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American, Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed September 10, 2022 via mobile

Best pork tenderloin I’ve ever had! Clean environment. Friendly staff (even though we had Ohio State garb on 🤣). Hubby said his burger was good too.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed September 7, 2022

Murphys Bar and Grill is back open with new management and an all new menu! Come see us soon for lunch specials, drink specials, "Toss Back Tuesday" and wing night!

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed August 2, 2021 via mobile

It's too bad you didn't check this place out sooner. A nice small town restaurant with wonderful owners. Great local dining until it closed in July 2021.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed June 18, 2021

Murphy's is just awesome...we've heard that it's closing so we can hope that maybe someone else will keep it open. The food at Murphy's is so good. Why don't some of the fine-dining places make food that good? We were a very large group and...the servers did a superb job of taking care of us. I ordered the Reuben, $9, one of the best I've ever had. There are good reubens and there are bad reubens. Murphy's is amazing, thick corned beef, the real thing, grilled rye, and so big I took half home. My hubs had their Breaded Pork Tenderloin, $10, and pronounced it great. We both had onion rings, delicious and perfect, not greasy at all. Keep in mind that it is a bar, but excellent food is the key there.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed August 18, 2020

The food was fresh - I had the BLT(awesome tomatoes), my son had the paddy melt, and my husband had the pizza burger. Fries and coleslaw looked to be homemade and not from a bag! Our female server was a sweetie!!

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed August 9, 2019

We like their onion rings, grilled tenderloins, and sweet potato fries. Their grilled Iowa chops are always perfect. I would also recommend the reubens with plenty of corned beef on toasted marble rye. Staff is always friendly and the price is reasonable.

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 9, 2019

Whenever I'm in Riverside, I always eat at Murphy's! Just right atmosphere, great food at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

Stood in the spot where Captain James T. Kirk will be conceived. Didn't have a cigarette after but I did have a mighty good lunch there. The staff was very friendly as were the people inside.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed December 11, 2018

Great selection for meals, friendly atmosphere. Great place to get a quick bite to eat at a reasonable price.

Date of visit: April 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018

Stopped in about 530p, not super busy but busy. Drinks came quickly, however took her a very long time to come back and take our order. I had sirloin and it was good, but have had better, wife had the lasagna which was also good....Place is kind of cashy too we thought but to each his own.More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

The atmosphere was friendly. Murphy's is a good place for business travelers to have a drink and meal after work. The booths are comfortable and provide a good area for conversation.

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed August 5, 2018

Stopped for the kirk hype, stayed for the good beer and food! Our waitress was endlessly patient, and the burgers were dynomite! It was cool to taste the local beer, and take pictures near the plaque where Kirk was made!

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed July 28, 2018

Because of the excellent casino on the east side of the four-lane highway(27/218 Avenue of the Saints) the little town of Riverside, west of the highway is easy to overlook but be assured that a visitor will find a trove of curiosities. Such as the...StarTrek Museum with a delightful guide who will spend ample time explaining the items pertaining to the iconic television series. It may surprise you to learn that William Shatner was born in this little community. As you leave you look at the many souvenirs to be found for gifts to bring to the folks back homeMore

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

It took some doing to find a way to get into Murphy's (went there on the recommendation of the guy who runs the Startrek Museum), even on foot. There were a couple of people in there at noon. I ordered two salads with grilled chicken...to go. It took about 25 minutes, but they were delicious and filling. Took them to the local park to eat because we had our dog with us. The bill was $30 plus tax, so a little on the high side. Walked around while I was waiting. Looks like there's a private party room in back, but it's turned into a storage room. There's a patio out back, but it's heavily covered with dust and dirt from the construction.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We wanted to eat at a local restaurant after visiting the future birthplace of Captain Kirk. I had the Cajun chicken sandwich and a side salad. The chicken as piping hot and had good flavor. I enjoyed my meal, although I guess it was basic....Murphy's is a small town tavern, and it looks and feels like a small town local tavern. I'm glad we stopped.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Murphy's Bar & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4