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Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits

344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
(617) 527-6271
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Ranked #9 of 226 restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Seafood, Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Marblehead, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I have been to Dunn's a dozen times over the past six months. It is one of my candidates for best pub, and I love a good pub that is not too loud-- unless it is very busy-- has good food and a menu that is both traditional and innovative, and has professional and friendly staff. This place meets all... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Terrific menu choices and definitely more than your typical bar food. Enjoyed the beet salad (minus the cheese) with grilled turkey tips and on another visit the spicy thai chicken. Kid's ordered steak tips and baked scrod and there wasn't a bite left. Here's a link to the menu http://www.dunngaherins.com/lunch_dinner.php p.s. Prompt and friendly service added to a great experience... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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80 reviews 80 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was a bit skeptical of DG's based on the location, but I was shocked at the service and food. We were immediately welcomed into the restaurant when we entered the door and asked if we wanted a drink while we waited for our table. The staff was great and the food was better. Parking in the lot is a... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Come here monthly, food is great and great pub scene. While a little pricey, would recommend to many.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

THis is a traditional irish pub. you dont have to go all the way into boston to find great brews, right near 128. Parking is a bit painful but the beer selection and pub fare make up. Worth a try. They do keep good seasonal beer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The parking attendant I believe his name was Doug was awesome had us park on the road and went in and reserved 2 seats at the bar for us. The place was packed most likely because the food was excellent and the bartender knew how to pour a Guinness which was perfect temperature. if you want a great lunch good... More

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

A colleague and I took a client out to lunch. This restaurant was my client's suggestion. Very good food and service. Will definitely try again!

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Boston, MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I've been here before but this time brought my older parents, who are hard of hearing, fussy, and a handful at a restaurant. The server and the greeter could not have made them feel more welcome if they were family. They were kind, patient, and generous with a complimentary appetizer for new patrons. Beyond this, every one of our 5... More

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Newton, MA
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68 reviews 68 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Went there for a Friday dinner with family. This bar is on a residential type street with very limited parking. The bar has a parking lot for about 10 to 12 cars. The inside is very cramped and there is no room to wait for a table. People are climbing all over each other to let the wait staff hustle... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Liquor is clearly the priority here. The lively crowd was hanging over our table as was the hostess while she fielded incoming calls. The waitstaff were eager to take drink orders and promptly fill them but not so much with the food. The meatloaf was sorely lacking seasoning of any kind and the spoonfull of gravy didn't do much to... More

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