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Murphy's Bar & Grill

Mexican, American, Pub
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2731 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
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10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Prices up, quality down

Murphy's is in our neighborhood (South Boulder) so we have eaten there a lot. Service and quality tend to fluctuate. Recently they raised prices. Seemed like a significant jump. And at least one of the dishes that was a favorite, was now rather flavorless. Also, I have often ordered a salad that is... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 12, 2015
Boulder, Colorado
Good for:
  • Business meetings
  • Families with children
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Boulder, Colorado
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Murphy's is in our neighborhood (South Boulder) so we have eaten there a lot. Service and quality tend to fluctuate. Recently they raised prices. Seemed like a significant jump. And at least one of the dishes that was a favorite, was now rather flavorless. Also, I have often ordered a salad that is supposed to come with avocado, and on... More 

1 Thank RBTRAV
Rochester Hills, Michigan
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My son & his wife chose Murphy's for their post-wedding celebration with family and friends. They easily accommodated a good-sized group. The selection of entrées and sandwiches was somewhat unusual and remarkable. The food was great! Portions on some were smaller than usual, but everyone was stuffed by the end of the meal. The wait staff were friendly, attentive, and... More 

Thank BarbC73
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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99 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Love Murphy's. Great food and great service. I have only been to the South Boulder location and we had the walnut crusted trout and the steak & fries on our most recent visit. Both were really good. Also due to a medical condition I have, I have special requests and they are always very helpful.

Thank Steve B
Boulder, Colorado
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51 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Go there often for lunch. Nice outside dining patio, if the weather is good. Consistently good service and food.

Thank Habiba K
Boulder, Co
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80 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

I ate there on a Sat. night, around 9PM,it was not full. The service was excellent. I had Fish and Chips and a beer. I thought the fish was very fresh flakey and good tasting. All in all, I think the test is weather one would go back.. the answer is YES. There are a lot of conflicting reviews of... More 

Thank FeW
Denver, Colorado
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108 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Had lunch there today. Typical lunch fare, I had the Taos chicken sandwich and fries. Sandwich was really tasty; chicken, cheese, avocado. Good local beer selection (Avery, Upslope, New Belgium). Service was very attentive. Will be back for another lunch.

Thank NE-skibum
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123 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Visited Murphys's for a birthday celebration. Food was good and they have a good selection of local craft beers from Avery, Upslope, New Belgium, Lefthand and more. Dinner specials were plenty and even on a Sunday, they had happy hour. Service was a bit slow, but not bad. They did pick up after 6. Lots of seats at the bar... More 

Thank Todd G
Boulder, Colorado
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307 reviews
260 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Murphy's has been in the same location in the Willow Springs shopping center for many years. While I don't go there regularly, I seem to end up there once in a while. The food has always been acceptable, but certainly not memorable. The menu seems to have gotten a little more ambitiously upscale over the years, but the execution of... More 

Thank sazeracker
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

We went here for the fish and chips, but discovered so many other tempting options. They have you covered no matter what type of diet you are sticking to. Vegan, Palio, or like me, the everything looks good diet. What stands out even more than the great food is the service. We had a an equipment issue at the table,... More 

Thank CandiceMoy
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our beers were served with a greater than 2" head of foam. When the beer settled I asked the bartender to fill the glasses up as I wanted to buy a full glass of beer, not one 1/3 empty. She scowled, took the beers, put a barely noticeable dash in, and returned the still 1/3 empty glasses to us with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2731 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-449-4473

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Business meetings, Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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