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“Delightfully Delighted!”
Review of DON'S Seafood

DON'S Seafood
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Ranked #13 of 586 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 October 6, 2013

Wow! My husband and I were actually looking for another "Dons" that was recommended to us, but we ended up at Don's Seafood Hut. We parked in a parking lot across from the restaurant. We walked across the street and into the restaurant. The outside of the building is charming and on a corner. It has a nice "historic" or "classic" feel to it. The hostess was pleasant as she readied our table. We were seated and waitress was prompt and thorough. My husband and I ordered the Seafood Platter (to share) for $23.95 and added a gumbo for an extra $2.95. The food did take a while to come out, as is expected with any restaurant at 7:30pm. The waitress was attentive and informative on the estimated time of arrival of our food. When our food came out I was disappointed at how little the platter was. The menu had stated that this was a "BIG" plate and to clear the table for it. I feel this was misleading. However, the VALUE outweighed the QUANTITY. We were very, very pleased. With how small this plate was my husband and I still walked out full. The boudin balls....oh my gosh... I can't even begin to explain how much I loved them. I will probably be going back to get an order of boudin balls for our trip back home.

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Thank L C
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Great food and they just introduced some amazing crab cakes. We did nothing but appetizers (oysters, shrimp, crab cakes) and it was a great meal!

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

I went during oyster season and they were having a special; 50 cents each. They were very large and salty. We also shared an appetizer - fried crab claws. We were served such a large appetizer we didn't even order an entra.

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Reviewed July 12, 2013

We were looking for a place to eat in Lafayette and our GPS guided us to something that looked like a fast food restaurant. I wasn't amused but when turning around I saw Don't Seafood Hut.
It was packed with people and we decided to give it a try.
The have lots of delicious dishes when you are a seafood lover. I am not but I eat fish filet. The catch of the days was Tuna so I ordered a Tuna steak.
It was perfectly friend, the taste was unforgettable. My friend was having seafood pasta and loved it and it was the first time in my three weeks holidays that I was so happy about the food that I ordered a dessert.
Yummi!
The price for value was great either, so if anyone is close by, make sure you go there.
Last but not least. The staff: Extremely friendly!!!

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Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

Supposedly, when you go to Lafayette, you need to try Don's Seafood Hut. By the look of the exterior of the restaurant, I didn't feel like it, but my friend insisted. It was a Lafayette experience not to be missed. Well, I would have liked to miss it, because I didn't enjoy the food at all. It was eatable, but barely.

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