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Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits

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344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
+1 617-527-6271
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The pub is attractive and people are friendly. They have a wide selection of imported and domestic beers. I enjoyed my visit and would stop by once again. Maybe, next time try a sandwich or appetizers that are available. Very convenient to where I live.

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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This used to be our favorite place for a few years, a local family-owned tavern. Sadly, I don't think we won't be going there anymore. The service and overall quality seem to be on a slow but steady decline, more apparent with each visit. Waits are getting unreasonably long and uncomfortable (45 min. wait on a weeknight!). There's no place... More 

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

Let me begin by saying I am so sorry. We really appreciate your business over the years and we really do not want to lose you as a customer! We will work so hard to solve the problem ,and make sure that no one is ever rude to any guest again! But please give us one more chance and let... More 

Natick, MA
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194 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Had dinner here for the first time. Nice comfortable pub. Lots of choices on the menu and a list of daily specials. We had pasta special and meatloaf. Both were very good. Very homey atmosphere. Only downside the restaurant is small so there can be a wait. We will be back!!

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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 December 2, 2016

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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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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7 restaurant reviews
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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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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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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


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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, Bar, Pub, Irish, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids
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?