Donovan's Pub

★★★★☆
  • 5724 Roosevelt Ave

    Flushing, NY 11377

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  • 718-429-9339

About Donovan's Pub

Hours
Mon. - Wed. 11am - 12pm;Thu. - Sun. 11am - 2pm
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I absolutely loved my burger & the service. Chris was awesome as always! Reading the other reviews, I wonder if people are confusing the donovans in bayside with this location. I had a burger medium rare with crumbled blue cheese, fried

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★★★★★

I absolutely loved my burger & the service. Chris was awesome as always! Reading the other reviews, I wonder if people are confusing the donovans in bayside with this location. I had a burger medium rare with crumbled blue cheese, fried

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Since the new owners took over the food has been much better and the service too. The burgers are the best, especially after (or before) a Met game with a pint!

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★★★★★

Since the new owners took over the food has been much better and the service too. The burgers are the best, especially after (or before) a Met game with a pint!

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HORRIBLE SERVICE!!! THE WAIT STAFF IS THE RUDEST!!! AVOID THIS PLACE!!! The waitress was impatient and kept asking us if we were done with our food. We overheard her telling another waitress that we were eating too slow and wanted to get home some time tonight. When we were half way done with our food, another couple (who was not ethnic) came in and she waited on them hand and foot without any of her snide comments. When we asked for the bill we were shocked that she had added a 20% gratuity to it. We were never informed that parties over six would automatically be hit with the charge. It was not stated on any of the menus nor posted anywhere in the restaurant. When we asked her about it, her only reply was, "That's standard" and walked away in a hurry. In addition to this, her calculation on the tip was wrong (20% came out to $23.58, but apparently she couldn't multiply and wrote $25). When we left $23.58 she ran after us and complained we didn't pay. She then proceeded to talk bad about us in front of the other patrons saying we didn't know how to use a calculator. We will never eat at this restaurant ever again. Their staff's rudeness and ignorance will sooner or later shut down this establishment.

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★☆☆☆☆

HORRIBLE SERVICE!!! THE WAIT STAFF IS THE RUDEST!!! AVOID THIS PLACE!!! The waitress was impatient and kept asking us if we were done with our food. We overheard her telling another waitress that we were eating too slow and wanted to get home some time tonight. When we were half way done with our food, another couple (who was not ethnic) came in and she waited on them hand and foot without any of her snide comments. When we asked for the bill we were shocked that she had added a 20% gratuity to it. We were never informed that parties over six would automatically be hit with the charge. It was not stated on any of the menus nor posted anywhere in the restaurant. When we asked her about it, her only reply was, "That's standard" and walked away in a hurry. In addition to this, her calculation on the tip was wrong (20% came out to $23.58, but apparently she couldn't multiply and wrote $25). When we left $23.58 she ran after us and complained we didn't pay. She then proceeded to talk bad about us in front of the other patrons saying we didn't know how to use a calculator. We will never eat at this restaurant ever again. Their staff's rudeness and ignorance will sooner or later shut down this establishment.

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Been going to Donovan's for years, have never ever gotten sick on their food. Think it is one of the best places left in Queens to eat, drink and socialize!\r
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Fish & Chips are the best not frozen chips made from real potatoes. The

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★★★★★

Been going to Donovan's for years, have never ever gotten sick on their food. Think it is one of the best places left in Queens to eat, drink and socialize!\r
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Fish & Chips are the best not frozen chips made from real potatoes. The

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THIS IS WAS THE FIRST TIME FOR ME AND EVERYONE I WENT WITH TO THIS PLACE. WE ALL GOT VIOLENTLY ILL FROM EATING HERE AND CONFIRMED THAT THE FOOD HERE WAS THE CULPRIT. THE HEALTH INSPECTORS NEED TO VISIT THIS PUB MORE OFTEN. AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAUGE!!! BEWARE!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

THIS IS WAS THE FIRST TIME FOR ME AND EVERYONE I WENT WITH TO THIS PLACE. WE ALL GOT VIOLENTLY ILL FROM EATING HERE AND CONFIRMED THAT THE FOOD HERE WAS THE CULPRIT. THE HEALTH INSPECTORS NEED TO VISIT THIS PUB MORE OFTEN. AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAUGE!!! BEWARE!!!!

