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Donovan's Pub

57-24 Roosevelt Ave., Queens, NY 11377 40.745308 -73.9073
at 58th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-429-9339 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: American Traditional, Hamburgers, Irish/English
  • Price Range: $$

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Hours

Sun-Wed, 11am-midnight; Thu-Sat, 11am-1am

Nearby Subway Stops

7 at 61st St.-Woodside

Prices

$6.75-$18.95

Payment Methods

Cash Only

Special Features

  • Bar Scene
  • Classic NY
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Fireplace
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Private Dining/Party Space

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

Queens is slowly evolving, Woodside even more slowly. Donovan's Pub is not changing at all, and that's the way its fiercely loyal patrons like it. A welcoming, sometimes boisterous Irish tavern has commandeered this corner as far back as locals can remember, and it has been known as Donovan's since 1966. Behind the beer-centric bar is a Celtic labyrinth of rooms with tall dark-wood booths, stained-glass windows, and fireplaces. Waitresses wear brogues. But Donovan's is more than an archetypal pub for old-school types. It serves, arguably, the best burgers in the five boroughs: Juicy, flavorful, char-broiled half-pounders, with home-cut steak fries. The rest of the menu can't hope to compete, though the crab cakes—a chunky pan-sautéed pair—make a satisfying pre-burger shared starter for demanding appetites. At some bars, everyone knows your name. At Donovan's, everyone knows what to order.

Kitchen Hours

Mon.—Fri., 11 a.m.—11 p.m.; Sat.—Sun., 11 a.m.—midnight

Recommended Dishes

Baked clams, $4.50; bacon cheeseburger, $9.75; crab cakes, $14.95

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