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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
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 23:30 - 23:30
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Columbus, Ohio
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2015

A fun place with traditional Irish favorites. Food was really good and place got busy fast on a Friday. They do take reservations for bigger parties. Outside area, although it was raining when I was there.

Thank Susan P
Waterloo, Illinois
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

We had read an article from Feast Magazine that claimed McGurk's was one of the top 12 patios in St. Louis, MO, we just so happened to be in the area on a beautiful spring day and McGurk's did not disappoint! We ordered the spinach artichoke toasted ravioli and homemade chips. Both were delicious and nice portion sizes. There are... More 

Thank Darcy F
Springfield, Illinois
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125 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

First time at McGurk's was for the brunch and Tionol - Irish music jam sessions. Wonderful. A bargain! Buffet was diverse, well prepared, classy, and plentiful without being fussy. A beverage was included. Outside courtyard is charming. Multiple bars inside and out. Musicians were tucked in corners and we moved from one group to the next. Great time! We will... More 

1 Thank LAB2013
Auburn, Illinois
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015

We stopped in here with friends, based on recommendations from our valet (James from Omni Majestic Hotel). This place is great! It has the best Irish foods, desserts, and atmosphere. I had the Irish stew. It came in an round, eatable, sourdough, bread bowl. Delicious!! I had a chocolate dessert afterwards which about chocolate overdosed me. Heaven! My wife and... More 

1 Thank LesWarden
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

This place is huge with lots of separate areas to sit, both inside and out. I've visited several times now including on St Patrick's day and it is great. The music is authentic without being hokey or stale. The Guinness is poured properly and the wings are delicious. A must go place when in Dt Louis.

Thank Pepper P
Bloomington, IL
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 March 2015

Stopped by for early Sunday dinner and drinks and was certainly not disappointed by the selection of food and beverages on offer. Was like stopping back in time to an olde-wordly style pub in the Irish countryside. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable. Food was fresh and well prepared. Certainly worth a visit.

Thank IanTheBritt
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240 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2015

Visited on a Thursday night around 7 p.m. and were seated immediately but in the bar area which was fine for most of our party but my 79 year old mother would have preferred the dining area-little quieter and we were seated on backless bar stools-not really the hostess' fault-our college age girls got there first and obtained the table.... More 

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Huntley, Illinois
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2015

We were planning to eat at Tucker's Place steakhouse just down the block, but they were full so we came to McGurk's instead. Good choice! It's a pub-like atmosphere inside with exposed brick and dark wood, and the expansive beer garden outside with its fountains reminded us of Pat O'Brien's in New Orleans, which we had visited six weeks earlier.... More 

Thank Rusty A
Saint Louis, Missouri
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215 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2015

My husband ordered the McGurk's cheeseburger and it was "the best burger" he said he can ever remember. It is served with their own home-made chips. I had a small Caesar Salad that was very cold and tasty. This Irish pub has an outdoor beer garden and is the perfect place to come for lunch or dinner.

Thank Barbara M
Fenton, MO.
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127 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2015

Just returned from late afternoon lunch. The restaurant and and several bar areas were very busy so we were happy to get a table in the comfortable enclosed outdoor seating area (plastic sheeting walls). Service was great for drinks (Guiness and Smithwick's) and food. The corned beef sandwich and chips were excellent. There were several Irish plates also available. The... More 

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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, Takeout, Television
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
23:30 - 23:30
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?