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John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers

Irish, Bar, Pub, European
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1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
+353 87 296 3713
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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53 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here as part of a tour group. Pub is really great - very traditional. Staff is incredibly friendly - particularly given that 50 people all walked in at once and demanded drinks. They do give "to go" cups if you're not done when the tour resumes. Locals in the pub were really great - a couple invited me to... More 

Thank Wendy N
Hexham, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old fashioned honest traditional pub with good friendly service and food to match. Try the Irish "coddle" a ham and potato broth. Cash only!!!

Thank Geraldine L
Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dropped in by chance from a visit to the cemetery next door. (seens odd to visit a cemetery, but Glasnevin is justly famous for its inhabitants). Excellent meet and greet and nothing was too much trouble. All staff on the ball and lots of other diners enjoying the fare. Tapas were well executed and presented and tasted really well. Not... More 

Thank mpgm63
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here after a Dublin match with a few friends. The sun was shining and we had our pints out on the grass outside. Best pints in Dublin too. Perfect

Thank Mrsparkle100
Cleburne, Texas
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43 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The first night in Dublin, we took a cab from our hotel to John Kavanagh's Gravedigger's Pub. It had been on my bucket list since seeing on the food network. It was not a disappointment!!! The food was over the top delicious. I loved the pork belly stew, the chicken spring rolls, the Parma, and really everything at our table.... More 

Thank Sandra G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in today with my son He realised what a real bar should be. No tv No wifi and no screaming music. just people having a chat and a few pints Great 🍺🍺🍺🍺🍺

Thank Morganryan286
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect Irtish pub - no music, no debit cards, no machines just great Guinness and busy chat in a packed bar. Next door is the tapas zone with a greta range of great food. Excellent

Thank Greenslade
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stopped in at The Gravediggers after visiting Glasnevin cemetery. Loved the people we found there, including the owner, who made us feel right at home.

Thank billiebob17901
Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

On a recent trip to Dublin, made sure to make it to GraveDiggers.... Seeing it on Anthony Bourdain's The Layover, it's a locals pub situated next to the legendary Glasnevin Cemetery. Upon entering we recognized owner/chef Ciaran Kavanagh from the show. He stopped what he was doing to chat with us and had us sign the visitors ledger. He's a... More 

Thank SoCalFrank
Alfreda31, Social Media Content at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this review

Thanks so much for stopping by & for staying too. Lovely to meet people from far flung places and we are delighted you enjoyed the company, atmosphere and fare. More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Based on reviews sought to eat lunch at 3pm--only basic ham & cheese toasties offered. A bit circuitous to find, but clean & friendly.

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Alfreda31, Social Media Content at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by our Lunch is Monday to Friday 12noon to 3pm. Evening Tapas 6pm to 8.30 Tuesday to Saturday (no food on Sundays or Bank Holidays) More 

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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, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
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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