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Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

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” (27 reviews)
“irish stew” (18 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
713 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The only place - that that serves Kilkenny beer, we had came across the delicious beer, while in Paris in the 7th asst. and it was delicious and what a mouth feel it had. Their food is okay- overhanded or large portions however their service...More

Thank ctp2236
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is your typical pub fare. No-frills but basic and satisfying. With the kids so I had the usual wings, burgers and chicken fingers. Portions are nice size.

Thank John B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Good experience- it's a very traditional Irish bar, and an iconic Old Town destination. Huge football bar (Go Pats!). Food is good, people are great!

Thank gfoos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a landmark stop when visiting Alexandria or to pop over from Washington DC. It is a beautiful and casual Irish Pub, good for the whole family or a more adult style atmosphere at night with Irish music 7 days a week. The food...More

Thank Scott S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've ate Christmas dinner here 2yrs in a row. The food was great and price was affordable, unlike most places in DC that upcharge on Christmas Day.

Thank AFChyck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seems to be a very popular place, and it was in full swing when we were there. If you are looking for a quiet place, this is not it. Despite being very busy, the service was quick and good. I had the Irish Meat...More

1  Thank norskies
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was absolutely delicious and our waitress was a total organized pro keeping track of separate orders and checks for 26 basketball team and their family members. We ate, sang and laughed and the entire bar/restuarant joined along too! So much fun and a...More

Thank 44annmariew
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in for a quick bite to eat and wish we could have stayed longer. A great Reuben and a great crab cake sandwich. The drinks for cold the service was good and we're very happy with the food. Overall a very good experience.

Thank sunburst
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a day of DC museums, we headed to Old Alexandria for dinner. Murphy's was a great choice. The atmosphere was lively, the service attentive, and the food was really good. The menu has a nice mix of Irish dishes and the normal happy bar...More

Thank Lucylaprof
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and wife went this past weekend and enjoyed very much. The food - Roast Beef and Fish were perfect, atmosphere was lively and service amazing. Great place to go for a lot of fun and good fun

Thank Smcbamdol
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.12 km away
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.42 km away
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.32 km away
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.37 km away
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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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