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.