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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
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1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat 11:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Saint Charles, Missouri
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unlike a lot of people, I actually prefer eating inside the restaurant, rather than out back in the gazebo. I like the dark walls, oldtimey-details mixed with hard-core bar scruffiness...and most of all that this really does remind me of a true "Pub" -- open to all, whether for a special occasion or just a drinking party. Love to go... More 

Thank elkkid
Ellisville, Missouri
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332 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by for dinner on a whim recently and were seated on the patio immediately. At this time of year the patio is definitely the place to sit, it's like an oasis in the city. I have to say at this point that we were there during the week and it was about 5:30 so I don't know how... More 

Thank TwinMom1995
Clinton ms
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the live Celtic tunes, their Irish Ale and perfectly prepared steak. Bread pudding was very good too. The outdoor garden was truly beautiful!

Thank Suzjourdan
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As always this place didn't disappoint. Salmon was amazing and the pretzel bites were yummy. Best Irish pub around.

Thank Adri A
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a disappointing time at a local brewery, my husband and I decided to go get something to eat at a place with a good beer selection. I happened to pull up this gem on Google Maps and I'm glad I did. We chose to sit outside in the garden patio. We got a wobbly high-top table, but we figured... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are so many great things McGurk's offers...great service, great variety of fare, great drinks, great patio and beer garden but the Russell Street Rueben is the best Rueben I've ever eaten. The corned beef is tasty and chunky and piled high--no sparse, thin slices here! McGurk's is a local favorite especially on a nice, sunny day; the garden patio... More 

Thank RDHgrandma
St. Louis, MO
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272 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

On this occasion I went with a group of friends and we ate inside due to the heat. But if you can, eat out on the patio as I agree that it is one of the best in town. The food is always good here, and the atmosphere can't be beat.

Thank Kim W
San Antonio, Texas
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43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

Most people I know go here for drinks but the food isn't bad. The wings are good and the pasta I tried was simply ok. The atmosphere is cool so I would go back

Thank damckin_99
Champaign, Illinois
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114 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

I have visited McGurks many times over the years. Food is on point. Service is spotty. The facility is cool. And the beer garden is great. It is a must go when in Soulard.

Thank RobbTob
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

We had a large group. My dinner of beef tenderloin was wonderful. Husband's fish & chips average. Servier was fantastic!

Thank Michelle G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, 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
11:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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: 314-776-8309

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