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DON'S Seafood

4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
+1 337-981-1141
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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“oysters” (64 reviews)
“gumbo” (47 reviews)
“seafood salad” (16 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
4309 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-4225
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don's Seafood is where you can find the best service and seafood all in one spot. Typically some restaurants have one or the other. I ordered a seafood platter and a crawfish bisque and was shocked that everything was so good. Now this is my...More

Thank A H
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is Don's Seafood Hut. Great seafood, nice atmosphere, excellent service. Had fried alligator hors d'oeuvre and Catfish Acadian dinner. Wow!! Can't get dishes like these just anywhere. If you're looking for Cajun or Creole food then you will be more than pleased.

Thank TrainMan424242
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious, I had the fried crawfish with crawfish ettoffi. The service was great, waiter was very prolite & answered all our questions. The price was very reasonable, didn't have to break the bank. My family also enjoyed their meals. I would recommend...More

Thank Trina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious. The price was high but is worth it. Great service, the server was very nice.

Thank Maria A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here for a late lunch on a hot and humid day. Shared the crocodile appetiser - yes it IS very like chicken - and both had the seafood salad which was memorably good. Local beer was welcome and our server was pleasant. All good.

Thank KokoLB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been to Lafayette many times but for some reason the first time I have visited Don's. But needless to say it won't be my last. Both the food and the service were excellent. Will definitely return.

Thank Beatso
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not know the area,this restaurant was highly recommended. It was almost empty on a week night at 6:00. We were seated promptly, but our waiter was very slow. Someone had to go find him to serve us. Let me say also I am not a...More

Thank Helen T
DonsS7, Manager at DON'S Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Helen T, We would appreciate speaking with you about your visit. We hope you will consider responding to our private message. Sincerely, DON'S Seafood on Johnston Street

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were in town for the Garth concert, so we got FREE appetizers. Hubby got his oysters on the half shell & I got the Jacked up Shrimp which was also amazing.

Thank Soccamomma1316
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'll give our server credit for allowing my father-in-law to order an oyster po-boy, even though it wasn't on the menu. He didn't eat the loaf of bread it came on, yet he didn't complain. My uncle and I had crawfish bisque. Bisque at Don's...More

Thank Vagabond33
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been eating at Don's for many years and can safely say, I've never been disappointed. The food is well prepared, plentiful, and delicious. The one time I did have an issue, I alerted a manager and the problem was dealt with right then and...More

Thank CRMemphis
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
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
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 10:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.
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