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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

) #28 of 2,348 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)
“irish stew” (7 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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Reviewed 18 September 2015

We went twice, and enjoyed it both times. We sat outside in the lovely garden. The first time was a 5 star for sure, the second was almost as good.

Thank G W P
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Large venue that seems to keep going and going from one room to the next. Live music and good Irish pub food. Crab cakes were descent and fried ravioli was a little over cooked. Tons of Irish beers on special. Service from Ashley B. was...More

Thank Rusty c
Reviewed 2 September 2015

My wife and I were celebrating our anniversary. We were seated in the open air patio area. Despite the full house and electric atmosphere, we were able to enjoy an intimate conversation and evening. My wife had the salmon and I had the pork chop,...More

2  Thank Adjuster148
Reviewed 16 August 2015

What an awesome place. Inside is very nostalgic with a lot of woodwork. It was the outdoor patio that was breathtaking. Numerous bars, water fountains, the gardens were amazing. Going there after a long day of work definitely transformed me into another time and place....More

1  Thank JStolz1
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Great Irish pub - perfect Irish pub atmosphere with excellent food. Corned beef was delicious. Cabbage was a little hard, perhaps undercooked.

Thank Leif A
Reviewed 12 August 2015 via mobile

Spent a great evening visiting with an old friend. Fish and chips with Guiness, doesn't get much better than this

Thank Mssuzy50
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

On our 2-day whirlwind tour of St. Louis, we stumbled upon McGurk's. We weren't looking for a bar scene, so we were pleasantly surprised that we found some really good Irish food in a casual dining setting! The Guinness stew was delicious, but I couldn't...More

Thank L0ves2Travell
Reviewed 20 July 2015

My friends and I always come here after one of us gets a tattoo as a sort of celebratory ritual. The place has terrific food and good historical ambiance. The inside is lovely, as are their gardens. The only thing that is kind of difficult...More

Thank JennAdeleK
Reviewed 16 July 2015

When a friend recommended this place, I was expecting classic Irish dining...what we got was a pub with a palate. We had the homemade chips with malt vinegar which were so delicious as a starter. I had the bangers and mash. The bangers were homemade...More

Thank Roger M
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

This is a great place to eat in the Soulard area. The outdoor patio is second to none. The sandwiches are all pretty good and one of the favorites is the potato soup!! It's a great place for lunch or dinner or just to have...More

Thank Rick B
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What time does the music typically start?
9 June 2017|
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.
Is it 21 and older or can you bring children in to eat?
17 March 2017|
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
  • Value
Average prices
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
Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
15:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
11:00 - 01:30
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
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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