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“Great local restaurant”

Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits
Ranked #7 of 263 Restaurants in Newton
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Seafood, Pub
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed April 26, 2013

We love visiting Boston for all the great restaurants, hitting our usual fav's and looking for new spots. After spending several days in Back Bay, we moved out to Newton for a college visit. Not wanting to head back into town, I searched for something local and found Dunn Gaherins. Great Irish pub, with a well planned and executed menu, from appetizers through desert. I can't say enough about the service, these people never stop. Most of the patrons are locals, which gives Dunn Gaherins a great neighborhood feel, and very welcoming. We'll be back in May for graduation, and will be back at Dunn Gaherin's.

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Thank looper63
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Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

This place is one of spots outside Boston that has the local - Southie or Brighton feel.
Cold draft libations and outstanding service were the owner Knows her customers by name. As for the food, it's fabulous - not your typical Irish Pub Fare.

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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Great Irish Pub with fantastic food. A place to go "where everybody knows your name". Well worth the trip!

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Thank Ellie W
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

Buffalo Onion Rings was the main reason I wanted to dine here. They are very delicious! They are the stringier type of onion rings, and the buffalo flavor must be baked in because it is not a saucy dish. Excellent overall.

I also ordered the corned beef Reuben and was not impressed. It tasted like it was burned on the inside and was just not appealing.

The restaurant has a small bar area and there is not a large section for seating really either. Expect to wait if you go during lunch/dinner hours. Parking is also very difficult as their side lot is incredibly small. You should expect to park on the street somewhere that you can find a spot!

Thank Melisa C
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I consider this a pub because of the general atmosphere, but the food is far better than traditional pub fare. Great selection of beer on tap, friendly waitstaff, and delicious food. I have yet to go here and not run into someone I know--it just has that neighborhood vibe. Get here early on a weekend night or just hang around the bar (free baskets of popcorn) until your table is ready.

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Thank Momof4kidsNearBoston
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