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John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers

Irish, Bar, Pub
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1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
+353 87 296 3713
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon - Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat 10:30 am - 12:00 am
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If there is a pub with friendlier staff, better value food and old worldy charm I'd like to hear about it. No noise from any electrical source and excellent pints of Guinness. There is a heaven !

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Alfreda31, Social Media/Other content at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this review

Hi Joe Thanks so much we are pretty old school and plan to keep it that way. We are delighted that you understand the way we work, good service, good product, good value. Although it seems with each good review on TA we are further down the list? Must be an 'algorithm' Thanks again we do believe in #heaveninglasnevin. Lunch... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This pub/restaurant offers amazing hospitality. Staff particularly Ann are very attentive and ensure your experience in this legendary establishment is memorable. Well done .....

Thank vacliff
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the waitress asked us what we wanted to order, my husband her to just "feed us whatever you think is good." It was all wonderful and if ever anywhere near Gravediggers, we will visit again!

2 Thank bonniepm
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for a few guinnesses; I would 100% recommend this place. Great atmosphere, great hospitality, great fun. That's all you need.

1 Thank domwak
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sought out this place and found it so very comfortable and the food tasty. Everyone was so friendly, and we left feeling very satisfied. The warm atmosphere and the booths gave a sense of privacy, and the age of the establishment was apparent which gave it a wonderful feel. Everything was clean as a whistle and the food was... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

Good few tourists visiting this place so decided to visit myself as i am new enough to the area. Lovely atmosphere and the guinness is great. Went in for 1 ended having 4. I was served by a lovely young lad think he was the owners son. He loved a chat! I would go back just to chat to him.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

Went to the pub in the evening to have a drink. It was buzzing. There was a great atmosphere. The right part - usually the restaurant part - was a bit quieter, so we sat down there and enjoyed our pint. Did you know that the pub has been in the same family for over 180 years? The left side,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

This place is a very pleasant hospitable establishment family run very much from the front . Very attentive people who genuinely care about their customers and seem to be a significant social support to many of their customers . Food run by son very good name and hard to get a seat / table in evenings . Well worth visiting... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

John Kavanagh, the gravediggers, is a real Irish pub. Near Glasnevin Cemetery. No words needed. Enjoy.

Thank Roger S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016

Food brilliant. Service fantastic. Friendly staff and owner... Amazing history. A hidden gem. When I visit glasnevin I always call into the gravediggers even just for a coffee and bun! No messers in this pub just a class family run pub who put emphasis on customer service every time. Thanks Ciaran!

Thank Darren C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $11
Irish, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:30 pm - 11:00 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 12:00 am
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 87 296 3713
LUNCH (soup/sandwiches)MONDAY to FRIDAY:12noon-3pm. EVENING TAPAS TUESDAY to SATURDAY 6pm-8.30pm.(NO FOOD ON SUNDAYS OR BANK HOLIDAYS) Food is made fresh on the day each day and served in The Lounge only. We don't take bookings or large groups. We have no credit or debit card facilities cash only. We do offer great food at great value in one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Please ask for Ciaran Kavanagh for all food queries. Please note we are a Public House not a restaurant

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