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Don's Seafood and Steakhouse

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301 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501
+1 337-235-3551
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11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Marksville, LA
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238 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Decided to try Dons for lunch because I hadn't been in years and was disappointed. I had the eggplant casserole and it was lukewarm at best. Came with green beans which were not great. Bread tasted stale. I don't remember them to be this bad hoping it was just a bad day. My friends fried fish was soggy and not... More 

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Thank merrudy
Shreveport, Louisiana
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Lafayette on a business trip and had to look up this place. This location is the original Don's. There is another location but nothing like the original!! The gumbo is divine. Actually everything is good. The seafood salad is a must!! We had a Don's Seafood in Shreveport La but it closed down years ago. So sad... More 

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Thank loydracing
Green Cove Springs, Florida
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346 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Best bartenders and waitstaff in town! Grilled catfish fantastic! Great hamburgers! Jacked up shrimp is amazing! Bar area needs additional "soft goods" to soften/absorb the LOUD noises!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank cswbkw
houstonburbs
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328 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Again, what else can we say, other than how wonderful a dining experience this place continues to be! Fantastic food with wonderful service shows that there are still restaurants that still go above and beyond. The hush puppies are wonderful and fresh! The fish--excellent as well! We will drive from out of state just to eat here!

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Thank ladybugtx76
Lafayette, Louisiana
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42 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

One of the oldest restaurants in Lafayette. Atmosphere could use updating but they have the best seafood gumbo in town.

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Thank Michael C
Seneca, South Carolina
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing! We had the oysters, gumbo and alligator Bc we weren't extremely hungry. The atmosphere was a tad bit drab though. We were seated in the bar area, the bartender was also the server. Our service was good, he was spread a little thin, definitely needed to have an additional server that night.

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Los Angeles, California
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135 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Growing up there you always knew that "THE" place to go for an elegant and classy meal was Don's downtown Lafayette. The place is showing it's age. BUT! The quality of the food and the service are still one of the best in all of South Louisiana. I ordered the crawfish half and half with a starter bowl of the... More 

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houstonburbs
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328 reviews
215 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

What else can be said, other than fabulous! The family traditions live on! Great food... GREAT service!

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Thank ladybugtx76
Geneva, Switzerland
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

A somewhat fancy dining experience with good service and a good ambiance to have dinner in. Gives a good 'local feel' to the place.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Don's Seafood and Steak House is not the McFranchise crowd. This is dining for those who appreciate delicious food and a quiet, courteous atmosphere.The seafood dishes are delicious. The stuffed shrimp and bbq shrimp are the best. And do not miss the seafood gumbo. This is what gumbo is all about. Gourmet quality food at an affordable price. A must... More 

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Thank Margaret s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 301 E Vermilion St, Lafayette, LA 70501
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-235-3551

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?