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Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant

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11 Fourth Street, Dover, NH
Today
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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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21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

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.

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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.

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New Hampshire
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156 reviews 156 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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 

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Eliot, Maine
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 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 

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Dover, New Hampshire, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

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DOVER
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55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Portsmouth, NH
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Three of us went to Cara's to start our unofficial appetizer and drink tour of Dover on a Saturday afternoon. We thought we would start north and walk all the way downtown. It was beautiful out so we asked to sit outside as I saw it was advertised on Facebook as being renovated. We sat outside and we were immediately... More 

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DOVER
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Really owner says you don't like it pay bill and get the heck outa here Nice guy can't wait to tell everyone Hey everyone did you read this and pricey for what do your self a favor stay away

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NH
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We heard the food was good so we decided to check it out Sunday. We were led to a table and given brunch menus which had a limited number of items, but enough that we each found something to try. We got our drinks right away. The waitress eventually came back to take our food order (sandwiches). We waited about... More 

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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: Irish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 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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