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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
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“irish stew” (7 reviews)
“corned beef” (14 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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11 - 20 of 297 reviews

Reviewed 12 July 2017

We recently came here for dinner & were able to enjoy the patio. The wait staff were very friendly & on top of things. Our food was delicious, but about 5 minutes after we got our appetizers our main courses came out. Not wanting to...More

Thank Marsi M
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Marsi, thank you for leaving us this five-star review! We are so glad that you were able to enjoy a nice dinner out on our patio when you stopped by! Customer service is very important to us and we are pleased to hear that you...More

Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Make sure you sit outside. I had the stuffed chicken on recommendation from the server and it was great! An energetic place.

Thank Neil H
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to leave us this excellent review, Neil! We are happy to hear that your server's recommendation was a good one! Thank you for all of your compliments and we look forward to having you back again very soon!

Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Late lunch on a Friday. At the bar. Ambiance rocks. Saw Teelings Irish Whisky on menu. Two kinds. Finally get to try it. Nope, neither in stock. Strike one. Order black and tan and get a black. No process used to assure separation. Strike two....More

Thank GulfCoastGuy
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review your latest experience at our restaurant! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the overall atmosphere and that you enjoyed your potatoe skins! We hope that you will come back and give us another chance to...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017

A late lunch on a Saturday with beautiful weather allowed us to enjoy the outdoor seating! What a lovely, spacious area they have--most of it with shade, surrounded by beautiful landscaping plants, florals and trees!! The food was wonderful! I enjoyed Spinach Artichoke Dip and...More

Thank IllinoisMrsZ
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2017

We love to hear that you enjoyed a late Saturday lunch with us outside on our patio! We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed everything that you ordered to eat and we are glad that the birds kept their distance! We appreciate you taking...More

Reviewed 25 June 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our evening at the pub. Great food, beers and atmosphere. The band performing provided and excellent Irish atmosphere. Definitely recommended.More

Thank Grant_I_W
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

We love to hear that you thoroughly enjoyed your experience with us, Grant! Thank you so much for taking the time to let us know, and also for your recommendation! We hope to have you back for some more live music and another beer again...More

Reviewed 20 June 2017

We were looking for a place that had a patio so we could enjoy the nice weather we are having. We read were McGurks was one of the top 10 patios in St Louis so we went! I had no idea the patio was so...More

Thank Glen W
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Glen, we appreciate you taking the time to share about you latest experience at our restaurant! We love to heat that you and your wife had such a great time outside on our patio and that the two of you enjoyed what you had to...More

Reviewed 18 June 2017

great place to meet friends and have a brew in the beer garden. Nice selection of beers and the beer garden is wonderful, it is clean and a great place to hang out. I have never eaten here but they say the food is good...More

Thank Tom H
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you for taking the time to leave us this wonderful review, Tom! We love hearing that you had a great experience out on our patio and that you enjoyed the overall atmosphere of the restaurant, inside and out. We can't wait for you to...More

Reviewed 14 June 2017 via mobile

It is an interesting restaurant. We visited there after going on a photo field trip. We had a fairly large group. The menu was not too large, but had a combination of Irish and American dishes. It didn't take long to get our food despite...More

Thank Janell B
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Janell, we are excited to hear that you and your group had a wonderful dining experience when you came to visit after your field trip! We love that you all enjoyed what you ordered and, also, that you all received your food quickly, even having...More

Reviewed 13 June 2017

Even on a hot, sunny June day this courtyard and food was great. We got a shady spot and enjoyed a very good meal. Helpings are big, so its hard to eat it all. But it was so good!More

Thank trwint
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

We love to hear that you had a good time hanging out on our patio! Thank you so much for taking the time to share about your dining experience with us! We cannot wait to have you back for another meal out on the patio...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Excellent atmosphere, beer selection, and cuisine. The staff is johnny on the spot and very attentive. The ambiance of the backyard type environment and the water features make for a very relaxing venue. The Filet de Mignon was perfectly cooked and the balsamic reduction sauce...More

Thank MustangV6
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere, beer, and menu selection during your visit! We will be sure to pass your compliments along to Johnny for you! We appreciate you taking the time 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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
11:00 - 01:30
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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