Dunn-gaherin's Pub Newton. . .
. . . anyone ever been?? how's the food?? normal pub fare or a step above??
It is crowded, so is O'Hara's but I like their food better. They are pretty close together I'd recommend going after 2PM during the week to compare if you don't want to deal with the wait.
I've been to Dunn's a handful of times since by brother lives down the street and is obsessed with it. The food is decent but nothing that imaginative. I can see why my brother likes it though. Its got a nice relaxed atmosphere, yummy steak tips, a burger that is never overcooked and its not too expensive for a weeknight meal. Plus, as I said, he can walk there. Doesn't everybody like having a neighborhood place?
That said, I wouldn't go out of my way to go Dunn's. But if you live nearby you could become a regular.
The beer's fine.
Seriously, I love the atmosphere and the friendly service. The food I tried appeared to be straight from bags in the freezer, and either microwaved, deep fried, or tossed on a griddle. Sometimes not for long enough (one entree was still cold inside). I think it's probably ok if you stick with burgers and the like.
In that general area, I think O'Hara's has better food quality, even though I'm not a big fan. At least they manage to heat the food up before serving it. The Biltmore (pre-turnover) was head and shoulders above either, but it was aiming for a slightly different audience. I haven't gone since the chef left.