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Murphy's Bar & Grill

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Mexican, American, Pub
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2731 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
303-449-4473
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 7
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Casual, moderate cost

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
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Boulder, Co
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Boulder, Colorado
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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.

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Boulder, Co
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68 reviews 68 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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 

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Denver, Colorado
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94 reviews 94 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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.

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Colorado
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113 reviews 113 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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 

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Boulder, Colorado
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246 reviews 246 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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London
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 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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Puerto Vallarta MX
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

I had been here before and had a bad dinner experience on a Sunday. Came for happy hour during the week, place was not busy. Stood and waited for host who finally greeted me and did a good job. Waitress was sloppily dressed and very unhappy. Ordered some food and drink. Drink came and after 20 minutes asked about food... More 

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Boulder, CO USA
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This a long-time Boulder standby. It serves basic good food. There is even a section on the menu labeled "Comfort Plates". Don't go expecting a gourmet meal. You can expect good food, including a couple of daily specials. I have a problem with the fact that they have the same menu for lunch and dinner - and the same prices.... More 

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syracuse
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57 reviews 57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Stopped here for lunch on a recent Saturday with three companions. The pub is located in a strip mall, there is plenty of parking around it. The location is not very promising at first glance but the restaurant is ok inside and has a great patio in the back if you want to be outside and get away from the... 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: Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm

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