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Don's Original

American, Bar, Pub
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2055 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1745
+1 585-377-1040
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Rochester, New York
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2,901 reviews
1,916 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 934 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We ate lunch here this weekend, although we were in the back part of the restaurant, which is known as "The Pub." It is set up as exactly that, with a small bar and a pub setting...all very nice! I had an Asian salad with dry noodles, cashews, peppers and a wasabi dressing on Romaine lettuce that was all quite... More 

Thank Larry W
Sodus, New York
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We were doing some Christmas shopping and wanted a quick place to stop and eat. The service was pretty quick but our meals were less than desirable! I had pulled pork which was rather dry. My friend had a fish sandwich which was an over fried terribly crispy piece of fish on a bun with a small side of tartar... More 

Thank janemw21
upstate NY
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87 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We like this particular burger place because it is one of the few with a charcoal grill. For me char grill equals less a greasy burger. Cheese burger cooked to perfection. Slight crunch to the outside moist inside. And the potatoes were just as we like them. Mashed potato interior but super crisp exterior. Very good hot sauce btw rounded... More 

Thank MariaitaliaupstateNY
Henrietta, New York
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Don's is one of the best places to have a drink in the Rochester area. There is a restaurant part where it is the "Burger joint", but The Pub at Don's is a really cool bar. They have so much alcohol to offer and great specials. The staff is very friendly, led by the veteran, Jimmy V. John and Karen... More 

Thank _mike_fortuna
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2016

We went to Dons Original in Seabreeze and for 3.69 we got exactly 14 generic French fries and practically begged for the complimentary pickles served by a girl who would rather be somewhere else...very over priced and you would think after 70 years they could afford larger portions and happier staff....McDonalds gave a better fry deal. There webpage is 6... More 

Thank Brian B
Rochester, New York
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57 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Love this place. A neighborhood well appointed little niche. Very sports friendly. Lots of tvs. Great food. The Reuben's are fantastic, as is the Cole slaw, soups & mashed potatoes. Friendly service & customers.

Thank PaulaandJack
Penfield, New York
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126 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Great neighborhood location. I love the burgers, french fries and the onion rings. I can't pass up the hot sauce on the burgers. After filling up, we can't pass up the chocolate almond custard! In all fairness, this place could never compete with the original Don and Bob's on Monroe Avenue.

Thank cath27x
Rochester, New York
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2,901 reviews
1,916 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 934 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

This restaurant is run by some really fine people who, in addition to serving up a break pancake breakfast, also support the community in every way imaginable. They allow the kids from various soccer teams to come in and conduct pancake breakfasts, which are fantastic. They also have a separate, more formal restaurant in the back part of their store... More 

Thank Larry W
Fairport, New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 October 2015

With a plethora of burger joints in this city, Don's is definitely one of the best. There is something for everyone on the menu, not just burgers and hots. The big fish fry comes either breaded or battered, your choice, and it always tastes fresh. I've never had a bad meal here.

Thank crisw25
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47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This place is expensive and they don't take any coupons. The owner works there and is a little short with patrons at times. the hamburgers are good but overpriced as well. Pretty clean place though as far as these type places go

Thank jimsalone

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2055 Fairport Nine Mile Point Rd, Penfield, NY 14526-1745
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Penfield
  • Phone Number: +1 585-377-1040

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