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John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

#15 of 1,941 Restaurants in Dublin
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1 Prospect Square Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
+353 (0)1 830 7978
Today
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Reservations
Late Night

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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
Most recent review
Nice authentic pub

This pub has been family run since the early1800's. Good prices and a classic pub feel. We particularly enjoyed it as part of the grave digger tour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
678Aimee
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Berlin, Germany
Good for:
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Berlin, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

This pub has been family run since the early1800's. Good prices and a classic pub feel. We particularly enjoyed it as part of the grave digger tour.

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Dublin, Ireland
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This has been a haunt of mine for years but last night I had the tapas for the first time and they didn't disappoint. There's a great selection of hot and cold tapas. The mac & cheese was to die for and the garlic bread was so moist and full of fresh garlic. The chicken pakora was beautifully presented and... More 

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Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

If your looking to experience the local pub make a trip out to Kavanagh for a pint of the best Guiness in town ...... well worth the trip outside of downtown Dublin

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Come here for lunch every couple of weeks and have to say it's a real hidden gem. There is always something new and exciting on the menu and everything is consistently cooked to perfection! The staff here are so friendly and I'm dying to come back to try the tapas

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Hidden behind the cemetery, this pub is a great place to visit on a cold afternoon. No fuss, no music. Great drinks and toasted sandwiches. Staff are extremely pleasant.

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Dublin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

This well known, family - run, Dublin landmark pub deserves all its plaudits. As a regular I am never disappointed by the food, pints and friendly staff. Ciaran's Tapas menu is very good indeed and his vegetable risotto (made with carnaroli rice) is the best I have ever tasted. For an authentic Dublin pint repair to the 1830's bar!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Been there many times over the years, long before it started doing tapas. It's friendly and relaxed and the food is great. Drop in after a visit to the Botanical Gardens or Glasnevin Cemetery just another great reason to venture north side.

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Dublin, Ireland
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Hadn't been to The Gravediggers for years and had lunch there today. The food here is first class for lunch. Great soup, sandwiches and tapas. The service was friendly and very professional. Really enjoyed and will be back. The bar, next door to restaurant is the real thing. One of the few truly traditional pubs left in Dublin. Lunch is... More 

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83 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

My friends and I met here for a pint and some lunch. It was a great authentic pub. And the cemetery next door was fun to explore.

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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Brilliant transformation of what was an already established, historical drinking pub in Dublin. Great pints, wine menu, tapas amd service. Will become our new regular food and pints haunt. Love it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Prospect Square Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 (0)1 830 7978

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 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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