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Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits

344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
+1 617-527-6271
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“eggplant fries” (38 reviews)
“sirloin tips” (5 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (6 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
344 Elliot St, Newton, MA 02464-1103
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a place to sit at a bar by yourself and meet the local locals... this is the place! We sat at the bar as a party of three and socialized with those next to us. It was clear that possibly 50%...More

Thank KIKIg28
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank so much for the nice words..

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Dunn and Gaehrins is one of our favorite dining spots in Metro West.Located on Elliott Street with easy access from route 9 it is a very popular venue on the Newton-Needham-Wellesley line. The Irish Pub atmosphere is very active and loud.There is a very popular...More

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 5 December 2017

We had a good dinner at Dunn Gaharin's. Service was excellent; portions are quite large; we liked everything we ordered. The eggplant fries and potato soup were excellent. The sirloin tips were perfectly prepared and exactly as I ordered them. American chop suey and bread...More

Thank Deb255
Reviewed 4 December 2017

All the staff were so cordial and friendly - they even brought me a surprise hot fudge brownie with 3 spoons and had all the restaurant to fete me to a "Happy Birthday" Song. For appetizers we tried the Buffalo Dip Deep-Fried Cauliflower Bites and...More

Thank earthauburnred
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

Staff make this a review. Came in at a super busy time (630 on a Saturday night). Will definately call ahead and get our name on the list next time. The hostess, managers and bar staff made a long wait pleasant (brought my daughter a...More

Thank stellatofamily
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2017

Thank you so much for such kind words we really appreciate it and we really appreciate your business!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great food, nice atmosphere. I have been there many times for lunch - I used to work close by and it was a great place to go for a long lunch with colleagues. Lots of food - never ate much dinner after lunch at Dunn...More

Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thanks so much for such kind words!

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

As this place is in our neighborhood, we frequent it on a somewhat regular basis. Lots of fun noise from every corner, Tvs are on sports channels and lots of beer is flowing. Food is above average and staff is friendly and helpful. Can get...More

Thank CynthiaOneil
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Thank you!

Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

I love a good bar poured guiness so i was excited before i walked in the door. Ambiance, staff and food was fabulous. Steak tips and guiness second to none

Thank eddieg11
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

As we got into Newton, hungry after missing lunch, we discovered this amazing spot. Our waiter was wonderful and helpful. He even brought us out the fab eggplant fries. Loved the Sam Adams October fest beet. I asked for the haddock without breading and the...More

Thank lulubirdie
Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

As far as Irish bars go, this did not feel very Irish. More a sports bar. But aside from that it was a good bar with good food and a good range of drinks.

Thank Stevie_Rogers
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Keith S
28 August 2016|
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Response from Kathi F | Reviewed this property |
No outdoor seating and closed on Sundays
lyle k
24 August 2015|
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Response from 1972rick | Reviewed this property |
they don't take reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
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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