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Don's Seafood

126 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433-5067
+1 985-327-7111
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  • Excellent30%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“crawfish” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (41 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 22:00All hours
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
$$ - $$$
126 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433-5067
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This restaurant was close to the hotel so I gave it a try. The menu had lots to choose from and a good beer selection. (Draft beers are two for one by the way!) My dinner was good and the server was friendly. Much better...More

Thank MarthaFromAlabama
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I was very tired from a long drive so after checking in at the hotel I walked to this place. I should have listened to the front desk person after I asked her about this place. She said it was just "ok." I'm a fish...More

Thank Alex080856
DonsS7, Manager at Don's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Alex080856, Thank you for dining with us! 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 and service. Our family owned and operated restaurants are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant was about half full but we were seated in a side room next to the door to their pantry and work area. The door was left open most of the time so the "ambiance" left a lot to be desired. Service was good....More

1  Thank byrdloves2read
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

When the delivery driver failed to pick up my order for an hour (despite repeated calls by the staff at Don's)the ladies called me, gave me directions as I'm from out of town and when I arrived made certain the dessert was remade as it...More

1  Thank Robin B
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Everyone in my party was happy with their order. The ambience is pleasant. The portions are well-prepared and delicious but too large.

1  Thank Katherine B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

I'm in Louisiana for a few days on business. I came to LA with a list of "must eat" New Orleans dishes, including gumbo and charbroiled oysters. First, let me say - I'm not a big fan of oysters, but the pictures of charbroiled oysters...More

2  Thank PassportZebraBerry
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

This is the first time we have eaten at Don's Seafood and we are very impressed. We got the Jacked Up Shrimp excellent and we got the Grilled Stuffed Shrimp excellent. We normally don't eat at chain restaurants but this place is very good and...More

1  Thank Brian M
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

I hate to compare, but I must, to Drago's. This is how it should be done. Don's knocked it out of the park. The flavor was perfect and the oysters not over cooked. Great job...oh, almost forgot about the seafood chowder, spicy and nice. Wonderful...More

1  Thank Mrlewis35
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Very salty gumbo but tasty. Jacked up shrimp with cheese and jalapeños excellent. Over priced for what they serve. Too many other options in the area that have better seafood at cheaper prices. Service good. Plenty of parkingMore

1  Thank JimR459
DonsS7, Manager at Don's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear JimR459, Thank you for dining with us. It is very important to us that every visit to Don's is wonderful. We hope you will consider responding to our private message. We would appreciate having an opportunity to speak with you personally about your visit....More

Reviewed 8 April 2017

Locals told us Don's had the best seafood in the area. They were correct! We found it very hard to find, but it was worth all the backtracking and turning around. The gumbo and seafood bisque delicious. We shared the fried seafood platter and it...More

Thank jogreco75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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: 126 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433-5067
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Covington
  • Phone Number: +1 985-327-7111
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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, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Hammond, Covington and Metairie.
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