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John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers

#20 of 1,944 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
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 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you fancy the best pint of Guinness in an authentic old irsh pub look no further than The Gravediggers in Glasnevin. A short hop from the city a must do for all travellers

Thank puredub
Galway, Ireland
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were up in Dublin visiting our Daughter and she suggested that we go to The Gravedigger for a meal that evening. She mentioned that they do a mean coddle but that this is usually on the lunch menu rather than in the evening but... The pub is right beside what I would call the back entrance to Glanevin cemetery... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Excellent food and atmosphere. Good value fore money & a great pint. We were there for Tapas evening, spoiled for choice.

Thank Mary M
Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

we really love this puc was first time was hire with colleagues after work month a Thursday. the place was full of people. will go back again

Thank Jonathan F
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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Called into the pub after our tour of Glasnevin. This is a beautiful old style pub, great pint of Guinness at a reasonable price. Will be calling back again to sample the food and the atmosphere.

Thank GWBeeches
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a little difficult to find but well worth the search. We walked over from the metro hotel parentheses 2.2 miles and parentheses and cut through the beautiful botanical gardens. It's actually to Bob's. The one on the left is very old and very authentic. We had it on a sunny day and the locals would get beer... More 

Thank Kat B
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place has no TV, no WIFI, no radio...... and that's exactly why I love it! If you want somewhere serving a great pint of Guinness and great atmosphere, then get yourself to The Gravediggers. From Ciaran's superb Coddle to Ann's delicious homemade deserts, you'll not find a better pub within a 100 miles of this place! Highly recommended for... More 

Thank MarkF3
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great pub, and the fact that it serves VERY good food is a serious bonus. 5 of us went there last night - for drinks and tapas. The Guinness was good, and one of the group was nicely surprised to see there was a gluten-free beer on the menu, which got the thumbs up from him. As... More 

Thank sunseeker1968
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want a glimpse into an old pub this is the place to go. Great atmosphere and great food. You wouldn't expect tapas in a pub but they do it well - the Irish egg rolls were delicious. And you have to try the world famous coddle - it wasn't on the menu but ask for it and they... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This pub has great food, with great choices on the menu. The staff are lovely and very welcoming and it is situtated only minutes away from the Botanic Gardens

Thank LynL278

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $11
Irish, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, 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)Mon-Fri:12noon-3pm. Evening Tapas Tues-Sat 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?