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Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits

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344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
(617) 527-6271
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Friendliest place!

This is our regular Friday night supper place and has been for over 9 years. Although we sometimes go on other days. The portions are large but you are allowed to split. (We just remember on tip a it more for those). The food I is consistent and good. Great beer selection, good specials... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
Dodie F
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Newton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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122 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is our regular Friday night supper place and has been for over 9 years. Although we sometimes go on other days. The portions are large but you are allowed to split. (We just remember on tip a it more for those). The food I is consistent and good. Great beer selection, good specials. What puts D G's oer the... More 

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NH
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I used to frequent Dunn Gaherin's a long time ago with friends, and recently returned to the area and decided to visit with my family. We went really early because I know it's small inside, it's impossible to find parking, and there is always a line for a table (with nowhere to stand and wait). We still waited about 30... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With the winter we've had, I've craved warm comfort food...where else but Dunn Gahreins. As always, delicious! Staff greet you like long last family. Service is terrific and no one ever rushes you!

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Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I can't imagine why this place isn't #1 in Newton ? I guess I'll have to work my way up the list to find out. I was solo on a business trip so sat at the bar. The service from Alec was great. I saw where they had 1/2 portions of their specialty salads for lunch but only until 4:00.... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

friendly atmosphere; often very crowded at lunch time; parking is at a premium; food is average pub food; they do have gluten-free choices; good beer selection

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Riverside, Rhode Island
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I went there on a Saturday evening and the place was jam packed! With that said, it was a great crowd, lively, no one really minding the estimated one hour and 15 minute wait time for a table. The weather was rainy out so everyone was inside - two deep at the bar, and the ramp was full of people... More 

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Dedham, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

I came here to watch march madness with a buddy during my lunch break. We sat at the bar and had a few drinks and ordered lunch. While watching the game an F bomb came out of my mouth talking to my friend about the game. The bartender told me that this is a family establishment and there is no... More 

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Boston, MA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Great eggplant fries, nice service. Food well prepared. Parking is challenging at busy times , but that is because it is so popular. Try lunchtime.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

My husband and I dine at Dunn's on a regular basis. We always feel welcomed as soon as we enter the Pub. The food, especially the nightly specials are wonderful and plentiful. There is always enough for lunch the next day. The seafood is always fresh and tasty. I recommend the risotto or crab cakes when it is on the... More 

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02468
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ok I moved into the area over ten years ago.meverytime I go here, everyone who works here says hello and welcomes you. It is like they are family or your best friend. I mean they go out of your way to welcome you. The menu is I will say fancy bar food and a step above that, but a definite... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: (617) 527-6271

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, Seafood, Pub
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?