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Murphy's Bar

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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18 College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
+353 64 663 1294
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09:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The food was excellent as well as the staff. This was one of our favorite places to go eat. Prices were reasonable. A nice Irish bar.

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Thank Gretchen1954
East Bethel, MN
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35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The food here was fabulous. Guiness Stew was perfect for the cold weather. Very friendly staff made us feel welcome.

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Thank Megan T
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Everyone were pleased with food we ordered. Right portion, reasonable price. We had dinner there twice.

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Thank Melinda B
Homosassa, Florida
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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a typical Irish pub - pretty good food, great crowd, noisy, and guests never feel rushed to leave. This is where I learned that ordering Black and Black means ordering Guiness Stout with blackberry courant syrup added. No kidding and quite good.

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Thank RippleManatee
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi there ! Thanks for leaving a super review on tripadvisor. We are really pleased that you had such a good time at Murphy's Bar and even learnt something new too !!! All the best , Seán & Máire More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a burger and a pint here and it was excellent. The bar and restaurant are done in a nice style and it feels like an authentic Irish pub even though it's in a very touristy town. There was only one server when we went in and it was pretty busy so service was a little slow for drinks when... More 

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thanks for taking the time to submit a great review on tripadvisor . Murphy's is most definitely an authentic bar having been in our family since 1955 . We are delighted that you sensed the tradition and enjoyed the experience. Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Boston
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've eaten here twice in the past month. I was very happy with my meals and the service on both occasions. Helpful & friendly staff. Good menu choice, reasonably priced. Well kept premises, very clean.

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Thank Boston33_Boston33
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Many thanks for leaving such a positive balanced review on tripadvisor . Yours comments are much appreciated and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you many times more to Murphy's ! Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had dinner at this pub this evening. Service was very good. Atmosphere was quaint. Not very busy on a Tuesday evening, but that is to be expected. Would definitely recommend to someone staying in Kilarney. Walking distance from The Mallon.

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Thank Lisa P
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lisa , Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review . We are delighted that you were happy with your visit. Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

boston, ma
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very good cottage pie (cousin of Shepherds Pie), and my husband had an equally good beef and Guinness stew. The staff were very friendly, and the atmosphere was that of a low key pub. It was too early for music. We will probably go back a second time before we leave.

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Thank shoozelda
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for submitting such a positive review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meals and found the service satisfactory. At this time of year it can be quiet in the afternoons but between darts competitions mid week and live music at weekends , the atmosphere gets lively in the evenings. All the best , Seán... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Most helpful staff ever , great service and excellent choice on Menu, Murphy's is situated in a great location, only a few minutes walk from town centre and a car park directly behind premises. Food served all day , I definitely recommend a visit to Murphy is a must

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Thank Ann O
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ann , What a wonderful review ! It sounds like we ticked all the right boxes for you , thank you so much for the recommendation. Best wishes, Seán & Máire More 

Holmdel, New Jersey
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate at Murphy's bar based on the recommendation from our hotel concierge. The food was very good, I had the stew and loved it. Our large party was accommodated at a great table in the back corner. Service was excellent. They couldn't have been better with our kids. They played darts and sat at the bar drinking their sprites.... More 

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Murphy's with the tripadvisor community ! It was our pleasure to look after you and your party . The table you describe is so popular among larger groups where friends can be served together but enjoy the buzz from the bar around them. Maybe we will see... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$43
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 663 1294

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?