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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 six thriving locations. Thank you for being a part of our history , and we invite you to be a part of our future.
Lafayette, LA 70503
Seafood, Cajun, Creole / Cajun / Southern
Hours of Operation:
Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm; Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Oyster Bar & Grill
Catering menu available at donsseafoodonline.com
Bus Stops in front of restaurant
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Don's Seafood - Lafayette Ratings and Reviews
I’m not so sure why this restaurant is usually rated highly. It was incredibly noisy and the food, at best, was mediocre. The Don’s seafood platter sounded good but everything on it was fried and it all tasted the same. There was mostly catfish with only one stuffed shrimp, four fried shrimp, two fried oysters and four hush puppies. The wait staff was friendly and wished us Happy Anniversary since we were there to celebrate.
I had really looked forward to this night out and some good food but was sorely disappointed.
I was in from out of town and heard that Don's had great seafood. I ordered the boiled shrimp, it was $20. They give you plenty of shrimp but it's in the shell, that's not a big problem but the shell wasn't split and the mud vein cleaned out! It was like chewing on a sandy shrimp! I think for the money, the shrimp should have the mud vein removed. If I ever go back I guess I won't be ordering the boiled shrimp!
I have lived in Lafayette all my adult life and I am a true Cajun. If you in Lafayette from out of town and want to have great Cajun food, go to Don's on Johnston St not Downtown. If you want to meet and talk to locals sit at the bar and have dinner. Love this place.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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