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“Best onion rings”

Murphy's Irish Pub & Rockwater Restaurant
Price range: US$1 - US$25
Cuisines: Irish
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Buffet, Reservations, Takeout
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 10th street
Transit: There are Public Transit Stops all over town and many on Hwy 89, (Emerald Bay Road) where we are situated.
Description: Murphy's, the most authentic Irish Pub in Tahoe. Irish and English owners. Great food, atmosphere and Live music. Full Bar with European Beers and Sports TV's. Winter Fireplace, Summer outdoor Bar & Dining.
San Francisco
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
“Best onion rings”
Reviewed 22 July 2013

This place is just fun. Sit inside or out, all seating is good. I prefer inside because I like a table and a good chair. The onion rings are great, and they are huge hand-cut rings with a wonderful homemade batter. The burgers are burgers and enough said. They do have a crab and shrimp napoleon salad with a tangy dressing accompanied with mango slices that is just excellent. It is a filing lunch on a warm Summer day that will really hit the spot. The daytime servers are good and the beer is cold.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Wallytheplumber30
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English first
Upland, California
Level 6 Contributor
173 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Good pub with music”
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

This place does exactly what it say: an Irish pub with food. Full bar with a couple of Irish beers on tap. Solid pub food including traditional favorites like fish and chips, shepherd's pie and bangers and mash. Service was friendly and efficient. To top it off the night we were there they had live music playing a load of rock standards. All in all a good evening out.

  • Visited July 2013
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Thank Paul C
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Murphyspubtahoe, Owner at Murphy's Irish Pub & Rockwater Restaurant, responded to this review, 21 July 2013
Thank you for joining us last night. Your kind comments will be reiterated to all my employees and we hope you will join us again soon.
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
“Cool Place”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

The food here is great! I got the Murphy's Burger, and it was excellent. The only issue was the slightly slow service. I think they must have been short a cook, because after a while the food started to come out much faster. We also got to enjoy some live music- a couple guys with guitars played for a while and they were pretty good.

Visited July 2013
Helpful?
Thank Jakob L
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Murphyspubtahoe, Owner at Murphy's Irish Pub & Rockwater Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 July 2013
Thank you for visiting Murphy’s Lake Tahoe.
I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves and had a good overall experience.
We hope to see you again soon.

Keith Simpson
Owner
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 6 Contributor
120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Realistic Irish Pub”
Reviewed 2 July 2013

Having been to Ireland, this pub looks like it was picked up in Dublin and set down at Lake Tahoe. The menu reflects typical Irish Pub fare mixed with American standards. I had the Shepard's Pie which was very good and my friend had a reuben sandwich which he thought was the best he has had in a long while. Wash it down with a Guiness which they have on tap and you have the experience. The staff was very friendly and efficient. I would certainly eat here again the next time I am in Lake Tahoe. A casual place with reasonable prices. They have a really great outside patio if the weather is nice.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Mike R
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Murphyspubtahoe, Owner at Murphy's Irish Pub & Rockwater Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 July 2013
Thank you for visiting Murphy’s Lake Tahoe.
I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves and had a good overall experience.

Keith Simpson
Owner
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“It's Pub Grub, People!”
Reviewed 9 June 2013

We had a pleasant visit to Murphy's. The service was good and food was good and most important...the beer was cold. We didn't walk in expecting a 5-star restaurant and as a result we were not disappointed. The outdoor seating/yard was great. Would I go back for some more PUB GRUB? Yes!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank KennyD49
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Murphyspubtahoe, Owner at Murphy's Irish Pub & Rockwater Restaurant, responded to this review, 7 July 2013
Thank you for visiting Murphy’s Lake Tahoe.
I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves and had a good overall experience.
We hope to see you again soon.

Keith Simpson
Owner
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