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Donovan's Grill & Tavern

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub
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21416 41st Ave, Bayside, NY 11361-2134
+1 718-423-5353
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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91 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Bacon Blue Burger and a Bass Ale at the Bar. That's a lot of B's, but I give this place and A. I was traveling solo and was happy that the barkeep was engaging.

Thank bobalbin
Island Park, New York
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went there on a Thursday night, it was late. Got a table right away. Ordered the calamari, it was like butter. Had the Salmon it was great. Definitely go back again.

Thank galigal629
Bayside, New York
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Harry B
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017 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 

New York
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194 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
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.

Thank creativetraveler
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72 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank dr2222
New York City, New York
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 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.

Thank Scott W
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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!!

Thank CC C
Bayside, New York
2 reviews
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 

Thank Daniel N
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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.

Thank Lenore P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
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?