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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 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Weston, Florida
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Interestingly, the things that are bad about this restaurant are part of its charm. Dunn Gaherin's is located on an off the beaten path narrow street where no major restaurant chain would ever go. It's on a narrow street with parallel parking on one side. Then they have a small parking lot consisting of one row of cars that literally... More 

Thank Buddy H
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148 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

In Britain I think they'd call this place a 'snug'. It's a cozy neighborhood restaurant with somewhat creative cuisine , a good bar, and almost no room to stand on a good night. A bit hard to find, but well worth the effort.

Thank Rooney10Boston
Needham, Massachusetts
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161 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the closet Pub to my home and we frequent here quite a bit. This place is always busy, but we can always find a spot to eat and drink. The staff is always amazingly friendly and the place has a fun atmosphere. When you sit down, they bring you popcorn, which off course makes you want more beer.... More 

Thank bw411
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56 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Many area restaurants are closed Mondays...so my wife picked the Dunn, she had driven past it 4 times on Monday so she figured it was a sign from above. Parking is nearly impossible, so we dumped the car at the small strip mall and walked up the hill. We both had the sirloin tips, very generous serving size...done to perfection.... More 

Thank Robert B
Wellesley, Massachusetts
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

My wife and I stopped there on a recent Friday night- the restaurant was busy as usual with a very active and loud crowd. We are able to get table for two after a short wait. The restaurant is well appointed with photos and other memorabilia from Needham, Wellesley , Babson College, and other local schools or teams The service... More 

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

Thank you so much ! More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I have never been comped an appetiser and then after I ate it I was informed that my comped was reneged and I would have to pay for it. I do not know if this is cheating, incompetence or just bad communication BUT I WILL NEVER RETURN

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

So incredibly shocked and certain there must be somewhat of a miscommunication! We as owners -with a really loyal ,and long term management staff take our jobs so seriously . We are committed to our customers and really want to give the guests a great experience. I hope you give us the opportunity to correct this mistake , and encourage-or... More 

Newton, Massachusetts
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My friend took me here a few years ago and I've always loved coming back since. The atmosphere is very much a quaint Irish pub with a larger seating area further into the restaurant. I remember the beer selection being pretty good and the good was tasty.

Thank Alex F
Boston, Massachusetts
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207 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

Loved it here! Superb waitstaff, friendly and accommodating. Loved the eggplant fries, great to see that as an offering! Perfectly cooked burgers oozing with Irish Cheddar, and caramelized onion deliciousness.... Fun place, Excellent meal!

Thank honest reviewer
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017 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.

Thank acct09
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41 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 

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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
US$ 20
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?