About Don's Seafood - Lafayette
In 1934, with four hundred dollars borrowed from his uncle, Don Landry opened Don"s Beer Parlor in downtown Lafayette, a casual hangout with a dirt floor where friendly folks served cold drinks and simple dishes. Soon after, Don joined forces with his family and created what we know today as Don's Seafood. The Don's experience became a true Cajun Experience. The restaurant and staff may have changed since 1934, but one thing remains the same, Don's dedication to serving fine Cajun food. The Landry family and their partners have developed a recipe for success across the Gulf Coast with eight thriving locations. Thank you for being a part of our history , and we invite you to be a part of our future.
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Oyster Bar & Grill
Bus Stops in front of restaurant
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Takeout
Don's Seafood - Lafayette Ratings and Reviews
Food is acceptable but not outstanding p ...
Food is acceptable but not outstanding prompting a return trip. There are a lot of good restaurants in Lafayette. What will never be acceptable to me is wilted and brown, out of date lettuce..Come on.
Otters were great.Service was great enjo ...
Otters were great.Service was great enjoyed the price of food for value of price
A little disappointed in the food qualit ...
A little disappointed in the food quality. My daughter ordered seared tuna and it was so rubbery that she could not eat it. That being said, they graciously did not charge us and apologized. Grilled oysters were great!
When passing through.....Eat in Lafayette
On a cross country trip. My adult sons have spent time in Lafayette and New Orleans. They raved about the food. So we stay over at Lafayette and a lady at Hampton Suites recommended this Don's. We arrived on all you can eat shrimp night. Appealing but not exactly what we were looking for. I ordered a dozen oysters on the half shell...they were so sweet and large, I ordered a second dozen...I eat them the martin way...just pepper. My wife had the gumbo....first time for her...loved it. Main course for her..etouffe..shrimp. I had the soft shelled crabs. Ordered two...but one would have been enough...waiter was friendly and helpful....looked like Seth Rogen. Great place to eat.
The service was outstanding. The atmosphere is casual but nice. The food is always dependably good.
Loved the crab fingers, service was good, and cocktails were good.
Food was ok. A lot of fried food availab ...
Food was ok. A lot of fried food available (not a good thing). Crawfish bisque was roux based so not creamy, but had a large lump of uncooked roux stodge in the soup. Taste was good for the most part. Service was pleasant but very slow after the appetizer. I would imagine it would be a good place for a group of people as the slow pace would be more acceptable.
great place to dine
great place to eat low price on food great ouster and great staff
Don't waste your money
Party of 6. Steaks had no flavor. 10oz Ribeye tough and no flavor. Filet Migon had no flavor. Grilled marinated chicken tough. No green salad. Seafood player was just ok not great. Very over priced. 11 dollars for a uncorking fee???? Never going back
the server did a good job.. however it took longer than 30 min to get oysters and drinks.. don't go if you're in a rush.
The OpenTable reservation worked flawlessly from the Google Maps application which made it much more convenient to dine out.
Always a great meal!
I travel from Chicago 1-2 times each year and never miss enjoying a meal at Don's Seafood Hut. The soft shelled crabs were out of this world! Service was excellent as well.
Waiter was AWESOME!
Our server Daniel was EXCEPTIONAL! He was prompt and great with our kids!
Awesome food and EXCELLENT management!
The owner contacted us quickly to address our concerns about the rude attitude of our waitress, Melodie.
We had the crawfish special and it was EXCELLENT! I can't wait for next Tuesday to do it again.
Great place to dine!!
we took my Mother there for Mothers Day, it was our very first time and it was delicious! It was plenty of food and everything was very good! The service was excellent! We will definitely be going back and would highly recommend it!
We had a crab dinner and a seafood platter. Every item was tasty. We sat next to a window with bamboo and seasonal bloomers within sight. It was a lovely mid-day experience for Good Friday.
There was no reason to make a reservation when multiple tables were open. It was awful food. Everything seemed to be deepfried with no flavoring. Ordered the shrimp dinner and it was nothing but grease and breading and dry tasting. Very misleading on the menu. I will never go back.
