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John D. McGurk's Irish Pub

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1200 Russell Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63104-3944
+1 314-776-8309
11:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 23:30 - 23:30
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Food was very good, I had the Irish Lamb Stew served in a sourdough bread bowl. My dinner partners had Beef Medallions and Beef Stew. I had the McGuire Amber Ale. Everything was great. Our waitress was very attentive to our needs and ensured we were doing ok. The prices are very reasonable. Will definitely return next time in town.

Thank TheBigOMD
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Blessed with gorgeous and unseasonably warm temps in November, we wanted to find an al fresco restaurant. This was my first visit to McGurks. The patio/garden was a popular choice for everyone. The lunch menu is managable-: good choices but not overwhelming. We had an order of onion rings--just standard beer batter--to share. They came out hot and crispy with... More 

Thank queendork76
macomb, il
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119 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here this weekend and LOVED everything from the atmosphere, service and food. We initially sat inside to eat, then ventured out to the massive garden area. Great choice of beers, big Irish menu selection and just a great place for an evening with friends. The picture is of the Corned Beef and Cabbage. Did not disappoint. Will be back... More 

Thank happyfamilyMacomb_Il
Saint Charles, Missouri
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Unlike a lot of people, I actually prefer eating inside the restaurant, rather than out back in the gazebo. I like the dark walls, oldtimey-details mixed with hard-core bar scruffiness...and most of all that this really does remind me of a true "Pub" -- open to all, whether for a special occasion or just a drinking party. Love to go... More 

Thank elkkid
Ellisville, Missouri
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147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We stopped by for dinner on a whim recently and were seated on the patio immediately. At this time of year the patio is definitely the place to sit, it's like an oasis in the city. I have to say at this point that we were there during the week and it was about 5:30 so I don't know how... More 

Thank TwinMom1995
Clinton ms
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed the live Celtic tunes, their Irish Ale and perfectly prepared steak. Bread pudding was very good too. The outdoor garden was truly beautiful!

Thank Suzjourdan
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

As always this place didn't disappoint. Salmon was amazing and the pretzel bites were yummy. Best Irish pub around.

Thank Adri A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

After a disappointing time at a local brewery, my husband and I decided to go get something to eat at a place with a good beer selection. I happened to pull up this gem on Google Maps and I'm glad I did. We chose to sit outside in the garden patio. We got a wobbly high-top table, but we figured... More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

There are so many great things McGurk's offers...great service, great variety of fare, great drinks, great patio and beer garden but the Russell Street Rueben is the best Rueben I've ever eaten. The corned beef is tasty and chunky and piled high--no sparse, thin slices here! McGurk's is a local favorite especially on a nice, sunny day; the garden patio... More 

Thank RDHgrandma
St. Louis, MO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

On this occasion I went with a group of friends and we ate inside due to the heat. But if you can, eat out on the patio as I agree that it is one of the best in town. The food is always good here, and the atmosphere can't be beat.

Thank Kim W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Private Dining, Television
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
23:30 - 23:30
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

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