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“Steak Night a Steal!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

Murphy's Grand Irish Pub
Ranked #6 of 729 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Bar scene
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Murphy's Grand Irish Pub is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. This authentic Irish Pub was opened by friends and family with a passion for their Irish heritage and the desire to bring traditional Irish food and entertainment to their community at affordable prices. Since 1978 people have been meeting at Murphy's to enjoy hearty meals and an energy and atmosphere that puts everyone who enters in a good mood. Enjoy nightly Irish entertainment with no cover charge, lively Trivia Nights with exciting prizes, sporting events on multiple flat screen tvs, daily food and drink specials, and other events happening year round. Our second floor is available for private parties and events for up to 120 people and we are happy to work with groups to personalize the experience to ensure that all guests have a memorable time.
Virginia Beach
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Steak Night a Steal!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Just happened upon this typical Irish pub in Old Town for their steak night. A wonderful filet mignon, potato and veg for $14.95........delicious. Bar downstairs, bar and restaurant upstairs. Good service. Wouldn't recommend venturing upstairs if you plan to drinks a bit (I didn't drink this trip but could see that the stairs could be an issue after a few)

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Buffalo, New York
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21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Good Pub Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We were looking for a good burger and a beer. Murphy's fit the bill. Friendly service, good food, and the prices were quite reasonable. A typical local tavern.

Visited April 2013
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Dunnellon, Florida
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Very Nice!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

Had lunch here 4-25-2013. Was very pleased with the atmosphere, service, selection of draft beers and quality of food and service. Will definitely return next time in area.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Don F
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Maine
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73 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“everybody is Irish at Murph's”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

second stop on our little pub crawl, this was recommended,,, and did not disappoint at all, we sat at the bar, had a beer, appetizers and got to listen to some live music,,, very nice crowd in the pub,,,

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank bigcreek
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Las Vegas, New Mexico
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Live Music and good Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Get there early (and stay there late), because Murphy’s gets packed by both tourist and locals looking to have a great time. If you can sit upstairs near center stage, so that you can cheer on the band. If sign along with the band and you are loud enough they will buy you all the shots of the cheap whiskey you can handle. If you’re hungry I recommend the fish and chips, and if you’re thirsty I recommend Smithwichs draft.

Visited October 2012
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