We went here tonight. The service was ok. I got the softshell crabs which were not good at all. I also had a stuffed potatoe which was ice cold. My boyfriend got a grilled stuffed flounder which was good but also ice cold. It was empty in the restaurant expect for 2 other tables. Also we could hear one of the employee's entire conversation from the back area which I thought was very tacky. Won't be going back but giving it a 2 star bc the flounder was good besides being cold. For the price you're better off going somewhere like Phares' where the quality surpasses this place by far.
I had lunch at Don's Seafood Hut May 26.2008. I had the seafood platter. My wife had the shrimp Poorboy sandwitch. Both were very tasty. Service was not as attentive as I would have liked, but the food was very good.
In the past this was one of the best restaurants anywhere. By Lafayette standards it is still very good, but it’s not the Don’s Hut we remember from 20-years ago.
The prices here are very high when compared to the quality of the food. It’s no longer a 5-star restaurant, but it is still better than 90% of restaurants outside of the city of Lafayette (our restaurants are the best anywhere!!!).
For a treat, sit in the bar. The ambiance there is fantastic!!! It will make you feel like you are in an old New Orleans locals restaurant.
My overall rating is just above 4-stars, but it has the potential to return to the days when they were the best of the best.
My ratings: 5=superior 4=excellent 3=very good 2=good 1=poor
My husband and I were just visiting Lafayette for a short time and wanted to try out a new restaurant so we decided to try Don's Seafood Hut. The atmosphere was pleasant. (That was about the only positive thing.) When our order was finally brought after what seemed like quite a while, my order was wrong. The waitress corrected the order promptly. I thought that the price for the food we received was not worth it. It basically was nothing special. We heard the food there was good, it just wasn't what we were expecting.