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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%
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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 2 days ago 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 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A hidden gem in Newton Upper Falls. First time in this lovely pub, service is friendly and accommodating. Great drought beer selection, lovely arugula and beet salad, and superb Irishman Burger. This is a keeper.

Thank Eduardo G
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for such kind words!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I chose this at random from Google maps while searching for a good dinner in the Newton/Needham area. The place was busy on Saturday evening which is to be expected, but I didn't have to wait long and the staff was very friendly and attentive....More

Thank Matthew H
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your kind words !

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Weren't we the lucky ones to have a new server training and waiting on us. He wasn't that bad but a little forgetful,he had help though. Twas a rainy night in Newton and came to be with my brother and cousin. They definitely push the...More

Thank Wayne W
Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

We live in the area and always enjoy our dining experience at Dunn &Gaehrins.We went early last night and called ahead.There were plenty of tables available when we called and 10' later when we arrived it was filling up quickly. We had our usual very...More

Thank Barry G
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

It has been years since I had been there. Had an office around the corner and it was a regular lunch place for us. The food and service was great. Not as " funky" as it was years ago and not as noisy as I...More

Thank Nonchallant1
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2017

Thanks! Hope it brought back great memories and hope you enjoyed the experience! Sorry I missed you I would probably have recognized you . Hope you come again . Regards Seana

Reviewed 23 May 2017 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...More

Thank Don P
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words , we hope it comes across that we take your dining experience seriously!

Reviewed 23 May 2017

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...More

Thank myaeger1125
Reviewed 23 May 2017

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

Thank sunnyrgro
Seana G, Owner at Dunn Gaherin's Food & Spirits, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thanks so much !

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Keith S
29 August 2016|
Response from Kathi F | Reviewed this property |
No outdoor seating and closed on Sundays
lyle k
25 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
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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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