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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944 (Soulard)
314-776-8309
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Ranked #36 of 2,527 restaurants in Saint Louis
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, Irish, British
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Soulard
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English first
Okawville Illinois
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We had a group of 16 ladies (Ages 50-80) from our church dine at McGurk's outdoor patio Saturday at 11:30 a.m. (They took reservations which was a big reason that we chose to eat there!) It was the first visit for many of the group, and all loved the beautiful, shaded area. We could see and hear the waterfall and... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

What a tranquil, inviting patio. it's big with flowers and fountains everywhere. Great atmosphere. Food was very good. Fish and chips were delicious, especially with the homemade tartar sauce. My wife's burger was cooked perfectly. Another place we'll definitely return to.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

For fair weather diners, McGurk's has absolutely one of the best patios in Soulard. All the food is good, at least a notch above most pub fare. And their music acts, many from Ireland, are exceptional.

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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

John D. McGurk's was the perfect spot for our recent wedding rehearsal dinner. The Patriot room was the perfect size for our group of 45, and had a welcoming, traditional Irish pub atmosphere. The service was perfect, and the buffet dinner was positively delicious. The roasted pork loin was a standout. Afterwards, the Irish traditional music band kept the party... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Great music is always available at this bar. Really nice outdoor area but I haven't tried the food but right next door is Tuckers for great steak at good prices.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We've been here twice on trips to St. Louis: both this summer and last. In fact we celebrated my brother's birthday last July at McGurk's. The food was great both times and the beer is fantastic. I love the old St. Louis feel of the place too.

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Urbana, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

When we visit St. Louis, we most always head over to McGurk's and enjoy dinner and drinks. I always have their version of the shepherds pie. It is delicious. My husband enjoys the corn beef and cabbage. As much as we love the food, the outside seating and bar area is amazing. We enjoying having and cocktail and enjoy the... More

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Emeryville, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Classic Soulard Meeting spot. Food well above average, plenty of beer choices.. Fantastic Outdoor Patio. Only downfall, service can be slow at times.

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Maryville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I love sitting outside on the outdoor patio. Get a table by the main bar area if you want to watch sports. There are 3 bars outside, but close tables only by the main bar really. We were lucky to get a table by the koi fish pond too, I've been here several times for drinks and appetizers or dinner.... More

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Springfield Illinois
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I've been here several times and love the food and atmosphere. My last visit the service was terrible. Didn't see our waitress from the time we ordered until it was time to pay. Had to go to the bar to get my own drinks including water for my children. Food was great as usual but not sure how often I... More

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