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Don's of Livingston in Morristown?

scarlet knight May 21, 2011 08:23 PM

I saw a sign for an upcoming Don's Resturant on South Street in Morriatown. The script for Don's was the same as the old one for Don
's in Livingston.

Anyone know anything about this?

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    bropaul May 22, 2011 01:56 PM

    Not sure if there's a connection. All I have heard is that there is (yet) another steak house opening in Morristown on South St.

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      Battman May 23, 2011 10:57 AM

      It's going to be a scaled down version with burgers, fries, onion rings, shakes, lime rickeys and some other items. Opening in Julyish. Black and white pictures on the walls of the guests.

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      1. re: Battman
        Daveack Jul 28, 2011 03:58 PM

        Sounds like a copycat of the original. Don's original recipe onion rings are available at The Black Horse Pub in Mendham, NJ and they are very good.

        Black Horse Pub
        1 W Main St, Mendham, NJ 07945

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          chowhounder411 Jan 6, 2012 12:03 PM

          I've never had the onion rings at the Black Horse Pub but they may be the only very good thing there. It is overpriced for the bad-good range of food they serve.

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        helen1072 Oct 15, 2011 12:15 PM

        They are opening end of October. Limited but same menu!!
        Can't wait

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          Benesesso Nov 5, 2011 02:22 PM

          Any news or reviews yet?

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            bropaul Dec 1, 2011 03:09 AM

            Just heard from a reliable source that they are opening in mid-December.

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            Applecheeks Dec 2, 2011 10:16 PM

            What is taking so long? They were supposed to open around Halloween. I look forward to trying this place, as I loved the old Don's. I hope we are not in for a big disappointment.

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              njfoodie611 Jan 12, 2012 03:49 PM

              I was very young when Don's closed, but still salivate when thinking of the Broadways, does anyone know if there is a connection, I would love to introduce it to my little nephew?

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                scarlet knight Jan 12, 2012 07:34 PM

                Passed by today, looks ready to open!

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                pnull Jan 28, 2012 02:10 PM

                Had lunch there today. A private event....but the owner let me in. Official opening is Jan 31st @ 11am

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                pnull Jan 28, 2012 02:09 PM

                Had lunch there today. A private event....but the owner let me in. Official opening is Jan 31st @ 11am

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                  bropaul Jan 28, 2012 03:54 PM

                  Friends of mine ate there on Wednesday. Maybe they are having a "soft opening".

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                    chowhounder411 Jan 31, 2012 05:14 PM

                    I went to Don's today hoping it was open and it was grand opening day. Lucky me, because the burger was damn good. Not a thin, cooked all the way thru McDonald's patty but thick, juicy, plenty of fat and fully flavored, cooked to your desired temp. Probably a bit too salty but delicious. Hopefully they switch to juicy Jersey tomatoes in the summer over the bland pale ones sliced up today. Shoestring style fries weren't crisp but also weren't soggy...somehow in between. I am definitely going back and plan on working Don's into the rotation

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                      chowhounder411 Nov 9, 2012 11:02 AM

                      I returned to Don's and I really like it. The burgers are plump and fatty. The fries are soft and I don't care for them (a common problem at burger places like this that I've been to in NJ!) but the onion rings are maybe the best I've ever had. Perfect balance of thin crispy batter and onion.

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