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2731 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 23:00
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Boulder, Colorado
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494 reviews
271 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the very first time we have ever had a Turkey Day Dinner at a restaurant. I realized i just did not want the shopping,prep and clean-up even though son would have done the bird. We started celebrating an hour before at our home close by. A great red wine.....huge sauteed shrimp......pub mix......and mini crab cake balls and good... More 

Thank morewierd
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

A delicious get-together with friends on a Friday night was very special. The restaurant's venue offers a wide variety of excellently-prepared meals, the beer and wine selection is very good, and the service is friendly and very competent. We enjoyed our time together, and didn't feel rushed. The seating is quite well done, and I know we'll be back ...... More 

Thank Nina S
Surprise, Arizona
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

In town for class reunion and we wanted something to eat about 9:00PM....18 of us headed to Murphy's with just a phone call of warning. We were loud, laughing, and allowed to have a spacious corner to keep talking. Service was great -- 9 separate checks (prices reasonable), food served quickly (and hot!), wait staff was excellent, and food was... More 

Thank Pam F
Stephan F, Owner at Murphy's, responded to this review

Pam - We'd like to say thank you for taking the time to review Murphy's and share your experience! We are so thrilled to hear that you we are able to accomodate you and your party and that everyone enjoyed their meals and the service. We hope to have you back in again soon! More 

County Cork, Ireland
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

We went to Murphy's for a late lunch on a Saturday afternoon while out running errands, I was expected average bar food but was surprised and delighted to have great food and attentive service. We will be back now we've uncovered one of Boulder's hidden gems.

Thank TheWilbsorama
Boulder, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

We went with friends for dinner. The waitress was wonderful, and immediately attentive. Excellent assortment of beers. They even had hard cider. My wife had fish and chips. My friends had a salad each, one with steak and the other with wasabi salmon. I ordered a lamb burger topped with goat cheese. All was superb. Fish and chips beautiful with... More 

Thank Josh S
Osceola, Wisconsin
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109 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here each time we come to Boulder from the Midwest to visit our daughter. It's always a sure thing! Their fish and chips are delish and they offer good Vegitarian items as well. The service is great too. This last visit we sat out on the patio and enjoyed watching people of all ages going to and... More 

Thank Bruce and Mary S
Helsinki, Finland
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495 reviews
278 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

Never encountered line for Murphy's. Fairly quiet inside, I often have my lunch hour business meetings here. Nothing bad to say about this place, everything works but there is nothing to set this place apart from its competitors.

Thank beachstone2c
Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

Restaurant atmosphere was generally nice. I was disappointed by their booths which were so large that I felt like I had to yell across the table to talk my friends... And it wasn't that loud in the restaurant. Service was very good. It's the food that I was a little disappointed by. I had a portobello sandwich which was just... More 

Thank tetsuo-san
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Murphys has great small plate specials. Nachos are $3 and enough for 3 people!!! Great wings and wedge salad. Drink specials. Loud but not obnoxious. Lovely patio seating when it's warm. Friendly squirrels! ❤️

Thank Marcella B
Longmont, Colorado
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2016

Murphy's is in the back corner of a strip mall at the edge of Boulder. Don't let the crowded parking lot or the strip mall ambiance deter you. Murphy's is a friendly place with good honest food. It's often busy for a reason; the food is quite good. Other, "cooler" restaurants have come and gone on the other side of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Bar, Contemporary
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2731 Iris Ave, Boulder, CO 80304-2433
  • Location: United States  >  Colorado (CO)  >  Boulder
  • Phone Number: 13034494473
Murphy's has been serving Boulder since 1984! The original Murphy's in North Boulder was started in 1984. Since then we have worked hard to keep ahead of the times without losing that comfortable neighborhood feel that is so pleasant. We're happy to have you join us whether it be in North Boulder, South Boulder or our latest Tap House in Louisville, CO. Murphy's does a contemporary take on American cuisine. We mix old favorites like meatloaf and make it with Bison and top it with mushroom-shallot gravy. Our bar has all of the best beers from around the world as well as great local craft beers. Our drinks harken back to the golden days of well made cocktails like the Old Fashioned. We aim for you to be comfortable whether you are a new-born or shall we say slightly older. Our goal is to be the best neighborhood restaurant you could hope for!

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?