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Murphy's Bar & Grill

#259 of 1,844 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Honolulu
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2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Guinness; just okay food

Good Guinness although it was poured way too fast. The food is decent. I had a Guinness burger that was rather plain. My burgers at home are better. My wife had fish and chips. I swear, the fish looked like it came out of a Groton's box from the freezer. I like the ambiance of the place... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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601 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Good Guinness although it was poured way too fast. The food is decent. I had a Guinness burger that was rather plain. My burgers at home are better. My wife had fish and chips. I swear, the fish looked like it came out of a Groton's box from the freezer. I like the ambiance of the place. But don't eat... More 

Carlsbad, California
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191 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Ate there with a client while in town on business. The place was packed but we had a reservation so we didn't wait long. He had the salmon Cesar salad, which was "fine", and I had the shepherd's pie, which was also just ok. They use cubes of beef, where I prefer ground beef. I would probably go back for... More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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313 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

"Everybody loves the Irish" is a truism that must have come about because of Irish bars like Murphy's. You'll get the warm Irish welcome once you step inside this little slice of the old world floating on an island on the other side of the world from the land of fairies and pitch black beer. But this is not just... More 

Burnsville, Minnesota
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We were there in Jan/2015, with 2 other couples. got there around 6pm. The place was almost empty. I had the Guinness beer. Chad our waiter was super. His service was supper. By 7pm, the place was packed, and Chad still had time to replenish our drinks and food. the Shepard's pie is great!! At least I thought so. We... More 

San Diego, California
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61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

My husband used to visit Murphy's every weekend when he was stationed in Hawai'i, so we HAD to go. The food was traditional Irish and I enjoyed the Shepherd's Pie. The Guinness is just perfect and they serve it correctly in the bar with the Shamrock on the top :) Wonderful atmosphere and the decor looks straight from Ireland. They... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My two favorite all time food is Burgers and they offer properly poured Guinness :) I'm really the happiest person with these two things and they're done impeccably well at Murphy's. Not to mention the option of eating Hawaii's best Corned beef and Cabbage. I also highly recommend their wings (honestly it's one of the best I EVER had), Bread... More 

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54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We only went to Murphy's for drinks. We did not try the food. The beers were fresh and service was excellent. I love the bar area. It is as close as you can get to an East Coast pub in Honolulu. They also have a shuffleboard which was fun.

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626 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 411 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Hands down the best corn beef and cabbage I have ever had! Thanks to Audrey our server who recommended it and was charming. Fantastic food! Hubby and I shared a delicious crisp house salad to start with which contained pea pods, peas, raw broccoli, lettuce, carrots, cucumbers and toms. Fresh, crispy and delicious! I had the corn beef and cabbage... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I am an old irish lady from chicago visiting recently.i had a server named amy who couldnt have been more rude. i heard good things about this place, but after how i was treated i was forced to write a review.she didnt know the menu and acted like we werent worth her time.you would do better with different help.wont recommend

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Torrance, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015 via mobile

Went on Friday and they were empty, and claimed to be out of several items on the menu.. Ya gotta be kidding me Friday lunch at 1:00 and only the wait staff were sitting eating, and it was out of Tupperware, obliviously from home.. Our first clue, but it did not sink in. I had the Shepherds pie, Lamb was... More 


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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-531-0422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, British, Pub


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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