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DON'S Seafood

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4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
+1 337-981-1141
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a nice, family friendly restaurant that we visited on a Saturday during lunch. They have a nice selection of regional dishes and the staff were very friendly and accommodating. The child's menu was priced well, but the adult dishes seemed over-priced per type of dish. We could get some of the same types of dishes in Baton Rouge... More 

Thank Allison A
Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Made reservations through open table for Valentines night. No issues with the reservation. Our table was waiting for us. Great service by Taylor! The meal and the drinks were fantastic! A great evening!

Thank shunter109
Ville Platte, Louisiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to Don's on Johnston Street in Lafayette, Louisiana last night for a night out with some friends. Food and service were excellent and prices are very reasonable. Server Sydney was very accommodating as one of our friends is a strict vegetarian and he was able to get exactly what he wanted. They even had his favorite drink, ginger... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The menu is varied, the service is good, the food is great! What more can I say? I gave four of five, because you can't give four and 1/2. The missing 1/2 would be that the food isn't quite as tasty as a few other places I love. However, it is very good.

Thank ucmband
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

During our return road trip from the Super Bowl, my wife insisted that we stop for some good fresh seafood before leaving Louisiana. Well Don's Seafood met her expectations as well as mine and our son. I had the half shrimp po-boy and gumbo soup. My son had the grilled catfish and my wife enjoyed her shrimp and seafood salad.... More 

Thank Dockerydock
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here with our family who lived in Lafayette in the 70-80's. Don's did not disappoint. From my son's plain rib-eye (he's picky) to the fried alligator, charbroiled oysters, jacked up shrimp appetizers. Everyone loved their entree's. Fried shrimp, fried oysters, Cajun shrimp pasta, fried shrimp, and the catfish Arcadian. We were not disappointied

Thank CajunBigDog
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Took family out to eat for the first time to Don's. New it would a little pricey but worth it. We got seafood platter that could feed two. The shrimp and grits was amazing! Fried catfish was very generous portions and comes with cole slaw and fries. Also got the French Coffee with cognac for after dinner. Yum! It was... More 

Thank JLGlenn
Lafayette, LA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first visit in 5 months. The food was the best we have ever had at Don's and the service was excellent. We learned last night from our server that some of the food at Don's is not made by an outside company and is shipped in. I find that strange because our last two visits have been... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First time to visit but I would love to come back next time I visit. Do many good options on menu. Great service.

Thank 2014ksmith
Colleyville, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Lafayette this is the place to eat!! I lived here (2003-2010) and I have eaten everywhere in town and this is the place I return to. Not to be confused with Don's downtown, this is Don's Seafood Hut on Johnston Street. Go for the crawfish bisque or seafood gumbo with oysters. Step up for a dozen... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-981-1141
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, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.

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