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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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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
tourist trap

We kind of knew what we were talking into before we even arrived, Killarney is totally a tourist trap. As soon as you walk into any restaurant or pub, they are geared toward tourists, hence everything is priced higher as well as the addition of tipping as I was told it's optional in Ireland (I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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11 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We kind of knew what we were talking into before we even arrived, Killarney is totally a tourist trap. As soon as you walk into any restaurant or pub, they are geared toward tourists, hence everything is priced higher as well as the addition of tipping as I was told it's optional in Ireland (I could be wrong of course).... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We did not enjoy this experience. I ordered the Irish Beef Stew, my husband ordered the Beef Stroganoff, and my son had Fish & Chips. Only the Fish & Chips were good. Our food was otherwise small in portion for the price and VERY bland. The wait staff was inattentive and pretty dull -- did not seem engaged in taking... More 

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

Hello , Thank you for posting a review. We greatly value the opinion of all our guests. We apologise if your meal was less than perfect, it is a reminder to us never to relax and take our usual high standards for granted. We do hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in Ireland. Best Wishes Seán & Máire More 

Aireys Inlet, Australia
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39 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I got to this pub quite late and felt very comfortable here even though I was on my own. I enjoyed a beer and some great bar food but most of all the Irish people

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

Hi Jan, What a lovely review ! Thank you so much for posting it on Trip Advisor. It is a wonderful compliment to Murphy's, our customers and staff that you felt relaxed and comfortable there on your own. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal too ! Best Wishes Seán & Máire. More 

Dublin, Ireland
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Really disappointed with this renowned establishment; we tried three times out of our four night Ruby Anniversary stay in Killarney to have evening dinner there; however, eachn night was fully packed. Friendly staff remained cheerful yet remorseful in turning us away or advicing use to wait. Even Sunday afternoon was packed so we sat at the bar and were satisfied... More 

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

Hi BossPat, You had us worried there for a minute ! Thank you for taking the time to submit such a good humoured review. We are so sorry that we couldn't accommodate you during your recent visit to Killarney, especially as you were celebrating your Ruby Wedding Anniversary .We are delighted you found our staff to be cheerful despite your... More 

Deerfield, New York, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We were in a time bind, staff was quick and accomodated us. Good sandwiches and fries. Drinks cold. Walking distance from jaunting rides.

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to review Murphy's. We are delighted that everything was to your satisfaction. We aim to provide quality food and good service . Have a good holiday ! More 

5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We walked into this cosy establishment at peak time on one of their busiest days and were immediately seated. Having already looked at the menu outside we knew the prices were affordable but what we didn't was just how good the food and the service would. The lamb was fantastic. One of the nicest dinners I ever had!

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Jerry, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Murphys Bar. We are delighted you enjoyed your meal so much , especially the Lamb which we source locally here in Kerry. We look forward to welcoming you again sometime in the future ! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Murphys bar in Killarney IS Killarney. Place is always packed with both locals out for a pint, or tourists like myself who are looking to take in what Ireland and Killarney are all about. Also they have the best Cottage Pie(Shepard's Pie) on earth. If you want a big taste of Ireland when visiting Killarney then Murphys Pub is the... More 

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Wow! What a fantastic review of Murphys Bar ! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such positive comments , we really appreciate your kind words. We are very lucky to be able to source most of our meat and fish locally, which enables us to produce the high quality bar food you mention in your review.... More 

Kingston, Canada
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I stopped in for sustenance before hiking up Slieve Gulliion. The chicken salad I ordered turned out to be an entire chicken breast on a bed of greens. Delicious/! r Reasonably priced and, boy, was I well fortified for my hike. Staff and service were lovely and everyone so friendly.

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello Helga, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a positive review. I am delighted you enjoyed your chicken salad. Our chefs constantly try to vary ingredients and make our salads as satisfying and tasty as possible. As a matter of fact , much of our greens are grown by Gearóid Murphy, Sean's brother, at his farm in... More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A great little bar offering a good variety of competitively priced food. The service was brilliant & very friendly staff. The live trad music comes on at 9pm nighlty & is a brilliant nights craic! One of the best bars to visit in killarney. Only downside is we had to leave early one night due to shortness of breath caused... More 

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Vicky, We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Murphy's Bar. It is always good to hear that our customers appreciate the good value we offer. Our Musicians also love to receive complements ! Thanks again. More 

Ashland, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We stopped in during our visit to Killarney. Enjoyed Bailey's and coffee, soft drinks for the teens and a dark Guinness. Great atmosphere!

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Marianadmin, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your lovely review of Murphy's Bar, it is much appreciated. We put a lot of effort into serving the perfect pint of Guinness , we are so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks again . More 

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Additional Information about Murphy's Bar

Address: College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
Phone Number: 353646631294
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
Average Prices: USD 7 - 43
Cuisine: Irish, Bar, Sandwiches, Delicatessen, Pub

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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: Local cuisine, Bar scene

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