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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 - 00:00
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Mon - Wed 11:00 - 00:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Ashland, Massachusetts
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife & I visited on a Saturday night along with another couple. It being very crowded, we grabbed seats at the bar and ate there. The meal consisted of generous portions and was very tasty. Being an Irish pub, it offered a good selection of Irish beers and drinks. Although the pub was somewhat loud, we had a great... More 

Thank Don P
Gorham, Maine
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere is lively and upbeat, so be prepared for noise. Our server was rather attentive at some times then not at all at others leaving a disjointed feeling to the experience. In particular, we waited a while to order while she chatted with other tables for a prolonged period of time, then our table was never pre-bussed which made... More 

Thank myaeger1125
Newton, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great menu and real local flavor. Service is excellant. I had steak tips and there was so much I took home half.

Thank sunnyrgro
Boston, Massachusetts
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45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called ahead for seating for our party of 6, had a short wait for our table. They have a small but good Gluten Free menu which I appreciate and was delicious. Friendly staff and good food, never disappoints.

Thank AG27_W
Brookline, Massachusetts
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154 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been promising a friend for a few years that I would introduce her to this restaurant. We were finally able to meet up and go here. My friend was not at all disappointed with their legendary eggplant fries. Truly some of the best around! This day we both opted for the summer salad special - eventhough it was... More 

Thank Voyager2480
Weston, Florida
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017

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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150 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2017 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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172 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

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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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2017 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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59 reviews
46 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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?