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Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

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American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
+1 703-548-1717
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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London, Canada
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a fantastic pub - with great service and food. A natural wood fireplace made it a great place to warm up and get out of the rain. A little loud, but it is a pub after all.

Thank OU812Cin1
Alton, United Kingdom
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275 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Its a friendly Irish pub with good staff and a standard pub menu - great to spend time looking at all the police badges

Thank John F
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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127 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a nice place to visit and hang out with Alexandria locals, and it does have a bit of a 'neighborhoody' atmosphere in an otherwise rather sterile and overly manicured 'Old Town.' Decent food, lots of calories, and decent drinks. Loud!

Thank ChristopherOnTheMove
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in on a Saturday hoping to drink some pints, grab a bite and watch some games. Service was fair. Food was not bad. Roaring fire was nice. Decent atmosphere. A pleasant enough place but in Old Town Alexandria there are lots of choices and I'd probably try somewhere else next time.

Thank JubalMiller
Gaithersburg, Maryland
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23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I were on a short stop through Alexandria and decided to get something to eat. We found Murphy's restaurant and in the mood for some Irish food we went there. The food both Irish stew and Shepherds Pie were excellent. We had the Irish egg rolls as an appetizer. The Michigan vs Ohio game was on and... More 

Thank Bigmack13
Barnegat, New Jersey
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a typical Irish Pub. The tables are packed in, the crowd is loud, the alcohol is flowing and the food is ok. Everyone is having a ball. The menu is extensive and includes some good Irish dishes. My wife loved her pasta dish. My steak wasn't good. We were there before the entertainment but I think it is... More 

Thank Gary1965-19
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100 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for a wedding and had sometime between wedding and reception so we hit Murphy's for drinks and apps. Atmosphere was great. Service was great and appetizers were very good. All the boys went back again late that night and had a great time as well.

Thank RoyalsFans
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Irish pub grub is famously heavy (the better to soak up alcohol). Imagine my surprise when the Irish Stew was a flavorful combination of giant carrots and tender, slow roasted beef in au jus. The dish rivaled Mom's. Definitely worth a stop for imbibers and teetotalers alike.

Thank Braeingle
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food was good, prices were good. It's tight for space, but that is an Irish pub! They have a steak special online for Thursdays, so we went on Thursday but it was steak night anyways!

Thank Kathy R
Alexandria, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a fantastic Irish pub. You feel like you are part of the family the minute you walk in the door. Wide selection of drinks, taps, and food fare. Live entertainment every evening and a warm fire on chilly nights It's both a friends and family place.

Thank CzSteve

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 17
American, Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-548-1717
Murphy's Grand Irish Pub is located in the heart of Old Town Alexandria. This authentic Irish Pub was opened by friends and family with a passion for their Irish heritage and the desire to bring traditional Irish food and entertainment to their community at affordable prices. Since 1978 people have been meeting at Murphy's to enjoy hearty meals and an energy and atmosphere that puts everyone who enters in a good mood.

Enjoy nightly Irish entertainment with no cover charge, lively Trivia Nights with exciting prizes, sporting events on multiple flat screen tvs, daily food and drink specials, and other events happening year round.

Our second floor is available for private parties and events for up to 120 people and we are happy to work with groups to personalize the experience to ensure that all guests have a memorable time.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?