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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)
“corned beef” (14 reviews)
“bangers mash” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
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1 - 10 of 307 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We stopped in for my husband's birthday, had the Gaelic Steak and corned beef sandwich. Our friends had the burgers. The food was okay, we had more authentic Irish food at a pub in Savannah, Georgia. The atmosphere here was excellent and the staff was...More

Thank Kelsey B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had drinks and dinner here during our stay in St Louis. Loved the outside seating. Great atmosphere. Very friendly and attentive service. They had live music when we were there. The menu offered a nice variety. We will definitely come back.More

Thank Mianne109
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We would love to have you back here, as well! Thank you so much for the positive review. We are thrilled you had a 5 star experience with us! We hope you will visit STL again soon and join us for more live music and...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family & I had lunch here. At least 2-3bars are on patio. We sat next to waterfall with plenty of goldfish swimming. The food was excellent service was perfect. There were no bands playing, however I am sure on an evenings or weekends there...More

Thank Jessica H
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the positive review! You are correct, we do have Irish bands play in the evenings on the weekends! We would love to have you back soon to enjoy the live music and have some drinks. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super fun traditional Irish pub atmosphere. Beautiful patio with several bars. The service was friendly and fantastic. The food was amazing as well. I highly recommend the fish and chips. My new favorite place in St Louis!

Thank Tami L
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We love that you love us! Thank you so much for the 5 star rating. We couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your experience with us! Visit us again soon, Tami!

Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I love McGurk’s and visit every time I pass through St Louis. They bring in bands from Ireland that never fail to knock my socks off, in a wonderful atmosphere. The rambling building is a treasure, surrounding a beautiful courtyard. The beer list is excellent...More

Thank Ohio_voyageur
Cass K, Public Relations Manager at John D. McGurk's Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the positive review! We love that you enjoy the bands that play here and our atmosphere. Please join us again for more beer! See you soon!

Reviewed 6 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 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 3 weeks ago

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 29 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 3 weeks ago

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 27 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

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BigSpiderBrewery
9 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
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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
USD 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, Takeout
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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