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John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers

Irish, ,
1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
+353 87 296 3713
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good18%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tapas” (78 reviews)
“spring rolls” (10 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
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1 - 10 of 598 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I came here on a Saturday night based on four recommendations ( my Irish food trail tour guide, a garda, a taxi driver and a staff member from Kilmainham Gaol) because I mentioned that I was visiting Dublin for the first time and staying near...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank joachimm25
Alfreda31, Social Media Content & Other at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thanks for seeking us out we are indeed off the beaten track in a local residential location. The Bar is a small and thankfully often a busy space. This time of year it's also a meeting place for friends and work colleagues. The Bar has...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Been going to the Grave Diggers since I was 18 years old. At 42 now I still can't get enough. Just love the place for it's character,charm and of course it's Guinness. Food is sublime, you've got to try the coddle. Ciarán has created his...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Warren C
Alfreda31, Social Media Content & Other at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for being so supportive to the pub another key ingredient is the regulars, the locals those that have supported a family run business for the 185 years it's been trading. So thank you for your continued custom

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very old school - great place for a pint in a character pub, and wander through Glasnevin cemetery. I agree with the reputation as possibly the best pint of Guinness in Dublin.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Jet24788716697
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I could write forever about our wonderful family lunch. This place is a rare gem, it has everything - firstly it is full of wonderful character, the staff and owners are the nicest people, you will meet, so friendly and hospitable. The food was mouthwatering...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank orf65
Alfreda31, Social Media Content & Other at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for stopping by and trying our lunch it means a lot to Ciaran Anne and all the team that you enjoyed your time here. We strive to offer a good service good product at good value Thank again for your kind...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As I sit in Dublin airport preparing to depart for the states I look back at my 2 week trip through Europe (Germany, Netherlands, England, and Ireland) and I must say our day/evening at Kavanagh/Gravediggers last night was an absolute highlight. Having seen Anthony Bourdain’s...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank msavard
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were hoping to take a tour of the cemetery next door, but because of the time of year they were finished early. We were planning to visit John Kavanaugh’s afterward anyway, so we just went earlier. What a good thing!! We walked through the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Mayra B
Alfreda31, Social Media Content & other at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for stopping by. We are delighted you enjoyed the true atmosphere of this much loved historical bar a survivor since 1833. We are also glad to stopped and had some food made daily by Chef Ciaran & his team taking pride in...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Combine this with a trip to Glasnevin cemetery and you'll have a great morning /afternoon. Located just outside one of gates of Glasnevin cemetery - ironically not too far from Brendan Behan's grave. Pub is in too parts - a 'newer' lounge serving food and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank chepaddy
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

If you have come to trip advisor, and are looking for a good, dare I say “authentic” Irish pub, then congratulations. You have found it. Without pretense. Without neon. Without airs. People talk freely, sharing stories. The Guinness is delicious. The whole feeling of the...More

Date of visit: February 2018
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Alfreda31, Social Media Content and other at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thank you so much for appreciating what is a survivor of an age gone by. John Kavanagh The Gravediggers has been continuously trading since1833 and is still in the same family. It's a no nonsense old style Public House offering a good product at good...More

Reviewed 16 October 2018

Great old pub next to Glasnevin Cemetery. We bring groups to Ireland and popped in for a pint after our tour of Glasnevin. The owner was there and gave us the history of the pub and came outside and took a photo with us. Very...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank NolanCB
Alfreda31, Social Media Content and other at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2018

Hi there Thanks for stopping by we are delighted you found us and had a chat with someone from the Kavanagh family. The pub has been run continuously by the Kavanagh's since 1833. Many thanks Alfreda O'Brien Kavanagh

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

So I have visited this establishment many and each time I cannot get over the arrogance of the owners and staff!! Firstly this is a dirty pub who have decided to do food (badly). There is and never has been comfort for its customers and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Winporch
Alfreda31, Social Media Content and other at John Kavanagh - The Gravediggers, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Hi there There's a litany of unhappiness and you visit us so often Yes legally Bars can close at 12.30 we are respectful that nestled in amongst a residential area that families are entitled to quite it is to the discretion of a business when...More

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albertp353
7 April 2018|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
Hi there unfortunately not enough interest in them (not enough customers buy them!) but you can contact Ciaran Kavanagh directly & he may do them as a special request?
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JBird1988
31 March 2018|
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Response from zuzka48 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they do not take reservations. Enjoy great food! They serve great food and were judged to pour the best pint of Guinness
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ChristinaHansen
1 March 2018|
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Response from Alfreda31 | Property representative |
We don't do a Kids Menu but there are always popular dishes suitable for every taste including vegetarian options Lunch is Monday to Friday 12noon to 3pm Evening Tapas are Tuesday to Saturday 6pm No Food on Sundays or Bank... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$11
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
Monday
10:30 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:30 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:30 - 23:30
Thursday
10:30 - 23:30
Friday
10:30 - 00:00
Saturday
10:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Prospect Square | Prospect Square, Glasnevin, Dublin D09 CF72, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Dublin  >  Dublin
  • Phone Number: +353 87 296 3713
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Description
LUNCH (soup/sandwiches)MONDAY to FRIDAY:12noon-3pm. EVENING TAPAS TUESDAY to SATURDAY 6pm-8.30pm.(NO FOOD ON SUNDAYS OR BANK HOLIDAYS) Food is made fresh on the day each day and served in The Lounge only. We don't take bookings or large groups. We have no credit or debit card facilities cash only. We do offer great food at great value in one of Dublin's best kept secrets. Please ask for Ciaran Kavanagh for all food queries. Please note we are a Public House not a restaurant
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