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“Still Very Good.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of DON'S Seafood

DON'S Seafood
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Ranked #8 of 564 Restaurants in Lafayette
Certificate of Excellence
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Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Dinner, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, 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, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.
Lafayette, LA
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“Still Very Good.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

The Hut has always been one of the top 10-15 restaurants in Lafayette. It is a place that locals go, and the locals in Lafayette know good food. Is it trendy? No! Is it fancy? No! So what is it? It's pretty darn good!

Visited January 2013
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Bloomington, Minnesota
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“Excellent seafood, Bisque to die for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

This place was recommended by someone and it was a good one! The food is simply delicious, flavorful and the price is right. The Bisque is outrageously excellent, the red bean and rice is perfect. Thank you for sharing recipes.

  • Visited December 2012
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Redding, California
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“Wonderful crawfish bisque”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

We were nicely surprise by the quality of this restaurant. It is a very large restaurant and does not show very impressive from the street. Give it a try it's worth it. The service was friendly, never felt rushed and bisque and oysters were wonderful.

  • Visited January 2013
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Carencro
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“Really good seafood”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2012

I really like to eat there. The food is alway very good...I love their stuffed shrimp. My husband really likes their seafood salad and seafood gumbo. Service is excellent. We have never had a bad experience at this place.

  • Visited December 2012
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“Not good”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2012 via mobile

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

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