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John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers

Irish, Bar, Pub
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1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
+353 87 296 3713
12:30 - 23:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 00:00
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Nice selection of well priced tapas in the lounge. Warm quaint little pub with great staff and full of atmosphere. It's well worth a visit. Tapas may sound like a strange offering in such a traditional style pub but it works because the atmosphere is so chill

Thank Debbie H
Los Angeles, California
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stopped by on a rainy day for some food and beers but they were done serving food for the day so we sat and enjoyed a couple of cold beers. It's very much a locals bar but the bartender was very nice to us. It wasn't a loud rowdy place, even though I'm sure it's very lively when it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If there is a pub with friendlier staff, better value food and old worldy charm I'd like to hear about it. No noise from any electrical source and excellent pints of Guinness. There is a heaven !

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Alfreda31, Social Media/Other content at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this review

Hi Joe Thanks so much we are pretty old school and plan to keep it that way. We are delighted that you understand the way we work, good service, good product, good value. Although it seems with each good review on TA we are further down the list? Must be an 'algorithm' Thanks again we do believe in #heaveninglasnevin. Lunch... More 

Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub/restaurant offers amazing hospitality. Staff particularly Ann are very attentive and ensure your experience in this legendary establishment is memorable. Well done .....

Thank vacliff
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the waitress asked us what we wanted to order, my husband her to just "feed us whatever you think is good." It was all wonderful and if ever anywhere near Gravediggers, we will visit again!

2 Thank bonniepm
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here for a few guinnesses; I would 100% recommend this place. Great atmosphere, great hospitality, great fun. That's all you need.

1 Thank domwak
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We sought out this place and found it so very comfortable and the food tasty. Everyone was so friendly, and we left feeling very satisfied. The warm atmosphere and the booths gave a sense of privacy, and the age of the establishment was apparent which gave it a wonderful feel. Everything was clean as a whistle and the food was... More 

Thank Donna D
Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Good few tourists visiting this place so decided to visit myself as i am new enough to the area. Lovely atmosphere and the guinness is great. Went in for 1 ended having 4. I was served by a lovely young lad think he was the owners son. He loved a chat! I would go back just to chat to him.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

Went to the pub in the evening to have a drink. It was buzzing. There was a great atmosphere. The right part - usually the restaurant part - was a bit quieter, so we sat down there and enjoyed our pint. Did you know that the pub has been in the same family for over 180 years? The left side,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a very pleasant hospitable establishment family run very much from the front . Very attentive people who genuinely care about their customers and seem to be a significant social support to many of their customers . Food run by son very good name and hard to get a seat / table in evenings . Well worth visiting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Irish, Bar, Pub
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Cash Only, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:00
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 87 296 3713
LUNCH (soup/sandwiches)MONDAY to FRIDAY:12noon-3pm. EVENING TAPAS TUESDAY to SATURDAY 6pm-8.30pm.(NO FOOD ON SUNDAYS OR BANK HOLIDAYS) Food is made fresh on the day each day and served in The Lounge only. We don't take bookings or large groups. We have no credit or debit card facilities cash only. We do offer great food at great value in one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Please ask for Ciaran Kavanagh for all food queries. Please note we are a Public House not a restaurant

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?