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“Good hearty meal, on a desolate off season night”
Review of Murphy's

Ranked #49 of 1,417 Restaurants in Virginia Beach
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Soups
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Good for: Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Dining options: Drinks, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, After-hours, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Murphy's Irish Pub is located one block off of the beach at 30th Street and Pacific Avenue, serving everything from authentic Irish specialties to fresh,local seafood and produce. We offer nightly dinner specials and Happy Hour all year long as well as live entertainment, an outdoor patio for the summer months, and the largest 4 sided fireplace at the beach for the winter months.
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Good hearty meal, on a desolate off season night”
Reviewed 4 November 2013 via mobile

Stopped here late on a Sunday night, honestly had trouble finding a open restaurant, settled on this joint. Glad we did, wife had Irish steak and vegetables, and I had the house Angus burger. Both were properly done, and well flavored. Service was a bit slow , but nothing too drastic. The prices were actually good considering the area...beer was a bit warm..overall good experience, and better than expected .

Thank mattslatz
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Represents a True Irish Pub”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

While in Virginia Beach, we stopped for a nightcap at Murphy’s, a Grand Irish Pub, located at 30th & Pacific Avenue. Upon entering and to our delight, the sights, sounds and camaraderie of the people were catchy. We sidled up to the bar where the bar maid cheerfully served us our drinks. On our next visit, we’ll try an entrée from their expansive menu. It definitely represents a true Irish pub where customers meet for some lively conversation and a drink of Guinness!

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Cuz39
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good food. Horrible service ”
Reviewed 23 October 2013 via mobile

We got here at noon. Waitress took drink orders. I also ordered an appetizer. We waited almost a whole hour for our food to be delivered. There were several other tables that got their food before us. They came after us. Our waitress seemed lost. I think she may need more training. Good food but horrible service.

Thank Chip D
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“Neptune Festival”
Reviewed 10 October 2013

Murphy's is a 'must' every time we visit Virginia Beach. My wife likes their dark beers...I like their bangles and mash...how can you lose?? Great place. The last visit was during Neptune Festival. Dinner was good, however, the place was packed and the service was slow. Whenever we are in Virginia Beach, Murphy's will be part of the plan.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank michael w
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Rochester, New York
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“irish stew !”
Reviewed 3 October 2013

wow, this place has the best irish stew..with real soda bread to boot. yup per ree bub. its the best i have had, and i have traveled all over this country. the service was superb and the beer selection of course was just perfect. spent many a night after work there, and am still friends with a lot fo them. and the music !! irish music is world class. the beach is only one block away as well. check it out.

Paul A. Smith

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank pa58smit
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