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Murphy's

#50 of 3,497 Restaurants in Atlanta
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Virginia Highland
American, Bakery, Eclectic
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997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3600 (North Highland Ave)
404-872-0904
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 157
    Excellent
  • 81
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great for brunch

I think this is an easy go-to if you're looking for a brunch venue. The food was great. The dessert choices are ridiculous!!! Just all types of temptations....not a dieters dreams! Ok for parking, valet available. Will suggest you be prepared to wait a little especially on a weekend....people will... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
sando93
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Woodstock, Georgia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Woodstock, Georgia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I think this is an easy go-to if you're looking for a brunch venue. The food was great. The dessert choices are ridiculous!!! Just all types of temptations....not a dieters dreams! Ok for parking, valet available. Will suggest you be prepared to wait a little especially on a weekend....people will line up AND WAIT for their seat!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I had called Murphy's to see if they do anything for birthday celebrations and the girl answered the phone and said you get a complimentary dessert.(They could have mentioned we might have needed reservations if they get busy) My birthday however is February 13 the day before Valentines day. We went inside to the restaurant and the hostess was said... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

We had a 5:45pm Friday reservation, so it was not busy yet! Server was knowable, wine selection good, food awful. The Beef Bourgeois was uneventful and the mashed potatoes were too watery. The side of mashed was also watery, and no sign of potatoes. Box maybe?

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Atlanta, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Celebrated my 40th Birthday with dinner here and it was a GREAT choice. The service was AWESOME, the atmosphere was great. The FOOD was better than great. I would have loved to sit outside but there wasn't room. The next go round I will. Food I ate: Meatloaf with Spinach and Mash potatoes with green beams (the best every!)

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Houston, Texas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

My Emory athlete grandson and I hungered for steak after a basketball game and went for the Hickory Grilled Wagyu Flat Iron Steak. I don't remember ever having a better steak. Thick and juicy, fabulous flavor. Perfectly satisfying.

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Lawrenceville, Georgia
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This Virginia-Highland restaurant has been a staple in my 'restaurant rotation' for years. My favorite meal here is their brunch. Murphy's pancakes CANNOT BE BEAT!! To me, Murphy's pancakes are the gold standard by which all other pancakes that are placed before me are judged. A bit dramatic, but that's how I feel. Simple, tasty, not grainy and light, these... More 

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Just had brunch at Murphy's, what a treat. Their brunch menu is extensive, from cinnamon buns to frittatas, quite a selection. Their "bread-basket is great, muffins and fresh biscuits. Their cinnamon buns are overflowing with icing and with flavor. Their main dishes are exquisite, I had their "Californian style" omelette, which was great, other dishes amongst the group was equally... More 

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We had exceptional service at Murphy's. Both waiters who helped us had great input and advice as to what we should order. The curry chicken soup was absolutely amazing and so was the grilled cheese. Very enjoyable experience.

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newton, NJ
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My husband and I met family here on a rainy night and were surprised by how good the food was. Our server was excellent leaving us to catch up the entire evening. The food did not disappoint as we all finished our meals - delicious. Parking is difficult so we used the valet parking which worked out well since it... More 

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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322 reviews 322 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Went with the family for brunch and the food did not disappoint! Portions were large and nicely presented. The food itself was excellent - no one left anything on their plates. We were too full to even try desserts, but next time we'll be sure to leave some room. Wait staff was friendly and service was speedy but unrushed. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306-3600
    (North Highland Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  Georgia (GA)  >  Atlanta>  > Virginia Highland
  • Neighborhood: Virginia Highland
  • Phone Number: 404-872-0904

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

Questions & Answers

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Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?