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“A Pint Glass and Buxom Lass”

Murphy's Grand Irish Pub
Ranked #3 of 757 Restaurants in Alexandria
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $7 - $17
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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.
Memphis, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“A Pint Glass and Buxom Lass”
Reviewed July 12, 2014

There is another Irish place across the way that a famous traveler tells folks to haunt, don't waste your time.

That place was dead on a Saturday Night at 8pm. Murphy's was GRAND! Packed full of folks, bar and table alike. There is an upstairs I have yet to explore.

The fish and chips: great, a thick chunk of cod, not overly breaded yet still holds the cider when you pour. I can take or leave the potatoes, nothing wrong with them but I just didn't need them.

The Irish Egg Rolls: The concept here is great, cabbage and corned in a fried roll. Where they missed is the sauce, someone is thinking that a sweet asian bbq style sauce is going to offset the vinegar of the cabage. Better skip the sauce until they take the worlds advice and either serve a horseradish or brown mustard dip with it.

The Shrimp: we've been having great luck with shrimp this trip. This is a great starter and you'll need more than one order if you're more than a couple. It's 4 shrimp. Done perfectly though.

Many a night there is music, and we had a great couple of sing alongs, from Irish Rover to Whiskey In A Jar.

Finally, someone has an eye for a Buxom Lass, as most if not all of the servers would fit this description. A dark Irish Pub, creamy head on a pint and the smiling eyes of Haley made for a great evening.

  • Visited July 2014
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Oregon City, Oregon, United States
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102 reviews
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“Very Irish”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Great service, good Irish and non-Irish food, very reasonably priced. Definitely a pub, with TV in a cool dark interior.

  • Visited May 2014
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Utah
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“Good wings on Wednesday”
Reviewed July 7, 2014

We happened upon Murphy' s on a Wednesday when they offer 40 cent wings(10minimim). They offered three different options the night we were there. We enjoyed all three. Beer was good too. Service was good especially as crowded as it was.

  • Visited June 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Delicious Food, Great Atmosphere”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We ended up here while visiting Washington D.C. on the recommendation of the front desk staff at our hotel. Needless to say we weren't disappointed. Even for a Sunday night dinner there was awesome live music (playing traditional Irish music) and the service/food were great! We had the shepherd's pie, fish & chips, crab-cake sandwich, and meatloaf. Everything was full of flavor and wonderful. The beer was also great! I highly recommend.

  • Visited June 2014
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Richmond, Virginia
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“Good Irish Pub”
Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arrived near the end of the England World Cup match and the place was packed, yet they were able to seat us within 10 minutes. The food was your typical Irish pub fare. I had the corned beef and my wife had the fish and chips. The highlight of the meal was my son's kids mac and cheese though. It was delicious.

Visited June 2014
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