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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British
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1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
+1 314-776-8309
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 23:30 - 23:30
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Missouri, United States
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

We stopped by for drinks after dinner next door. The live Irish music was excellent! While the band took a break, we ventured out to the beautiful patio. Really fun place!

Thank Fremontkitchen
Mount Victoria, New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

Beautiful garden courtyard, good food and excellent beer. My burger was beautifully cooked and sevice was friendly and attentive.

Thank Katherine J
Duluth, Minnesota
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2015

Spent an evening here after a conference, and had a great time; band played traditional irish and rock songs we could sing along to and the crowd wasn't shy about dancing. The bartender stole my partially-finished drink once; that's my only complaint!

1 Thank jschombe
Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

A fun place with traditional Irish favorites. Food was really good and place got busy fast on a Friday. They do take reservations for bigger parties. Outside area, although it was raining when I was there.

Thank Susan P
Waterloo, Illinois
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We had read an article from Feast Magazine that claimed McGurk's was one of the top 12 patios in St. Louis, MO, we just so happened to be in the area on a beautiful spring day and McGurk's did not disappoint! We ordered the spinach artichoke toasted ravioli and homemade chips. Both were delicious and nice portion sizes. There are... More 

Thank Darcy F
Springfield, Illinois
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

First time at McGurk's was for the brunch and Tionol - Irish music jam sessions. Wonderful. A bargain! Buffet was diverse, well prepared, classy, and plentiful without being fussy. A beverage was included. Outside courtyard is charming. Multiple bars inside and out. Musicians were tucked in corners and we moved from one group to the next. Great time! We will... More 

1 Thank LAB2013
Auburn, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

We stopped in here with friends, based on recommendations from our valet (James from Omni Majestic Hotel). This place is great! It has the best Irish foods, desserts, and atmosphere. I had the Irish stew. It came in an round, eatable, sourdough, bread bowl. Delicious!! I had a chocolate dessert afterwards which about chocolate overdosed me. Heaven! My wife and... More 

1 Thank LesWarden
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

This place is huge with lots of separate areas to sit, both inside and out. I've visited several times now including on St Patrick's day and it is great. The music is authentic without being hokey or stale. The Guinness is poured properly and the wings are delicious. A must go place when in Dt Louis.

Thank Pepper P
Bloomington, IL
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Stopped by for early Sunday dinner and drinks and was certainly not disappointed by the selection of food and beverages on offer. Was like stopping back in time to an olde-wordly style pub in the Irish countryside. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food was fresh and well prepared. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank IanTheBritt
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240 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Visited on a Thursday night around 7 p.m. and were seated immediately but in the bar area which was fine for most of our party but my 79 year old mother would have preferred the dining area-little quieter and we were seated on backless bar stools-not really the hostess' fault-our college age girls got there first and obtained the table.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
23:30 - 23:30
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?