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Murphy's Bar & Grill

2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311 (Downtown Honolulu)
808-531-0422
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Ranked #79 of 1,921 Restaurants in Honolulu
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, British
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
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English first
Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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
8 helpful votes 8 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Walked to this fine restaurant from our relatives condo. Wonderful restaurant with an extremely friendly staff (Laura was awesome)! Ordered the Asian Chicken salad and it was the best I have ever had. All of the ingredients complimented one another. A wonderful choice for dinner for all 5 of us dining.

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Incline Village, Nevada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We were very happy with the food here, attractive place and nice service staff. My husband loved the shepherd's pie made with chunks of lamb. Another time we had the big, juicy burgers with Bass Ale ( and many others available) on tap. The real treat was dessert, a chocolate pot de creme which was amazing, rich, dark and creamy.... More

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Winter Haven, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very friendly place with a great selection of beer. The food is what sets this place apart from most Irish Pubs. friendly people at the bar and the bartenders make you feel at home.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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104 reviews 104 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

While I only had lunch, I find Murphy's to be completely charming and mostly satisfying. Some traditional fare one would expect but also quite a few fresh specials and healthier choices. The service is excellent and there's plenty of TV screens to keep you updated on sports scores. A fine choice at the intersection of downtown and Chinatown.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This has been, and always will be one of my favorite bars on Oahu, and THE favorite Irish pub hands down for both my hubby and I. I have been a patron of Murphy's since I could drink, have gone each year to the fantastic St. Patrick's Day bash they throw as part of the block party downtown Honolulu (Don,... More

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Westminster, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great irish bar ! Excellent corn beef & cabbage and John was a great bartender ! My husband and I had a fun time !!! Loved the people and the atmosphere ! Defiantly going back when we travel back to Oahu !!!

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Honolulu
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110 reviews 110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

You need to get in the door before noon if you expect to get seated quickly. A wide variety menu, from salads to shepherd pie to corned beef and cabbage. Nothing I had was exceptional, but nothing has been bad either. Service is very good. The hostess is consistently awesome. Murphy does so much for the community and UH sports,... More

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