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Donovan's Restaurant..
138 Washington St ..
South Norwalk, CT ..
Ph 203-354-9451 ..

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Welcome to Donovan's Restaurant - South Norwalk



Donovan's restaurant, located in South Norwalk, CT, sits comfortably on the corner of Washington and Water Street in the historic section of South Norwalk. Since 1889 the restaurant in Norwalk is one of the area's favorite place to meet old friends and make new ones and has been serving the public within its charming restaurant and authentic saloon ambiance. A brief exception was the Prohibition Era when it served as the neighborhood A & P. Rumor has it that bootleg booze was available in the back room. Jeremiah Donovan's career took him from successful saloon keeper to distinguished member of the U.S. House of Representatives, including a stint as Mayor of Norwalk on his way up the political ladder. Donovan's restaurant was a second home to local Politicians during its colorful history, including a member of presidential candidates "taking a break" while making their stomp through New England.

The collection of vintage prizefighter pictures belonged to "Battling Bat Kunz", a regional champ who owned the restaurant and bar for a couple of decades and catered to ring personalities throughout his tenure. Current owner, Richie Ball restored the restaurant and bar in 1979 to its original Victorian style. At that time Washington Street was a far cry from its currently revitalized character and activity. Richie welcomes you to Donovan's Restaurant, a South Norwalk, CT tradition since 1889.

Restaurant Happy hour is offered Monday-Friday from 3-6 p.m. with free hors d'oeuvres, and the homemade desserts served here make for a sweet ending to any Donovan's Restaurant experience.


Restaurant Hours: Open Daily at 11:30am, 11:00am for Sunday Brunch
Weeknights open until 1:00am, Weekends until 2:00am
Restaurant's Full Menu served until 11:00pm
Late night menu available after 10:00pm daily, served until 12:00am weekdays and 1:00am on weekends

Restaurant Gift Certificates: Come on in and see us! Ask your bartender!
Restaurant Location: South Norwalk, CT (SoNo District, Historic South Norwalk, Connecticut)
Restaurant Cuisine: American, American (Traditional), Hamburgers, Specialties
Restaurant Atmosphere: Pub
Restaurant Meals Served: Lunch, Dinner, Children's Menu, Sunday Brunch
Restaurant Reservations Policy: No Reservations, Large parties of 5 or more, please call ahead
Payment: Accepts Major Credit Cards
Restaurant Dress Code: Casual
Transit: South Norwalk (0.2 mi), Metro North - Danbury Line, New Haven Line