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Cara Irish Pub & Restaurant

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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11 4th St, Dover, NH 03820-2917
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11:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 01:00
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Dover, New Hampshire
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113 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank T4349TOinfo
Deerfield, New Hampshire
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 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 

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Thank Peter D
Dover, New Hampshire
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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.

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Thank Echef1
Rochester, New Hampshire, United States
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 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.

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Thank Mary G
Dover, New Hampshire
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127 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

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Thank slarson127
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105 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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.

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Thank HappyCampersNH
Farmingdale, Maine
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179 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

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Henderson, Nevada
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29 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 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 

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Thank CallMeSirLee
Dover, New Hampshire
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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Thank Cliffordmte
Rye, New Hampshire
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827 reviews
530 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

I had the steak tips, and they were some of the best I've ever had. The place is nicely decorated, lots of brick. It has a nice vibe. Great selection of draft beer, great service. I was only there for an early dinner and might go back to listen to their live music sometime.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 01:00
Saturday
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?