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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” (16 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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81 - 90 of 322 reviews

Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Cold Guinness, hot corned beef, good music, great friends. The patio is fantastic if the weather is nice. Perfect.

Thank meatmaster
Reviewed 18 August 2016

The best corned beef I've found in St. Louis. Great patio when the weather is nice. The homemade chips are great too.

Thank Bob S
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Dropped in for beer and food and had another nice visit. Going later on a Friday night it was mainly the bar scene crowd. I've been there earlier in the day and its much more family friendly. I had the fish and chips which was...More

Thank 54321Review
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Love the outdoor seating...my favorite appetizer is the amazing artichoke dip. The pita chips are unique as they seem to be fried but oh so good! They often have neat Irish bans inside so even in the winter it's a great place, but the outdoor...More

Thank Kris D
Reviewed 28 July 2016

This is one of my favorite bars/restaurants in all of STL. We now live out of town and it's always our meeting spot when we go home. The atmosphere is so fun, the bars are plentiful and the food is AMAZING! The grilled cheese?? You...More

Thank Jan G
Reviewed 27 July 2016

McGurk's has consistently good food. It is an Irish Pub so the inside is a little dark. They have a HUGE outside patio which is very nice for a lunch or dinner. Part of the patio is covered so if it is really sunny you...More

Thank KimberleySTL
Reviewed 24 July 2016

This is a great bar/restaurant with a great outdoor area. It has lots of levels and seating. Much lush greenery. The food was very good. We had sandwiches which were very good. The people close to us had salads that looked great. No cardboard iceberg...More

Thank Kag5056
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Tried this place. Asked for the patio,and WOW!!! The scenery is amazing, but the food. THE FOOD WAS AMAZING! I had the Russell Street Ruben (my God) the best sandwich I've ever had. Our server was great. Hats off to this place. From the front...More

Thank Major G
Reviewed 22 July 2016

McGurk's had a great atmosphere and setting, and the food was very, very good. Highly recommended and worth the trip!

Thank kcman011
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff at the O'Fallon location made sure our group had the quietest table in this busy pub with live music. We were there to conduct business over our meal. I had appetizer Seared Scallops--three large scallops beautifully seared and served in an onion and...More

Thank Nonnie1
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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
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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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