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Murphy's Bar & Grill

#215 of 1,789 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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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 

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Kailua, Hawaii
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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224 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 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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148 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
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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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679 reviews
366 restaurant reviews
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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 

Thank HawaiiKaiGail
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69 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

Decided to check out what's happening downtown Honolulu at the block party. went early 5:00pm. moved around easy enough , lots of bars, food, seating areas. the stage was just being set up. and the DJ was getting ready to amp it up !. I left early enough to avoid the crowds, but I'm sure the populous had a great... More 

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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely, fabulous. The open faced turkey was the best I ever had. Prices reasonable, ambience fantastic, service tremendous. If you go to Honolulu and don't go to Murphys you are missing out. 😎

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The atmosphere, service and food in both the bar side and the restaurant side of this delightful hideaway is by far the absolute best on the island of Oahu.

Thank Cj w
Honolulu, Hawaii
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

My wife treated me to Murphy's for my birthday this weekend and I loved it. The food was out of this world and the atmosphere is outstanding. First time at this

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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
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, 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?