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John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers

1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
+353 87 296 3713
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“tapas” (71 reviews)
“stew” (8 reviews)
“ham” (6 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 AM - 11:30 PMAll hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Travel to Ireland every year in the Dec-Jan time frame. I always go to Kavanagh's on each trip for a pint or two and a great meal - always the coddle. None better in Ireland. Ciaran (classically trained chef) and his sister Ann will ensure...More

Thank lsgurke
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Pub/Restaurant with history, charm, unforced friendliness and the best Coddle you’ll find in all of Ireland. In 7 trips to Ireland, we ALWAYS make our way to Kavanagh’s! Family run for generations, you will feel on your first time there that you are welcome,...More

Thank tiggrich
Alfreda31, Social Media Content / Other at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much we are delighted you love thr pub the greatest compliment is a returning customers

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The best pint of Guinness at an awesome environment! Great story at the back of it next to a cemetery. You get to see the locals having a.. Craic

Thank Alexandra P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very sad to learn that kitched is closed until new year. But beers and ambiance is very good. This place is here since 1833. Wow!More

1  Thank bluescreener
Alfreda31, Social Media at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there We understand your disappointment but our kitchen team work so hard and it's a great time for them to catch up with family & friends and get them rejuvenated for the New Year. We hope you'll visit again Lunch is Monday to Friday...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I ate lunch here with a business colleague in December 2017 and it was super. The pub itself is older than God. Lunch is very tasty, great service and super value. Great selection. Two mains with coffees and one dessert came to Eur 21. Highly...More

Thank CIreland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When returning to Dublin, the first thing I wanted to do was go back to the Gravediggers pub, It’s like going back to family. The entire Kavanagh Crew, including owner/chef Ciaran Kavanagh, are so welcoming and hospitable, they make you feel as if you’re one...More

Thank SoCalFrank
Reviewed 12 December 2017

We visited after our visit to Glasnevin Cemetary. Great welcoming hospitality with enthusiastic 6th generation owners who are happy to share the history with you. Make sure you visit the old bar. The seafood chowder we had was super. Would visit again.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 22 November 2017 via mobile

Several Dubliners told us to go to the Gravediggers for the best pour in town. The food was typical pub food – just OK. But, the pint was delicious and the people there are the friendliest on earth. It is a bit of a haul...More

Thank mtg569
Reviewed 8 November 2017

We went here after a tour of the city. My husband and I were told they have the best Guinness, better than the Guinness st. James. It was true! The staff were so friendly and so helpful. We did not have the food, but I...More

Thank lynn c
Reviewed 7 November 2017

There is not a place in Dublin able to do so good tapas as they do in the Gravedigger!price is reasonable considering the is high quality of the food. Service friendly and good

Thank Morgan1925
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Questions & Answers
James L
10 January 2018|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
We sure do.. Coca Cola, 7up Tonic/Soda Water & we also carry a few non alcoholic beers & a Gluten Free Beer, if you need food we serve light lunch in the lounge 12noon to 3pm Momday to Friday & Evening Tapas 6pm to 8.30pm... More
15 August 2017|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
Hi there We don't take bookings it's walk in only, first come first served, Lunch is Mon to Friday 12 noon to 3pm Evening Tapas is Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 8.30pm Cash Only Many thanks: any food issues please talk to... More
28 January 2017|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
Hi there we don't serve food on Sundays or Bank Holidays. Lunch is Monday to Friday 12noonight to 3pm. Evening Tapas Tuesday to Saturday 6pm to 8.30pm.No credit or debit cards accepted, cash only. No group booking first come... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$12
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
10:30 AM - 12:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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