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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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upstate NY
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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
5 of 5 bubbles 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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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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2,715 reviews
1,774 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 814 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles 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
3 of 5 bubbles 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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51 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

I was the first customer of the day! I was greeted by the Staff. I ordered a Ground Steak Burger, Hot Dog, Fries ,and a Chocolate MILK Shake. The Burger is large(3 to 3 1/2 to a pound) a tasty soft roll(hard rolls available), the works(onions, relish, hot sauce, mustard) was DELICIOUS. I asked for Rare! It was done perfectly.... More 

Thank shorethinglo
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204 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Stepping into Don"s is like going back to the 1960s. That's both good and bad. The good is Don"s offers a good selection of burgers, dogs, fish and other sandwiches. The fries and onion rings are hot and fresh. The frozen custard is great. The bad is the long time it takes from a customer's order to the actual delivery... More 

Thank Dan K

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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, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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?