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Guidry's Reef

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1508 W Pinhook Rd, Lafayette, LA 70503-3165
+1 337-237-2860
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Atlanta, United States
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
2 of 5 bubbles 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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 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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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I had broiled shrimp which were fairly decent and a baked potato which was good. My friends all had fried seafood platters and they said the oysters were terrible and the fried shrimp were okay. The service was average at best. That was my first time to eat at this restaurant and I don't think I will be returning and... More 

Thank LafayetteFoodie
Nacogdoches, Texas
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

We both ordered shrimp, my husband broiled and mine fried. Both our meals were delicious. We had a little problem with the attitude our waitress had but the food was very good.

Thank susan c
las vegas
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94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I had wonderful stuffed shrimp - wrapped in bacon and stuffed with jalapeno-cheese. Delightful! And their onion rings are very tasty. Quiet. Attentive wait staff. Clean. I will be back!

Thank vegasrob
Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

Went on Tues. night with a group of 10, and it was almost empty. The food was Ok - not as good as many reviews said. Ask for not so much spice. I like spices but I like to taste my food. Several dishes were very good, others over spiced.

Thank Margaret H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?