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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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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (26 reviews)
“irish stew” (8 reviews)
“corned beef” (16 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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81 - 90 of 305 reviews

Reviewed 13 May 2016

I found this restaurant on trip advisor and decided to give it a try. When I got there, parking was hard to find. When I entered the restaurant, I expected to see a crowd and long lines at the door but not so! Everyone was...More

Thank Larry R
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Didn't go for dinner so cannot comment on the food, just the nightlife here. They get absolutely packed on a Saturday night on the patio! And the later it get the more 20's role in to drink. There are 3 big bar areas outside and...More

Thank Banny9949
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Went for dinner just after a trip to Ireland and I loved it. Wished we could've stayed longer to enjoy the music - the music starts later than it does in Ireland and this was a weeknight so we couldn't stay and enjoy but we...More

Thank 3rdpigkid
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Not sure if it is too late to have ordered food, but my fish and chips are soaked in oil. My husband got buttermilk chicken tenders and they're moist and chrispy.

Thank Darla B
Reviewed 24 March 2016

We had dinner on a business trip on a Thurday night for 8 people. We were amazed how big the restaurant is, and they were able to accommodate us with no reservations. Service was great, food was excellent. Try the Irish fare, the Bangers and...More

Thank quadracerdad
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Fourth time coming here because it is good and predictable. I have been impressed with the food every time. Because it is a Pub restaurant it can get a little loud and boisterous but it does not disappoint with the food. The corned beef is...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 17 February 2016

I've been to Ireland--Dublin specifically. And while I was there, the pubs I went to reminded me of McGurk's. This pub is in a fun part of St. Louis--Soulard. It offers live music and a great authentic feel. In the summer, it's a wonderful venue...More

1  Thank Kenzie D
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Okay. This is a great place. Food is top notch. Ambiance is fabulous. Drink menu is fun and features their house beer. The outdoor patio is gorgeous during the warm season. McGuirks's is a uniquely authentic Irish pub in the middle of French Soulard. They...More

Thank AnnSTL79
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Came here for lunch with my family. This place is a St. Louis staple I'm told. It's huge- plenty of inside and outside seating. It was pouring the day we went so no one was outside, even though it was covered. I had a salad...More

Thank Rachel U
Reviewed 4 January 2016

Had dinner here in late December on a cold night. The hostess tried to seat us in the covered garden area - she said it was very warm but NOT....the hostesses in that section are walking around with big coats. Had dinner in the dining...More

Thank Mmw1999
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9 June 2017|
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.
17 March 2017|
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
  • Value
Average prices
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
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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
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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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