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Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits

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344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
+1 617-527-6271
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Holliston, Massachusetts
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Decided to give Dunn Gaherin's a try after reading reviews - and ever so glad we did. We sat at the bar with locals, super friendly wait staff, food was awesome. We will be going back again real soon.

Thank Cjhkch
Monroe, Washington
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Wanted to get away from the big tourtisty area of Boston and chose this quaint neighborhood Irish bar. They had it all "spooked up" for Halloween. I was immediately greeted, and the bartender was attentive to my needs but not overbearing. Local customers were friendly and willing to talk to you. The best part was the food and drink. Great... More 

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Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

A wonderful "neighborhood" place. Friendly, enthusiastic, and well-trained staff. Involved, hands-on, and engaged owners. Upscale pub food, well-executed, consistent and occasionally imaginative. Nice portions-great value for the money. Well worth a visit....or three....

Thank New_Paladin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

I personally like going here for lunch especially if it's crummy out. The restaurant has a warm feel along with cold beer! Definitely worth trying out at least once so you can decide for yourself :)

Thank nathan r
Hampton, New Hampshire
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108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

I met friends here for lunch as a halfway spot between our homes. What a delightful surprise awaited us at Dunn Gaherin's! We enjoyed the daily special of the Beef Stew in a bread bowl and it was more than we could eat, and piping hot with crispy crust bread bowl. We shared the Beet & Blue Salad as an... More 

Thank Buckeye82
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this review

Oh so very generous of you to take the time to say such wonderful things about my business ! Thank you so very much , and I am sorry we kept touching base with you but I remember you well and you have such s beautiful , and infectious smile . Thanks again , Seana Gaherin More 

Wellesley, Massachusetts
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

Dunn Gaherin's is one of our favorite local, casual restaurants. The servers are very attentive and friendly. And, the food is very good. Some of our favorites are: potato skins (crispy with lots of bacon & cheese - YUM), meatloaf (some of the best I've had and I LOVE meatloaf), eggplant fries, burgers, shepherds pie. The food tastes homemade and... More 

Thank bostravel122
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this review

Wow , these kind words and comments are invaluable to our business ! thank you so very much , Seana Gaherin More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

we have fun with friends, on a date night or with kids. Always a cold beer and friendly smile awaiting

Newton, Massachusetts
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159 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

We have been to all of the Irish-style pubs in the Newton area, and this is by far our favorite. The atmosphere is warm and welcoming, the drinks are well-made, and the food is excellent. My husband usually has their fish and chips, which taste like what he was used to in the U.K. Last night I had the glazed... More 

Thank GreentreeMA
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to say such wonderful things about my business! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016 via mobile

Great pub atmosphere with delicious homemade food. Yummy salads and burgers and extremely friendly staff. Perfect weekend afternoon to grab a bite and a beer!

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Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this review

Thank you so Much!!!! More 

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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is our neighborhood go to place on most Friday nights. Friendly service, good food -- eggplant fries are great. Bar is always hopping but tables in back are relatively quiet. Popular for folks of all ages.

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Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this review

Thank you for being so complimentary and helping recognize our business ,and staff - we are so grateful More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Newton
  • Phone Number: +1 617-527-6271

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?