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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
+1 314-776-8309
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (27 reviews)
“guinness stew” (11 reviews)
“corned beef” (17 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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11 - 20 of 312 reviews

Reviewed 5 October 2017

I have been to McGurk's for dinner numerous times when visiting St. Louis, over the past 15 years. Last weekend I took four female friends there, during our two night stay in St. Louis. First off, the patio is absolutely fabulous! It is huge, with...More

1  Thank Joanne R
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a positive review! We're thrilled to know you had a 5 star experience with us. We hope you will be able to come to STL again soon and will give us another visit!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Great draft beer selections that rotate in and out. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Wide menu choices with many traditional Irish dishes. Everyone in our group was very happy with selections. If you are in the area and looking for a fun place for dinner and/or...More

Thank Chip F
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you so much for recommending us and giving us a 5 star rating! Our customer's opinions are very important to us and we couldn't be happier to know you and everyone in your group were pleased. Join us again soon for more draft beer...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017

First meal in STL was at McGurk's and certainly did not disappoint! I was shocked at the patio... 3 bars outside! Fantastic seating options with a tranquil fountain or bar areas for happy hours. I had the pork chop, which was AMAZING! It's a lot...More

Thank YogaTravel
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you so much for the 5 star rating! We're ecstatic to know you enjoyed your experience with us as your first meal in STL. We hope you will be able to join us again very soon for another pork chop! Thanks again!

Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

We ate outside on the patio, which is a lovely spot, with waterfalls and fountains, several bars, and a really nice ambiance. Quite spacious too. We were seated quickly and the waitress came to our table fairly quickly as well. She wasn't overly friendly, but...More

Thank nutsgoalie
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2017

Thank you so much for your thorough review! We're thrilled you enjoyed our outside patio and the double thick pork chop with lentils and au gratin potatoes! It's great to know your entire family got to dine with here at McGurk's as well. Our customer's...More

Reviewed 25 September 2017

McGurk's is a nice size bar with good beer selections, great staff and had very good music going on a Wednesday night. Highly recommend a stop when in St. Louis.More

Thank Jim M
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

We greatly appreciate you taking the time to provide us with your feedback, Jim! We love that you thought that our bar had a great selection of beers and that the music kept things going on a Wednesday night. We thank you for recommending our...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

We can't say enough great things about McGurks both here and in O'Fallon! We had an event scheduled at the Soulard location this weekend and had to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. Julie, the event planner, was fantastic and worked with my family to relocate...More

Thank rickman530
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you, Rick, for this five-star rating! We hate that you had to cancel your even with us, we are glad that Julie was able to get everything sorted out for you with no problems! We cannot wait for many more experiences with you at...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Great patio......beyond description. Food is surprisingly good, and you can't beat the atmosphere. Try the rueben or fish and chips.More

1  Thank Mike A
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

We love that you enjoy spending time out on our patio, Mike! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed everything that you had to eat and that you felt comfortable throughout your visit. We appreciate your recommendation of the Rueben Sandwich and Fish and...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

When we were there for dinner every table inside and on the extensive patio was filled. The staff and kitchen crew handled everything like the pros they are. We had a wonderful evening.More

1  Thank Frank A
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Thank you so much for this fantastic review, Frank! We love that, though it was crowded during your visit, you did not experience any problems! We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback and we hope to have you visit us again...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited for lunch yesterday, the 14th. We wanted to sit on the patio and went out to do so. There is a sign clearly marked "please see hostess at hostess station" We stood there 5 minutes before we actually read it....More

Thank Baker1670
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us with feedback from your visit! We are disappointed to hear that you felt that your hostess was grumpy. Customer service is very important to us and we hate that you were not shown that during your...More

Reviewed 13 August 2017

Visiting town for one night and happend to have dinner here. The grilled Salmon was fantastic and a good size portion. Seemed like a lot locals were there and having a good time.More

Thank Linda S
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you, Linda, for this wonderful review! We are delighted to hear that you had such a great time with us while you were in town! We love that you enjoyed your grilled salmon and we hope that you will come by and see us...More

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BigSpiderBrewery
8 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
16 March 2017|
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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
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 1:30 AM
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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