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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

7.3

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by 91 people

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Everyone You
Decor 8.4
Drink Quality 6.1
Drink Selection 5.3
Food Quality 7.6
Food Selection 7.1
Mood 7.5
Music 7.4
Service 8.2
Tikiness 7.6
Tilt 7.6
Vibe 7.4

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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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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+
April 19, 2017, 8:51 PM
Decorations are lovely. Not too much not too little. Lighting was perfect. Brighter where necessary, darker where appropriate.

The food is excellent. Probably the best filet mignon (sp?) I've ever had.

The Mai-Tai was just plain awful. I don't know what they use in it, but they need to stop.
April 19, 2017, 8:51 PM
Decorations are lovely. Not too much not too little. Lighting was perfect. Brighter where necessary, darker where appropriate.

The food is excellent. Probably the best filet mignon (sp?) I've ever had.

The Mai-Tai was just plain awful. I don't know what they use in it, but they need to stop.
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