The seafood platter is an excellent variety of fried seafood, and on Tuesday it is on special at a discounted price. I always enjoy my meal at Don's!
Waiter was prompt, courteous, and kept o ...
Waiter was prompt, courteous, and kept orders straight. Food arrived hot, and in required order. Glasses were kept refilled. Food was as described on menu, presented nicely. Seafood is wonderful in Lafayette, and Don's Seafood Hut knows how to prepare it well. Between us, we had shrimp, raw oysters, crab au gratin, and blackened redfish, and all were quite delicious.
Nice place for a good Cajun meal.
It was a nice place for a good meal and a nice conversation, with a small group of friends.
This is our "go-to" place for seafood, a ...
This is our "go-to" place for seafood, and just good food in general. The food is great, the prices are reasonable, the service is great. If you have special needs or requests, they take care of them. It is never to loud and the atmosphere is pleasant. The place is clean.
Awesome food and great atmosphere. We h ...
Awesome food and great atmosphere. We had a group of 10 and the waitress never missed a beat. She was on time with everything. We never had to ask for drink refills or anything else.
love the Hut
Took Mom out for Mother's Day the night before and enjoyed everything about the Hut. I'd made reservations and was seated promptly. Our waiter, John, saw about us quickly and efficiently and was friendly and outgoing. BOGO margaritas were well enjoyed. We both ordered the Cajun Fried Rice and it was better than I remember. Food did take a very long time to arrive, but it was a busy night. I Worked at the Hut as a server from 1989-1996 and was impressed by the overall look of the place. Excellent décor. The oyster grill is a thing of beauty. Overall, a very enjoyable experience and will be returning.
a little disappointed
We have eaten and Don's Seafood Hut on Johnston St. many times and have come to expect excellent food, service and moderate prices. So we recommended to another couple that we meet there for lunch we expected the same and were a little disappointed. The crab finger appetizers tasted off flavor, the crawfish bisque (usually among the best I have had) was strong flavored indicating old or frozen crawfish when the fresh supply is abundant now. Pepper Jack shrimp were excellent. One guest wanted Red Snapper and was told they were out of it. So overall a disappointment considering expectations.
We had a nice lunch. I had the catfish and my husband had shrimp. The food was good but a bit spicy for me.
Something to remember
The food and staff is worth it to have a nice time out
Oysters Gone Wild!
Aside from the huge list of beverages, the oysters were a hit! We enjoyed several dozen raw oysters on the half shell as well as the Jacked Up Oysters. The atmosphere was great for visiting with freinds, the staff was very accomidating, and the food was delecious!
The food was awsome and service
The food was awsome and service was very friendly.
Good not Great
I thought the menu was limited and very predictable for this type of restaurant. Grilled oysters were good. Stuffed catifsh lacked seasoning. Seafood platter was just ok. None of the side dishes offered were very creative. My wife's cocktail was not good. I realize it was not the restaurant's fault, but there happened to be a large table with fans of that night's ULL game, and they were so LOUD you could hear them from any point inside the restaurant! This was our first visit and perhaps it was just an off night.
Ordered the steak and shrimp asked for filet instead of ribeye med well. Got a ribeye med rare. Ordered bottle of martini Asti sparking wine waited 20 minutes without drinks cuz it wasn't cold but it's New Year's Eve. Took 30 minutes for server to take our order. Reservation was at 8 and they were closing at 9.
Food and Service were excellent!! We are regulars and love the atmosphere also.
Waiters/Waitresses less professiona
Waiters/Waitresses less professional than other similar restaurants.
We went to lunch to celebrate a UL graduation. The food was very good. The manager Came over visited at our table and congratulated our graduate. We had a very Good experience at Don's.
Almost everything was nice at the resturant. The only problem we had was the ac/heat blowing on our table. The vent blow on the wall behind our table. Our group was uncomfortable when the unit was running.
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