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Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant

American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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11 4th St, Dover, NH 03820-2917
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Dover, New Hampshire
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117 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

A cold beer a taste of Jameson and hot corned beef and cabbage! A perfect day and way to celebrate mom.we sat at the copper bar and soaked in the pub atmosphere set by a fiddler in the background. This year mom and her day will be long remembered

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Thank slarson127
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105 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

The menu has expand since they opened. It can get very loud depending on the night and what activities are going on (pool, radio live feed, etc). The turkey tips are great! Service is just a notch above average but have never had bad service.

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Thank HappyCampersNH
Farmingdale, Maine
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175 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

We started with two appetizers - Irish Potato Cakes and Fried Mac & Cheese Bites. We all loved them. They were delicious. I had a Reuben Sandwich that was very good, my husband had the Grilled Chicken BLT that he liked very much and our son had the Meatball Sub that was also excellent. Portions are very generous. Our server... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We had a party of 5 on a mid-week night. I had scallops over rice and enjoyed it. Other orders were bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage, and some sort of salad. All seemed fine with their meals. The bar is what you'd expect in this sort of restaurant - heavy use of sweet and sour mix (e.g. my... More 

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Dover, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

Yes we loved the job they did for a 10th anniversary party and a celebration for an appointment to VP of one of our employee's we decided to have them host our Christmas party. They did a wonderful job on the decorations the food was wonderful and the staff loved the whole celebration. We had a group of over 30... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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632 reviews
438 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

I had the steak tips, and they were some of the best I've ever had. The place is nicely decorated, lots of brick. It has a nice vibe. Great selection of draft beer, great service. I was only there for an early dinner and might go back to listen to their live music sometime.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We just celebrated one of our employees 10th anniversary and through a party for the whole office. Food was wonderful and they did a great job.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This was the absolute WORST restaurant experience EVER!!! First, we showed up for dinner just after 5pm--first dinner customers of the evening. We waited around for a long time until the bartender came to seat us and took our drink order. We also gave her our dinner order since they were doing a special 3 course meal. We sat for... More 

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Hollis Center, Maine
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33 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

On a recent overnight in Dover, we researched local options for food and drink. In that we are both Irish (in part) and enjoy pub atmospheres we were pleased and excited to read the reviews about Cara. We had no idea what a fun afternoon awaited us. We sat at the bar and enjoyed the Sunday live Irish music session... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Good place to see a football game on the hd projector upstairs. Love the brick and beam construction. Live music some nights, bluegrass thurs is sweet.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 4th St, Dover, NH 03820-2917
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover

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