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Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-1717
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish stew” (17 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We stopped in for dinner and had a great meal. The soup was outstanding. Our waitress was terrific. The decor is fascinating, patches from emergency departments, law enforcement.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went for an early dinner so the restaurant only had a few patrons, which we didn't mind at all as we had a full day of walking around DC and wanted some quiet time. We like to "cheap eat" while on vacations, so as...More

Thank ljmj2006
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for a couple drinks, having just eaten dinner nearby. Looked over the menu and wish we had waited to eat here! We had a couple proper Irish draughts and finished off with the most amazing Irish coffee I've ever had! The bartender (an...More

Thank FlaDave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Murphys is an authentic Irish Pub with the bar downstairs and tables upstairs. It is a great place to meet friends, have a few drinks downstairs if you want the raucous atmosphere, or have dinner upstairs for a quieter experience. I enjoyed the food and...More

Thank sharonl7340
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While on vacation we stopped in Murphy's while in Alexandria VA, we loved the atmosphere, Irish fare as well as American, and the live music ! (an Irish folk singer ) a must stop in my opinion as a Murphy ! PS loved the shirt...More

Thank Daniel M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Murphy's is a classic American-styled Iris Pub with average food and service. Even the music was average. Average is not bad. It can be satisfying, but when packed with people the desire for average declines. It works in Alexandria, though it would not make it...More

Thank Lynn1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times. My young adult kids frequent the place a lot. It is right down in the heart of all the Old Town action and fun to walk along the waterfront before or after a visit.

1  Thank doreent661
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

I had visited this restaurant a couple years ago and was extremely pleased and recommeded to many. This year I persuaded business associates to visit twice and both times I felt I needed to apologize for overselling it. The first time I dismissed as off...More

1  Thank jpbelloh
Reviewed 15 May 2017

This place was a pretty darn good time. I stopped here both nights I was in Alexandria. The first night was a real authentic experience with the bartender hailing from Dublin and a good singer belting out traditional Irish tunes. The late night bar fare...More

Thank trm684
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We loved the Irish egg rolls. I loved my Meat and Potato pie. My husband and son thought the Bangers and Mash were great. The bar service was a smudge slow, but the food was excellent!

Thank Jennifer M
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I loved Double Down, too, Sara R, when I worked nearby. I haven't been to Murphy's since then but always wondered if those good souls were still playing. I understand they've retired and send them best wishes for the joy they shared over Murphy's good food and beer. SO -- how is the entertainment in 2017?
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.
Do you take reservations?
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
Do you have gluten free options?
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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-1717
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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