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John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

1 Prospect Square Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
+353 (0)1 830 7978
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Ranked #34 of 1,845 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Everyone talks about little Country Pubs in Ireland, but here was one in the suburbs. The atmosphere was welcoming . The food excellent and the venue unique.

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Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Love the Gravediggers, staff are exceptional and always very friendly. One of the few places in Dublin where you can get two pints & get change back from E10! Great atmosphere all the time and great fun when the Ghost Bus Tour stops by. Not a Guinness drinker but I've heard it's the best here!

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Dublin, Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Having read some good things about this place we decided to give it a try . The sign outside said lunch 1 to 3 . There were no staff in view when we went in at 1.10 . We found a barmaid who said there was no menu but showed us made up sandwiches with no details as to content... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

The Grave Diggers is a well known bar outside the old gates of the cemetery, it is probably as famous for the movies it appeared in as it is famous for the friendly staff and a lovely pint. The old bar is like being caught in a time warp, it is as it was many years ago, but this bar... More

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Dublin
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This pub was established in 1833 and is a quaint, old style and wonderfully preserved building. We dropped in on our way to the Glasnevin Cemetery Tour for a pint of Guinness and it was a lovely creamy pint. The cemetery is right next door and the pub it located on the rather quiet and picturesque Prospect Square. It was... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Under-rated, and almost hidden, the Grave Diggers does my favourite pint of Guinness in Dublin (to date!). No televisions, no modernity, just a nice pub to meet friends. Also, try the tapas, it's fantastic!

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Kerry, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Family and I had lunch here a while back, lovely little pub with very friendly staff. food was amazing as was the service. Had a lovely relaxing lunch here before visiting the grave of the Big Fellow, Michael Collins which is only yards away. We will be returning.

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Wexford, Ireland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Visited here on a sunny Friday last summer and managed to pass a very pleasant afternoon. It was my first tiime there in over ten years and was as good as I remember. The Guinness was top notch and the craic was mighty. I highly recommend this as a stopping point.

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Plainfield, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

My wife and I spent just three days in Ireland in June, but a stop at John Kavanah's was a must on my to do list. After a 3 hr. walk, which should of only taking a half from the Westin because there is another "Kavanagh's" in town, a cabbie dropped us of at the right one. We were hungry... More

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

After being here a good few times for drinks - decided to try the tapas that we've heard so much about and boy we were not disappointed. Loads of choice, and very fresh - and a complete bargain with the costs. Funny feeling we are going to return again and again...........

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