Woodside, Queens, bustles on, but this worn Irish pub stays the same. Well-lubricated old-timers line the front bar, while the wood-paneled dining room—made all the more classic with stained-glass adornment—recalls an honest age of prechain family dining. Irish-American pub fare like steak, roast beef and shepherd’s pie dominate the menu, but it’s the renowned burger that justifies the trek: loosely formed from freshly ground New York strip, broiled to a perfect char and simply decorated with lettuce and tomato—cheese and raw onion optional. In a city lousy with buzzworthy patties, this simple warhorse is still among the best.
|Venue name:||Donovan’s Pub||Contact:|
57-24 Roosevelt Ave
|Cross street:||at 58th St|
|Opening hours:||Daily 11am–4am|
|Transport:||Subway: 7 to 61st St–Woodside|
|Price:||Average main course: $12. Disc, MC, V|
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Average User Rating
4.6 / 5
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- 4 star:2
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Don't be a pretender: "Shake Shack!" Please. Be a real New Yorker, take the train and go to Queens. This is how a burger is supposed to taste and be presented. No frills. All taste. There's a reason this place has stood the test of time -- and it's not exactly the decor.