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Review of Murray's Pub

Murray's Pub
Ranked #70 of 2,721 Restaurants in Dublin
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $22
Cuisines: Irish
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Good for: Large groups, Bar scene, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: We are a family run pub on Dublin's main street in Dublin city. Call into us for a tasty meal or a great pint!
Reviewed September 6, 2012

My sons and I, in town for the Navy - Notre Dame football game, stayed in The Gate Hotel, owned by the same folks who own Murray's, so it was merely a walk out the back door of the hotel, across a large patio, and in the back door of Murray's. Due to the large number of people in town for the game, service was a bit slow, but the food was fantastic - and we ate several meals there, trying different things on the menu - and all were delicious! Murray's near the corner of O'Connell and Parnell - you won't be disappointed!

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

It was our first hour in Dublin and we were hungry and totally disoriented. We went to Murrey's because it was around the corner from our hotel. There was a friendly bartender who welcomed us and explained everything we needed to know about ordering beer in an Irish pub! We really needed to know what to do and how to do it in order to enjoy our week in Dublin and he did such a great job in 10 minutes. He even told us good stories about the background of the beers and cider he served. As it grew closer to lunch, he told us to have their lunch buffet. We took a plate and walked through a small line and had hot meat and vegetables served with a smile. The food was typical Irish and was hot and good. It is not gourmet fare but the line got longer as the the hour wore on and everyone grabbing a plate was Irish. We spent a nice afternoon and enjoyed talking to the locals who are always so friendly. One man told us that at one time, only poor people drank cider and if you saw someone drinking it, you felt sorry for them because they couldn't afford a Guiness! Fun pub, hot lunch! Would go again if I was in Dublin!

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Reviewed September 2, 2012

We stayed at the Gresham and this place was close so we went there our first evening in Dublin. We were tired from the time change and just needed someplace close and we actually had a ball. The service is slow by American standards but during our entire visit the service was slow every place we visited so that just may be an American thing, eat and git out. I had the Irish stew, more Bulmers cider and it was good and there was plenty of it. Carrot cake for dessert was like home made. We were tired and when we were ready to leave we hunted our server down and she told us that the Singing and Irish dancing was about to begin, being too tired to stay she suggested we come back the following night and reserved a table close to the action for us. The place is small so you can see from most anyplace but it was nice to have the reserved seat the next night. Again a great meal, beef burger and hubby had fajitas (which bear NO resemblance to any American fajitas but were good and plenty). There was a group of Girl Guides in from Belfast and they sang along with the performers and it was a really, really great evening. My husband is used to drinking a bit of Guinness here at home and the cost of the meal both nights would have been close to just the bar bill for the beer here so I would say this place is a good deal too.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

In Dublin ,for a short break,we found this gem of a pub on a rainy Monday morning-as a refuge-in the end spent a great 2 hours plus enjoying some excellent beer(Smetwick's0 and having a really
good ,reasonably priced meal).The staff all cheerfull& helpfull and always able to give good'craig'
-make sure you visit here-even if its not raining!!

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

Want to find a place that doesn't include the "young Temple Bar" crowd? Then walk a few blocks across the Liffey to Murrays! I came across this pub while sight-seeing and ended up staying for several hours! Entertainment was top notch. Crowd was varied and very fun! Food was very good. This is a very well run establishment with a clientele that responds accordingly.

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