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Murphy's Bar & Grill

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2731 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
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County Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went to Murphy's for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon while out running errands, I was expected average bar food but was surprised and delighted to have great food and attentive service. We will be back now we've uncovered one of Boulder's hidden gems.

Thank TheWilbsorama
Boulder, Colorado
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We went with friends for dinner. The waitress was wonderful, and immediately attentive. Excellent assortment of beers. They even had hard cider. My wife had fish and chips. My friends had a salad each, one with steak and the other with wasabi salmon. I ordered a lamb burger topped with goat cheese. All was superb. Fish and chips beautiful with... More 

Thank Josh S
Osceola, Wisconsin
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here each time we come to Boulder from the Midwest to visit our daughter. It's always a sure thing! Their fish and chips are delish and they offer good Vegitarian items as well. The service is great too. This last visit we sat out on the patio and enjoyed watching people of all ages going to and... More 

Thank Bruce and Mary S
Helsinki, Finland
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346 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Never encountered line for Murphy's. Fairly quiet inside, I often have my lunch hour business meetings here. Nothing bad to say about this place, everything works but there is nothing to set this place apart from its competitors.

Thank beachstone2c
Seattle, Washington
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Restaurant atmosphere was generally nice. I was disappointed by their booths which were so large that I felt like I had to yell across the table to talk my friends... And it wasn't that loud in the restaurant. Service was very good. It's the food that I was a little disappointed by. I had a portobello sandwich which was just... More 

Thank tetsuo-san
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Murphys has great small plate specials. Nachos are $3 and enough for 3 people!!! Great wings and wedge salad. Drink specials. Loud but not obnoxious. Lovely patio seating when it's warm. Friendly squirrels! ❤️

Thank Marcella B
Longmont, Colorado
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88 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2016

Murphy's is in the back corner of a strip mall at the edge of Boulder. Don't let the crowded parking lot or the strip mall ambiance deter you. Murphy's is a friendly place with good honest food. It's often busy for a reason; the food is quite good. Other, "cooler" restaurants have come and gone on the other side of... More 

Thank Loup407
Boulder, Colorado
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

Murphy's is in our neighborhood (South Boulder) so we have eaten there a lot. Service and quality tend to fluctuate. Recently they raised prices. Seemed like a significant jump. And at least one of the dishes that was a favorite, was now rather flavorless. Also, I have often ordered a salad that is supposed to come with avocado, and on... More 

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My son & his wife chose Murphy's for their post-wedding celebration with family and friends. They easily accommodated a good-sized group. The selection of entrées and sandwiches was somewhat unusual and remarkable. The food was great! Portions on some were smaller than usual, but everyone was stuffed by the end of the meal. The wait staff were friendly, attentive, and... More 

Thank BarbC73
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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124 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Love Murphy's. Great food and great service. I have only been to the South Boulder location and we had the walnut crusted trout and the steak & fries on our most recent visit. Both were really good. Also due to a medical condition I have, I have special requests and they are always very helpful.

Thank Steve B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Bar, Mexican, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2731 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 303-449-4473

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?