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Damon's

Glendale, CA
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317 N Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA
Opened in 1937
Sun-Thu 11am-10pm
Fri & Sat 11am-11pm
All ages
(818) 507-1510

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Damon's

7.4

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Everyone You
Decor 8.4
Drink Quality 6.1
Drink Selection 5.7
Food Quality 7.5
Food Selection 7.2
Mood 7.6
Music 7.3
Service 8.2
Tikiness 7.7
Tilt 7.7
Vibe 7.5

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Humuhumu’s description

Large family restaurant in Glendale, with a bar in the rear. This is Damon's second location; the original was opened in 1937, and this location opened in 1980. A short list of tropical drinks is offered, and food sticks to old-school, meaty classics. The food quality improved a bit with the arrival of a new owner and chef in 2004. The decor is more on the elegant end of Polynesian Pop, with lots of bamboo and beautiful painted murals, and lighting comes from a number of different styles of traditional Poly-Pop light fixtures. In 2014, Bamboo Ben was brought in to do a "tune-up" of the decor, with some fresh thatch, tapa cloth, and bamboo and rope repair work. In the past, it has been targeted by the city of Glendale for an "update" of its facade, but that danger seems to have passed.

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Kewlava
Kewlava is a semi-regular at Damon's.
May 31, 2018, 6:02 AM
Not high on the T.I.P.S.Y factor, but the over-all feel is of a grand 1960s Tiki restaurant. The food is excellent! Most dishes come with a chopped salad, (which in most places is usually not great) but here it is VERY good. The drinks are good overall, but not top-shelf.
Great Tiki lights, and wonderful ambiance!
KevinCrossman
KevinCrossman has visited Damon's.
January 20, 2018, 9:07 AM
The trip down from the Bay Area took longer than expected but we did make it to Damon’s around 10:15 on a Friday. Place was maybe half full. I had their “famous” Mai Tai, which is only $8 and ... tastes like it. Middle of the road Hawaiian style Mai Tai (likely made with Bacardi). At least it is fairly strong.
Also sampled was the Dole Whip, including coconut vodka. Which also is just okay but I do love me a Dole Whip.
Hospitality is old school which is mostly a plus. Decor at Damon’s is also old school but amazing. Bamboo everywhere. Lots of masks, Spears, and shields. Hawaiian touches include several detailed murals.
This place could be amazing with a craft cocktail orientation and maybe some musical performers. Still, worth visiting.

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TikiFunk
TikiFunk has visited Damon's.
October 10, 2017, 10:51 PM
A single visit durin July 2016. What a beautifully decorated restaurant ...just like Mom And Dad would have taken the kids to sometime in the 60's. For Hawaiian than Tiki really. My food was very good but my companion's salads were completely over drenched in dressing. The drinks were middle of the road...all types served in the same Old Fashion glass without fancy garnishes. I'd go again...but only really to give them a little business so that they don't close. Grade: C+
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