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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
+1 314-776-8309
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“guinness stew” (11 reviews)
“corned beef” (16 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We stopped here after visiting Anheuser Busch. We went to the outside patio and was sat outside- which was awesome! After sitting it started to rain so asked if we could sit inside or under an awning. We were told no there wasn’t any space....More

Thank Stephanie B
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very large, inside, outside, waterfall, etc. Intimate bar area with Irish bands. Irish stew, bangers, etc. Food is good

Thank pameladapj
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place showed up as the best rated Irish pub in St. Louis and it lived up to the hype. The atmosphere is awesome since you get the classic Irish pub feel on the inside and then they also have a really cool outdoor covered...More

Thank Ryan M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful food. Good fun with the family. Outside dinning available. Outside bars available. Would visit again.

Thank Brandi1970
Reviewed May 8, 2018

Great lunch on the patio! Cajun Chicken and southern chicken salad were both quick and tasty. Service was prompt and friendly.

Thank brian k
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2018

Thanks for the awesome review, Brian!! We love to hear that you had a great lunch with us!! We're glad that you enjoyed your Cajun Chicken and Southern Chicken Salad. We look forward to having you back on the patio again very soon!

Reviewed April 1, 2018

We stopped at McGurk's on a trip to St. Louis on the recommendation of a co-worker. We stayed near the Arch, so it took a bit to get there via Lyft. The pub itself has a very cool atmosphere, and the food was very good....More

Thank Adam M
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Adam, we are delighted that you decided to stop in during your time visiting Saint Louis! We are glad to hear you enjoyed our food, music, and atmosphere! Thank you for letting us know your food was outstanding from the Russell Street Reuben to the...More

Reviewed March 14, 2018

This place. Awe the memories. I love the bar. I LOVE the music--authentic. One night I sat there while an angle--strait from heaven sang all evening. I recall the first time I experienced McGurk's. I was home on leave and my sister came, picked me...More

Thank Shanna M
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Shanna, thank you for taking the time to share your memories with us and leaving us such a wonderful review. We're glad you enjoy our food, music, and atmosphere. Our patio is definitely popular among the crowd. We strive for authenticity and we love it...More

Reviewed March 13, 2018

Great, fast, pleasant service. Wonderful Irish "pub food." We were a party of about 10 and were able to be seated immediately (it was a Sunday evening). Waiter was perfect: pleasant, responsive and quick. Everyone seemed to love their food. I have recently gone to...More

Thank J H
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Thank you JH for taking the time to come out to see what we are all about! We were happy to provide the delicious food and the authentic atmosphere. We are pleased to discover our bar is considered to be far superior from the others!...More

Reviewed March 11, 2018 via mobile

We had dinner here on a Saturday night and enjoyed it very much. The food was delicious and larger than average portions. The service was friendly and attentive. Only tip would be that they do not take same day reservations so if you want to...More

Thank Chandra P
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

We are happy to hear our place was worth the wait! From the delicious food to the friendly service we strive to give our customers an enjoyable experience. Thank you for coming in to see us and we hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed March 5, 2018

Corn Beef and Cabbage, Banger's and Mash or just some ridiculously good Herb Dusted Wings, Chips, and a Pint. Friendly service, good food, and "6" bars...this is truly the benchmark for Irish Pub's in St. Louis. Enjoy!More

Thank Missouri-Morelian
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

We are happy to hear you enjoy our pub! From the corn beef to those herb dusted wings we are always happy to provide good food and service! Thank you for taking the time to leave us this stellar review. We hope to see you...More

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June 8, 2017|
Response from Psyprof51 | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there for lunch and there was no music. I'm sorry I can't help answer your question. Food is amazing, though. Now I'm hungry for their Rueben--beat I've ever eaten.
March 16, 2017|
Response from Angela M | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch and kids were there as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Soulard
  • Neighborhood: Soulard
  • Phone Number: +1 314-776-8309
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Established in 1978 as a one room pub house, John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden has risen to the top of the class among the Irish Pubs in St. Louis. In fact, Esquire Magazine, in its June, 2011 Edition, saluting the best bars in America, chose John D. McGurk’s as its only bar honored in the city of St. Louis. McGurk’s is known throughout the Midwest for its great Irish music, food, drink, and its 10,000 square foot outdoor garden, complete with breathtaking landscaping, a fountain, a waterfall, and two terrific outdoor bars. Inside and out, McGurk’s is nearly 20,000 square feet of pure Irish fun. Irish musicians entertain the patrons nightly, traveling to St. Louis from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Derry. The inside of McGurks is a series of strung together dining rooms and bars. Its brick and wood décor with wonderful Irish artifacts makes one think they are enjoying a pub in Dublin. McGurk’s has become a great place to celebrate special occasions like rehearsal dinners and private banquets. McGurk’s has all the available Irish beer and spirits and serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. In addition to typical pub grub, McGurk’s offers wonderful steaks, assorted fish entrees, pasta specialties, and a delightful rack of lamb. Great food, drink, and entertainment make McGurk’s a memorable stop. We look forward to raising a pint with you upon your next visit. Sláinte!
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