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“Good choice”
Review of Murphy's Grill

Murphy's Grill
Ranked #1 of 34 Restaurants in Dallas
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

We had a dinner and a lunch at Murphy's. The food and service were very good in each instance. The menu is varied and there is a full bar. There were a lot of locals in the place which I always take as a good sign.

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Well, our latest visit to Murphy's Grill -- after an absence of quite some time -- did nothing to encourage us to return more often. We were looking for a light supper so we ordered a couple of hearty apps and margaritas. Service was friendly and prompt, our questions were (mostly) answered and we had no complaints in this department.
The food? Barely OK. The popcorn shrimp was, I'm guessing, a box of frozen SeaPak (on sale at Safeway for $5) that had no seasoning and served with bottled cocktail sauce. Kitchen took the easy way out on this one. Our quesadilla used what appeared to be a cheap-quality mozzarella and a smidgeon of green onion and either chopped green pepper or green chiles -- couldn't really tell as there was no heat and little flavor. What the quesadilla did have was a lot of grease that dripped from the corners and puddled on the plate. It could have been so much better with just a little effort. Perhaps a combo of shredded sharp cheddar and pepperjack or a nice Mexican cojita cheese. Substitute grilled onions, spicier green chiles and a housemade salsa or chopped tomatoes and we would have been much happier.
Our margaritas were way too sweet, thanks to the use of a bottled mix rather than freshly squeezed lime juice. A quality margarita MUST use the fresh juice, along with quality tequila and Cointreau or Grand Marnier. Triple sec will do in a pinch, but the better liqueur makes a world of difference. My wife couldn't drink her margarita so ordered her standard Tanqueray and tonic as a replacement. Not good either -- a bit light on the gin... To her credit, our server took off the charge for one of the margaritas (without being asked), so more cudos in the service department. But sadly, dot sure when (or if) we'll be returning.

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Thank OregonJohn97338
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

My husband and I often use reviews to book hotels and meals. Most of the time we agree fully with the current reviews. However this restaurant did not meet the exceptional standard in our book. The service was very slow. My Fiesta salad was average. My husband had the cod fish and chips and they were very greasy. Since we do not live in the area we will not be back to try it again with the hope it may have been a off night.

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Thank Superagent84
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

We have gone to Murphy's Grill dozens of times over the years. The food and service have always been exceptional. We had the Halibut Fish and Chips last Monday. What a treat. We will as always, be back.

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Thank Don T
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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Murphy's not only has a great menu but has exceptional service. Debbie goes the extra mile when making you feel at home and making sure the staff is taking care of your needs. Debbie also makes excellent homemade pie. The atmosphere is excellent. The coconut shrimp is out of this world with the marmalade dipping sauce.

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Thank bailee2012
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