 2013.

  • Visited March 2013
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English first
Charlottetown, Canada
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Yum yum!”
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Service, quality of food and value for money was excellent! We would go there again for sure! I had a crab dish and my husband had beef and both were very good.

Visited April 2013
1 Thank Connie C
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Mobile, Alabama
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4 reviews
“Great place for seafood”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

Excellent seafood. I wouldn't go the steak route although they are not awful but there are definitely better steaks in town....But would most definitely return for boiled , broiled and fried seafood depending on my mood.....

Visited March 2013
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Burnsville, North Carolina
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Gumbo Greatness”
Reviewed March 29, 2013

It's hard to find truly bad seafood in the Bayou country, but truly supreme seafood deserves to be shared!!!
I didn't even know that they served steak, until the name showed up on my credit card statement! Here, it's all about the gumbo. And the etouffee, And the fish with Ponchatrain sauce. Oh, my.
Gumbo is offered in Chicken, Chicken and Sausage, Shrimp, Crawfish, and Alligator.
The Specialties are special indeed, as they all begin with Gumbo, and include a plethora of Gulf and Bayou delights.
Nearly any fish or seafood dish you order is bound to be good. The steaks might be good, too; although I don't know anyone who has tried them!

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Sarahbelle7
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Livingston, Louisiana
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67 reviews
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“I always enjoy eating at Don's when in the area”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Don's always provides consistent great seafood in the area. Now with all the movies being filmed in Louisiana, you can even see celebrities in the restaurant from time to time. Food always tastes fresh, well seasoned, the BEST hush puppies and tartar sauce. I LOVE their stuffed shrimp!

Visited December 2012
2 Thank Crystal D
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