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Don's Original
Ranked #31 of 48 Restaurants in Penfield
Cuisines: American, Pub
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

Don's is a great place to grab a burger. The Pub side is even better. They have a nice variety of pub grub. One of my favorites is their Guinness Burger. They do have daily specials as well. There is a decent variety of draft beer, about 20 taps I think. Servers are friendly. I do think there are times when they could use another person out on the floor or a host or hostess to oversee the floor. It is a nice family friendly neighborhood style pub.

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Thank AC585ROC
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

My daughter's entire soccer team went to Don's Original this morning, and participated in a fund raising event in their establishment. They let the parents of the team members use their ingredients to cook pancakes and sausage for members of the community, while the owner stood by and helped whenever needed. (They did all the hard parts, like mixing the batter, etc.) Everything was really, really good, and the wonderful people at Don's did everything to help out. It was a great event, the food was great, and the team raised a lot of money for tournaments throughout the year.

This restaurant ALWAYS has great food at great prices, and (little know to most of the public) they even have a bar in the back room to serve alcoholic beverages. I fully support this place, and commend them for the role they play in supporting the local youngsters. I will DEFINITELY return!

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Thank Larry W
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Been going there since I was a little kid and I love the hots and hamburgers. They are known for their onion rings and they are the best. There is a long counter where you can watch the wait staff call out their orders. It's unique and delicious!

Thank Patricia L
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

I had already eaten at Don's Original many times before i thought to write a review. This place is divided into two sections, the fast-food area with counter service and the pub with table service. Unless you're in a hurry, choose the pub for a more pleasant atmosphere.

Don's features a large and varied menu with many options in classic American fare and comfort food. Their burgers are dependably tasty, if you're fond of the type they serve at Tom Wahl's and Bill Gray's, you'll like these. They're the large, flat ones with uneven edges that fall well outside of the bun, NOT the uniformly shaped perfect circles with smooth edges. Small detail but I prefer the ones Don's serves. Don's features a different one of "Katie's soups" each day, and kudos to Katie because they're usually really good, you can tell they're homemade. Only occasionally are they a little too salty. My current favorite on the menu is their chicken Caesar wrap....it's certainly not an unusual menu item, but they do it JUST right. Very tasty chicken, crisp lettuce, just the right amount of dressing and parmesan, and your choice of four different types of wrap. And a little note on side dishes, their fries are big crispy steak fries, very tasty, and the waffle-shaped sweet potato fries are fantastic! They also do a really good macaroni salad but I'm not crazy about the coleslaw, it's kind of bitter. I think the culprit is celery seed.

The service at Don's Original is also consistently top-notch, and if you've been there a few times, you'll be greeted with "welcome back" and they'll remember, for example, if you're the one who always orders your quesadillas with no onion.

The ONLY potential negative in this place is not to do with the restaurant itself, but rather the occasional noisy group patrons. There is a bar, they do have several TVs on (though usually at a very low volume) but IF there is some kind of sporting event on TV, you may just get a groups of loud people shouting at the TV which makes for a less pleasant dining experience. If it happens to be during the warmer months, you have the option of moving to the outdoor deck.

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Thank Regardez403
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Reviewed February 14, 2013 via mobile

Ate lunch here, ordered the beef BBQ plate...quality meat and a nice southern style BBQ sauce. Service was quick and friendly! With 15% tip I only spent $15 bucks! Great stop for a quick lunch. They have wi-fi too, which I big plus for me! Decor is just so-so, but the place looks clean!

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Thank hvbohio
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