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3502 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70503-5131
+1 337-504-3002
Tue - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2015

Any time my husband and I want to go to a great restaurant and do not have reservations, this is where we go. The food is delicious. But don't tell anyone. It's a secret.

Thank amm9179
San Antonio, TX
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74 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2015

Drewmd2 hit the nail on the head - great oysters, terrible prices. Phares' also has bad information on their website. We went specifically for happy hour. When we went in at 5 not a single customer - should have been a red flag. The ambiance was non existent - a few neon bar signs and that was it. We asked... More 

Thank Octoboy
Lafayette, Louisiana
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

Phares' used to be my favorite place to dine in Lafayette. Over the past five years or so, the menu has consistently changed along with an escalation in prices. There is no question that they have the best oysters in town, but you will absolutely pay for them...along with everything else on the menu! My wife and I recently dined... More 

Thank Drewmd2
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

Their charbroiled oysters are amazing. The rate up there with the ones at ACME, but they're a lot closer to home

Thank Greg D
Lafayette, Louisiana
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2014

If you want a romantic place to have dinner, but don't want to travel to Baton Rouge or New Orleans, well Phares' is the place. Order a bottle of wine and keep the Charbroiled Oysters coming!!

Thank cj a
Iota, Louisiana
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2013

Server was very pleasant and attentive. Food prepared perfectly and everything was delicious. Crab cakes were wonderful

Thank krlejeune
Leesville, LA
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

Went here with high hopes and was really let down. We ordered some of their grilled oysters and when they were delivered, I got a whiff of a rank odor. I questioned the server and he took them back to the kitchen where the staff informed him, that was normal. I questioned that again, and my son went ahead and... More 

Thank Senor_Ricardo
Lafayette, Louisiana
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

When we showed up upon someones recommendation there was no one to show us to our table (in my experience this is always a bad sign).After 5 minutes someone showed up .The decor is a bit like an aging McDonald,s .we ordered a calamari appetizer and were told they had run out the night before(another bad sign).we ended up getting... More 

Thank arh0070
New Orleans Area
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2013

The food at Phares is exquisite! THe menu has a great variety of steak, poultry and seafood dishes, but if you are an oyster-lover like me, this place is where you want to go. Last night they had an oyster special: a dozen of any kind for the price of a half-dozen -- just $9. I started with a dozen... More 

Thank oncfari
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24 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2012

Went to phare's for the first time with my wife and friends,, it was VERY enjoyable !! All the food we had from the appetizers , main courses and deserts , were fresh ! And de lish !!! The seafood was excellent !! Sorta pricey ,, but worth it !! And the service was GREAT!!

Thank Davedemm66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3502 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy, Lafayette, LA 70503-5131
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-504-3002

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