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John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

1 Prospect Square Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
+353 (0)1 830 7978
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Ranked #26 of 1,890 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Dublin, Ireland
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

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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76 restaurant reviews
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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
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35 reviews 35 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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carrick on shannon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

If you are looking for an authentic Dublin watering hole, this out of town gritty pub is it. A great pint, some surly locals and an atmosphere you can absorb through the skin.. Untouched for 180 years the decor etc. leaves your jaw dropping.

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Spokane, Washington
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94 reviews 94 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had gone on the "Gravedigger Ghost Bus Tour" (recommended) and the last part of the tour is a stop at Glasnevin Cememtery. John Kavanagh's abuts directly into the cemetery wall and was featured as part of the tour. These local people were having a quiet evening enjoying their pints, and this bus full of jovial goofballs piles into their... More 

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DUBLIN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This is the real thing. An original Dublin pub that hasn't been modernized. What you see is what you get. Great atmosphere, especially at weekends, and the Guinness is mighty!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After myself and my better half spent the day learning about our island's amazing history in Glasnevin we stopped into my favourite bar in Dublin for refreshments. I cant speak highly enough about this bar, it's staff and most importantly, it's Guinness!! Fantastic atmosphere with fantastic people. This bar should be the top of any visitor to Dublin's agenda!! Love... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

No tv, no WIFI, just people talking and drinking Guinness. Make the effort to go and say hello. It really is the best Guinness you'll drink in a really old pub. Get there early if you want food, smelt beautiful but we arrived too late. Looking forward to going back next time I'm in Dublin

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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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10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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Additional Information about John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

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

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