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Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant

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11 Fourth Street, Dover, NH
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Seating

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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
Very pleasant pub, good live music & atmosphere

Good place to see a football game on the hd projector upstairs. Love the brick and beam construction. Live music some nights, bluegrass thurs is sweet.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 13, 2014
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English first
Dover, New Hampshire
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40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We just celebrated one of our employees 10th anniversary and through a party for the whole office. Food was wonderful and they did a great job.

Thank Cliffordmte
Dover, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was the absolute WORST restaurant experience EVER!!! First, we showed up for dinner just after 5pm--first dinner customers of the evening. We waited around for a long time until the bartender came to seat us and took our drink order. We also gave her our dinner order since they were doing a special 3 course meal. We sat for... More 

5 Thank readytogo23
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On a recent overnight in Dover, we researched local options for food and drink. In that we are both Irish (in part) and enjoy pub atmospheres we were pleased and excited to read the reviews about Cara. We had no idea what a fun afternoon awaited us. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the Sunday live Irish music session... More 

2 Thank khconn
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Good place to see a football game on the hd projector upstairs. Love the brick and beam construction. Live music some nights, bluegrass thurs is sweet.

Thank Phishphreak
Goffstown, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Poor quality food --- served an old salad that was very soggy. Waitress did not know the menu. The French fries were good. That is it.

2 Thank judygjohnson
New Hampshire
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177 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I was hesitant to give Caras a try after reading prior reviews. I thought it was GREAT!!! The service was wonderful, efficient and friendly. It's a lovely building with quaint charm. I had the New England boiled dinner and it was the best I've ever had! So lean and yummy and was given a choice of mustards (yellow or brown,... More 

Thank NewHampshirePeppie
Eliot, Maine
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

What a wonderful building and the inside is nice. However.....I asked for a beer list...it was handwritten on scraps of paper stapled together (no kidding!). I ordered a Founder's Oatmeal Stout. Woops.....out of that one. OK, Lagunitas Hairy Eyeball then...NOPE...out of that too. OK...just water then, but can you bring us some rolls. Rolls??? Um....no, they don't do that. They... More 

3 Thank Scott M
Dover, New Hampshire, United States
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

I was part of a group of fourteen that had reservations for 6:30 PM on December, 19 2013. I arrived at about 6:00 and we had a pint while waiting for others. The wait staff were very courteous and friendly and we were shown to our tables. When everyone showed up, we ordered. It was just after 6:30 and we... More 

2 Thank Timothy_Mullaney
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62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Well gave them another shot and was a nice improvement that as I understand took a bit longer than it should of. I had heard they improved their service and said you know what let's see for myself since I always say seeing is believing. Well I did see a great improvement in there service with friendly smiles which they... More 

Thank Hungry1958
Portsmouth, NH
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

When we first started going their the food was good. They had a change in cooks and it shows. I've had two meals that were not good. I had beef stew it tasted like it came out of the can. Very bland. And the soda bread that came with it was stale. When the waitress asked if there was a... More 

1 Thank TheMalamute

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11 Fourth Street, Dover, NH
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Irish


Open Hours
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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