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Murphy's Bar & Grill

#175 of 1,820 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Honolulu
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2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311
+1 808-531-0422
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Closed now
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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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12 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for a private cocktail hour. The appetizer were good as well as the service. We did not have a meal here.

Thank Rhonda S
Egham, United Kingdom
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643 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Typical Irish pub / sports bar. We met friends for dinner on Sunday night. The bar was very noisy as there was a game on the TV. Apparently Murphy's is the oldest Irish pub in Honolulu and it certainly looks authentic. Food was fairly basic fare - lamb shanks, burgers and steaks. Food was pretty good and excellent selection of... More 

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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

The food is good and reasonably priced. Our server was nice but not very attentive. It has relaxed atmosphere where you can catch up with friends.

Thank Ytravel5
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

Great food without all the fuss of many Honolulu restaurants. Feels local for locals. Good value. Try the hot turkey sandwich, the steak and the meatloaf. Fresh like home cooking. Awesome wait staff. We were stuck with family at a local hospital for a couple weeks. This was our favorite dinners spot.

Thank two-guysSeattle
Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 7, 2016

We had seen this Pub featured on Diners, Drive ins and Dives. While on Oahu we decided to check it out. We took an Uber car from our hotel on Waikiki here (I would say it is in downtown Honolulu). The atmosphere was nice and very pub like. Hubs had Corned Beef and Cabbage and an Irish coffee. I had... More 

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Guam, Mariana Islands
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016

great service, food was good, beef stew, blarney burger and chicken wings.. Irish nachos were ok. Didn't realize that they close at 4pm and then reopen in the evening so menu was limited when we got there at 3pm. Guinness was really good. Dinin room seperated from bar which was nice. Will go back again

Thank alan r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in to the moment the hostess booked us a cab this a was 100% visit. Service was great , food was great and prices were great

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Moses Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

We go to Murphy's every time we're in Hawaii! This place is awesome! The service is always good and the beers great. They have a great shuffleboard table too. We'll spen a couple hours here!

Thank Lori S
Grand Island, Nebraska
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37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016 via mobile

I initially saw this place reviewed on Drive in's Diners and Dives so decided to give them a try. The food is the best I have had in Hawaii....and excellent service. We had corned beef an cabbage, the pot roast and the open faced turkey. All were outstanding!!! Definitely recommend.

Thank sandmankb
Dayton, New Jersey
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Good selection of beer, good ambiance. Loved the old school register in the bar. Admittedly, we didn't eat there, just stopped for drinks. But after leaving, I actually said to my husband, 'I kinda forgot we were in Hawaii' (Meaning it was that legit on the inside to make me feel like we were in a true Irish pub)

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children
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: +1 808-531-0422

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