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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

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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” (28 reviews)
“irish stew” (8 reviews)
“corned beef” (15 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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Reviewed 1 week ago

McGurk's seems to be a local favorite! The atmosphere was great and I highly recommend the grilled cheese!

Thank mrandmrsarndt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So in my self appointed role of Irish bar tester I was happy to find myself on business travel to St Louis and in the wonderful Soulard neighborhood south of city center. Found McGurk’s there and randomly tried it. Was thoroughly impressed by the whole...More

Thank Tim E
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to Ireland and England, and this was as close as you can get in the US to a true Irish Pub. Food was excellent, and the atmosphere is classic.

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

McGurk’s is as close to a real Irish joint as you’re likely to find here in the States. Dark wood, a tiny stage for jam sessions, and the waiters even dress like Peaky Blinders. This is the best place in the Lou, however, for Irish...More

Thank M.A. D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to state that I've NEVER been inside of McGurks. Previous visits have led me directly to the amazing outdoor patio. Tons of seating and one of the most amazing dining experiences in Soulard. This visit, it was cold and wet, so inside it...More

Thank John R
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

We stopped in for my husband's birthday, had the Gaelic Steak and corned beef sandwich. Our friends had the burgers. The food was okay, we had more authentic Irish food at a pub in Savannah, Georgia. The atmosphere here was excellent and the staff was...More

Thank Kelsey B
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Kelsey, we are so glad that you had a good time with us when you visited to celebrate your husband's birthday! We are happy to hear that you all enjoyed everything that you had to eat and we hope that you will join us again...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We had drinks and dinner here during our stay in St Louis. Loved the outside seating. Great atmosphere. Very friendly and attentive service. They had live music when we were there. The menu offered a nice variety. We will definitely come back.More

Thank Mianne109
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

We would love to have you back here, as well! Thank you so much for the positive review. We are thrilled you had a 5 star experience with us! We hope you will visit STL again soon and join us for more live music and...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

My family & I had lunch here. At least 2-3bars are on patio. We sat next to waterfall with plenty of goldfish swimming. The food was excellent service was perfect. There were no bands playing, however I am sure on an evenings or weekends there...More

Thank Jessica H
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you so much for the positive review! You are correct, we do have Irish bands play in the evenings on the weekends! We would love to have you back soon to enjoy the live music and have some drinks. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Super fun traditional Irish pub atmosphere. Beautiful patio with several bars. The service was friendly and fantastic. The food was amazing as well. I highly recommend the fish and chips. My new favorite place in St Louis!

Thank Tami L
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

We love that you love us! Thank you so much for the 5 star rating. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your experience with us! Visit us again soon, Tami!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I love McGurk’s and visit every time I pass through St Louis. They bring in bands from Ireland that never fail to knock my socks off, in a wonderful atmosphere. The rambling building is a treasure, surrounding a beautiful courtyard. The beer list is excellent...More

Thank Ohio_voyageur
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you so much for the positive review! We love that you enjoy the bands that play here and our atmosphere. Please join us again for more beer! See you soon!

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Questions & Answers
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
US$ 30
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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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