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Murphy's Bar & Grill

#173 of 1,792 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown Honolulu
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2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311
+1 808-531-0422
16:00 - 02:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 17:30 - 00:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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109 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food is good and reasonably priced. Our server was nice but not very attentive. It has relaxed atmosphere where you can catch up with friends.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food without all the fuss of many Honolulu restaurants. Feels local for locals. Good value. Try the hot turkey sandwich, the steak and the meatloaf. Fresh like home cooking. Awesome wait staff. We were stuck with family at a local hospital for a couple weeks. This was our favorite dinners spot.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had seen this Pub featured on Diners, Drive ins and Dives. While on Oahu we decided to check it out. We took an Uber car from our hotel on Waikiki here (I would say it is in downtown Honolulu). The atmosphere was nice and very pub like. Hubs had Corned Beef and Cabbage and an Irish coffee. I had... More 

Thank tamstrat
Guam, Mariana Islands
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

great service, food was good, beef stew, blarney burger and chicken wings.. Irish nachos were ok. Didn't realize that they close at 4pm and then reopen in the evening so menu was limited when we got there at 3pm. Guinness was really good. Dinin room seperated from bar which was nice. Will go back again

Thank alan r
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

From the moment we walked in to the moment the hostess booked us a cab this a was 100% visit. Service was great , food was great and prices were great

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Moses Lake, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

We go to Murphy's every time we're in Hawaii! This place is awesome! The service is always good and the beers great. They have a great shuffleboard table too. We'll spen a couple hours here!

Thank Lori S
Grand Island, Nebraska
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

I initially saw this place reviewed on Drive in's Diners and Dives so decided to give them a try. The food is the best I have had in Hawaii....and excellent service. We had corned beef an cabbage, the pot roast and the open faced turkey. All were outstanding!!! Definitely recommend.

Thank sandmankb
Dayton, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Good selection of beer, good ambiance. Loved the old school register in the bar. Admittedly, we didn't eat there, just stopped for drinks. But after leaving, I actually said to my husband, 'I kinda forgot we were in Hawaii' (Meaning it was that legit on the inside to make me feel like we were in a true Irish pub)

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Murphy's offers one of the best lunches downtown. Great atmosphere great service and great food. Of course the beer is fantastic as well. Murphy's is so much more than just a pub and a restaurant comma it truly is a destination for those of us who just want to sit somewhere and feel great with your friends and relax and... More 

Thank Maurie F
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

The food is good. We had the shepherds pie that the menu said was recommended by Guy Fieri of the Food Network. The location is in Old Town, just across the street from "Charlie Chan's" police station. You are also near many restored buildings from the early days, the Aloha Tower, and Honolulu Harbor.

Thank leaf888

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Merchant St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4311
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-531-0422

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