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The Damn Yankee

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4 Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1UE, England
+44 1423 561424
12:00 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and son go there every week because of the great food and the bonus of having 20% off the food with Odeon Cinema tickets and with the bill from the restaurant you get 25% off cinema tickets. Because we are foodies and we love going to the movie theater every week it's a great exchange and collaboration between... More 

Thank ana_leon1986
Leeds, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Called here between Christmas and new year as everywhere else was full. We stood at the host stand with another couple for atleast 10 minutes with no-one seating us (talking to chefs at other end of restaurant) then sat down by a ignorant team member. Food wasn't brilliant, very greasy and not impressed. Called hear a few years ago and... More 

Thank neil b
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I rang up to book a table for Christmas Eve for a birthday celebration. Was told they don't take bookings Saturday's nights - fair enough I thought. So we then turned up New Year's Eve expecting to be same as told they didn't take bookings - was told fully booked, it was about 3pm. One very disappointed little boy on... More 

Thank Lisa A
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

We needed to find somewhere for lunch on an unexpected day out in Harrogate (Coach mystery tour!) and without checking on our mobiles if there was a decent burger bar, we'd probably have ended up in McD's! But we saw DY and decided to give it a try. The chili starter was a bit hot for my wimpish taste but... More 

Thank Liz W
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69 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

Have visited the DY over many decades since the early 80's, but somehow they have lost something along the way. Burger was good,but chips looked and tasted like they'd been cooked prior and warmed up. Quite a pathetic looking plate with the minutest amount of cokeslaw. Pudding obviously warmed in the microwave making it soggy. Worst part of the meal,... More 

Thank Finncat
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66 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

It was a last minute decision to visit but they still managed to seat us. The service from the staff was very good. The food was as to be expected, not fine dining but very tasty food. We enjoyed our visit

Thank fluff45
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This used to be one of the best places in town, but I am absolutely disgusted with the food we received lately. Ordered the ribs, I DO NOT expect to be eating what tastes like bought in, vacuum packed ribs that were honestly no different to what I buy in Asda. Really, really horrible. We also had burgers, which for... More 

Thank TK91ELS
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I've been going to the Damn Yankee since I was a kid so nearly 40 years - it never disappoints. I don't live in Harrogate any more, I don't even live close and yes there is an element of nostalgia when I visit but I've not found a place like it in any other location. Reading the reviews, there seems... More 

1 Thank Rob W
West Midlands
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We visited The Dawn Yankee on the 22nd Oct. 5 of us ate there and were all extremely happy after we had eaten! We all ordered different meals and did a bit of mix and matching when they arrived I ordered the chicken / ribs combo and had to fight off the others trying to steal my ribs They literally... More 

Thank Jaytee53
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We often visit DY when in Harrogate and it never disappoints. Warm welcome, great atmosphere and great food.

Thank Stuart H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:30
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Station Parade, Harrogate HG1 1UE, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Harrogate
  • Phone Number: +44 1423 561424

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