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“Salty and Overly-Muddy Seafood”
Review of DON'S Seafood

DON'S Seafood
Ranked #24 of 525 Restaurants in Metairie
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 OystersTM 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 29, 2012

I'm a born and raised New Orleanian and an avid seafood eater for over thirty years. Not only was the fried shrimp and catfish platter appalling (muddy and simply not fresh), the seafood gumbo is the saltiest dish I have eaten this year. Listen, I'm the type of guy who puts extra salt on my fries, but their seafood gumbo was beyond eatable. Service was below mediocre -- exceedingly slow (despite the few people in for lunch), and the food was served cold. All this served on soggy fries? All this for the price? I don't think so. Do yourself a favor, and if you're still on Veterans Blvd, stop by Acme Oyster House. It's only a 10 minute drive from Don's. Acme knows seafood; something's fishy at Don's -- literally.

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Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stopped here after a sightseeing day and were very happy with the meal. My husband tried the platter which was all deep fried but he liked everything on it. Being gluten free I had fewer choices, but they were very accommodating and the shrimp was wonderful. We would certainly eat here again next time we're in the area.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

My husband had the crawfish platter, with the many varities of crawfish. I had the steak and my son had a grilled cheese. The price was around $80, but the food was worth it! We had to wait in line to get a table but the wait wasnt long at all maybe 10-15 mins.

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Reviewed November 2, 2012

I have eaten at Don's Seafood hut a numbers of times and have never been disappointed.
The froglegs are to die for (not on menu, special dish when available). The fried seafood is cooked
to perfection. The stuff baked potatoe is outstanding. Start your meal off with the seafood
gumbo or the jacked-up shrimp and go from there! Staff is friendly and provides good service.

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Reviewed October 20, 2012

I hankered for bowl of good seafood gumbo and found it at Don's for lunch. Oysters on request were aplenty! We also had a crab cake that was quite good.

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