Cons: ALL FOUR PEOPLE IN MY PARTY GOT SICK HERE!!

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We went because of all the hoopla regarding their burgers. nice place, we happily wait for an extra long time to get our food. And then it came. The kind of burger you would basically get at any diner. I mean, this was below Applebee's standards. Not kidding you. basically a bland, overcooked (asked for medium, got medium-well bordering on flat out well, and still without any hint of a taste) burger on a supermarket bun. Even the raw onions were tasteless. I can't imagine how they did that, maybe they just left them cut for a very long time. A tired square of kraft's processed cheddar that didn't even get the chance to melt all the way. Terrible disappointment. I have no explanation for the fame this plce got. maybe it's a group thing. Even the service was pretty bad, not that I care much about those things. At least the thick fries were pretty good. Will not return, and neither should you.

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★☆☆☆☆

We went because of all the hoopla regarding their burgers. nice place, we happily wait for an extra long time to get our food. And then it came. The kind of burger you would basically get at any diner. I mean, this was below Applebee's standards. Not kidding you. basically a bland, overcooked (asked for medium, got medium-well bordering on flat out well, and still without any hint of a taste) burger on a supermarket bun. Even the raw onions were tasteless. I can't imagine how they did that, maybe they just left them cut for a very long time. A tired square of kraft's processed cheddar that didn't even get the chance to melt all the way. Terrible disappointment. I have no explanation for the fame this plce got. maybe it's a group thing. Even the service was pretty bad, not that I care much about those things. At least the thick fries were pretty good. Will not return, and neither should you.

Pros: nice plain atmosphere, pretty good looking old-fashioned pub

Cons: The inexplicably famous burger

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My fiance and I were interested in trying the place out. We say the sign claiming it had the best burgers in NYC so we thought why not. We go in and the place looks nice. Typical pub look and feel. We head to the back and were seated in a tiny corner when then entire back dining area was open. I get the look from the elder individual seating me that I don't really belong here, but I ignore it. No big deal for now. We are looking at the menu and we are ready to order. The waiter takes the order of a man sitting before us. I make eye contact with the waiter, but he goes to the kitchen to give the order. No big deal. Another couple comes in, and their order is taken right away. hmmmm. I make eye contact again with the waiter, but he is running into the kitchen to give in order. I'm ok for now. Another group comes in and their order is taken quickly as they are seated. My fiance and I just decide to get up and leave. For a place that has a saying in Gaelic stating 100,000 welcomes, it should have an asterisk next to it saying ONLY IF YOU ARE IRISH.

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★☆☆☆☆

My fiance and I were interested in trying the place out. We say the sign claiming it had the best burgers in NYC so we thought why not. We go in and the place looks nice. Typical pub look and feel. We head to the back and were seated in a tiny corner when then entire back dining area was open. I get the look from the elder individual seating me that I don't really belong here, but I ignore it. No big deal for now. We are looking at the menu and we are ready to order. The waiter takes the order of a man sitting before us. I make eye contact with the waiter, but he goes to the kitchen to give the order. No big deal. Another couple comes in, and their order is taken right away. hmmmm. I make eye contact again with the waiter, but he is running into the kitchen to give in order. I'm ok for now. Another group comes in and their order is taken quickly as they are seated. My fiance and I just decide to get up and leave. For a place that has a saying in Gaelic stating 100,000 welcomes, it should have an asterisk next to it saying ONLY IF YOU ARE IRISH.

Pros: Other places to eat in the area

Cons: Need to be white to get service

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The burger was as advertised. Compared to the rest of the pubs in the neighborhood, the pints were a bit cheaper. Disappointed that there is no Happy Hour (Not sure why they mention "happy-hour suds" in the description). Definately a nice stop-off before heading into Manhattan or out to Shea.

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★★★☆☆

The burger was as advertised. Compared to the rest of the pubs in the neighborhood, the pints were a bit cheaper. Disappointed that there is no Happy Hour (Not sure why they mention "happy-hour suds" in the description). Definately a nice stop-off before heading into Manhattan or out to Shea.

