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Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits

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344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
(617) 527-6271
11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Needham, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There are plenty of good pub and grilles in the area, I don't know exactly what it is about this place but it is really cozy and you sort of feel like Norm from Cheers when yo go in. Street parking may keep some away but it's not hard to find a spot. There's construction on the road this summer... More 

Thank Ricketee
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76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had turkey tips there, kinda cozy, filled with families and couples, a very relaxed place with good prices and lots of selections for everyone. Its in a neighborhood and reminds me of a place everyone wants to go..to be casual, friendly, good prices and very good food.

Thank peekie
Needham, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I've been going here since it opened.It feels like family.The owners, Seana and Bob are great.The atmosphere is very friendly.Food is great and beer selection is excellent!

Thank cjsm3344
Hanover, Pennsylvania
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225 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the onion soup and the chicken fingers that they allowed me to have cooked up with their honey hot sauce. They were very good. I am headed back tonight because I just have to try their pastrami melt. Good spot to watch the Red Sox on their many tvs around the bar area. The waitstaff were awesome and... More 

Thank bluewatergolf
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can't believe I only first visited Dunn Gaherin's within the last year and had not heard of it before. It is tucked away in Upper Falls and not in a heavily-trafficked area. Both the food and service here are first-rate. The menu is diverse so you can enjoy burgers but many healthy options. Highly recommend.

Thank RockyBoy
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been in several times and always had great service, good food and a good atmosphere. Bar rather than table options often best on a busy night. Really nice and at very reasonable prices. For a friendly bar and a little snack to a decent bar meal this is a great choice.

Thank sockpickler
Las Vegas, Nevada
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47 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I searched online for a restaurant in Newton and this place popped up with high ratings on here and another review site so I decided why not give them a try. We came on a Saturday night around 6:30 and it wasn't busy but we did have to wait for a table since we had a party of five and... More 

Thank lvgrl2014
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant has great owners who give back to the community in multiple ways. They serve great comfort food as well as many healthy salads and options. Absolutely wonderful eggplant fries! Lots of regular neighborhood folks! Highly recommended.

Thank Pandama1216
Boston, MA
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the standbys for lunch or dinner in the neighborhood. The beer is cold, the food is fresh, and the prices are reasonable. Good chili!

Thank Andy_W
Irving, Texas
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

The special of the day was lamb and salad. The quality was way beyond pub food, and the service is fantastic. I was out solo, so I sat at the bar, and got treated like royalty. They have a very full bar, including all the fine scotches and whiskeys.

Thank bithead2k

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine
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: (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?