Murphy's Grand Irish Pub

4.8
158 reviews
$30 and under
European
Opened in 1978 and located in the heart of historic Old Town, Alexandria, Murphy's Grand Irish Pub is one of Alexandria's best loved and most inviting restaurants. Murphy's offers an extensive menu and top-class traditional cuisine in the welcoming ambience of its cosy settings.

A short 10-15-minute drive from the nations capital, this landmark establishment is located at the main intersection in Old Town, King & Washington.

Today, the tradition of great food and drink remains as steadfast as when the doors first opened back in 1978

Murphy's has Live Irish Music seven nights a week and on weekends, on both floors.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 158 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.8
Value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Pricey
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kenny and his crew are amazing. Great time!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

There's no better Irish pub in the DC area. The music, the food, and the staff are all perfect.

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Pricey
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kenny took great care of my large group. Special night. Lots of fun. Thanks Murphy’s

Michael Fitzpatrick

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Eloysw22
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Murphy's is always fun to meet up with friends, hear live music, and enjoy great Irish inspired food.

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AmyTamie
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Murphy’s is our very favorite place in Old Town. Service is great, food is excellent and the atmosphere doesn’t disappoint.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on 29 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A wonderful and authentic pub environment! Friendly staff, great drinks and pub food. Love the live music!

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Gilligan
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The restaurant week items were super. We will likely do a return visit within the week. The regular menu items were also excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place, excellent service and atmosphere, plus great food!!

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vipHaylow
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The duck confit is fantastic!

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vipHaylow
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great, food delicious and the music was awesome!

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AmyW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

LOVE Murphy's! They have tackled the governor's restrictions in the most careful and common sense ways. I feel safe and loved at Murphy's :)

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 3 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our second visit for brunch. The food was outstanding!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Our service was great especially considering Covid.I think our servers name was Megan. She managed to seem to be smiling even through her mask. The Irish music and entertainment was fun. Food was pretty good.

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Mike
Jacksonville
3 reviews
Dined on 24 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food great Irish pub The fish and chips Great The Jameson Steak great The shepherds pie great

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Ryan
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place, awesome live music and atmosphere. All workers are extremely nice and so are fellow diners. Great decor supporting our police and military.

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vipHaylow
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the atmosphere and the food, service is fantastic!

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on 4 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Kenny was extremely accommodating and welcoming as soon as we walked into the door. The spacing was covid friendly, we had live music & a wonderful experience overall.

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vipHaylow
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, brunch was fantastic! Definitely one of my favorite places to eat.

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WayneE
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

The staff goes out of the way to make you feel welcome. The service is outstanding and persona. The BEST PLACE in OLD TOWN

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vipHaylow
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food were great, as always! Love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience3

Meh. Only one of the 3 if us actually got what we ordered

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Samantha
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was delicious, good quality, and a good portion size. Great location. Service was excellent - super prompt, friendly, and helpful!

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ChrisR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

I can't say enough about the food. They have the best I've had in many years. Portions are so large that my wife and I often ask them to split the meal so we can share and they happily do it. I stop in Alexandria at least 3 times a year just so I can visit this pub. While I'm in town I eat there one or two times most days. I am bummed about the covid precautions but they do it well and have not lowered their standards on the food.

CC
vipCrystalC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 8 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family and I absolutely LOVE Murphy's!!! Food is always great and the service is amazing! Highly recommend!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience1

Beat deal on brunch in Old Town
$10 gets a full breakfast and a glass of champagne.

TB
TomB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great place to see a NE Patriots game at Murphy's. Great food and drink at reasonable prices with superb service. Ambiance - excellent. And best of all Pat's won!

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ChrisR
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Great food. Friendly staff. Food delivered hot. Great experience!

JS
JoanieS
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, this is consistently one of the best brunches in town.

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EllenW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

II used to go here all the time, and 'm glad to finally come back after quarantine! The food and atmosphere are great. I'm also glad to see that they have the Beyond Burger now!

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vipAlex2dine
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Enjoyed a casual brunch with friends. Murphy’s is always dependable.

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vipHaylow
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We used to go here at least once or twice a month but, due to COVID-19, it's been several months so it was great to be back! Their Duck Confit is delicious! Highly recommend it if you go there for a Sunday Brunch. The staff are all super nice, very respectful, and prompt with drink refills and food delivery. Definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Old Town Alexandria.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They have the best brunch on King Street.

The full Irish breakfast including a glass of champagne is $9.99.

My current favorite is the crab cakes eggs Benedict! It is amazing.

Service is always friendly and prompt.

All of the staff is very safety conscious and they wear a mask as appropriate. I feel very safe eating at her outdoor tables.

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MAURICIOA
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

Waitress went to our table 2 times, no one ask us if we need anything else, can’t find anybody to ask for another drink or dessert or to pay. Poor very poor service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Perfect brunch experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the staff was super nice and accommodating! delicious food and goof beer as well (:

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vipTourist
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and beer options, with good specials and wide variety for every taste.

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LP22
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Murphy’s is an incredible choice... their food is amazing and they have a great variety!!

JB
JosephB
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good live music, food, drinks and lots of fun. Will love to go back!

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Juwa
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Great variety in the menu. Both of our meals were good. Service and live music were awesome!

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vipCorieC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service - highly recommend this restaurant

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Murphy's Grand Irish Pub using the Order Online button. Murphy's Grand Irish Pub also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (703) 548-1717.

Murphy's Grand Irish Pub is rated 4.8 stars by 158 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.