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Don's Seafood and Steakhouse

301 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6933
+1 337-235-3551
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good23%
  • Average25%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible9%
Travellers talk about
“oysters” (14 reviews)
“seafood salad” (4 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Seafood
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
301 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6933
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1 - 10 of 131 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a first class restaurant, all the staff was receptive, and the food was delicious. I had the Gumbo with Chicken and Sausage, the portion was beyond huge and delicious. I felt badly about leaving about half uneaten but I had to save room...More

Thank Eaglemapper
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had reservations for 1pm. Was seated at 2:15. Carpet hadn’t,t been cleaned in a mellinia. Wallpaper bubbling up and peeling. Water spots on ceiling. Tables and chairs cafeteria like. Food was a 3 out of 10. Impression Is that owners have quit trying to make...More

Thank Kip S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very good seafood and excellent gumbo. We dine at this Layfette landmark every time we are in the area. The service is excellent with very accommodating wait staff and the food is traditional Cajun fare. Pleasant atmosphere with patrons who do not have their nose...More

Thank Margaret s
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The service at this place is good, the waitresses are friendly and serviceminded. Only problem is that food really isnt any good. Compared to all other places we went to this was bad.

Thank Forarsveen
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Don's has the best seafood gumbo and their specials are excellent. The atmosphere is a quiet one and you can enjoy conversation. More mature guests enjoy this.

1  Thank lauramelancon
Reviewed 9 July 2017

It's worth the cost to dine at Don's downtown. This historic restaurant has been a staple for more than 80 years and the historic building with unique space and bricked walls screams downtown Lafayette authenticity and character. The menu is large and I get the...More

Thank TrueTexasTraveler
Reviewed 26 June 2017

First, the 5-second rule does not work here. The old carpet was really dingy and dirty. The service seemed surly, but perhaps it was tiredness. The bar is glitzy, but empty of patrons, maybe because of the awful decor and crazy lighting. In short, it...More

Thank Yellowdogcafe
Reviewed 4 May 2017

We were traveling through LA and wanted real southern style sea food. We stumbled onto Don's Seafood and Steak and are very happy we did. We shared a wonderful seafood salad with crab, shrimp and crawfish, fried crawfish and crawfish etouffee. The waitress recommended the...More

1  Thank Mary C
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Reasonably priced lunch. Usually eat n bar. Fried catfish bit appetizer. Stuffed eggplant casserole us excellent. Flounder filet is good, seafood gumbo, chicken and sausage gumbo, crawfish etouffee and crawfish bisque are excellent too. Not five star service if food, but still good, consistent and...More

Thank TheDotdog
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Over priced, over cooked 1950s food. Surly service. Only 3 meat dishes. Precooked baked potato. Overly salted fish. Jacked up shrimp is not edible. Advertised happy hour is not 4pm to closing but only until 7pm and if you eat at the blue lighted 50s...More

Thank Yellowdogcafe
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501-6933
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-235-3551
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