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DON'S Seafood

4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006-5209
+1 504-889-1550
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good32%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible8%
Travellers talk about
“catfish” (15 reviews)
“crab dinner” (5 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
$$ - $$$
4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006-5209
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was the worst meal I've had been n NOLA shrimp were so little,onion rings was cold I will never go nack

Thank LaMon P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went here the food was ok, nothing to brag about, there are other places where you can get your money spent better. At the time the waitress was alittle rude, I don't know if it was because she was overwhelmed or not.

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

Dear shiretta b, Thank you for dining with us. We would appreciate speaking with you about your visit. We hope you will consider responding to the personal message we have sent. Sincerely, DON'S Seafood

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

It was a gorgeous noon, the tables outside called me to sit there and just enjoy the day. The seafood here is one of the New Orleans best for many years. I had dinner here with my family and with friends and with business clients....More

Thank Tapas S
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The Service and Food was excellent. The manager and server greeted me with a warm welcome and smile. The taste, temperature, and presentation of the food was excellent.

Thank Krystal W
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We've eaten here quite a few times over the years. We love their jacked up shrimp and oysters! It's what keeps us coming back. The staff has always been super nice and helpful. The appetizers are great and every meal we've ordered has always been...More

Thank Linda H
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

When I visit new Orleans I always try and go different places. This restaurant was just ok. The seafood gumbo was just ok. The catfish was too salty and the crab cakes tated like salmon croquets.More

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

Dear Rachel D., 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. We would appreciate speaking with you and hope you will consider responding to our...More

Reviewed 21 February 2017

We had excellent shrimp tonight at Don's. While I think most people go for the oysters and crab cakes, we tried the shrimp. My husband had the boiled shrimp; it was an ample serving, probably two dozen peel and eat shrimp. He said the cocktail...More

Thank teachme3244
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Dons is a good place to go for fresh seafood that won't break the bank. They have week night specials that range from all you can eat shrimp and catfish to half price oysters. And you can not beat the Jacked up oysters! They are...More

Thank Barry M
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Slammin! So good! Ate lunch with co-workers, wasnt too busy. The shrimp was out of this world. Spicey! Cheesy! Goodness. Hard to decide on emtree. Ended up orderind stuffed shrimp. Great portions, definitely happy I wasnt too full back at work in a Jacked up...More

Thank youngmrosterville
Reviewed 16 February 2017

We had a surprise party for Dad's 85th birthday. We had 20 people and several separate checks . The service was great. Separate checks were no problem. And they made dad feel really special. The food as usual was great.

Thank Rudimiester
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Lynnrose C
do you have to have coupon to get birthday dessert
30 June 2016|
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Response from Liz P | Reviewed this property |
No coupon needed just tell wait staff
Lynnrose C
do i have to have a coupon to get my birthday sunday
30 June 2016|
Response from Louise L | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry but I can't answer that as I was only visiting there on vacation so you will probably need to call the restaurant yourself.
Trina H
My daughter is part of a school group arriving on Thursday. Do you have any vegan options?
13 March 2016|
Response from Ned-N-Helen | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but I do think Don's has that option
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Private Dining, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4801 Veterans Memorial Blvd, Metairie, LA 70006-5209
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Metairie
  • Phone Number: +1 504-889-1550
  • E-mail
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.