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Murphy's Bar

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Irish, Bar, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub
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College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
353646631294
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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 29
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Irish Pub at it's Best

When we entered we felt as though this was one of the pubs where the locals would eat. The atmosphere is what we had hoped for with old pub atmosphere. In fact I think this picture is exactly where we sat. This pub was crowded at 7 PM and had a short wait for a table but I think you... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Wallyjoe
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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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Sydney
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43 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I ate here recently as I was looking for a good hearty meal and a couple of drinks while in Killarney and remembered this place from years ago was always a winner. The food was poor, both me and my friends meals were average at best and the ambiance in the place was abysmal. Dark and dreary. Couldn't wait to... More 

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

When we entered we felt as though this was one of the pubs where the locals would eat. The atmosphere is what we had hoped for with old pub atmosphere. In fact I think this picture is exactly where we sat. This pub was crowded at 7 PM and had a short wait for a table but I think you... More 

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hamshire
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42 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A pub with good accommodation, food, music and good service. If you want refinement, it's not. It does what it says on the sign. Loved it.

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Murphy's pub is the perfect spot to listen to some great Irish music. Very welcoming! This pub was recommended to us by a number of our Irish friends who wanted us to have an authentic pub experience.

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Houston, Texas
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

GREAT Irish pub!! - Live Music starts at 9:30ish - Harp and Guinness on tap - great atmosphere - a LOT Of tourists - but sat next to a lovely older couple that sang along with ALL the songs - and got to talking to them - they were local and loved the band that was on that night and... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Great Irish pub! We stayed in Killarney for 3 nights and ate at Murphy's twice. The food was good (Irish stew, steak and soup.) The service was excellent and friendly.

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Clare , What a great title to your review ! To call Murphy's "A great Irish Pub" is the best compliment we could wish for !! We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and hope to see you again sometime. Best Wishes Seán & Máire More 

manassas,virginia
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Good Pub food in town. We had dinner very early here so it was uncrowded then but appears to really be hopping at night.

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , We really appreciate you taking the time to submit such a complimentary review of Murphy's. It really cheers us to hear that visitors enjoy their visit with us , so glad you enjoyed your meal. Yes , we are generally busy in the evenings , but most people enjoy the relaxed ambience and the fun ! Best Wishes... More 

Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

this has a pub atmosphere, not a fancy restaurant. It has great local music and good food, a little crowded at times.

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Debra, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about Murphy's Bar. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We are indeed as you said a Bar , family owned and run , serving simple tasty Irish food . It can be busy during the Summer months , but we feel that adds to the... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
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10 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

The kids loved the burgers. Their vegetable soup with brown bread was great. The tea is delightful. The guinness is a great pour.

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Wow ! You sound like you had a great time at Murphy's Bar. Thank you for dropping by , we are delighted that everything was to your satisfaction. Our brown bread is home baked by our staff in Murphy 's , it's a perfect match for our vegetable soup. Seán is delighted that you enjoyed the Guinness ,... More 

Idar-Oberstein, Germany
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We had fun here! Full of nice people both times we went. Wonderful evening live entertainment! It was a great place---we went twice!

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , What a lovely review ! Thank you , we are delighted you had such fun in Murphy's Bar. There is always such a good atmosphere in Murphy's in the evenings , we almost envy the visitors sometimes !! Hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday . Seán & Máire More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: 353646631294

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 7 - 43
  • Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine

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