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Con Murphy's Irish Pub

4.6
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229 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Con Murphy's is an authentic cozy Irish Pub in the heart of Center City. Just a stones throw from Philly's best museums, hotels & attractions. Serving perhaps the best pint of Guinness in the city, along with other craft beers and signature cocktails, a classy yet comfortable pub awaits you. With an outdoor patio right on The Ben Franklin Parkway there's no better place for people watching & taking in a nice sunset.


Con Murphy's has created a menu to please all palates from the traditional Shepherds Pie (made with Lamb) & Fish'n'Chips & the local favorite Philly Cheesesteak.


Now taking walk-ins and limited reservations for our outdoor patio!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 229 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Melange
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grouper picatta was amazing. I definitely want to go back. Friendly service and reasonable prices.

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KateM
Louisville
2 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The short rib French fries were amazing! I would recommend to all!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Server was very pleasant. Food was very tasty even the plain white rice was so flavorful. I would definitely return.

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Kels
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great, and our server was amazing! Only complaint would have to be the noise level coming from other customers that day. I was with my friend and we couldn’t really hear each other, but could hear everything from other customers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate outside - based on location noise is a little tough. But food, drinks, service and value are all amazing!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant seemed to be in accordance with the policies & procedures during the pandemic.

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MarkB
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been to Con Murphy's several times before and always enjoyed it. This time we were indoors for the first time and enjoyed the atmosphere. We also tried a new
starter, Short Rib gravy Fries. It was awesome. Our entries were delicious and htey also poured a perfect pint of Guinness as Irish bar should.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. No complaints

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 11 September 2020

Thanks so much for the 5 stars! We're so glad you enjoyed everything!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and our server was very polite and wonderful

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thank you so much for your kind words, we really appreciate it!

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ShannonB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Server was courteous.

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Shannon thank you so much for the awesome review!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing!!!!! Service was awesome!!!

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thank you so very much for your awesome review! We're so glad you enjoyed everything and we hope you come back and see us soon!

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PHYT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Date night. Under the stars. No indoor seating. Food great, waitress just the right amount of attention. Food hot.

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience! We're so glad you enjoyed everything! Come back soon!

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MarkB
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I were looking for a new Irish Restaurant to fulfill our casual dining needs. Some of our standbys, the Irish Pub, and Bards were victims of the corona virus. Finding Con Murphy's answered our search nicely. The food here is great, having tried brunch, sandwiches, and an Irish traditional favorite on our several visits here. Dining is only outdoors but they manage to seat the tables well affording us privacy but still utilizing the available space. Their bar menu was extensive featuring Guinness on tap and some unique Summer Drinks. My wife had the watermelon Margarita and raved about it. Service was well done. I look forward to being able to dine indoors but until then this is a great place for a casual meal in Center City.

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Mark thank you so much for your kind words! While we are also saddened by the news of our friends at the Bards and Irish pub, we're happy that you found us. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed everything and we can't to serve you indoors! Thanks again, we really appreciate it!

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JustinO
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They serve the perfect Guiness pint pour. The staff are awesome! Great Food!

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thanks so much for your kind words Justin! We take great pride in our Guinness pour! Hope to see you again soon!

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vipChuckWarfield
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great drinks, great service! Took plenty of precautions around sanitation.

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thanks for the great review Chuck! We really appreciate it!

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AssataK
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had an excellent experience! The waitress was lovely, and the food was amazing!

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this amazing review! We're so glad you enjoyed your experience with us! Hope you stop back soon!

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Philadelphiaaaaa
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent area, would definitely recommend to a friend whose looking for a great vibe and fast service. Definitely recommend their fried cauliflower and fish tacos!

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thanks so much for the amazing review & we're so happy you you had such a great time! Hope you visit us again soon!

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CharlieKelly
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience5

My husband and I tried Con Murphy’s this past Saturday evening. We had reservations, so were seated right away. We had a really nice view of center city and Ben Franklin parkway! The service wasn’t great. Our waitress wasn’t great. She wanted to take our drink and food order at the same time, and as you might guess only came back to check on us after we were done eating. We both ordered wings and split fries, so it would have been nice for her to come by to check our water, or have just given us a water carafe. Our wings were just ok, nothing special. The fries were good, but under seasoned. We didn’t have a great experience and probably won’t be back.

