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John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

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1 Prospect Square Glasnevin | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D9, Ireland
+353 87 296 3713
Today
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Cash Only, Full Bar, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff
Description: Lunch (soup/sandwiches)Mon-Sat:12noon-3pm. Evening Tapas Tues-Sat...
Lunch (soup/sandwiches)Mon-Sat:12noon-3pm. Evening Tapas Tues-Sat 6pm-8.30Pm. Food is made fresh on the day each day. We don't take bookings or large groups it can get busy so try and come early to 'claim' your table. We have no credit or debit card facilities cash only. We do offer great food at great value in one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Please ask for Ciaran Kavanagh for all food queries.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A true gem

much has been written about Grave diggers. Mostly very good. It is deserving of all the accolades it has got. A true gem of authenticity,a must visit if you are into real thing and not a created touristy experience. Ann, the dessert chef, the waitress and the owner is a pleasing,helpful and a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

much has been written about Grave diggers. Mostly very good. It is deserving of all the accolades it has got. A true gem of authenticity,a must visit if you are into real thing and not a created touristy experience. Ann, the dessert chef, the waitress and the owner is a pleasing,helpful and a cheerful person who makes the experience even... More 

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Griesheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This pub is a little special. Not only that it is located next to the graveyard entrance, but because it is serving tapas. Really tasty ones. They are great when you want to try out several things or just looking for a small meal for a very good value. The people there are very nice and friendly and build up... More 

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Sidmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We visited this bar and restaurant after a day in Dublin doing tourist activities so it was nice to see real people in their local. The bar was full and within minutes we were talking to a gentleman and his son, everyone made us feel very welcome. I tried the Guinness and after 4 pints I can confirm it is... More 

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Eastlake, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015 via mobile

Food was delicious and the server was so so friendly. I was on my own and she made me feel so welcome . Good pint also. Was a warm dry place on a rainy day after touring Glasnevin Cemetary

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Great spot if u fancy a step back in time. Good Guinness too!! For an unexpected surprise get some food in the lounge. Spanish tapas which is very good and not expected from a traditional Irish pub!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Had this place recommended to us three times whilst travelling about Dublin, so we knew we'd have to give it a shot! Great, authentic Irish pub within a stones throw of Glasnevin Cemetary. Food and service can't be faulted - so good, we came back for lunch again the next day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Brilliant!!! This is the real deal. Probably hasn't even changed since it opened 190 odd years ago.give yourself a treat.

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Weaverville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

At the suggestion of our B&B hosts we went here for lunch before a tour of the cemetery next door. The lunch was fantastic and right away Anne greeted us with a smile and a fresh batch of meringues. (Must have!!) We loved it enough to come back the next night for dinner, and ended up on the pub side... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place is a gem. This is a locals pub located right next to Glasnevin Cemetery (hence the name). Stand at the bar and you will be engaged in friendly conversation. If you are hungry, step next door and enjoy some awesome Irish tapas. If you are looking for the best pub in Dublin, go to Gravediggers.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We rewlly enjoyed this historical pub. The people working here are great and most friendly, as were all the people we met in Ireland. The food was good too. Interesting to see the original pub which has not been changed, a great feeling here.

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Additional Information about John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

Address: 1 Prospect Square Glasnevin | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D9, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 296 3713
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 3 - 11
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Prospect Square Glasnevin | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D9, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 87 296 3713

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 3 - 11
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Description

Lunch (soup/sandwiches)Mon-Sat:12noon-3pm. Evening Tapas Tues-Sat 6pm-8.30Pm. Food is made fresh on the day each day. We don't take bookings or large groups it can get busy so try and come early to 'claim' your table. We have no credit or debit card facilities cash only. We do offer great food at great value in one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Please ask for Ciaran Kavanagh for all food queries.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 12:00 am

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