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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

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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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Huntsville, AL
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58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We only ordered appetizers, not full meals, so I can't really speak on the food. However, the apps we had (pretzels and toasted ravioli---"t ravs") were great. It was the atmosphere I loved. Truly an Irish pub. We were there on a COLD, slow night but I could see it would be one heck of a place to party on... More 

Frederick Il
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015 via mobile

Staff was friendly and helpful. There was live mUsic at nine which was great, not to loud. We had fish and chips. If we are in St Louis again we would return.

Thank Pam T
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Stopped in for a bite for lunch and loved it! While not busy while we were there, this place is huge! If you're in the area, you must stop in. The food was very good and the service exceptional.

Thank Dawn M
Kansas City, Missouri
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40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Had my first visit to John D. McGurk's on Friday and wow! The atmosphere was incredible - lively but not over the top. The patio is fully enclosed so you can sit outside comfortably. It was pouring rain on Friday, but we were snug inside, watching the rain pour down. My husband and I had fish and chips. After living... More 

Thank Linda B
Jamestown, North Carolina
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112 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had lunch with a bunch of guys at McGurk's while visiting St. Louis and loved it. The offerings were all tempting and ended up very tasty and nicely presented. Home made soda bread accompanied my spinach salad and both were impressive. Others had their club sandwich, Irish stew, fish and chips. Everyone loved their meal. Nice atmosphere inside an old... More 

Thank Russ K
Nashville, Tennessee
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Did our research before visiting St. Louis to find places to eat close by where we were staying. If at all possible, we will always find an Irish Pub to visit. We planned on visiting McGurk's as an anniversary dinner and they did not disappoint. The atmosphere is great and we sat on the patio. It was a little cool... More 

Thank CallisBurks
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband, our son and his wife and their children visited here last night, Oct 18. The patio was just beautiful. I was concerned about being too cool so I brought a small, light blanket to lay over my legs and I was very comfortable. The atmosphere was very nice. I was surprised at the size of the patio area.... More 

Thank ksgirl3
Herndon, Virginia
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I knew the place from previous business trips and it is well-liked by locals so it was a safe and known place to go with my Army buddy's daughter, her husband and daughter. I had a great Guiness Stew and a really excellent crock of French Onion Soup.

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We were pleasantly supprised with the fine outdoor dining that was available at McGurks. We had the option to sit inside or under a roof but it was such a nice night we elected to sit in the gardern. My wife's meal, herbed glazed salmon was excellent. Unfortunatley my corn beef meal was not. I am accustomed to having a... More 

Thank Richard B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Ate dinner here last Friday night, September 26th and as usual, the outdoor patio was a beautiful venue to enjoy our meal. The seating is plentiful, both in covered areas and uncovered. The landscaping is lovely and very well maintained and it's quite pleasant to sit outdoors. The service is just "okay". I had the fish and chips and by... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic
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?