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 30 August 2020

Thanks for taking the time to review us. I'm sorry to hear that your experience was not great. This is not typical of our staff here, nor do we ever want to rush our guests into ordering. We also take great pride in our food and make nearly everything from scratch, including the hand cut fries. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your meal but I hope you'll give us another chance.

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Julie27
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food with a variety of choices. Friendly service and warm inviting atmosphere.

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YvonneR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Service was good. But first glass of wine was served in a lipstick stained dirty glass (quickly replaced), food portions were massive, veggie burger dry but shepherd's pie amazing. Noise level was very loud (customers not staff) live band was ok but nothing special.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Service from check in to the end of our meal was slow. Everyone at our table enjoyed their appetizers and entrees and prices are reasonable. I wouldn’t go out of my way to dine here based on the slow service.

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vipJoanN
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service, Great Food, Fabulous Server...we are new to the city and will make Con Murphy's Irish Pub a regular place to eat for us....

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was very good. I got cheesesteak and my friend got a burger. Only thing was, it came out too fast. My friend hadn’t even gotten there yet. Service was also very good. Very friendly servers. I’d definitely come back.

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thanks very much for the review. We try to get our food served as quick as possible and usually don't receive comments about food coming out to fast. Sorry for the inconvenience. Next time, just let your server know and we will do our best to time it a little better. Thanks again and hope you visit us again soon!

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JuliaK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience here. Large menu with tons of options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time spending time in the city of Philadelphia and found this restaurant while walking around center city. Very please with the variety in the menu options along with traditional Irish cuisine. Staff was welcoming and provided excellent service. Food was amazing and drinks were great! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a comfortable atmosphere with great food and fantastic staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great stop for our weekend in Philly and kid friendly

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on 12 February 2020

Thanks so much for the 5 stars, we really appreciate it! Come back soon!

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ValerieT
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and timely for the lunch hour - food is always good

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RobynH
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Food was mediocre at best. It was so loud that conversation was next to impossible. Do yourself a favor and try The Dandelion a few blocks away.

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JoeR
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 13 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had lunch at the Logan Sq. Philly location. Real cozy place with an upstairs...always a winner with me! I had a proscuitto fig flatbread which was outstanding! I'm looking forward to going back and trying some of their Irish fair!

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BEC6
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

An Irish Pub/Bar in an upscale hotel. Great location and we were able to watch the games but the food was just okay.

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AliceJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Have been there 3-4 times and it’s always a good experience.

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BobR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 21 December 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The location was convenient. But the place is very cramped and super loud. My daughter and I were out at a table right next to the stairs which made it worse. People would go to the upstairs bar while waiting for a table, then down to meet the hostess, the back upstairs. My daughter’s burger was good. The fries are amazing. My beef stew was cold and small. I will not be going back, unless I just want a drink.

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vipBobL
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Made reservations on opentable. Moderate wait while they seated other larger groups without reservations

After the wait, service and food were very good.

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vipPDCLarry
New York Area
78 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wanted something light in prep for big Thanksgiving dinner out the next day. Con Murphy fit the bill perfectly. We each had an outstanding soup and appetizers dinner with appropriate beers.

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StephanieS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The hostess did not record our open table reservation. I got an email saying that our reservation was cancelled. At about 4:00. We were clearly there at 2:36 so I asked the person who answered the phone to contact open table to verify we were there.

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vipDfromNewton
New England
53 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was close to the hotel and the food was fine American food.

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Jeanne
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Cute place inside and out and decorated for fall. Quickly seated, nice waitress. Soup of the day was French Onion but it was very dark just ok. However two had the philly cheesestake and it was great and the homemade chips good too.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

A great place for a quick bite to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Great place for lunch.

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Con Murphy's Irish Pub offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (267) 687-1128.

Con Murphy's Irish Pub is rated 4.6 stars by 229 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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