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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%
Travelers talk about
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“guinness stew” (11 reviews)
“corned beef” (16 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub has excellent atmosphere in a variety of settings. There is outdoor garden seating, both under the stars and under a roof. There are also places to eat in the bar area. We had fish and chips and the corned beef brisket. The corned...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Guest080
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great pub that has expanded over the years to have several rooms and a patio. The food is terrific as well as the service. The music is quite lively and fun. Definitely a place to go and enjoy.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lee K
Reviewed November 6, 2018

We held our son’s wedding rehearsal dinner at McGurk’s Irish Pub in Soulard this past Thursday evening and could not be happier with the food and service! We ordered the buffet dinner (great price point) and the food was delicious! We chose the spinach artichoke...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 792maureenc
Reviewed October 25, 2018

Hands-down, McGurk's has the best vibe, Irish food, and live, authentic Irish music set up in the St. Louis area. It's always a merry time at McGurk's!

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank SableD6
Reviewed October 23, 2018

We went there for dinner and drinks. My wife had corned beef and cabbage, while I had Irish Stew. Both were quite excellent. The place has lots of room, but was quite busy. We got waited on promptly and the food arrived in about ten...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mwheelwright
Reviewed October 4, 2018

When in St. Louis...go to an Irish bar, apparently? That's where my colleagues wanted to go, so...why not? We were a larger group so we were seated in the back room. It was quiet, but a little too quiet. The menu wasn't particularly Irish, so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank JB81ontheroad
Reviewed October 2, 2018

Good selection of draft beer and the food was fine. Appetizers and mains were good, but a bit disappointed in the bread pudding dessert.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JS-VA
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Fun time on the patio today! It was the 40th anniversary for McGurks in St. Louis Soulard area. We did not know it when we arrived around 3 p.m. but when led to the table in the outdoor large bar/patio area we were given raffle...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Msmithshire
Reviewed September 28, 2018 via mobile

We visited on our way through this week. The Rueben was even better than before. They corn the beef in house in a perfect blend of spices. Exceptionally well done.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank gregh779
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Went for dinner with two friends. We were very surprised that the place was so large and laid out well. We sat at one of the outside bars and had dinner and beers. We all three loved our food and service. If you only eat...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Travelman360
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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
Bar scene, Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, 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
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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