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Donovan's Burgers Maddeningly Inconsistent

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yussdov | | Oct 7, 2009 09:04 PM

been a donovan's fan for many years, but find that their burgers are maddeningly inconsistent. sometimes it's the best burger i've ever had and sometimes is either forgettable or even subpar. and tonight the fries tasted like they were yesterday' potatoes quartered and then warmed up in the fryer to a soggy consistency. a bummer, of course, when i take a friend there to have the burger and it just doens't deliver. and i still haven't cracked the code of what day or what time of day yields the best results. used to think that it was best when the place was packed, but sometimes it's great when it's empty and sometimes it's not great when it's crowded. but it's never great on a consistent basis. what gives? is the grill station that dependent on who's working on a given day. arghh. i want a great burger whether it's sunday afternoon or thurs. nite. i've never been a big fan of the guiness at donovans either, and now i'm starting to think that the best burger and beer combo is at cronin and phelan's, at least if i want it to be consistently good.

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