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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 22314-3014
+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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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

After visiting grand museums and fancy restaurants in Alexandria, Arlington and Georgetown, having supper in an Irish Pub was a welcome change of pace. I loved my Bangers and Mash, and enjoyed several pints of beer, while my blushing bride ate beer battered shrimp with gusto, washing it down with hard cider on tap. It really seemed to be a... More 

Thank Davidgetsaround
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went with a large group. We were seated right away. The service was excellent. We had some very good food and cold beer. If in Old Town Alexandria worth the time to go to Murphy's.

Thank Greg R
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Murphy's had a very attentive staff, great service, WONDERFUL security. The atmosphere was so much fun- very authentic to the Irish pubs I've been to. It filled up pretty quickly- so make sure you get there!

Thank Sarah K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Typical Irish Bar Food which is ok, lots of fun Irish beer and a great crowd. Great place to meet up with friends for a drink or just to listen to some good music.

Thank nmitchell02
Alexandria, Virginia
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This feels like an Irish Pub and delivers on authentic Irish favorites. They also serve regular American pub food as well. Good selection of beers to boot. I got the fish and chips on my last visit. It was good fish with a tasty crisp batter. Others had the pulled pork and chicken tenders. All were happy with their meals.... More 

Thank G H
Libertyville IL
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51 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Murphy's is a fun and welcoming Irish pub. Paul is a great bar and the food is better than the usual pub fare. One great thing is that the downstairs bar has limited TVs so you concentrate on the friends you are with or the friends you are making. The seafood platter is great!

Thank PeterLibertyvilleIL
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We made Murphys our first port of call on our visit to Alexandria. Turned out to be a great decision. The Irish Breakfast / champagne brunch was a fantastic way to start the day. The food was faultless, service fantastic and the pub itself oozes charm. Highly recommend to anyone.

Thank Beth S
Crestview, Florida
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123 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to dinner with 4 other friends. I ordered the Sheppards Pie, my friends ordered Jameson Steak and Corned Beef and Cabbage. This was some good food...Sheppards Pie was great and my friends said they enjoyed their meals. Staff was friendly but the restaurant was HOT...I (and my friends) were all sweating (dripping) by the time we finished dinner.

Thank lmb500
Fairfax, Virginia
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139 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want a beer and bar food come here, if you want live irish-american band come here... If you want to be able to hear your neighbor talk don't come here. If you think you are going to just hang out and chill don't come here. This place is busy, and loud and unless you just want to listen... More 

Thank FFXTravelers
Gordonville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband had beef and potato pie. I had Irish stew. Both were very tasty. Our server was attentive and friendly. After a LOT of walking it was a nice place to sit and enjoy a good meal.

Thank HomelessSpirit

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $17
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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 22314-3014
  • 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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