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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

) #29 of 2,345 Restaurants in Saint Louis €€ - €€€ Irish, ,
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
+1 314-776-8309
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good31%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“corned beef” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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11 - 20 of 288 reviews

Reviewed 11 June 2017

Excellent atmosphere, beer selection, and cuisine. The staff is johnny on the spot and very attentive. The ambiance of the backyard type environment and the water features make for a very relaxing venue. The Filet de Mignon was perfectly cooked and the balsamic reduction sauce...More

Thank MustangV6
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the atmosphere, beer, and menu selection during your visit! We will be sure to pass your compliments along to Johnny for you! We appreciate you taking the time to...More

Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Busy place. Outside eating area is nice. Excellent food. Busy place. Limited children's menu. Orders big enough for Two peopleMore

Thank Brandi1970
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are excited to hear that you had a good time hanging out on our patio and that you had an awesome dining experience with us! We greatly appreciate you taking the time to write us this awesome review and we hope to see you...More

Reviewed 5 June 2017

Pray for good weather and eat outside on the deck in the courtyard. The food is good, the people are nice, but the courtyard is such a wonderful place to spend sometime.

1  Thank lworkman63
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We appreciate you taking the time to share about your experience with us! We love hearing that you enjoy hanging out on our patio! Thank you so much for this fantastic review! We can't wait for you to come and see us again very soon!

Reviewed 25 May 2017

McGurk's Irish Pub is my favorite place in the Soulard area in the warmer months when we can sit in their beautiful courtyard and feel like we're on vacation in another city. The multi-level patio is beautifully landscaped and has a pretty fountain in the...More

Thank Tobaccopat
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to write us this wonderful review! We are thrilled to be one of your favorite places to visit in the Soulard area, especially during the spring and summer when you can enjoy the patio! We are happy to hear...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

We chose J. D. McGurk's, since it has a nice outdoor patio and Saturday was a nice weather day. The place was crowded with wedding and pre ballgame revelers. It cleared out some as they moved on to their receptions and game and we were...More

Thank Jim M
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you so much for leaving us this fabulous review, Jim! We are so glad to hear that you enjoy spending time out on our patio. We love that you felt welcomed by your waitress and all of the other staff members. We can't wait...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Cane here after dinner to visit and watch the Cardinals play. Started pouring rain but plenty of room to stay dry and socialize. Bartenders friendly and attentive. One of our favorites in Soulard.More

Thank Chandra P
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

We hate to hear that it rained during your visit, Chandra, but we are so glad that you had a good time while you were here! We love that you consider us one of your favorite places in Soulard and we hope that you will...More

Reviewed 16 May 2017

Visited this great Irish restaurant last year after Cubs/Cards game, and had to go back after this year's series. Great outdoor garden atmosphere. Mutiple outdoor bars, fountain, waterfall. Food great too!More

Thank Geo22222222
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

We appreciate you writing us this amazing review! We love hearing that just one visit wasn't enough for you and that you chose to come back and visit us again after this year's Cards/Cubs series. We hope that you will come back and visit us...More

Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

There is no outdoor place better for dinner and drinks in St. Louis. Go casual with the good with apps. Good on tap beer and adequate wine assortment.

Thank MLB7629
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

We are so excited to hear that you think so highly of our patio! We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback and we hope that we will see you back again very soon!

Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Went here after a Cardinal's game and wasn't disappointed. Large beer selection, outdoor seating. Had the Reuben with Irish chips (homemade potato chips). Ample sandwich with Corned beef that was tender and juicy. Wife had the fish and chips and although it was a little...More

Thank Mike M
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Thank you for this wonderful review, Mike! We are so happy to hear that you had such a great time when you stopped in after the Cardinals game. We love that you enjoyed everything you had and we cannot wait to see you and your...More

Reviewed 4 May 2017

McGurk's is a nice Irish Pub with a authentic and quaint feel. Clearly a bar it also sports a few nice dining rooms suitable for a family or business visit.

Thank Keith C
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 25 May 2017

Keith, thank you so much for your compliments! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a nice time during your last visit with us. We appreciate you leaving us this five-star review and we look forward to having you back again sometime soon!

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BigSpiderBrewery
9 June 2017|
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Response from Psyprof51 | Reviewed this property |
I've only been there for lunch and there was no music. I'm sorry I can't help answer your question. Food is amazing, though. Now I'm hungry for their Rueben--beat I've ever eaten.
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dredreryan
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Response from Angela M | Reviewed this property |
I was there for lunch and kids were there as well.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 00:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:30
Thursday
11:00 - 01:30
Friday
11:00 - 01:30
Saturday
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
  • E-mail
Description
Established in 1978 as a one room pub house, John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub and Garden has risen to the top of the class among the Irish Pubs in St. Louis. In fact, Esquire Magazine, in its June, 2011 Edition, saluting the best bars in America, chose John D. McGurk’s as its only bar honored in the city of St. Louis.

McGurk’s is known throughout the Midwest for its great Irish music, food, drink, and its 10,000 square foot outdoor garden, complete with breathtaking landscaping, a fountain, a waterfall, and two terrific outdoor bars. Inside and out, McGurk’s is nearly 20,000 square feet of pure Irish fun.

Irish musicians entertain the patrons nightly, traveling to St. Louis from Galway to Dublin, Cork to Derry.

The inside of McGurks is a series of strung together dining rooms and bars. Its brick and wood décor with wonderful Irish artifacts makes one think they are enjoying a pub in Dublin.

McGurk’s has become a great place to celebrate special occasions like rehearsal dinners and private banquets.

McGurk’s has all the available Irish beer and spirits and serves lunch and dinner seven days a week. In addition to typical pub grub, McGurk’s offers wonderful steaks, assorted fish entrees, pasta specialties, and a delightful rack of lamb.

Great food, drink, and entertainment make McGurk’s a memorable stop. We look forward to raising a pint with you upon your next visit. Sláinte!
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