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Don's Seafood

126 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433-5067
+1 985-327-7111
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good44%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“crawfish” (29 reviews)
“seafood” (43 reviews)
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American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
$$ - $$$
126 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433-5067
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

Thursdays is all you can eat fried catfish and it is excellent. Oh, and 2 for 1 frosted mugs of beer.

Thank bosonnier
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Run of the mill seafood and sometimes very crowded seating. Went there for family outing and was not very impressed.

Thank CharlieP63
DonsS7, Manager at Don's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 12 August 2016

Dear CharlieP63, We would appreciate having an opportunity to speak with you about your visit. We hope you will consider responding to our personal message. Sincerely, DON’S Seafood

Reviewed 7 August 2016

frozen yanky shrimp in la. got to b kidding but no. worst shrimp place in state. y don't they use fresh la. shrimp!More

Thank pecan376
DonsS7, Manager at Don's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2016

Dear pecan376, 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 seven locations of family owned and...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

Hubby & I met some friends at Dons Seafood on a recent Sunday afternoon. Seafood restaurants are extremely abundant hear in South Louisiana & I have been to many. Well I was pleasantly surprised with the seafood platter that I ordered. This particular meal is...More

Thank 68lou2015
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Stopped here for dinner on our way home from vacation and were very pleased with our meals. We had an excellent waitress who could not have been better. If you check in on Yelp you get a free cup of gumbo. I ordered the 1/2...More

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Very kid friendly atmosphere. Food was great. Their gumbo never disappoints. Huge kid portions. Would highly recommend this restaurant for families with little kids.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 21 July 2016

I rarely write a bad review, but I'll make an exception here. The entire visit was bad... from the goose crap on the sidewalk outside, to the extremely poor service, to the below average food and drinks. Best thing to say-- margaritas were 2 for...More

Thank bigred
DonsS7, Manager at Don's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Dear bigred, We are truly disappointed that your visit was as described here. Since 1934, when Mr. Don Landry opened his first restaurant in Lafayette, Louisiana, we have been dedicated to making every visit wonderful, including superior food and service. Our seven locations of family...More

Reviewed 21 July 2016

Had dinner at Don's last night. Started with a dozen oysters raw for $14 which is pretty good. Oysters were ice cold and delish. Watched them grill oysters too and will have try them next time. The all day happy hour on beer can't be...More

Thank jads4u
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

My family and I drove from Kentucky today and my son chose Don's Seafood for our supper. I don't care for seafood but it turned out to be a good choice. The alligator bites were the best I've ever had. I ate the hamburger stuffed...More

Thank darnichols
Reviewed 14 July 2016

I've been to this location twice since it opened. Both times I was not impressed in the least with the food, service or atmosphere. I do not plan on returning, but not saying I never will. Too noisy and food is too average.More

Thank Shortstory58
DonsS7, Manager at Don's Seafood, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2016

Dear Shortstory58, We appreciate you dining with us and we are disappointed to hear that your visits have been unsatisfactory. 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...More

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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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, 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
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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