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Murphy's Law

$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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370 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604-2612
+1 585-232-7115
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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101 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

Lively bar/restaurant with Irish food. Quite active a little loud for my taste, but it was nice. Waitress Stephanie was friendly, quick and accommodating.

Thank Sherri R
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2015

We arrived in town late and Murphy's was right next to our hotel, so they got our business by default. Even though I'm Irish I don't typically go to Irish places, not fond of the typical food. I ordered a grilled buffalo chicken wrap, which was very good, and even though I was starved I could only eat half. It... More 

Thank dramaqun
Webster, New York
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158 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2015

Stopped here for a few drinks and quick snack during a long weekend of dance competitions. Bartender very attentive and friendly. Received our drinks quickly. Just ordered some fries for a quick snack and they were delicious. Didn't have to wait for them long at all. Nice atmosphere, friendly people inside, and very friendly workers. Would definitely visit again!

Thank kel4377
Syracuse, New York
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 21, 2015

As the saying goes, everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's Day. Along with this is the warped notion that anyone can pour Guinness, fly an orange and green flag, and call themselves an Irish pub. Finding the real deal is indeed a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, and Murphy's Law is it! On multiple visits, midweek and... More 

Thank ROCchef
Rochester, NY
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766 reviews
447 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2015

No surprise it was pretty empty on a Sunday afternoon, the day after the St. Patrick's day parade. Our intention was to grab lunch at MacGregors across the street after a movie at the Little Theater but I guess we hadn't been down this way all winter and they are out of business so we stopped in at ML. The... More 

Thank Fondue4two
Erie, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2015

Five of us had lunch here on a Saturday. It wasn't very crowded, which surprised me, because the waitress was very attentive, and the food was wonderful. The perfectly drawn Guinness was a nice treat as well. We started with the "Craic Fries" which were basically delicious french fry nachos. One of us had the Irish Stew in the bread... More 

Thank Kate K
Farmington, New York
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2014

I went to watch a football game on Sunday, expecting the normal bar food and service, what I got was completely different. Mark, my waiter, was perfect. He suggested a special for lunch that was not on the menu, it was amazing. He was very attentive, without hovering. At the end I ask about a dessert, which they did not... More 

Thank Speedplay
State College, Pennsylvania
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54 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2014

Three of us got out of a concert late and returned to the hotel about 11:30 pm. City Grill was only serving pizza, so we went to Murphy's Law (no surprise) and Irish Bar. We were there for sandwiches and beers, and were rewarded in both categories. Several Oktoberfests on draft, the Irish BLT was excellent. One of us ordered... More 

Thank HJClark
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2014

Excellent choice of pub favourites that were great value for money and plentiful. I can whole heartidly recommend the bangers and mash

Thank Paul F
Greece, New York
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58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2014

My sisters and I had been to this restaurant about a year ago. The fried chicken salad was absolutely the best I'd ever had. Went back last week and the salad was no longer on the menu. Decided to try the buffalo chicken salad....wrong choice. The seasoning was overpowering; and, the only other thing in the salad was big leaf... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 370 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14604-2612
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-232-7115

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