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John Kavanagh (Grave Diggers)

1 Prospect Square Glasnevin, Dublin, Ireland
+353 (0)1 830 7978
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Ranked #19 of 1,917 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
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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2 reviews
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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
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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148 reviews 148 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
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
15 helpful votes 15 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
46 helpful votes 46 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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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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