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“Busy for downtown business lunch” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Murphy's Bar & Grill

Murphy's Bar & Grill
2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311 (Downtown Honolulu)
808-531-0422
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Ranked #137 of 1,814 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, British, Pub
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
Honolulu
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144 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Busy for downtown business lunch”
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, how can you not support him? Seems like every business man and woman are there for lunch.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Very popular with locals”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

Visited on a Wednesday at 1145. It was already packed for lunch. Appeared to be mostly business people. Had a delicious burger ( hadn't had one for months). Ordered fries crispy & was served that. Tap beer selection was very limited with St. Patricks Day less than a week away. Under normal circumstances, they have a great selection. Wait staff are very pleasant

Visited March 2014
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“Everything is delicious! !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

We visit Hawaii every year and Murphy's is a must do and more than once. Don't know which I like best, food or the Murphy's and their employees. Great place.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Not What I Expected - In a Good Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to several different Irish Pubs in cities across the country. When my wife and I walked into Murphy's, we were greeted with a different sort of atmosphere. It was quiet and a very pleasant restaurant. We stuck our heads into the bar area (and got some ideas of how we want to set up our home bar), but it was a very quiet night.

The food was well priced and very high quality. I got a peppercorn steak with mashed potatoes and it was different than steaks I have become accustomed to, but the peppercorn and sauce was delicious.

Visited December 2013
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We've been here for dinner in the past but tonight we decided to stop into the bar for a drink. The bartender was awesome and the drinks were fabulous! We always enjoy Murphy's and tonight was no exception! It wasn't crowded and just had a very relaxed vibe.

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