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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
+1 314-776-8309
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
“guinness stew” (11 reviews)
“corned beef” (18 reviews)
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CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I took a group of people here for dinner one evening after the St Louis boat show and wow. The atmosphere was hopping! The dinner area was not too loud at all we could all actually carry on a conversation while ratting our amazing meal!...More

Thank likens2travel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed their bangers and mash, but not the atmosphere we expected for an Irish pub. Our waitress was not very attentive and seemed to rush our check. Food was good (yet pricy), but we probably won’t visit again. Try their house Irish Red beer—it...More

Thank Leslie D
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This place seemed to have about 5 different wings to it - live music and bar up front to the left, a dining area up front to the right, another bar past the dining area up front to the right, another bar area in the...More

Thank Nuzzinaples
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this awesome review! We are glad that you were able to find so many different areas around the restaurant to hang out! We also like to hear that you enjoyed your burger! We cannot wait for you to come back...More

Reviewed 29 December 2017

Some places try so hard for 'ambiance.' At McGurk's, it pours out of the wood, a warm, homey, friendly Irish pub atmosphere with great food, great selection of beers and drinks, reasonably priced. Three of 4 in our party had the corned beef....lean and delicious!...More

Thank Dan J
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dan, we love to hear that you think that the ambiance just naturally flows inside of our restaurant! Making sure that each of our customers has a wonderful, authentic experience with us is our number one goal and we are glad that we could show...More

Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

The food was really amazing we appetizer of the pretzels and cheese which was sooo good. For our meal we hard fish and chips also very delicious and my hubby had beef stew in a bread bowl. Which he loved. Many different beers to choose...More

Thank Heather W
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, Heather, for this wonderful rating! We love that you enjoyed every aspect of your visit to our restaurant and we cannot wait for your next one!

Reviewed 10 December 2017

McGurk's seems to be a local favorite! The atmosphere was great and I highly recommend the grilled cheese!

Thank mrandmrsarndt
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your feedback with us! We love to hear that you had such a great time with us and we look forward to having you join us for another in the near future!

Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

So in my self appointed role of Irish bar tester I was happy to find myself on business travel to St Louis and in the wonderful Soulard neighborhood south of city center. Found McGurk’s there and randomly tried it. Was thoroughly impressed by the whole...More

Thank Tim E
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Tim, we are so glad that you stumbled upon our restaurant during your time in St. Louis! We are glad that you were so impressed with what you found and that you had some tasty Bangers and Mash while you were at it! We hope...More

Reviewed 28 November 2017

I've been to Ireland and England, and this was as close as you can get in the US to a true Irish Pub. Food was excellent, and the atmosphere is classic.

Thank Mike S
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this awesome review, Mike! We are glad that you think our restaurant is so authentic and we hope to have you stop by and join us again in the near future!

Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

McGurk’s is as close to a real Irish joint as you’re likely to find here in the States. Dark wood, a tiny stage for jam sessions, and the waiters even dress like Peaky Blinders. This is the best place in the Lou, however, for Irish...More

Thank M.A. D
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are so glad to hear that you think so highly of our restaurant and it's authentic Irish feel! Thanks so much for talking the time to let us know! We are happy that you enjoy so many of our traditional Irish lunch and dinner...More

Reviewed 20 November 2017

I have to state that I've NEVER been inside of McGurks. Previous visits have led me directly to the amazing outdoor patio. Tons of seating and one of the most amazing dining experiences in Soulard. This visit, it was cold and wet, so inside it...More

Thank John R
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

John, thank you so much for taking the time to write us this fantastic review! We are so glad that you have had so many great times outside on our patio and that you have finally discovered the inside of the restaurant! We love to...More

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BigSpiderBrewery
9 June 2017|
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Response from Psyprof51 | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there for lunch and there was no music. I'm sorry I can't help answer your question. Food is amazing, though. Now I'm hungry for their Rueben--beat I've ever eaten.
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dredreryan
17 March 2017|
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Response from Angela M | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch and kids were there as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
  • Location: United States  >  Missouri (MO)  >  Saint Louis>  > Soulard
  • Neighbourhood: Soulard
  • Phone Number: +1 314-776-8309
  • E-mail
Description
Established in 1978 as a one room pub house, John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden has risen to the top of the class among the Irish Pubs in St. Louis. In fact, Esquire Magazine, in its June, 2011 Edition, saluting the best bars in America, chose John D. McGurk’s as its only bar honored in the city of St. Louis. McGurk’s is known throughout the Midwest for its great Irish music, food, drink, and its 10,000 square foot outdoor garden, complete with breathtaking landscaping, a fountain, a waterfall, and two terrific outdoor bars. Inside and out, McGurk’s is nearly 20,000 square feet of pure Irish fun. Irish musicians entertain the patrons nightly, traveling to St. Louis from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Derry. The inside of McGurks is a series of strung together dining rooms and bars. Its brick and wood décor with wonderful Irish artifacts makes one think they are enjoying a pub in Dublin. McGurk’s has become a great place to celebrate special occasions like rehearsal dinners and private banquets. McGurk’s has all the available Irish beer and spirits and serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. In addition to typical pub grub, McGurk’s offers wonderful steaks, assorted fish entrees, pasta specialties, and a delightful rack of lamb. Great food, drink, and entertainment make McGurk’s a memorable stop. We look forward to raising a pint with you upon your next visit. Sláinte!
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