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Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

) #4 of 604 Restaurants in Alexandria €€ - €€€ American, Irish,
713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
+1 703-548-1717
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good37%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (26 reviews)
“irish stew” (17 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
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713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

They have Kilkenny!!! We had found this Irish place in Paris, FR near our rental and they served Kilkenny, mmm so good! Complex of flavors with a creamed head- so good. One of my favorite beers. I dropped a star, due to the waitress left...More

Thank ctp2236
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I needed a break from a sweltering day of exploring and stopped in for a later lunch. Great beer selection, friendly service, fantastic fish and chips. They even serve mushy peas. Laid back atmosphere, plenty of seating. My teen enjoyed reading all...More

Thank asilemeter
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing on the menu will make you say wow. But if you are looking for Irish music, they have it. And Tuesday night is trivia and half priced burgers.

Thank Eden S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Centrally located on King Street; live music; good food! Great place to meet your friends and start (or finish) a night in Alexandria.

Thank johncon123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location, lively crowds, entertaining music and good food selection. Has been an Olde Towne Alexandria staple for over 40'years!

Thank pmckennajr
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a typical Irish pub with a typical Irish menu. We tried the Shepherd's pic and crab cakes. Both were good but not great. Wait staff was very pleasant. Nothing out of the ordinary as far as atmosphere or food was concerned

Thank Bonnie A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed the fish and chips. I did expect the music to be Irish, however, so was disappointed in that.

Thank MsJulieAnnL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First visit to this classy Irish pub. I was pleasantly surprised with the food selection and prices. It's very difficult to find good food and service at such a reasonable price in and around D.C. Kudos to the owners and staff for making this a...More

Thank DaveDC123
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great Irish bar. Probably the best night life in old town. Always a good time any time of the week. Usually has live music!

Thank TLExplorer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was good, prices right and the service outstanding. Live Irish music added to fun and made it a great time.

Thank D_Auterson
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11 June 2017|
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Response from cclanc | Reviewed this property |
The entertainment was wonderful. Pat Carroll was there when we visited. A lot of audience participation and a wide variety of songs including traditional Irish ones. We really enjoyed ourselves.
25 April 2017|
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Response from JDumont821984 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know. Sorry. Great place and worth the trip!
Debera O
12 September 2016|
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Response from Carolyn M | Reviewed this property |
I did not remember seeing any gluten free options on the menu but I sat at the bar and had bar snacks only.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$17
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
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
  • 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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