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Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits

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344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
+1 617-527-6271
11:00 - 01:00
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Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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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199 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Natick, MA
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210 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Had dinner here for the first time. Nice comfortable pub. Lots of choices on the menu and a list of daily specials. We had pasta special and meatloaf. Both were very good. Very homey atmosphere. Only downside the restaurant is small so there can be a wait. We will be back!!

Thank momskier
Holliston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

Decided to give Dunn Gaherin's a try after reading reviews - and ever so glad we did. We sat at the bar with locals, super friendly wait staff, food was awesome. We will be going back again real soon.

Thank cjhkch
Monroe, Washington
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49 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Wanted to get away from the big tourtisty area of Boston and chose this quaint neighborhood Irish bar. They had it all "spooked up" for Halloween. I was immediately greeted, and the bartender was attentive to my needs but not overbearing. Local customers were friendly and willing to talk to you. The best part was the food and drink. Great... More 

Thank Tony G
Cape Cod, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

A wonderful "neighborhood" place. Friendly, enthusiastic, and well-trained staff. Involved, hands-on, and engaged owners. Upscale pub food, well-executed, consistent and occasionally imaginative. Nice portions-great value for the money. Well worth a visit....or three....

Thank New_Paladin

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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
USD 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
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?