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Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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11 4th St, Dover, NH 03820-2917
11:00 - 01:00
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

I had two Long island ice tea and they tasted like coke. Couldn't taste any alcohol. The food was good. Atmosphere was pub type. Waitress was very busy and it was long time between visits. It looked like she was the only one for the hole place that night.

Thank Mike T
Dover, New Hampshire
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130 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nicely done interior,great bar and plenty of seating.The menu has a nice selection of appetizers,salads,burgers, sandwiches and main dishes to choose from.Outside seating in the warmer months and plenty of parking nearby.

Thank T4349TOinfo
Deerfield, New Hampshire
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Always judge an Irish pub/restaurant by their bangers & mash and Cara passed the test. The rest of our party had fish, scallops & a black bean burger and that was rated well. The Irish music is basically ceilli and was good quality. Have a feeling the music might be hit or miss from one weekend to another but we... More 

Thank Peter D
Dover, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

When all else fails, there's always Cara's. The staff is very friendly and attentive. The food is consistently good. My favorites, Black and tan chicken, turkey tips, or the Rueben. Ribs and a grilled rib eye are on special at times...I do recommend! The only drawback is they have really bad live Irish music. But it is still worth.

Thank Echef1
Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The food at Cara's is so good, it's hard to believe. A good beer selection and comfortable tables and rooms to dine in. The service is never great, but as long as you go into it knowing that then it's worth the food and the wait.

Thank Mary G
Dover, New Hampshire
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129 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

A cold beer a taste of Jameson and hot corned beef and cabbage! A perfect day and way to celebrate mom.we sat at the copper bar and soaked in the pub atmosphere set by a fiddler in the background. This year mom and her day will be long remembered

Thank slarson127
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110 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 April 2016

The menu has expand since they opened. It can get very loud depending on the night and what activities are going on (pool, radio live feed, etc). The turkey tips are great! Service is just a notch above average but have never had bad service.

Thank HappyCampersNH
Farmingdale, Maine
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186 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

We started with two appetizers - Irish Potato Cakes and Fried Mac & Cheese Bites. We all loved them. They were delicious. I had a Reuben Sandwich that was very good, my husband had the Grilled Chicken BLT that he liked very much and our son had the Meatball Sub that was also excellent. Portions are very generous. Our server... More 

Thank Hacheta
Henderson, Nevada
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We had a party of 5 on a mid-week night. I had scallops over rice and enjoyed it. Other orders were bangers and mash, corned beef and cabbage, and some sort of salad. All seemed fine with their meals. The bar is what you'd expect in this sort of restaurant - heavy use of sweet and sour mix (e.g. my... More 

Thank CallMeSirLee
Dover, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Yes we loved the job they did for a 10th anniversary party and a celebration for an appointment to VP of one of our employee's we decided to have them host our Christmas party. They did a wonderful job on the decorations the food was wonderful and the staff loved the whole celebration. We had a group of over 30... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 4th St, Dover, NH 03820-2917
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Dover

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?