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Dwyer's Cafe

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323 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7011
+1 337-235-9364
06:00 - 14:00
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Lafayette, Louisiana
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89 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very old establishment in Lafayette & the locals know where its at. The Service and food is always good. My wife & I usually go for breakfast on the weekend. Their plate lunches are very good as well. If you want a place that has stood the test of time due to good service & great food,... More 

Thank og41462
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on advice from a friend, won't take their advice again. Dwyer's is a buffet restaurant. Choice of large or small plate. Choice of one meat item and 3 sides. I had the fried chicken. All the sides were the same color and were tasteless The fried chicken was palatable. Not returning.

Thank colinc292
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good food, a true southern experience. Friendly competent staff, see the same faces over and over. The food is really good, Breakfast and plate lunches are genuine. Clean, busy and a mixed bag of people, real Lafayette. Be prepared for a wait on the weekends at times, but worth it.

Thank Dozier L
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Dwyer's is a great place to join friends, especially for breakfast. The coffee is great, and the service is friendly. There's plenty to choose from on the menu.

Thank KreyolQueen
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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185 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

This place is possibly just rundown. When I got there no one told me about the lunch special and I ended up ordering off the menu. The food was okay but I would have preferred to get a good plate of food with vegetables. The salad was sad (see pic attached). The service was average. It wasn't too busy but... More 

Thank NoelleKoeries
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Dwyer's has been around for a long time know for the Great Breakfast and Lunch Meals. New on the menu is the Eggs Benedict. You can get it with ham,sausage of boudin. I have had it with boudin once and ham once and both were equally fantastic. It also the cheapest Benedict in town at $6.50.I also had a side... More 

Thank Richard B
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203 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Every other year we're in Lafayette and Dwyer's is ALWAYS on our list to revisit for lunch. Staff are friendly and the "Blue Plate Special" changes daily and offers a good variety of Louisiana fare. The senior special plate is as large as meals at most restaurants, but a true bargain at just under $6. Dwyer's is legendary in Lafayette... More 

Thank rjnjjwa
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30 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We always get together as family here. It starts with the Community coffee. Then it goes to the great food. Boudin omelette was delicious and truly local. Love the casual atmosphere right downtown. I return every time I'm in town!

Thank Chuck K
Nacogdoches, Texas
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111 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Shared a meal with family around 1030. They had breakfast, I had lunch. Lunch at that time was the "line' and not off the menu until 1100. As I walked to the lunch line, I just came from church wearing shoes with little traction. The floor was greasy and had to be cautious walking back and forth to our table.... More 

Thank kitty106
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84 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

When you come into the restaurant you can pick your table and order from your waitress, or you can get in the plate lunch line and pick what you see. The cooks are awesome making daily eggplant casserole (definitely recommend- my fav), rice dressing, stewed meat of some sort with gravy, fried chicken or fish, lots of great veggie picks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
06:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 323 Jefferson St, Lafayette, LA 70501-7011
  • Location: United States  >  Louisiana (LA)  >  Lafayette Parish  >  Lafayette
  • Phone Number: +1 337-235-9364

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