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“Great old time Irish Joint” 5 of 5 stars
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Donovan's Pub
5724 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, NY 11377-3431
718-429-9339
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Ranked #2 of 124 Restaurants in Woodside
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Hamburgers
Dining options: Late Night
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Dining options: Late Night
Fort Salonga, NY
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51 restaurant reviews
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Great old time Irish Joint”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

This is the type of place, I wish we had where I live. Food was great, the wait staff, both from Ireland were funny as can be. The bar was like you been coming for years and everybody knew you & the family. I been to Ireland a number of times and Donovan's Pub would fit right into any good Irish street.

You can eat in the bar, or the back room. But those who know, eat in the rooms behind the bar. They are like you are eating in a grand estate in Ireland.

I live about 40 miles away an anytime we are in the area, this is where we eat.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
new york
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Good traditional Irish Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Go for the hamburgers but try any of their dinners you wont be disappointed. New owner have kept the old favorites. Good prices authentic atmosphere friendly service.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Great food at a reasonable price”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

Went to Donovans a few times on our recent trip to Woodside, NYC, they are famous for their burgers which are great but the chicken parmigiana is superb as well as their crab cakes and great appetisers too. Very good prices. Make sure you are hungry!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Carluke
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best burger ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

Went to Donovans to try the famous burgers and I have to admit they did not disappoint. They were cooked to perfection and the staff were friendly and helpful.

Visited February 2013
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Port Washington, New York
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21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Good place to meet your future spouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I met my wife through a personal ad, and this was the place we first met. Over 25 years ago! Standard pub. I don't remember anything else!

  • Visited March 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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