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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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Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 53
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
neighborhood pup

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
1972rick
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Newton, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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118 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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

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
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I like to go to this place, because they have a very good selection of beers, that are always fresh. Specially Guinness. The food is good too, just to pair the good beer. Sometimes this place is crowded, but I think it worth waiting.

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Newton, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

I ordered The New Irishman. It is a sirloin burger topped with caramelized onions and porter cheddar cheese. It was amazing! The burger was juicy and tasty. We were also given a sample of their special eggplant fries, since it was our first visit there. Service and food was great and the atmosphere is fun. It seems like a family... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Went with friends who really like this spot. The wait was over an hour (our fault for going on a Saturday around 7PM) but wasn't bad. Menu interesting. I had the steak tips. They were done just right. Everyone else was happy with their meals as well. One thing I find hard to get used to: we must have had... More 

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Houston, Texas, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I stumbled upon this place thanks to TripAdvisor. It was close to the hotel where I was staying and I wanted a nice, quick location with good drinks and food. And that I found along with a nice irish pub atmosphere. The staff was quick and really nice, even offering us a complimentary order of the Eggplant fries, which were... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?