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Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
+1 703-548-1717
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good36%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (35 reviews)
“fish and chips” (71 reviews)
“irish egg rolls” (11 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had not been to this pub since my last USA visit in 2010 and was happy to find it just the same. There is a slight musty smell that lets you know you are in a bar that sees its fair share of excellent...More

Thank Lee P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a Filet Special I shared with wife - plenty of food - Excellent. Daughter in Law had "Vegan Shepherd Pie!" Real pub with all the atmosphere you would ever want. Originally were only going in for a cold beer, but loved the place so...More

Thank JohnM602
Reviewed 10 July 2018

Food was very good service was great beer was cold perfect place to stop while exploring Alexandria. We start our trip here when we visit.

Thank johnchr3
Reviewed 6 July 2018

My family group of about 15 people went to Murphy's for dinner. Our group took up two long tables and the waitress handled our orders with aplomb. Everyone said they really enjoyed the food. Only one of us ordered the corned beef and cabbage. It...More

Thank JacksonvilleJill
Reviewed 6 July 2018

We had a wonderful experience at Murphy’s for brunch. The place was packed and everyone was enjoying theimselves. The staff create a good vibe as they attend to your needs. Our food was delicious and we had a great time.

Thank Peter F
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I have never been to Ireland but I feel as if this location has an authentic feel to it. The Guinness tasted authentic so I felt great. We visited during a World Cup game and the place had a lot of soccer fans so this...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Excellent pub. I stopped by while my wife and daughter were shopping. Pub had Bell's Two Hearted Beer from Michigan. Unbelievable!

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Very fun place! Great food so we ate here twice. Fun atmosphere with Irish drinking songs with full participation from the entire place. Two floors for eating. Upstairs is a little quieter downstairs is more lively. Best of both worlds.

Thank Jltrax
Reviewed 9 June 2018 via mobile

The best Shepherds Pie I have ever had. So filling. Rest of family had fish and chips, corned beef and cabbage, and the t-bone special of the day. All equally amazing. Would definitely come back again.

Thank starwarcltr
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area and want either a traditional breakfast or the best steak and eggs, definitely give Murphy’s a look. They host a great Champagne Sunday Brunch! Also not a bad Bloody Mary and Irish Coffee...awesome whipped cream!

Thank TravelDiva987sDude
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11 June 2017|
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Response from cclanc | Reviewed this property |
The entertainment was wonderful. Pat Carroll was there when we visited. A lot of audience participation and a wide variety of songs including traditional Irish ones. We really enjoyed ourselves.
26 April 2017|
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Response from JDumont821984 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Sorry. Great place and worth the trip!
Debera O
13 September 2016|
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Response from Carolyn M | Reviewed this property |
I did not remember seeing any gluten free options on the menu but I sat at the bar and had bar snacks only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-1717
  • E-mail
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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