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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Everyone You
Decor 8.4
Drink Quality 6.1
Drink Selection 5.6
Food Quality 7.8
Food Selection 7.3
Mood 7.6
Music 6.9
Service 8.3
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.


CaptainNemo has visited Damon's.
June 29, 2022, 7:21 PM
Dinner at Damon's feels like you've been transported back to the 1940's to an old Hollywood South Seas Club. The facade is nothing much to look at, but the decor inside is amazing, so wonderful that I didn't mind the relatively modest cocktail selection. (They've expanded the drinks menu recently, not reflected on their website, to offer several classic Tiki cocktails including a number of variations of the Mai-Tai.)

My wife and I dined very nicely here — she had the salmon, I had prime rib, all the food was excellent — and the service is top-notch as well. I'm not yet a cocktail conneisseur, but the Royal Mai-Tai was very good.

If you're out to tie one on, there are a number of fine Tiki bars in the Los Angeles area that are all about the drinks and don't even offer food. But if you want to impress a date with a classy Tiki dining experience that makes you feel like you've been transported to another era, Damon's is a must.
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Cheap bastard has visited Damon's.
February 26, 2020, 7:54 AM
The world needs more restaurants like Damon’s. This harkens back to the golden age of tiki when it was a dining experience. In fact, one of the bartenders at Lono’s remarked “wow! Is that place still open? My parents used to take me there!” This is a must see for all tikiphiles. Great food, family friendly, cheap souvenir mugs by Tiki Farm, and decor everywhere! I can’t recommend this place any higher. Bravo Damon’s!!!
ackahuna has visited Damon's.
April 29, 2019, 7:43 PM
Damon's is one of my first and favorite Tiki joints in LA. I like the restaurant more than the bar area (nice memorabilia but too many TVs). It's dripping with old school '60s atmosphere, there's a fish tank, excellent lighting, plenty of Hawaiian music and the food is delicious with huge portions. Drink selection is limited and sadly not that great but most drinks have that lovely soft crushed ice that almost makes up for the lesser ingredients. Almost. The service is fantastic.
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