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Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-1717
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Plainfield, United States
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

While on vacation we stopped in Murphy's while in Alexandria VA, we loved the atmosphere, Irish fare as well as American, and the live music ! (an Irish folk singer ) a must stop in my opinion as a Murphy ! PS loved the shirt ! Thanks

Thank Daniel M
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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477 reviews
187 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 547 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Murphy's is a classic American-styled Iris Pub with average food and service. Even the music was average. Average is not bad. It can be satisfying, but when packed with people the desire for average declines. It works in Alexandria, though it would not make it in Dublin.

Thank Lynn1950
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have eaten here a few times. My young adult kids frequent the place a lot. It is right down in the heart of all the Old Town action and fun to walk along the waterfront before or after a visit.

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Province of Naples, Italy
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had visited this restaurant a couple years ago and was extremely pleased and recommeded to many. This year I persuaded business associates to visit twice and both times I felt I needed to apologize for overselling it. The first time I dismissed as off night, but ealier this month I was disappointed again. In each instance I went with... More 

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Woodbury, Minnesota
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116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was a pretty darn good time. I stopped here both nights I was in Alexandria. The first night was a real authentic experience with the bartender hailing from Dublin and a good singer belting out traditional Irish tunes. The late night bar fare of spinach dip hit the spot. I like their support of law enforcement with over... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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160 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the Irish egg rolls. I loved my Meat and Potato pie. My husband and son thought the Bangers and Mash were great. The bar service was a smudge slow, but the food was excellent!

Thank Jennifer M
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Murphy's twice over a 4 day visit to Alexandria. We enjoyed the Irish fare and the drinks were very good and reasonably priced for the area. On our second visit they had entertainment (Pat Carroll) and he was so much fun. He sang many Irish songs as well as others and he had us all laughing and singing.... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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50 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a sucker for Irish Pubs... a few things are generally givens, Good Drinks, Good Music, and Good Reuben's. Murphy's was right on on all three. We were there on a Thursday and the Irish music was playing loud. The Drinks were good and the Reuben was TOP notch!!!!! Hit Murphy's for a good time!!!

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really enjoyable Irish stew very authentic came with with wheaten bread. The service was also very good.

Thank Jacky J
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Did not have cheese for my friend's salad and her salad was bland. My Caesar Salad was very good. Boyos got the Reuben and a burger and said they were very good

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $17
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-1717
Murphy's Grand Irish Pub is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. This authentic Irish Pub was opened by friends and family with a passion for their Irish heritage and the desire to bring traditional Irish food and entertainment to their community at affordable prices. Since 1978 people have been meeting at Murphy's to enjoy hearty meals and an energy and atmosphere that puts everyone who enters in a good mood.

Enjoy nightly Irish entertainment with no cover charge, lively Trivia Nights with exciting prizes, sporting events on multiple flat screen tvs, daily food and drink specials, and other events happening year round.

Our second floor is available for private parties and events for up to 120 people and we are happy to work with groups to personalize the experience to ensure that all guests have a memorable time.

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