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Review of DON'S Seafood

DON'S Seafood
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Ranked #7 of 573 Restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Seafood
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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.
Reviewed December 4, 2012

I love seafood and this place is just not good. I have tried to like it but it is just awful. I could not even eat my food. No one at my table enjoyed their food. There are other places close by that have seafood that won't gag you

Thank Margaretvest
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Reviewed December 3, 2012

This restaurant is very busy with customers and yet they make you feel like you are the only ones that they are serving. I can't say enough about the excellent service. Now the food.....we were very happy with everything that we ordered. Oysters on the half shell, Gumbo, boiled peel your own shrimp with corn on the cob, potatoes, green bell pepper and onions (excellent). I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are ever in the area. I believe that the original restaurant is downtown Lafayette.

Thank Shellene
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We went as a small group, 6 of us following a memorial ceremony for my mother. It has been a while since we were last at this restaurant and now we all recall why.

First, the Spinach & Artichoke dip was watery, it tasted as if it is made from canned spinach and artichokes. It was a new item on the menu and Im sure it will not last.

Second, three of us had the Seafood Gumbo and two of us had the Crawfish Bisque. Both were only lukewarm and the only difference we could discern was the presence of the stuffed crawfish heads in the bisque. A m ajor disappointment.

Lastly they charged $8.50 for a mixed drink. Nobody expects them to not make a profit, but in this town that is highway robbery. Needless to say, none of the three couples will ever be returning to this restaurant. There are too many others in this city that do not disappoint in the least.

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Thank Douglas Reid
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

There are many seafood places in the Lafayette area. Although I would not say this is my absolute favorite ..It is well worth the dining experience. Food is fresh and they offer a lot of options!

Thank LSULA
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

the waitress took forever to come to table, food slow comining, and every thing .... salad, gumbo, oysters and shrimp was horrible! AND expensive. never go there again.

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Thank Sharon C
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