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Murphy's Irish Pub

Bar, Pub, Irish, Pizza
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215 22nd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1524
+1 409-762-6167
11:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 00:00
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My husband had to visit this Irish pub, and it did not disappoint. The barmaid was attentive and talkative. She let us try various local beers on tap. We didn't try any food, but it looked tasty.

Thank Amber H
League City, Texas
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017

My wife and I were on the island on a Saturday night and wanted to try this place out. It's located over near the strand, so it wasn't a far drive from our hotel on the seawall. Now just a warning, there is smoking inside. Depending on where you're from, this may surprise you. I, myself can't handle excessive amounts... More 

Thank TexasDadJSR
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Larger bar with food just at the end of the strand. Pool tables and several games and jukebox available. They do allow smoking inside though which for no smokers is a negative. The do have an outside area that could be used for smoking.

Thank Jcy1516
Brownsville, Wisconsin
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202 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

In the area with a group. Was looking for a place for lunch. Just happened to spot Murphy's so we went in for a Smithwicks. While there we decided to order a small pizza. The bartender was very gracious and said we could add whatever we wanted on it. It would have been nice to have Irish music playing and... More 

Thank Joel W
Austin, Texas
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

First of all...if there is live music...It is SUPER loud. For some reason folks sometimes don't expect that...not sure why, but I am just telling you, it is loud. The servers were few and a bit slow, so we just opened a tab at the bar and got our drinks ourselves. It was faster and easier. We didn't eat but... More 

Thank Jules S
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89 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

Always good drinks here and a nice fun pub. Its typical dark wood and nice bartenders. Great whiskey.

Thank zsazsazoomzoom
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226 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

I went here with sister and was shocked at how good the pizza was at this spot. They have a pool table, fooseball, & darts. Cool staff and a chill spot overall.

Thank Runnin26
Lake Charles, Louisiana
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We were told to go here to try out there pizza. We went in and sat at the bar waiting for one of the bartenders to serve us. Another person came in after us and was served before we were even acknowledged. Finally one guy spoke to us and since it was already after 1am they were not serving food... More 

Thank Shawna W
Galveston, Texas
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113 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Murphy's is the perfect Irish Pub on Galveston. Plenty of beers to chose from. Fun is better than one would anticipate from this pub, and staff is right and sassy. Just what you expect from an Irish pub. Great place for St. Patrick's Day!!!!!!!

Thank D S
Germantown Hills
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10 reviews
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We met a couple of friends in Galveston and went for drinks to Murphy's. Not fancy, but a good,old fashion pub. The Strand was a bit rainy and very windy the night we were there so not able to enjoy everything it had to offer but the drinks made up for that.

Thank 356gretchenc

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, Irish, Pizza
Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 22nd St, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1524
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Galveston Island  >  Galveston
  • Phone Number: +1 409-762-6167

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?