Pros: Staff, Food

Cons: Crowd can be a hassle

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VISITED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON MARCH18 WITH PARTY OF 4 WAS SEATED PROMPTLY THEN WAITED 35 MINUTES FOR MENUS ANOTHER 20 MINUTES FOR SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT THEY WERE AWARE THAT THERE WAS SOME CUSTOMERS WAITING TO ORDER
FINALLY IT WAS APPARENT THAT OUR BUSINESS WAS
NOT DESIRED

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★☆☆☆☆

VISITED ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON MARCH18 WITH PARTY OF 4 WAS SEATED PROMPTLY THEN WAITED 35 MINUTES FOR MENUS ANOTHER 20 MINUTES FOR SOME ACKNOWLEDGEMENT THAT THEY WERE AWARE THAT THERE WAS SOME CUSTOMERS WAITING TO ORDER
FINALLY IT WAS APPARENT THAT OUR BUSINESS WAS
NOT DESIRED

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Brewskies are great and the burgers are awesome!!! Priced just right for the middle class working neighborhood and won't break you if you bring your old lady!!
Weekends tend to be a little fiesty and over crowded, I don't like drinking on the street getting my pint passed back from the bar!!! Get there early and get a seat in the back and enjoy the show. I'm sure before long something of interest will happen. And if your in the back enjoy their menu, Burgers tops in the city. I have never known a hooligan to knock over someone's table.

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★★★★☆

Brewskies are great and the burgers are awesome!!! Priced just right for the middle class working neighborhood and won't break you if you bring your old lady!!
Weekends tend to be a little fiesty and over crowded, I don't like drinking on the street getting my pint passed back from the bar!!! Get there early and get a seat in the back and enjoy the show. I'm sure before long something of interest will happen. And if your in the back enjoy their menu, Burgers tops in the city. I have never known a hooligan to knock over someone's table.

Pros: just about everything

Cons: weekend crowds, parking

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I'm very picky when it comes to food. I saw great reviews for their burgers, and I just had to try it. The reviews were not exaggerating one bit. They have the best burgers I have EVER had!! It was so juicy, so succulent with excellent flavor. Not to mention, the prices are fabulous!! It's definitely worth EVERY penny. Also, it goes great with beer.

One piece of advice, make sure to bring cash because they don't accept credit/debit cards. There's an ATM right across the street anyway.

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★★★★★

I'm very picky when it comes to food. I saw great reviews for their burgers, and I just had to try it. The reviews were not exaggerating one bit. They have the best burgers I have EVER had!! It was so juicy, so succulent with excellent flavor. Not to mention, the prices are fabulous!! It's definitely worth EVERY penny. Also, it goes great with beer.

One piece of advice, make sure to bring cash because they don't accept credit/debit cards. There's an ATM right across the street anyway.

Pros: Food, Inexpensive, Atmosphere

Cons: Parking

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this is where to go where you can eat as cheap as you can to eat home and it is better,great burger and the daily specials are as great.

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★★★★★

this is where to go where you can eat as cheap as you can to eat home and it is better,great burger and the daily specials are as great.

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I've been going to Donovan's for years. Great everything. Inexpensive and cozy. They DO NOT take credit cards and Parking IS TOUGH, but worth it. There is a bank two blocks away to get cash if needed.

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★★★★★

I've been going to Donovan's for years. Great everything. Inexpensive and cozy. They DO NOT take credit cards and Parking IS TOUGH, but worth it. There is a bank two blocks away to get cash if needed.

Pros: Inexpensive, Cozy, Friendly

Cons: No CC's , Parking

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There is a big sign on the outside of the place stating that people had voted Donovan's to have the best burger in New York, so being that we moved here just a month ago, we had to try it. It was one of the best burgers I had. It was extremely juicy and rather big. Especially for the price. The atmosphere was very laid back and it made you feel right at home. The service was excellent also. We will be going back quite often to enjoy some inexpensive, filling, and very tasty burgers! P.S. I don't think they take credit cards, so have cash as a backup to be safe.

