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Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

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713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
703-548-1717
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Bar scene

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  • 83
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 46
    Average
  • 17
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  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Authentic

We were in the DC/Alexandria area for a few nights and decided to check out Murphy's after we arrived at our hotel after driving 8 hours. We ended up going back both nights. Being so close to St Paddy's Day there was Irish music both nights (although I'm led to believe it's most nights). The... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
PhineusFlog
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Mass, USA
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Mass, USA
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were in the DC/Alexandria area for a few nights and decided to check out Murphy's after we arrived at our hotel after driving 8 hours. We ended up going back both nights. Being so close to St Paddy's Day there was Irish music both nights (although I'm led to believe it's most nights). The food was good and the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Besides the fantastic crab cakes. The whole experience was wonderful! Food, beer, atmosphere and service. 5 stars if you like Irish pubs

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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364 reviews 364 reviews
225 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Get a Guinness, listen to some craic( Gaelic for gossip) and sit back, the band will be here playing before you know it.

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North Carolina
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112 reviews 112 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

If you are looking for a FUN bar that has that cozy pub feel, this is it. This looks like the pubs you see in England and Ireland. Great staff, a cozy fireplace, and great live music. If you are looking for IRISH food in a pub, well, this is not the place. It has the obligatory fish and chips... More 

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Toronto
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74 reviews 74 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We had a nice lunch on a cold DC day. We sat by the fireplace. I really enjoyed my lunch special of blackened cat fish with rice and veggies it was $9.95. I wouldn't recommend the beef dip. The meat was really thick and chewy, you couldn't bite into the sandwich. My husband had the sheppards pie...quite ample and it... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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436 reviews 436 reviews
304 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

So full disclosure, I am obligated to give this bar 5 stars since it's a Patriots bar and I'm a huge fan:) However, all jokes aside this is a really great bar! My wife and I stopped in with a friend before a wedding we were attending and we were the only ones in the whole place. We then stopped... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Murph's is a place where you can relax, eat, drink and enjoy a noisy, sports-filled atmosphere, with decent(good) food and drinks at a fair price, no disappoint to be expected, i only rated it as average because the food is okay, but not amazing, with the exception of wonderful service, it was a bit loud, and while it is good... More 

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New England
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112 reviews 112 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We were here for food and it did not disappoint. I had Breast of chicken sandwich. It was very tasty and filling though the bottom part of the roll was soggy. However, just ate it without that part of the roll. Spouse raved about his meal. We sat at the far end of the bar near the entrance and it... More 

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Virginia
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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163 helpful votes 163 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: 703-548-1717

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 12
  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Irish, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?