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John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers

#24 of 1,959 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Irish, Bar, Pub
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1 Prospect Square Glasnevin | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
+353 87 296 3713
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
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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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Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I used to live locally and visit the gravediggers frequently, still now I try to visit as much as I can. The tapas here is absolutely delicious and the pints of Guinness are excellent. The atmosphere is always great and the staff are very friendly. A great spot to visit, I would recommend 100%.

Thank Michael2014
Alfreda31, Social Media at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this review

Thank you so much, a returning customer is the best compliment! The team work hard to keep the tradition of a warm welcome and good value product going, and I know they'll appreciate your words. More 

Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A rare 22 degrees Sunday in Dublin. At the end of the day, headed over to John Kavanagh. Lots of people drinking outside, inside was cool and quiet, lots of nice wooden furniture. And was informed that the kitchen is closed on Sundays. Trip Advisor, that's kind of important to let people know. I still enjoyed my pint of Guinness... More 

Thank Albert N
Alfreda31, Social Media at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this review

Hi there We're glad you enjoyed the Pint and the atmosphere. We do have our food time up on TA description and our FB page and in house signage. Unfortunately there isn't an option on TA to do both our Pub hours and our food hours. Thanks for the opportunity again to share our food times Lunch Monday to Friday... More 

Seattle, Washington
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195 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly and efficient service, lovely menu and just a great relaxing place to soak it all in. The toasted open face sandwich with Gorgonzola was....well it was perfect. Just perfect. Love that there's no telly or distractions. Was able to have a nice conversation w/ the family.

Thank Timothy H
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wandered in after touring Glasnevin Cemetery, made it in just before a downpour. Such a fun little pub with the friendliest barman. Guinness was fantastic! I am so glad we had a chance to visit this authentic little oasis.

Thank jendandy
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50 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Make sure you look in both sides of the pub, as the bar is a real step back in time. The food in the lounge was very good (loads of meat in the coddle), amazingly cheap, and the pints were excellent (if only I could've had a second or third!). Bonus points for having no music or TV - made... More 

Thank komuso
Shanghai, China
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience. The two actors were extremely entertaining and talented. They included everyone in the tour and provided interesting historical info about Dublin. Again it wasn't really a scary tour but still really fun! Definitely worth it.

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

Hi Scott M Thank you so much, we are delighted you got to see our pub on The Gravedigger Ghost Tour, it's a wonderful way to see a different side of the city and to get out of the city centre. We'll pass on your comments to the operators. many thanks More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived close to 8 pm, when they stop serving meals but a table was found quickly. It's a tapas menu and everything we tried was delicious. Service was very good.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent our time on the Pub side (on the left) so we cannot comment on the food. We can, however comment on the Guinness that was flowing freely from the pub. The drink was delicious and the locals were friendly and welcoming. Stop by either before or after walking around the amazing cemetery and/or botanical gardens (both nearby)

Thank BoCoMo3
Bunclody, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub is a breath of fresh air as it competes with all the modern day designer puds. Old style authentic establishment with lovely relaxed atmosphere, no television means people actually talk to each other, Drink was promptly served by friendly barman and it was like a step back in time as we sat down on the basic wooden stools... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited the cemetery....Amazing. Called in Gravediggers at 11.05 for a drink and a bite to eat... Food not available until 12.00 so had another drink !!!! Had the famous Coddle for lunch....very good...a must try for all. But the best thing about the pub is the owners and staff....so friendly and chatty...had a great afternoon..finally left at 5.00.... Thanks for... More 

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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
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Large groups, 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 Glasnevin | 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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