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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 - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 58
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 15
    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
Always a good time

Once again friendly service, great food and a staff that seems to really get it. When we are in need of a guinness and a good meal we head here.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Thomas S
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130 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Once again friendly service, great food and a staff that seems to really get it. When we are in need of a guinness and a good meal we head here.

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Needham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A family pub atmosphere that serves good food with healthy portions. The staff is always friendly and if you're a local, you're bound to run into a familiar face.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Excellent food; good selection offered on menu; polite and professional staff; reasonable pricing. The one possible issue is parking. This is a popular place for local customers, and there is limited parking onsite. Other parking options within walking distance.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a neighborhood place- you can find the proper audience for you at any time of the day. in early hours, you will see mainly families with kids, at later hours, the adults ( young and old) are crowding the place and you can enjoy a great atmosphere, live sport events, personal service and a good food.

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Wellesley, MA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We have been to DG many times, including last Saturday night. It has always proven to be a very consistent and pleasant experience for both lunch and dinner. Always expect a crowd, but the tables turn over fairly quickly. We actually sat at the bar and had dinner there. There is a nice mix of Irish and American fare. Great... More 

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Boston, MA
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has changed so much...a former biker bar turned into a regular bar for drinking after a pick-up football or softball game, or for daywork-related teams hoisting one after a game. Now with the extended back area and the upcoming patio soon to be opened, this is gone way up-market with a much wider food offering taking up many... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Went with a group of co-workers. Called ahead and got seated fairly quickly. The food was good, especially their eggplant fries. Some in our party wanted to see more Irish selections, but hey it was good time nonetheless.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great atmosphere. Everyone enjoyed their food. I had the fish and chips which were delicious. The waiter was attentive.

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Newton, Massachusetts
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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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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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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 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?