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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
10:30 am - 11:30 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
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The pub was very crowded when we arrived but after the "ghost tour" bus left it was pleasant. The pub has a rich history. It was great to be able to grab a pint with with our dog after a long walk. Met some very friendly locals there too

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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Garden City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

The pub was very crowded when we arrived but after the "ghost tour" bus left it was pleasant. The pub has a rich history. It was great to be able to grab a pint with with our dog after a long walk. Met some very friendly locals there too

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

I come here for the Guinness, the quality here is so fresh. The bar is unique with basic facilities and yet it's always packed. Good atmosphere

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

RIGHT BESIDE were our IRISH HERO'S are buried,well worth a visit to both places, the guinness is great and the bar staff are friendly and kind.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Was in Dublin for the Republic of Ireland v Scotland euro 2016 football match, and after previous visit to Dublin I wanted to see the real city away from the Temple Bar. john kavanagh (Gravediggers) was a name that appeared again and again, so thought there might be something different. A bit away from the city center and no Dart... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

An unassuming little place and i was a bit wary because the service was so casual. Not unattentive but relaxed. That's how I came to feel about them as the meal progressed. The food was outstanding! Fresh ingredients prepared very well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Maybe am a bit biased as this is my local but absolutely love this place and have recommended it to many people. Food is ample and very reasonably priced but the main attraction is the bar and what I consider the best pint of Guinness in Dublin. Not much in the way of comfort but for atmosphere and craic it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Old authentic Pub beside Glasnevin Cemetery! We didn't get to eat there but the beverages and fun atmosphere were worth the visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We arrived at 5 o'clock on a Saturday for a meal after a tour of Glasnevin Cemetary. It was a nice looking place, many locals drinking. However, there was no food service between 3 and 6 pm. I found that odd, coming from a country that requires alcohol serving establishments to always have food served. Had to go somewhere else... More 

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Alfreda31, Hostess/Social Media at John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers), responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for your review, we have a very small kitchen space and are tied to strict H&S regulations. Therefore, there can be a gap between service of food as we prep for the evening. Our lunch of soup & sandwiches is from 12 noon - 3pm Monday to Saturday. Evening tapas is 6pm-8.30pm Tuesday to Saturday. We... More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Very historic pub right next door to the Glasnevin Cemetery. We went into the lounge bar which hasn't changed very much from the 18 hundreds and oozes history and atmosphere. Had been told that the Guinness was good and it was perfect..staff and locals were friendly and welcoming. No music no Tv just a bar out of time to relax... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Do yourself a favour an visit. Food is great and well priced. Bar staff are great. If you don't want sports no prob as no TV 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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