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Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
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Ranked #49 of 654 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $12
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Great Irish Pub went here for a playoff football game. If you are going here to watch a game you have to be a New England Patriots fan because its a Patriots bar. The hype and excitement of everyone in the bar was like being at a game. It was alot of fun. The place was packed but the service... More 

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Washington, DC
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238 reviews 238 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Had lunch here the other day and I was not disappointed. This place has a warm, authentic pub feel. There are bars and tables on the first and second floors. The menu is quite extensive for a pub. Service is great. People are friendly. This is obviously a local hangout and it is easy to see why. It is the... More 

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south jersey
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73 reviews 73 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

My wife and I went here on the first weekend in December. They have good food here and the staff is very friendly and attentive. It is loud which is expected but everyone is having a great time here. If we lived in the area, I could see coming here on a daily basis. If you are in the area,... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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50 reviews 50 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

The Murhpy's Grand Irish Pub is right on King Street in Alexandria, right in the middle of it all. It's a nice walk from either end of King Street where you will pass many quaint stores and shops. We were there on a Saturday night and it was packed. We arrived around 6:30 pm though and were but we were... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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102 reviews 102 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

If you are in the mood for a pub, Murphy's is your place. Good upstairs & downstairs long bars, full pub menu, live music, great service, reasonable prices. If you plan on visiting on St. Patrick's Day, go very early.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Maybe good place to drink and be merry...but eating....not so much. Shepard's pie....oh dear. Venture to guess all made from canned ingredients, including the gravy poured over the top. Tasted like...hmmm. Swanson's man microwave meals might come to mind. Yep. just like a Salisbury steak microwave meal. With cheddar cheese topping. Which also seemed...really wrong?

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murphysparties, General Manager at Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, responded to this review

Dear Jennifer, Thank you for bringing your recent experience at Murphy's to my attention. I want to apologize for your meal, i do hope that the manager on duty took care of your dinner as we believe in nothing less than 100% satisfaction for our wonderful guests.I also want to thank you for stopping by the restaurant. To clear up...I... More 

Austin, Texas
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189 reviews 189 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

This place was great! Drinks were much better priced then most bars in old town which is always a plus. The atmosphere was just like a old Irish Pub very warm, cozy, and inviting. If you go on a night that they have music try to stay downstairs where Pat is playing. He is awesome! So entertaining! Great place to... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Murphy's has been around since the Earth cooled. It is a classic place - lots of Irish decor and many beers to be had. We were there for brunch on a Sunday. It was a very fun morning. It was packed and the server apologized for having to put us upstairs. There was only one server (two people had called... More 

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Salina, Kansas
19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Okay, I went for a Guiness (sp) and Irish food, but hey, the cute waitress to me about the all you can eat ribs for $15. Well, I bit. And yes, they were very good and tender. Great beer, great food, and a cute waitress, what more do you need? Just wish I had got her name.

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

After taking a leisurely stroll down King Street, we stopped in for dinner here. Great atmosphere! The place was crowded but we were taken to a table pretty quickly. Our waitress was very attentive. Our group had a hamburger, a steak, crab cakes and french dip sandwich. Our food was delicious. The gentlemen that provided the entertainment engaged the patrons... More 

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Additional Information about Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

Address: 713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
Phone Number: 703-548-1717
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
Cuisine: Delicatessen, Irish, Steakhouse

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