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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 - 01:30
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Sun 15:00 - 00:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 01:30
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67 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Blessed with gorgeous and unseasonably warm temps in November, we wanted to find an al fresco restaurant. This was my first visit to McGurks. The patio/garden was a popular choice for everyone. The lunch menu is managable-: good choices but not overwhelming. We had an order of onion rings--just standard beer batter--to share. They came out hot and crispy with... More 

Thank queendork76
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to review us! We are so glad that you had a great lunch with your friend. It sounds like you had some great items off of the menu, and picked a delicious appetizer with the onion rings! We look forward to your next visit! More 

macomb, il
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141 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Went here this weekend and LOVED everything from the atmosphere, service and food. We initially sat inside to eat, then ventured out to the massive garden area. Great choice of beers, big Irish menu selection and just a great place for an evening with friends. The picture is of the Corned Beef and Cabbage. Did not disappoint. Will be back... More 

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Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the great review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself and the Corned Beef and Cabbage! That was a great choice! The garden area is beautiful and we are so glad you were able to experience it! We can't wait to have you and your friends back to hang out with us again soon!... More 

Saint Charles, Missouri
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Unlike a lot of people, I actually prefer eating inside the restaurant, rather than out back in the gazebo. I like the dark walls, oldtimey-details mixed with hard-core bar scruffiness...and most of all that this really does remind me of a true "Pub" -- open to all, whether for a special occasion or just a drinking party. Love to go... More 

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Ellisville, Missouri
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357 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stopped by for dinner on a whim recently and were seated on the patio immediately. At this time of year the patio is definitely the place to sit, it's like an oasis in the city. I have to say at this point that we were there during the week and it was about 5:30 so I don't know how... More 

Thank TwinMom1995
Clinton ms
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the live Celtic tunes, their Irish Ale and perfectly prepared steak. Bread pudding was very good too. The outdoor garden was truly beautiful!

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

As always this place didn't disappoint. Salmon was amazing and the pretzel bites were yummy. Best Irish pub around.

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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

After a disappointing time at a local brewery, my husband and I decided to go get something to eat at a place with a good beer selection. I happened to pull up this gem on Google Maps and I'm glad I did. We chose to sit outside in the garden patio. We got a wobbly high-top table, but we figured... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2016

There are so many great things McGurk's offers...great service, great variety of fare, great drinks, great patio and beer garden but the Russell Street Rueben is the best Rueben I've ever eaten. The corned beef is tasty and chunky and piled high--no sparse, thin slices here! McGurk's is a local favorite especially on a nice, sunny day; the garden patio... More 

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St. Louis, MO
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304 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

On this occasion I went with a group of friends and we ate inside due to the heat. But if you can, eat out on the patio as I agree that it is one of the best in town. The food is always good here, and the atmosphere can't be beat.

Thank Kim W
San Antonio, Texas
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Most people I know go here for drinks but the food isn't bad. The wings are good and the pasta I tried was simply ok. The atmosphere is cool so I would go back

Thank damckin_99

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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
US$ 30
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Television
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
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?