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Guidry's Reef

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1508 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503-3165
+1 337-237-2860
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had lunch today at Guidry's. There are not many restaurants in Lafayette that are not good, but Guidry's is one of my very favorites. It's been around for a long time and is consistently good. It used to be known as the Oyster Reef and is one of my favorite things to eat there. I ask them to cook my... More 

Thank lauramelancon
1 review
Reviewed 8 March 2017 via mobile

I was in town for business and decided to check out the reef. Nice place. I had the crab au gratin and it was delicious!! Gina took great care of me and stirred me in the right direction as far as what to order. The bread pudding with pecan was to die for!! Go see them when you are in... More 

Thank Miguel A
Youngsville, Louisiana
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

Looking for fried crab fingers this the place . I had the crab fingers and hush puppies beat taste . I would highly recomend

Lafayette, Louisiana
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84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2017

The service was great. Our waitress was Gina. We felt like we were having a meal that was prepared and served by our best friend. A real treat. The food was awesome! Two of us had the seafood salad--it was as good as I have ever eaten. One of had an oyster burger which he raved about. I would give... More 

Atlanta, United States
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Wow! The food and service here is fantastic! I got the Gator Tail Bites appetizer and it was some of the very best I've ever had-and I've had a lot! Very tender and mild flavor without getting any bites that tasted a little funky or strong or extra chewy. I got the fried shrimp for my entree and ate every... More 

Thank Lee M
Lafayette, Louisiana
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Guidry's is an older Lafayette establishment. Good food but atmosphere leaves a lot to be desired. Value for $ fair

Thank Michael C
Sugar Land, Texas
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64 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

We enjoy trying non-chain-style restaurants when traveling, places the "locals" go to. We were driving around looking for such a place to eat gumbo on a Friday night, and found Guidry's Reef, a great choice. Our shrimp gumbo and chicken and sausage gumbo were delicious, with good sized portions in a cup and a bowl. I liked that the rice... More 

Thank discodev
Boca Raton, Florida
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53 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

Was looking for some local flavor and someone suggested Guidry's Reef. Bad choice. The food was just not that fresh, very plain, no flavor at all. Everything heavily fried and no seasoning or taste. Very greasy too. None of the 5 of us could finish our meals and for the first time in my life left one restaurant hungry to... More 

Thank JRK511
Elkton, Maryland, United States
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67 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

We had the boiled shrimp, baked potato, salad, chicken and sausage gumbo and the crawfish etouffee over catfish. The food was very good. This is not a fancy restaurant but has homey feel. Our waitress was very friendly and did a great job. The kitchen was a little backed up, but she let us know what was happening.

Thank Carole A
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

If paper table coverings, plastic drinking glasses, and stainless steel cutlery are not what you want in a restaurant, then go elsewhere. There a lots of fancier places in town. But for a down home atmosphere with good food, good service, and reasonable prices, then give Guidry's a try. I'm glad we did.

Thank warrenii

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1508 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503-3165
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-237-2860

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?