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Don’s Seafood and Steakhouse is one of Lafayette’s original Cajun Restaurants. We specialize in local classics such as gumbo, etouffee, and red beans with sausage. Our winning recipes have been handed down through generations and shared from our family to yours.

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Spirits is the bar to be at to watch all your favorite teams or kick back after work with the best Happy Hour downtown.

Make Don’s Bar “Spirits” your first stop for all downtown events and enjoy customer parking, great cocktails, and customer restrooms.

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Banquet / Catering / Private Party

Don’s Seafood & Steakhouse has two private dining rooms available for your special event. Whether you need to host a business meeting, club gathering, or rehearsal dinner we can do it. We host anywhere between 15 to 100 people with a variety of catering or banquet menu options. Call for more information about scheduling your next event. Don’s Downtown is currently waiving all room fees on a first come first serve basis.

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History of Don's Tradition

Tradition, as defined by Webster is “the handing down of information, beliefs, and customs by word of mouth or by example from one generation to another without written instructions.”

Don’s tradition began in 1934 as a simple French-Acadian restaurant called DON’S BEER PARLOR. Founded by Don Landry.

In 1939 Don was joined by his brother Ashby. The food was excellent, the service warm and friendly…Don’s grew. Ashby and Don changed the name to DON’S SEAFOOD INN, marking the restaurant’s increasing variety of excellent seafood. In 1952, brother Willie combined his corner grocery store with the restaurant, establishing the first DON’S SEAFOOD & STEAKHOUSE. All are direct descendants of the Acadians who fled Nova Scotia more than 200 years ago bringing their strong faith, beliefs, and a love of good food and good living.

Don’s specialized “cajun-style” restaurants have earned a reputation for superior service and excellent preparation of fresh seafood and fine steaks. Each restaurant is independently operated and food is bought fresh from local markets. Yet each restaurant adheres rigidly to the Don’s Seafood & Steakhouse tradition of only the finest, freshest ingredients, carefully selected, perfectly seasoned, expertly prepared, and graciously served.

What began as a tiny French-Acadian restaurant on a side street in Lafayette, Louisiana has become since that time a famous group of Cajun restaurants. The Landry family is dedicated to continuing this tradition and to maintaining it’s reputation for fine food.

As Cajuns, we believe in working hard, playing hard, and living life to its fullest.

DON’S SEAFOOD AND STEAKHOUSE, INC …Welcome to our tradition of fine dining.


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