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Murphy's Bar & Grill

#204 of 1,773 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown Honolulu
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2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Murphy's offers one of the best lunches downtown. Great atmosphere great service and great food. Of course the beer is fantastic as well. Murphy's is so much more than just a pub and a restaurant comma it truly is a destination for those of us who just want to sit somewhere and feel great with your friends and relax and... More 

Thank Maurie F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good. We had the shepherds pie that the menu said was recommended by Guy Fieri of the Food Network. The location is in Old Town, just across the street from "Charlie Chan's" police station. You are also near many restored buildings from the early days, the Aloha Tower, and Honolulu Harbor.

Thank leaf888
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A locals restaurant and bar with very friendly staff and excellent food! The bartender, possibly owner or manager, helped us out with directions and craft beers of Hawaii! I highly recommend!!

Thank KAB62
Ban Patong, Phuket, Thailand
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Typical Irish pub. Has a very large traditional Irish menu. I sat at the bar, which had 16 seats and 2 bartenders. The bartenders were super efficient and very pleasant, with prompt, polite service. You are immediately put at ease. The food is typical Irish fare and is well prepared, tasty, and a large serving. It is crowded and a... More 

Thank Tim K
Portland, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I've heard about this place on and off for years but have never had a chance try it until today.This spot exudes the word "care". From start to finish,in the food as well as the service you truly sense that they want you to have a good experience. I had a wonderful Bloody Mary which I was told was made... More 

Thank Joe C
Kailua, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I was here on a Wednesday night ... and the bar was hoppin'. Lots of people enjoying what is termed "pau hana" (the end of work) on this week day. Even though the bar was busy, the two bartenders kept up and made my wife a generously spiked dirty martini that she complimented. We weren't here for dinner, but the... More 

Thank Auwaiku
Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

One of my friends loves this place for the Fish and Chips. Service is excellent and if you are a regular, they remember what you drank before.

Thank HiGalonthego
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177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Had a great dinner at Murphy's. We had the fish and chips and the chicken and sausage jambalaya. I know it's weird to eat jambalaya in an Irish bar, but it was very good (and to be honest it's hard to find good Cajun food in Honolulu). Murphy's has a great menu with lots of good sandwiches, and other main... More 

Thank heybrah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Service excellent, atmosphere excellent, food excellent! It is also just a few blocks from our house! What more could anyone ask? One of us enjoys the fish and chips the other the hot turkey sandwich. Add a beer and it's PERFECT. Take the time to try out this great establishment.

Thank Cheryl B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Second year in a row we have gone for a nice lunch and a few drinks on St. Patty's Day. Decorated with green, green and green, this place is the perfect "to go" lunch spot if you are looking for some tasty Irish food. They had a violin player which added to the fun atmosphere. Bar was standing only...they took... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Television, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 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
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighborhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: 808-531-0422

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