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“Fun place and great food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

Murphy's Grand Irish Pub
Ranked #5 of 748 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, 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.
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“Fun place and great food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We stopped in a few times during out recent vacation. The downstairs area is always packed but fun crowd. The upstairs bar is a little less crowded so it worked out well for us for just a few drinks and to watch the ball game. Their tenderloins are great. Can't wait to go back. This will be our first stop.

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Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Loud and Crowded - but Fun!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

Stopped in on a recent weekend visit to Alexandria. We were seated at a small table next to the fireplace and near the restrooms. My first impression was that it was loud and it was not where I wanted to be. But we sat and ordered beers and checked out the menu, and decided to stay. We actually enjoyed it - my husband loved his French dip and my crab cakes were very good. The Notre Dame game started and the place was rocking - we had a couple of beers and actually had a very nice time. This is not the place for a romantic, upscale dinner. But the food was good and the prices are very reasonable, compared to some of the other King Street restaurants. Would recommend this for casual dining, bar food.

  • Visited October 2013
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Launceston, Australia
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Value Food in busy area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013 via mobile

We ate here at the recommendation of our tour guide. We during happy hour, and got a very friendly waitress. I looked at what the people around me had received, and was impressed at the large meals for about $10 each (including vegetables). We ordered some of the appetisers that were meant to be half price due to happy hour (we were billed full price on the cheque). Couldn't be bothered arguing so didn't bring it up. Overall recommended.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank MrsCoulson-555
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Michigan
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65 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Tis a wonderful place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

One of my favorite Irish bars....great beer selection, entertainment and good good. What's not to like.

Visited October 2013
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Napa, Ca.
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Good beer prices during Happy Hour!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We wanted something easy and relaxing after a long flight and this was the perfect place. During Happy hour beer is 1/2 price until 7pm. Guinness was $3.69. The food is good, not exceptional, and the servings are ample. This is not a place for gourmet but it met our needs and filled out tummies. The service was OK, and the server was friendly.

  • Visited September 2013
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