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24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
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Ranked #81 of 219 Restaurants in Dunedin
Hours:
Mon - Tue 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wed 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thu - Fri 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Missouri
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86 reviews 86 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We are always on the lookout for a great opportunity to have seafood, especially when we are seaside. Tonight we were very pleased, we ordered the seafood platter for two, it had fried blue cod, green lip mussels, salt and pepper calamari, shrimp skewers, and scallops with the roe attached, salad and fries, OH My! All that and bread and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I had the braised hare for lunch and was very impressed. It was tender and juicy and completely more-ish. It also helped that the bar staff was friendly and there were very drinkable beer on tap.

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Tokyo, Japan
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164 reviews 164 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Based on a good experience two years before, we revisited this year and were not disappointed. We had a scallop entree, the braised hare and the Guiness stew potpie. All where fantastic and portions left us waddling back to our hotel. Final price with a drink or two, was $92. Service was friendly and professional. The restaurant offers both indoor... More 

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Nice place, nice atmosphere, nice staff, great food! Fresh ingredients cooked with care, big size and good pricing. Delicious soup of the day and vegetarian pie. Very friendly staff and good music. Absolutely recommended!

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New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

If you're looking for somewhere to have breakfast/brunch this is the place to go. By far the best I've come across in Dunedin. I don't drink coffee but the people I go there with say it is awesome. The staff are always polite, nothing is a bother, and the service is very fast. Have been many times and it's always... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

A nice place to eat, good pub grub and right in the Octagon so easy to find. Lots of different tables to choose from and a good choice on the menu. Not the cheapest place in Dunedin but at least it wasn't extortionate.

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Townsville, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

We had a really nice lunch, good food, perfect location right in the octagon, good service. Perfect outdoor seats for a sunny day and nice indoor with fireplace for the cold winter days..

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Had lunch at the Craic today (24.10.14). Great atmosphere, warm, good choices on the menu, excellent service and good coffee. The burger comes highly recommended. We'll go back there.

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Dunedin
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Great atmosphere but really disapointed by the food! Garlic loaf was a loaf and garlic butter seperately, which is fine, however the butter was rock hard and unspreadable! In my steak sandwhich the steak was freezing cold! Staff seemed very uninterested and we were not given water for the table even after asking twice

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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Slow and indifferent service seems to be more than a casual occurrence in NZ but this place is the worst yet. The waiter acted like I wasn't there at all. Had to go up to the bar to get the menu after I've sat at the table for many minutes, and walk back to order. At no time was I... More 

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Additional Information about The Craic

Address: 24 The Octagon, Dunedin, New Zealand
Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Otago Region  >  Dunedin
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Monday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 9:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 9:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:00 am
Cuisine: Irish

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