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“A must try in Rapid City ”

Murphy's Pub & Grill
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Ranked #3 of 267 Restaurants in Rapid City
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$9 - US$14
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Groups
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street/9th St
Description: Our goal is to take all the welcoming & inviting attributes of a local pub, & combine it with the passion, creativity & selection more typically found in a modern restaurant. We have 26 beers on tap, cocktails inspired by the top list in the country, & unique takes on pub & comfort food made with fresh & seasonal and local ingredients.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“A must try in Rapid City ”
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Immediately aesthetically pleasing, 360 ° bar with a low rise backside and the most comfortable chairs at a bar ever,ever lol. Without delay our Host/bartender/server (Nate) presented us with a simple yet smart tasting of a few beers. What set the tone for the evening at Murphy's was the fact that Nate pulled up a chair, became interactive and involved himself in our decision process. Some would think he was overbearing or fake, generally speaking those of the judgmental stuck up sort,(d!ckhe@ds) lol, the fancy fried pickles are absolutely delicious (try even if you dont like pickles) seriously, the strawberry habanero is an amazing concoction i will attempt to replicate in the near future (yes,that good) my girlfriend orderd straw/hab wings as an app and we were fighting over them, my burger was spot on considering i was in search of a good burger(rare find these days) my girlfriend ordered the mango salad with grilled chicken which was absolutely delicious, all in all i give Murphy's an A,atta boy, will definitely be back REVIEW , very few things lacking however not enough to discourage so not worth going negative nancy, thanks Murphy's

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Jake2424, Owner at Murphy's Pub & Grill, responded to this review, 8 May 2014
Now that was a great experience. Thank you so much for the positive words and feedback from your dining pleasure. See you soon.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great food, Bad service”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Seems you can't get both good food and good service in Rapid. This was by far the worst service we had on our week long trip but it was probably the best food and a nice atmosphere which is why I still give a 4 rating. We waited several minutes to even be acknowledged and then had to get our own menus after we were pointed toward a table. I agree with a previous reviewer, the handheld devices used to take your order are off putting. Our waiter was looking at it while he came to take drink orders and I thought it was his phone so my initial reaction was that he was unprofessional for looking at his phone while greeting us. He made little eye contact while staring at the device to take orders for our party of 10 and it didn't seem to help since he forgot part of the order. After our food arrived, we didn't get much attention since there was a table of single women near by. All of the food was fantastic and the beer list was impressive. Best sweet potato fries I've ever had. The food was good enough that we would probably go back and I'm sure not all of the waitstaff is as inattentive as ours happened to be. He told us he was new so maybe he just needs some more training.

  • Visited April 2014
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Fairmont, Minnesota
1 review
“Don't Bother Calling”
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Called repeatedly during business hours over last several days to inquire about lost card and no one EVER picked up, and voicemail box is full. Extremely inconvenient.
Food was ok. Dirty chips were hot and crispy but overly salty and missing something cool or bright to balance the burn of the buffalo sauce. Lime sour cream drizzle would have been nice.
Fish was moist on inside. Fries it came with were plain and a bit soggy.
Buffalo meatloaf sandwich was light on meat but not too bad. Sweet potato fries were excellently cooked and seasoned.
Waiter was well versed in beers. Our orders were entered on handheld device which felt rude, as there was no eye contact, just staring at the thing. Prices were reasonable.
Overall would go back for the food, but won’t for the lack of service. If you don’t want to answer the phone, don’t post a phone number.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank Celeste K
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Papillion, Nebraska
1 review
“As advertised! Worth the Stop!”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

My wife and our two kids (4 &2) stopped in because we wanted to eat something local while traveling. I'm glad we stopped here. They have a great atmosphere with plenty of space. They have a great beer selection and the food we had exceeded our expectations. We ate the BBQ pulled pork sandwich. It was a refreshing change from a standard pulled pork....excellent flavor. When we're through Rapid City again, we'll make sure to get back to Murphy's!

  • Visited April 2014
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Rapid City, South Dakota
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“Good times at this place!”
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Our first server was not to good, but when we got our second one he was awsome. This place was so much fun and just a great atmosphere. Jon our second server was new to Murphys but he had done an outstanding job! So I want to say thanks to him. Keep up the great work. It is also a very clean place overall. We will be back for some more good times!

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank kristeen188
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