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Murphy's Bar

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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18 College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
+353 64 663 1294
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09:00 - 00:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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Ames, Iowa
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

I visited Murphy's Bar a number of years ago and was very happy to share the experience with friends this time. Kay took care us, making sure we had plenty of food and fun. It's the epitome of an Irish pub.

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2 Thank Brian A
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello Brian , What a lovely review , we especially liked the title ! We are thrilled that you chose to return to us again , so glad that you enjoyed your experience and that Kay made you feel so welcome, she is a star !!! Best wishes Seán & Máire More 

Dunedin, Florida
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

My girlfriends and I had a great night at Murphy's! Bartenders very friendly and quick to take your order. Live music was fantastic! Will stop in again!

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Thank nje1231
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thanks a lot for the great review ! We are thrilled you had a fun time at Murphy's. We look forward to seeing you again sometime ! Seán & Máire More 

Fairfield, Ohio
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211 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Entry to the old pub area is limited by available seating, but worth a little wait. The oak beams and old stonework accentuate the timelessness of the pub. The atmosphere is genuinely authentic. In addition to the standard pub fare (fish "croquets" and chips were so-so), they offered Panini sandwiches (very light on the meat, but quite tasty), at very... More 

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Thank tominfairfield
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for the complimentary review and lovely description of Murphy's. We would be delighted to welcome you again. Next time you should try our famous seafood chowder washed down with a nice glass of white wine , followed by a tasty dessert or selection of Irish cheeses, then a few pints of Guinness while listening to the... More 

Mallow, Ireland
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

What a lovely pub and staff are so nice and the food lovely so if u are in killarney you should call in and see for yourselves

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Thank Darina K
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello Diana , Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are thrilled to receive such a warm recommendation ! We hope you call in again sometime . Seán & Máire More 

Clinton, TN
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

The best seafood chowder I have ever had! Great beer and service as well! The chowder was wonderfully flavorful but light and not heavy.

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Thank slhedberg
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , What a fabulous review !!! Thank you so much . Our chefs are so pleased to hear such compliments about our chowder. Of course it does help to have fresh local seafood from Dingle Harbour on our doorstep !! Best wishes Seán & Máire More 

Tennessee
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24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

We were tired from a long day and went to Murphys for a lite dinner. We had the seafood chowder with a beer and it was excellent. It was a bit rainy and we were chilled. The soup did the trick. Give them a try.

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Thank Sheila C
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello Sheila , Thank you for taking the time to share your Murphy's experience on tripadvisor. We are delighted that everything was to your satisfaction . Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

We tried a couple different music venues but kept coming back. It's a relaxing, friendly atmosphere with good music.

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Thank frau55pat
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for your great music recommendation . We are proud and delighted to offer the best of local traditional musicians at Murphy's Bar. There is no doubt but good music adds to the atmosphere here at Murphy's ! Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Kingsbridge, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We ate and drank with gusto at Murphy's Bar. A varied, wholesome, menu and a good choice of beers, coupled with very friendly staff, made for a jovial evening.

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Thank 776geoffl
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Many thanks for sharing your experience at Murphy's Bar on tripadvisor. You gave an excellent comprehensive review for which we are so grateful ! Thanks again , Seán & Máire More 

Orland, Maine
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Nice bar with great wait staff. Irish music nightly. Food was decent, but not great. Laid back, fun place.

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Thank Dennis F
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Dennis , Thanks for the great review . We especially loved the last sentence ... "Laid back , fun place..." Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

The food was so so and the service was even worse. The Irish Stew was tasteless and the steak was fatty and tough. We waited forever and the waitress was hard to find.

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1 Thank Vicki H
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , We are astonished to read your review. While we always welcome constructive criticism and regret when guests are not entirely happy with their experience at Murphy's Bar , we find your comments excessively negative and not in keeping with most other reviews of our establishment. Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 7 - USD 43
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 663 1294

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?