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Donovan's Grill & Tavern

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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21416 41st Ave, Bayside, NY 11361-2134
+1 718-423-5353
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Bayside, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Frequent this pub in days of old ...pork chops ... shrimp parmigiana... new owners changed menu to my dismay

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Thank Harry B
Whitestone
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went to Donovan's on Monday for dinner. The food was very good. I had the sirloin steak and my husband had the Donovan's salad. My steak was done perfectly and my husband's salad was delicious. The waitstaff are prompt and very courteous. As a matter of fact we enjoyed our meal so much we booked the... More 

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Thank MAUREJ
New York
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194 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Always heard that DONOVAN's makes the best hamburgers in New York. The claim is absolutely true! My hamburger was finger licking good! My son enjoyed the mac & cheese. The onion rings and fries were also delicious. Would love to go back again and try some of the other dishes.

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Thank creativetraveler
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

I was very happy with my meal here and the service. Good food at an OK price in a very nice atmosphere.

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Thank dr2222
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Great for Irish fare and burgers and shepherds pie and steaks. Donavans is the real deal with beautiful decor great food and service and quite reasonably priced. Been around for decades but they don't rest on their laurels. Good time good food and good service for a fair price.

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Thank Scott W
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

They used to have wonderful burgers, but over the years I feel there has been a steady decline. Last time we went I was so disappointed I vowed to not return. Sorry but it has happened several times!!

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Thank CC C
Bayside, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017

I've been there probably close to 10 times. The food is great, really tasty but slightly pricey. A shepherds pie is like $18 which is a few bucks higher than usual but it really is one of the best I've had. We've had fish and chips, burgers, french dip, onion soup everything's always been good and that goes for the... More 

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Thank Daniel N
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Most times I have gone to Donavan's I have eaten Burger or Sandwich which are good but that is about it. The other food including the specials are not cooked as ordered and not great tasting. Very disappointing.

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Thank Lenore P
birmingham alabama
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

So I ate here with a to go order of Spinach Dip, and Shephards Pie.... I can't complain at all. The Pie was great and filling, i couldn't finish the lunch portion. It was huge. The SPinach DIp left something to be desired but overall it was great. I will eat here the next time I'm in Bayside.

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Thank BHAMchris
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We have been going to Donavan for the past 3 years on different occasions (dinner with friends and family, as a couple, and lunch). The food is great and the staff are friendly. I only rated very good because of the fries. Not our favorite fries type. Other than that, it is a nice place to visit. The menu gives... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21416 41st Ave, Bayside, NY 11361-2134
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Queens  >  Bayside
  • Phone Number: +1 718-423-5353

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?