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Murphy's Bar & Grill

2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311 (Downtown Honolulu)
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Ranked #113 of 1,940 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $1 - $20
Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Cuisines: American, Irish, British
Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Spreckelsville, Hawaii
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

There's probably a restaurant like Murphy's in every town in America. It's the local restaurant you go to for a great meal and to get good value for your money. The wait staff and the bartenders know their jobs very well and treat you right. That's a rarity these days. The owner Don Murphy is a pillar of the community.... More 

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for a pint of Guinness. Ended up with the open faced turkey sandwich. My wife had an appetizer big enough for a meal. Friendly staff great service. Reasonable priced food for Hawaii, and Irish food no less, worth the stop for sure.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

Best Irish Bar in Hawaii, one of best in the world, and oldest bar in Hawaii (formerly Royal Saloon that opened in 1890) you are living history when your lucky enough to drink a pint at Murphy's Until I moved off island in November 2014, I had lunch here once a week with a game of shuffleboard which is easily... More 

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British Virgin Islands
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Irish beers combined with american pub food. Bar waiters are professional which is rare. Good social athmospere, you meet people and talk. I can`t rate the restaurant, I always took the food at the bar. If you are going for an Irish beer and an American burger or other bar food - go for it

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Manassas, Virginia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

I went here because this place was on Diners, Drive-ins & Dives. It did not disappoint. Inside you will think that your in a pub in the Northeast. Its a complete ambiance from the servers to the menu. Good portions, great taste, but you need to park on the street (meters)but after 6 pm it free...

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East Schodack, New York
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94 reviews 94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

Toward the end of our trip when all of the island food and drinks is starting to taste the same its nice to go back to the roots to reset. This made our day. Played some shuffle board, had some whiskey , beer, and potato skins. This is actually one of the nicest Irish bars i've been in. It has... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

We ordered fries as appetizer and it has taken 40 minutes to receive it. It is 5 pm local time and how can one justify taking 40 minutes to deep fry fries? No word or apology from the waitress except a refill on water...food was average but the service was truly aweful.

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As a Honolulu resident this restaurant has become the Family's favorite! In addition to regular visits, it is now a tradition to stop by Murphys anytime I return from a trip outside the islands. The food is delicious, reasonably priced and the wait staff are all very cordial and they live the Aloha Spirit. We know the wait staff by... More 

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Kennewick, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We stopped to have lunch at this downtown Honolulu restaurant and were treated to a great lunch! The rib steak was good and the Irish dip was delicious. Also, don't miss the Bloody Mary, one of the besame I ever had!

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Draper, Utah
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131 reviews 131 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A typical Irish pub as found in the States. Guinness and Smithwicks on tap, a good bar crowd, a nice menu with a few traditional Irish dishes (I would like to see more) and a good staff. Very relaxed atmosphere where you can relax over your pint and enjoy the pictures of Ireland that decorate the walls.

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Additional Information about Murphy's Bar & Grill

Address: 2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311
Phone Number: 808-531-0422
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: American, Irish, British

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