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Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits

344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
+1 617-527-6271
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good40%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“eggplant fries” (39 reviews)
“sirloin tips” (5 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (7 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
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Reviewed yesterday

My wife and I went to Dunns after touring all day for a bite to eat and a brew. We were with friends from the area and they recommended and like this spot, so we all went. We all had different beers, I had the...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed May 18, 2018

Great menu and daily special. The eggplant fries are a definite highlight! Pastrami sandwich had plenty of meat and tasty. Nice creamy cole slaw. Burger cooked perfectly. Texan reuben very good. Parking lot can fill quickly but wander the neighborhood to find something. Great service.

Thank mpd
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded May 19, 2018

Thanks so much , we really appreciate the acknowledgement- the staff really take their jobs to heart ! Thanks for recognizing this .

Reviewed April 20, 2018 via mobile

Had lunch with my daughter. Fabulous service. Really friendly efficient staff. Food was really good, not great. Serving size was big, not too big. Maybe I’m nit picky, but the there wasn’t any tremendous flavour to the seasoned fries. As fries they’d be great. Had...More

Thank Conor R
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

So sorry !! We really try hard to be perfect please come back and let me try to make it perfectly for you !

Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Everyone needs a little corned beef and cabbage on St Paddys day! So we stopped in here for lunch! The place was wall to wall people, we were as to get on the waiting list, get a tasty beer at the bar! After a short...More

Thank Paul K
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018


Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

This place is always consistently friendly, with a solid food and beverage menu. Has a nice neighborly vibe.

Thank Jackirohan
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded March 5, 2018

Thank you so much for such a wonderful review you hit on all the points that really are important to us as owner and I’m so grateful that you recognize that. Thank you , Seana and Bob

Reviewed February 12, 2018 via mobile

If you're looking for a place to sit at a bar by yourself and meet the local locals... this is the place! We sat at the bar as a party of three and socialized with those next to us. It was clear that possibly 50%...More

Thank KIKIg28
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded February 14, 2018

Thank so much for the nice words..

Reviewed January 20, 2018 via mobile

Dunn and Gaehrins is one of our favorite dining spots in Metro West.Located on Elliott Street with easy access from route 9 it is a very popular venue on the Newton-Needham-Wellesley line. The Irish Pub atmosphere is very active and loud.There is a very popular...More

Thank Barry G
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded May 7, 2018

Thanks so very much !

Reviewed December 5, 2017

We had a good dinner at Dunn Gaharin's. Service was excellent; portions are quite large; we liked everything we ordered. The eggplant fries and potato soup were excellent. The sirloin tips were perfectly prepared and exactly as I ordered them. American chop suey and bread...More

Thank Deb255
Reviewed December 4, 2017

All the staff were so cordial and friendly - they even brought me a surprise hot fudge brownie with 3 spoons and had all the restaurant to fete me to a "Happy Birthday" Song. For appetizers we tried the Buffalo Dip Deep-Fried Cauliflower Bites and...More

Thank earthauburnred
Reviewed October 21, 2017 via mobile

Staff make this a review. Came in at a super busy time (630 on a Saturday night). Will definately call ahead and get our name on the list next time. The hostess, managers and bar staff made a long wait pleasant (brought my daughter a...More

Thank stellatofamily
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Thank you so much for such kind words we really appreciate it and we really appreciate your business!

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Keith S
August 28, 2016|
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Response from Kathi F | Reviewed this property |
No outdoor seating and closed on Sundays
lyle k
August 24, 2015|
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Response from 1972rick | Reviewed this property |
they don't take reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar scene, Large groups
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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