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4800 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4836
+1 337-981-1241
10:30 - 14:00
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Newport, Tennessee
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95 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

When I travel in south Louisiana, I always make it a point to stop at Dwights during the springtime for the best crawfish I have ever eaten. The atmosphere is very casual and the prices are very reasonable for the quality of the food. There are lots of places that offer crawfish in southern Louisiana in the spring time, but... More 

Thank mnelson825
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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

This has always been my favorite place to go for crawfish! They are always consistent, unlike a few other nearby places. The service is friendly. Their plate lunches are terrific. Whether I dine in or take out, I know I am getting delicious food! This place is super casual and depending on what you are ordering, I suggest you don't... More 

Thank Chanda O
Opelousas, Louisiana
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I had great serviced over at Dwight's. It was my first time going there. I am not a fan of crawfish; therefore, I didn't like the smell of it all over the place. However, I ordered a hamburger and fries. I loved it! The hamburger tasted great! For burger and fries, I would definitely go back.

Thank mfboutte
Sugar Land, Texas
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I can't speak for anything else to eat here as the only thing I ate was the boiled crawfish but if the boiled crawfish is any indication about the other dishes offered here you are in for a treat!! We will be back to try the other goodies at another time. It is definitely a repeat!!

Thank Buyumama
Silsbee, Texas
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

after a 5 hour drive to Lafayette, we were really looking for a "Cajun" fix! Dwight's IS THE SPOT! 45 minute wait on a Friday night but well worth it! Full service bar while you wait. SMOKED OYSTERS with cheese and bacon and jalepenos are the BOMB! Terrific boiled crawfish! Swamp rolls a meal in itself (egg rolls stuffed with... More 

Thank SheriffofTexas
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Get there early if you do not want to stand in line. This is a Cafeteria style restaurant so be patient because it is worth the wait. They serve different items everyday so check out the Facebook for menus daily. The have an amazing chicken and sausage gumbo with a potato salad. There Crawfish Etouffe is really good alone with... More 

Thank Richard B
Edgmont, PA
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185 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We stopped in for lunch and enjoyed the crawfish etouffe and the catfish po boy. The etouffe was outstanding and a nice large portion. The catfish po boy was also very good and big! The staff was very friendly and accommodating. I'm sorry we weren't here during crawfish season!!

Thank NRMEdgmont
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Awesome food ! Wide variety on the buffet....took my brother and they were able to fill him up ..,hot and spicy!

Thank Vicki E
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

Family and friends are always welcome there with good food and very good service.I have been going for years and it has always been good.I appreciate the time they take in helping each and every customer they take care of...thanks for many years of good service and good food.

Thank Spanaird3333
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106 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Someone at our hotel suggested Dwights for dinner, a local Cajun place for dinner. Dwights was interesting.....! And 'rustic'. Definitely a local joint, but popular. And the food was good. My husband had a Crawfish Etouffee, a local dish, & I had a big steak, potato & vegetables. It was good wholesome cooking, & very tasty. Our waitress, Hydie, was... More 

Thank minxSydney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Seafood
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
10:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4800 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4836
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-981-1241

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?