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997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3600 (Virginia Highland)
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Ranked #34 of 3,425 restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Eclectic
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Virginia Highland
Cross street: North Highland Ave
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82% Recommend
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English first
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My nephew took my wife and I to Murphy's for lunch and we had a great time. The location is just outside of downtown Atlanta and was rather busy as we were there at lunchtime. I had an excellent bean soup and a salmon BLT sandwich, with sliced avocadoes on sourdough which was served with fries and was good and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This place is a very social place and one of those places to go just to say that you went there for brunch with your friends after church or before you get consumed with your day of doing other stuff. This place is a very popular one. There is usually a wait, but at least there is a pretty good... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

4 for a pricy lunch .. clams - unbelievable, Mac & Cheese - I want the recipe, Lobster salad - $18 .. very good but pricey for lunch, Grilled Chicken sandwich - good, caprese salad - the best.. unlike any I've had before, Crab cakes - very good.. lite and flaky. 4 glasses of wine ... total .. $124

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Everything about this place is great! Service was excellent and friendly and food and drink were outstanding. I started with a blueberry julep that was delicious. I ordered the trout -- perfectly cooked over mashed potatoes. My partner ordered the gnocchi- creamy and delicious with delectable sauce.

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Amherst, New York, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

6 of us went there for dinner and we all ordered something different. They all gave the food,which had a nice spin to all of it, 5 stars except I gave mine 4 and a half because my shrimp was served with the heads on. Yuk! Very creative cocktail offerings. I had the Cats Meow and it was wonderful. Food... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I love Murphy's - they have an amazing wine selection and brunch is always delicious and crowded. Parking is limited in the Virginia highlands area. Their dinner is my personal favorite - between the lobster salad and the brisket - depends on the mood. They also have a fantastic dessert selection. Make a reservation if you can or sit at... More

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10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Great brunch and awesome wine selection. Ice been here 20+ times. It's like Houston's in town. But better dinner here is always great but the restaurant is noisy. Seems I'm also seated near a big party or something. Regardless the food has never let me down. Also love their desserts.

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Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I had a very pleasant lunch at Murphy's. Welcoming and helpful service alongside a delicious lunch of Sea Bass. One minor issue - some bread would have been nice to nibble on whilst waiting, as we didn't have time for a starter. It was also a pity that I didn't have time to stay for pudding... next time!

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Atlanta, Georgia
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We went with friends to celebrate a friend's birthday on a Friday night. It was so noisy you couldn't hear yourself think let alone hear what your companions were saying. The waitress wasn't very helpful. She tried to push the most expensive items on the menu including a $50 bottle of Pinot Noir. Appetizers comprising Caesar salad and mussels were... More

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69 reviews 69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Went with my daughter for Father's Day brunch and everything was excellent. Steak and egg special sounds ordinary, but was amazing. My daughter had shrimp and grits which she thoroughly enjoyed. The service and decor added to the great experience. My only regret is that there was no room left for the beautiful deserts I saw.

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