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DON'S Seafood

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2405 W Cabela Pkwy, Gonzales, LA 70737-5157
+1 225-644-4888
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Ellijay, Georgia
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51 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered marinated chicken breasts, fries, crawfish etouffe, salad, garlic bread and white chocolate bread pudding. The chicken was very good though the pieces were a little small. The salad, etouffe and garlic bread were excellent and the bread pudding was one of the best I have ever had.

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Thank Steven Y
Kelowna
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Don's was and still is my favourite place for seafood in the area but this time it was not a good experience. First, no Andy Gator draft beer, next out of zydeco shrimp (really!), then a one hour wait for jacked up oysters! When they finally arrived they were undercooked and French bread was cold. At first, no ice cream... More 

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Thank 748glennb
Kaplan, Louisiana
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had lunch here as a party of 5 on a Friday during Lent and I am quite impressed with the speed of service. All of our drinks remained full and our food came out together and piping hot. Their crawfish bisque was especially delicious - it's made with a dark and thick roux and lots of large crawfish tails.... More 

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Thank KA-Choate
Natchitoches, Louisiana
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wife and I visited on a Saturday evening around 7 pm, restaurant was close to full but not overly crowded and only a short wait. The service was friendly but forgot to bring the salad (which is not included in the meal and thousand island not available- server stated that was due to it not being a popular dressing -... More 

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Thank Bill P
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have not come across anything I did not like, but you cannot go wrong with fried seafood. My favorite thing is the seafood salad, which is a large salad with abundance of lump crabmeat, shrimp and crawfish and a nice dressing.

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Thank 979glendal
Alexandria, Virginia
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was ok. We ordered to go. They had nice outdoors sitting but didn't let us use it as we had our dog with us. This is really the fist casual restaurant in the US that didn't let us in with a dog...not super friendly.

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Thank mashacompton
DonsS7, Manager at DON'S Seafood, responded to this review

Dear mashacompton, Thank you for dining with us. We hope you will consider responding to our private message. We would appreciate having an opportunity to speak with you personally about your visit. Sincerely, DON’S Seafood More 

Dallas, Texas
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104 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I ended up buying the seafood platter that had a whole lot of stuff that I didn't want. It was ok, not great. The wait for a table might have been long so we sat at the bar. The service at the bar was good.

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Thank UltraLimitedTraveler
DonsS7, Manager at DON'S Seafood, responded to this review

Dear UltraLimitedTraveler, Thank you for dining with us! Since 1934, when Mr. Don Landry opened his first restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana, we have been dedicated to making every visit wonderful, including the consistency of fine Cajun cuisine and superior service in a warm, friendly atmosphere. We would appreciate speaking with you about your visit. We hope you will respond to... More 

Maui, Hawaii
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Don's is located just off the freeway in a complex near Cabelas. It is very convenient to a cluster of local hotels and the outlets. There is bar sitting, dining room, and bar seating available as well as an outdoor patio. I dined there twice during a recent business day and I would say that the lunch wait staff is... More 

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Thank Kevin W
Louisiana
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101 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Considering the abundance of great seafood places in the area, Don's is just okay. The service is average, the prices are a little high, the wait for food is long, and we're pretty sure they use the same grease for everything, which makes fries, shrimp, and crab claws taste like fish.

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Thank Tabitha D
DonsS7, Manager at DON'S Seafood, responded to this review

Dear Tabitha D., Thank you for dining with us! Since 1934, when Mr. Don Landry opened his first restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana, we have been dedicated to making every visit wonderful, including the consistency of superior food and service in a warm, friendly atmosphere. We would appreciate having an opportunity to speak with you about your visit. We hope you... More 

Augusta, Georgia
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great seafood restaurant. Never been disappointed when eating here during my travels to the area. The Jack'd up Oysters are great, you gotta try them.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:30 - 22:00
Thursday
10:30 - 22:00
Friday
10:30 - 23:00
Saturday
10:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2405 W Cabela Pkwy, Gonzales, LA 70737-5157
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Gonzales
  • Phone Number: +1 225-644-4888
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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