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Don's Seafood

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126 Lake Dr, Covington, LA 70433-5067
+1 985-327-7111
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Great food. If seafood is what your looking for then this is a great place. Service was amazing. Outside is pet friendly. They even gave us a bowl of water for our dog Peaches

Thank John H
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great roadside restaurant. The oysters were delicious!!! Waitress was pleasant and not overly attentive.

Thank NanaHen70
Mandeville, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

great ambience but food only mediocre. grill food only thing w taste. freaky fried shrimp taste like leather.water was good. utensils were dirty.oops!

Thank pecan376
DonsS7, Manager at Don's Seafood, responded to this review

Dear pecan376, 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 family owned and operated restaurants are proud to serve our traditional Cajun family recipes, fresh seafood and steaks in a friendly, beautiful atmosphere. We appreciate you dining... More 

Visalia, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Went with family members for casual dinner. Had the fried alligator, and shrimp and grits. Very tasty! Super service. Apparently one table changed their minds on an appetizer so our waitress gave it to us instead of just tossing it out. Will definitely go back there when in town. Great place. Highly recommend it!!!

Thank Barb559
Brookhaven, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Good food fast service, crab au gratin is very good, dons mashed red skin potatoes are some of the best ive had, attentive staff but it was an off hour of the day but I would recommend this place.

Thank Kelvin L
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

My wife and I stopped in for lunch and the food was good and the service was quick and polite. Sat next to the grill watched them cook the grilled oysters. I stared so much they actually brought three to us on a plate.

Thank Pawpaw467
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to watch a game and have some crawfish bisque. Service at the bar was friendly but not too much. Unfortunately. The bisque crawfish other than a deep, somewhat salty broth had a single crawfish chunk in it. Somewhat disappointing. I would have preferred shredded meat to that. Oh well. Ambiance is nice. And close to many hotels on... More 

Thank MamaGX4
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Everything we had was well-prepared and tasty. The only way I enjoy oysters is the way they prepare the "jacked up" version. It's served in many places and Don's does it well. Some members of our party didn't care for spicy food (I know, out-of-towners) and they were able to find items that they liked. Good service and an overall... More 

Thank LizNnawlins
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited Madeville for a wedding shower and stayed nearby. After driving all day, we were tired and needed a good resaonable place to eat and we were directed to Don's as a local non-chain restaurant and not high end. We were very pleased with the service and the food, especially for it being a little later in the evening.... More 

Thank Hud B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My boyfriend had been talking about taking me here since we met, and we finally went. The food was good. We stuck to appetizers and gumbo and it was all good. The waiter was fun, and we had a good time there on our last night in Louisiana.

Thank turtleprz

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
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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