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★★★★★

There is a big sign on the outside of the place stating that people had voted Donovan's to have the best burger in New York, so being that we moved here just a month ago, we had to try it. It was one of the best burgers I had. It was extremely juicy and rather big. Especially for the price. The atmosphere was very laid back and it made you feel right at home. The service was excellent also. We will be going back quite often to enjoy some inexpensive, filling, and very tasty burgers! P.S. I don't think they take credit cards, so have cash as a backup to be safe.

Pros: Great Burgers , Great atmosphere, Great Price

Cons: None

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So when I had the cahnce to return there, it still had the same name, but the food was just ok, the prices high, The staff was nice and helpful but with out the food being at least good, the place was nearly empty. Parking is not the greatest.

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★★★☆☆

So when I had the cahnce to return there, it still had the same name, but the food was just ok, the prices high, The staff was nice and helpful but with out the food being at least good, the place was nearly empty. Parking is not the greatest.

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Used to be one of the best Irish burger and beer joints in Queens. Known for great food at fast food prices along with bar. The last few times I was here the burgers were terrible. Apparantly they changed the chef and not the prices. Too bad it wasnt the other way around. I wouldnt mind spending a little more for the great food. All in all They have the same friendly atmosphere at the same price. Quality of food however is lacking.

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★★★☆☆

Used to be one of the best Irish burger and beer joints in Queens. Known for great food at fast food prices along with bar. The last few times I was here the burgers were terrible. Apparantly they changed the chef and not the prices. Too bad it wasnt the other way around. I wouldnt mind spending a little more for the great food. All in all They have the same friendly atmosphere at the same price. Quality of food however is lacking.

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I hear Donovan's used to be quite the hot spot. Unforunately, the bar is now often dead and the food is very bad. The service, although friendly, also leaves something to be desired.

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★★☆☆☆

I hear Donovan's used to be quite the hot spot. Unforunately, the bar is now often dead and the food is very bad. The service, although friendly, also leaves something to be desired.

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BEEN GOING THERE FOR 23 YRS, I NEVER ORDERD THE HAMBURGER UNTIL I READ SOMETHING ABOUT IT IN NEWSDAY, WENT RIGHT AFTER THAT, WOW,,REALLY THE BEST I EVER HAD,,

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★★★★★

BEEN GOING THERE FOR 23 YRS, I NEVER ORDERD THE HAMBURGER UNTIL I READ SOMETHING ABOUT IT IN NEWSDAY, WENT RIGHT AFTER THAT, WOW,,REALLY THE BEST I EVER HAD,,

Pros: THE WHOLE PLACE

Cons: THE EL TRAIN

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My parents have been taking me here since I was a child and it just gets better each time. The people are so friendly, the atmosphere is great, and the food is unbelievable. This is the best hamburger you will find in the city or anywhere else! It is definitely worth the trip to Woodside. If that doesn't convince you, the prices certainly will. They're so affordable, you don't even need to bring a credit card.

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★★★★★

My parents have been taking me here since I was a child and it just gets better each time. The people are so friendly, the atmosphere is great, and the food is unbelievable. This is the best hamburger you will find in the city or anywhere else! It is definitely worth the trip to Woodside. If that doesn't convince you, the prices certainly will. They're so affordable, you don't even need to bring a credit card.

Pros: Food, Price, Service

Cons: none

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After a few weeks of persuading, I finally agreed to try out Donovans for dinner on a Saturday night. The outside of the bar, and even the bar area as you walk through the door, does not do the place justice! Once you get past the bar you see the restaurant is comprised of 3-4 smaller rooms, that are quite tastefully decorated like someone's dining room. The menu is very inexpensive, but the food was out of this world! I had swordfish and my boyfriend had shellsteak, and both were perfectly cooked, as were the side dishes. I would happily have paid twice the price for what we got. The service was also great - we asked for some whipped cream to go with dessert and the waitress actually hand-whipped some fresh cream rather than telling us they had run out of the squirty cream!

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★★★★★

After a few weeks of persuading, I finally agreed to try out Donovans for dinner on a Saturday night. The outside of the bar, and even the bar area as you walk through the door, does not do the place justice! Once you get past the bar you see the restaurant is comprised of 3-4 smaller rooms, that are quite tastefully decorated like someone's dining room. The menu is very inexpensive, but the food was out of this world! I had swordfish and my boyfriend had shellsteak, and both were perfectly cooked, as were the side dishes. I would happily have paid twice the price for what we got. The service was also great - we asked for some whipped cream to go with dessert and the waitress actually hand-whipped some fresh cream rather than telling us they had run out of the squirty cream!

