Don's Seafood Hut
Gonzales, LA 70737
Don’s "Cajun-style" restaurants have earned a reputation forsuperior service and excellent preparation of fresh seafoodand fine steaks. What began as a tiny French-Acadianrestaurant on a side street in Lafayette, Louisiana, hasbecome a famous group of Cajun Restaurants.
DON'S SEAFOOD - WHERE THE TRADITION BEGAN
Initially, Don L. Landry didn’t aim to revolutionize the way we think about Cajun cuisine. In 1934, with Prohibition lifted, the 24-year old Lafayette native thought a restaurant and bar in the bustling downtown area might prove profitable. With $400 borrowed from his uncle, he opened DON’S BEER PARLOR – a casual hangout with a dirt floor where friendly folks served cold drinks and simple dishes. An avid fisherman, Don’s specialty was fresh seafood from the Atchafalaya Basin or the Gulf.
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 AND STEAKHOUSE. During the ensuing years, as more Landry family members joined the group, other Don’s restaurants were established in Louisiana and Texas.
In 1973, Don and his two sons, Donny and Tracy Landry, along with Jimmie Benoit and Glenda Credeur, introduced a small po boy shop near the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. It quickly evolved into Don’s Seafood Hut on Johnston Street. Following the Hut in Lafayette, family and staff have opened the Hut in Metairie, Denham Springs and Gonzales.
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 tradition of only the finest, freshest ingredients, carefully selected, perfectly seasoned, expertly prepared and graciously served. The Landry family is dedicated to continuing this tradition and to maintaining its reputation for fine food. The fourth generation of the Landry family is now involved in operating Don’s Seafood. After 75 years, the future for Don’s Seafood is brighter than ever.
DON’S SEAFOOD - Welcome to our tradition of fine dining.