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Ground Pat'i

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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2303 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-2753
+1 337-234-5689
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My favorite dish at Ground Pat'i is - hands down - their grilled tuna salad. I always order it medium rare and they do a fabulous job of grilling my tuna steak to perfection! My usual dressing is the Caesar's and it is good, although packaged and not fresh-made. Still, the amazing hot, fresh, grilled-to-perfection tuna makes the salad fabulous.... More 

Thank DianaSavoy
Grove City, Ohio
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188 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Our server was friendly, attentive, inviting, and on top of our orders. We came here as we were told the burgers were top shelf. The bun was tasty but the meat was bland and the shredded cheese placed on the burgers had basically no taste. Plus the cheese wasn't even melted, simply placed on the patty and only melted slightly... More 

Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Paid 25 dollars for 2 dried out burgers. Waitress was very nice and apologized, but never again. Old enough to have been around since they first opened. No quality control

Thank 368tori
Lafayette, Louisiana
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

This is the Original. When this place opened in the early 1970's, this was the place to get one of the best if not the best burger in Lafayette. Today, it still delivers the same quality of burger. The menu is simple but very good. The menu is reasonably priced. The place has a following of loyal customers who have... More 

Thank ervinritter
Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2015

I think the cheeseburger is one of the most delicious foods ever invented, so I was excited to try Ground Pati'i. The decor (old brown building with stained glass and a fireplace) was a bit unique and a nice departure in this age of cookie-cutter strip shopping centers. We were served relatively quickly. However, I did not receive the medium... More 

Thank EmeraldIsleNCGirl
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484 reviews
325 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

I ordered the hamburger steak medium rare today. The salad with blue cheese was fine but the hamburger steak and the smothered gravy was lukewarm at best and the hamburger steak was cooked unevenly as parts of the burgerwere mushy and squimishly cold and couldnt eat for undercooking concerns.

Thank jthwrh
Crowley, Louisiana
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

In an area where "heat" is added to almost everything, including ice cream, it was refreshing to order and eat a hamburger that tasted like a hamburger should! No "Cajun" heat unless you wanted it that way. The burger was juicy. The french fries were golden right from the fryer. I enjoyed it all.

Thank davidy394
Sugar Land, Texas
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76 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

Down to the shredded cheddar cheese, the Teac reel to reel tape, the fireplace in the center and the stained glass on the windows. The burgers are still some of the best you will ever eat especially when you order them with bacon and sauteed mushrooms and onions. Ignore the bad reviews. They are just haters. I have not been... More 

Thank profjake_sugar_land
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206 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015 via mobile

One of the worst experiences in a Lafayette restaurant. The owner or manager is a rude old lady who hates people. She asked how dinner was and we told her the food was bland and she became rude and angry. We had already paid so it's not like we were asking for anything from her. The waitress was ridiculous. She... More 

Thank AH1999
New Iberia, Louisiana
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

I have been eating there for over 20 years & have never gotten disappointed.The food is great, reasonably priced, and the service is excellent. The waiters are friendly and attend to your needs.

Thank Will L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2303 Johnston St, Lafayette, LA 70503-2753
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-234-5689

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