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Murphy's Bar

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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18 College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
+353 64 663 1294
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09:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 00:30
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Homosassa, Florida
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187 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a typical Irish pub - pretty good food, great crowd, noisy, and guests never feel rushed to leave. This is where I learned that ordering Black and Black means ordering Guiness Stout with blackberry courant syrup added. No kidding and quite good.

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Thank RippleManatee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had a burger and a pint here and it was excellent. The bar and restaurant are done in a nice style and it feels like an authentic Irish pub even though it's in a very touristy town. There was only one server when we went in and it was pretty busy so service was a little slow for drinks when... More 

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Boston
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here twice in the past month. I was very happy with my meals and the service on both occasions. Helpful & friendly staff. Good menu choice, reasonably priced. Well kept premises, very clean.

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Thank Boston33_Boston33
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Many thanks for leaving such a positive balanced review on tripadvisor . Yours comments are much appreciated and we hope to have the opportunity to welcome you many times more to Murphy's ! Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner at this pub this evening. Service was very good. Atmosphere was quaint. Not very busy on a Tuesday evening, but that is to be expected. Would definitely recommend to someone staying in Kilarney. Walking distance from The Mallon.

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Thank Lisa P
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Lisa , Thank you for taking the time to post a lovely review . We are delighted that you were happy with your visit. Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

boston, ma
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a very good cottage pie (cousin of Shepherds Pie), and my husband had an equally good beef and Guinness stew. The staff were very friendly, and the atmosphere was that of a low key pub. It was too early for music. We will probably go back a second time before we leave.

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Thank shoozelda
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for submitting such a positive review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your meals and found the service satisfactory. At this time of year it can be quiet in the afternoons but between darts competitions mid week and live music at weekends , the atmosphere gets lively in the evenings. All the best , Seán... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most helpful staff ever , great service and excellent choice on Menu, Murphy's is situated in a great location, only a few minutes walk from town centre and a car park directly behind premises. Food served all day , I definitely recommend a visit to Murphy is a must

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ann , What a wonderful review ! It sounds like we ticked all the right boxes for you , thank you so much for the recommendation. Best wishes, Seán & Máire More 

Holmdel, New Jersey
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at Murphy's bar based on the recommendation from our hotel concierge. The food was very good, I had the stew and loved it. Our large party was accommodated at a great table in the back corner. Service was excellent. They couldn't have been better with our kids. They played darts and sat at the bar drinking their sprites.... More 

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Thank laureljoe
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for taking the time to share your experience of Murphy's with the tripadvisor community ! It was our pleasure to look after you and your party . The table you describe is so popular among larger groups where friends can be served together but enjoy the buzz from the bar around them. Maybe we will see... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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503 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very popular bar and great music piping into the street. Always busy, good for a drink we didn't eat but it was a very happy pub!!!

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Thank Spithead
Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for a great review , What better compliment could we receive than to be described as a "very happy pub" . All the best , Seán & Máire More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came here because they were one of the few places in town to offer a hamburger...WOW--Best Hamburger ever! A few ice cold pints and it was a perfect night!

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hello , Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to Murphy's Bar. We are so pleased that you had such an enjoyable experience ! We hope the rest of your holiday was equally enjoyable. Best wishes , Seán & Máire More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My friends and I were visiting Killarney and called in several times to dine and drink at Murphy's Bar, sometimes at lunchtime and sometimes in the evening. The staff were very friendly and accommodating - nothing was too much for them when we all wanted a variation of the 'Irish coffee'!!! Whiskey - Rum - Brandy! The soup was lovely,... More 

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Sean-Maire-Murphy, Owner at Murphy's Bar, responded to this review

Hi Ozzie, Thank you for a super review ! We are so flattered by all your positive glowing remarks , top marks to our hardworking staff who always aim to please. Looking forward to seeing you next time ! Seán & Máire More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$43
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:30
Thursday
09:00 - 23:30
Friday
09:00 - 00:30
Saturday
09:00 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 College Street, Killarney V93 EFP1, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Kerry  >  Killarney
  • Phone Number: +353 64 663 1294

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