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“Great Meal At Murphy's”

Murphy's Grand Irish Pub
Ranked #4 of 755 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
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.
Silverton, Oregon
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110 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Great Meal At Murphy's”
Reviewed September 13, 2013

We were visiting Alexandria with friends and after a busy day in Washington, D.C., we stopped at Murphy's for dinner. I had two lemon drops. The first one great. The second one, disappointing. But my seafood pasta was very good. Everyone at the table loved their meal.The service was good. We'd definitely go back if we were ever in the area again.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank atwell4
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Philadelphia, PA
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“A great, friendly, and affordable delight!!!!”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

My husband took me there for brunch on my birthday. $8.99 including champagne and only $1 for a refill. The food was great, but the servers - Kate - especially- so, so, nice. After a full day at Mount Vernon, we decided to return for a quick Irish dinner. To our dismay, the electricity went out and the pub was closed. Was forced to go to Flat Iron Restaurant across the street-AWFUL.
Anyway, we went back to Murphy's because it looked like the lights were back on. The lights were on and we had an after dinner drink and met the most amazing manager Kevin. You have to go here just for the most friendliest people you will EVER meet!!!!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank 525Molly
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murphysparties, General Manager at Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hi Molly,

Thank you for the nice words here on tripadvisor. I did have the great pleasure of meeting you and your husband that evening after your dinner. Kate is really an amazing worker and person, we are very fortunate to have such a great team working at Murphy's. Apologizes again for the power outing which sent you to another restaurant, hopefully the other restaurant just had an off day.
Please pass along to your husband my gratitude for taking you to our restaurant on your birthday. Have a wonderful fall season and hopefully we get to meet you again in the near future.

Warm Regards,

Kenny Mitchell. General Manager, Murphy's Irish Pub
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Casselberry, Florida, United States
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76 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Yummy and great atomosphere”
Reviewed September 11, 2013

An Irish pub with really great tasting food and moderately priced. Well worth a visit even if just for dinner.

Visited September 2013
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Thank Ana V
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murphysparties, General Manager at Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hello Ana,

Thank you for posting the kind words about your experience while dining at Murphy's Irish Pub this month. One of our goals is to bring quality food to our guests at a great price. Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful fall.

Warm Regards,
Kenny Mitchell, General Manager, Murphy's Irish Pub
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Wakefield, Massachusetts
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“Great start to our vacation!”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We arrived in Alexandria around noon on a Sunday, met our friends and headed out to eat. We decided on Murphy's because it was close to our hotel and had brunch. We had great food with reasonable prices and fabulous service. We would especially like to thank our waitress Emily who was so friendly and helpful to us. She gave us great recommendations and directions for getting around. She could not have been nicer. True Irish hospitality!

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank judytravels81
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murphysparties, General Manager at Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hello,

The employees at Murphy's Irish Pub want all of our wonderful guests to have that "True Irish Hospitality" and we hope that the rest of your vacation was a safe and fun one. Thank you for stopping by our restaurant and also for your kind words here on tripadvisor. Have a wonderful fall.

Warm Regards,
Kenny Mitchell, General Manager, Murphy's Irish Pub
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Thunderbolt
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“Found the Locals There”
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We went for a late-night meal. The late-night menu was actually quite extensive. I had fish and chips, and I've not had better, except possibly at the Friar's Delight in London. The singer was very good, and it was clear that except for us, it was a local crowd. They sang and clapped along cheerfully. The prices are very reasonable. We'll go again when in the area.

Visited June 2013
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Thank tbolt96
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murphysparties, General Manager at Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hello tbolt96,

Murphy's Irish Pub wants to thank you for the opportunity to serve you while you were in the Alexandria area. We work hard to bring our wonderful guests a memorable experience, os it's always great to hear that we are doing a good job.
Please stop by for some live music the next time you are in town, Murphy's offers live music seven nights a week with no cover charge to get in your way.

Thanks again and have a wonderful fall.

Warm Regards,
Kenny Mitchell, General Manager, Murphy's Irish Pub
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