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“Great food, mediocre service”

Donahue's Madison Beach Grille
Ranked #14 of 49 Restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Bar, Irish, Pub
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Indianapolis, Indiana
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225 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Great food, mediocre service”
Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

Had a good lunch here - the corn fried scallop roll was especially good and my wife's burger was also excellent. Our server was inattentive and disappeared frequently, but otherwise this was a good place to eat.

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English first
Milford, Connecticut
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77 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Sunday July 20th 8 pm”
Reviewed July 21, 2014

Arrived about 8 pm on a Sunday evening. The restaurant was very crowded but we were able to be seated immediately a party of six. Great food. We all had the pub style food . I had Auggies doggies. They were juicy and lots of flavor came with baked beans and fries. Large portions took half home. The burgers were big and juicy and freshly packed. Side salads were fresh and plentiful. Great server. All in all nice visit nice decor comfortable seating. A little noisy. Will differently go back

  • Visited July 2014
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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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223 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Great local dining”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

First time here in a long time...and we were not disappointed. The dining room was full, but we were able to get a booth in the bar. Great daily specials (including $3.50 glasses of wine). Our server (sorry, I forget her name) was friendly, prompt and very professional. Food was great. I had a Swiss Cheeseburger (sans bun) which was cooked to perfection. The Steak Frites special was also incredible...should be a staple on the menu. Definitely will be going back again.

  • Visited July 2014
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Guilford,ct
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Madison Favorite”
Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Great spot for lunch. Great menu and daily specials are very unique. Owners and staff are just super nice people. Best burger in Town.

Visited June 2014
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“One of our "go-to" places”
Reviewed June 30, 2014

We go here often--good salads, sandwiches, and fried foods. Their wedge salad is one of my favorites, but some of our others are the fish & chips and the French dip sandwich. Nice nautical atmosphere but also modern and clean. It's a great place for kids or for couples/friends, and they have live music all the time.

  • Visited June 2014
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