Pros: Inexpensive, Great food, Good service

Cons: Crowded

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I remember when I was little my family and I use to go to Donovan's at least once a week. The food was always great and I absolutely reccommend the hamburger, the shepherd's pie and most of all, the french onion soup! It is all to die for and you will have a great time. The train may bother some but it comes with the territory! Enjoy and try to sit by the fireplace....you won't regret this restaurant!

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★★★★★

I remember when I was little my family and I use to go to Donovan's at least once a week. The food was always great and I absolutely reccommend the hamburger, the shepherd's pie and most of all, the french onion soup! It is all to die for and you will have a great time. The train may bother some but it comes with the territory! Enjoy and try to sit by the fireplace....you won't regret this restaurant!

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Great food...been going there when visiting my inlaws. Gotta try this place, but damn, how do you get used to that train over your head?

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★★★★★

Great food...been going there when visiting my inlaws. Gotta try this place, but damn, how do you get used to that train over your head?

Pros: food, irish coffee, atmosphere

Cons: train, train, train

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My mother grew up in Queens, and her parents took her and her sisters to Donovan's on a regular basis. Then when the girls were old enough, they went on their own. THen my parents took me there when I was young. Now, I travel about 40 miles to eat there, and everyone who has the hamburger with the famous onions LOVES IT!

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★★★★★

My mother grew up in Queens, and her parents took her and her sisters to Donovan's on a regular basis. Then when the girls were old enough, they went on their own. THen my parents took me there when I was young. Now, I travel about 40 miles to eat there, and everyone who has the hamburger with the famous onions LOVES IT!

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ON your way back to work from the Island.....My co-worker said this was the best place since he was old enough to remember....Great "Authentic" Irish Pub.

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★★★★★

ON your way back to work from the Island.....My co-worker said this was the best place since he was old enough to remember....Great "Authentic" Irish Pub.

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The best & Biggest tasting buger in the world
I really enjoyed it with Guinness

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★★★★★

The best & Biggest tasting buger in the world
I really enjoyed it with Guinness

Cons: El-Train

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Whatever they make, they make it hearty and plenty of it. You're not going to extend your lifespan eating here (probably just your waistline), but damn, it's good. It's not '10' good, but you're not left wanting more once you've finished. The waitstaff is hit or miss. The bar and main dining room are well-worn, but if you can sit in the dining rooms past the kitchen area, it's very nice.

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★★★★☆

Whatever they make, they make it hearty and plenty of it. You're not going to extend your lifespan eating here (probably just your waistline), but damn, it's good. It's not '10' good, but you're not left wanting more once you've finished. The waitstaff is hit or miss. The bar and main dining room are well-worn, but if you can sit in the dining rooms past the kitchen area, it's very nice.

Pros: hearty fare

Cons: way out in woodside

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The burgers are truly amazing: huge, juicy, and exploding with taste. YUM!!! Oh, and their sister place in Bayside is just as good.

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★★★★☆

The burgers are truly amazing: huge, juicy, and exploding with taste. YUM!!! Oh, and their sister place in Bayside is just as good.

Pros: cheap beverages too

Cons: hard to park

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The best bacon cheese burger in NYC, great atmosphere,awesome bartenders,at bargain rates

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★★★★★

The best bacon cheese burger in NYC, great atmosphere,awesome bartenders,at bargain rates

Pros: burgers, atmosphere, STAFF

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I juast move hear de Mexico Ciuty y Yo gusta mucho las hamburguesas de DONOVAN'S PUB. Evry nite yo have uno. Tey esta EL MEJOR!

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★★★★★

I juast move hear de Mexico Ciuty y Yo gusta mucho las hamburguesas de DONOVAN'S PUB. Evry nite yo have uno. Tey esta EL MEJOR!

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Donovan's does not disappoint: a juicy burger topped with fried onions is the order of the day (and every day), and you'd be crazy to come here and order something different.

 

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