Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Con Murphy's Irish Pub

Con Murphy's Irish Pub

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.conmurphyspub.com/
  • Phone: 2676871128x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:00am - 10:30am; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Sunday: 2:00pm - 4:00pm; Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm, Sunday: 8:00am - 3:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: Con Murphy's is the ideal venue to host your special event. Whether you are having a large family gathering, corporate event, business meeting or an intimate reunion, Con Murphy's can accommodate all of your celebratory needs. We provide the perfect combination of food, service and atmosphere for all of life's special events.

    Our goal is to ensure that everything goes without a hitch. We want you to be able to sit back and enjoy your event as much as your guests!
  • Private Party Contact: Liam Kelly 2676871128x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 17th Street
  • Public Transit: This station is served by: Airport Line Regional Rail,Warminster Line Regional Rail,Wilmington/Newark Line Regional Rail,West,Trenton Line Regional Rail,Media/Elwyn,Line Regional Rail,Lansdale/Doylestown Line Regional Rail,Paoli/Thorndale Line Regional Rail,Manayunk/Norristown Line Regional Rail,Cynwyd Line Regional Rail,Chestnut Hill East
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: It costs just $6 to park between 5pm & 2am, Monday to Friday and the same, $6 for 3 hours anytime on the weekends. The best deal in town! The parking lot entrance is right next door on 17th Street between The Ben Franklin Parkway & Arch Street. Ask your hostess, bartender or server for details.
A word from Con Murphy's Irish Pub
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 11 other beers on tap, 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 have created a menu to please all palates from the traditional Shepherds Pie (made with Lamb) & Fish'n'Chips to NY Strip Steaks & the local favorite Philly Cheesesteak. There is always a nice selection of seafood available also. Items such as Maryland Crab Soup, Shrimp Tempura, Open-Face Crab Melt Sandwich & North Atlantic Salmon 'Oscar' are popular dishes with the locals. Of course an Irish pub isn't authentic without a traditional Irish Breakfast which is available on the breakfast menu that is served 7 days a week along with other morning-time favorites.
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Con Murphy's Irish Pub reviews from OpenTable diners
13 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
85% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (4)great for outdoor dining (4)vibrant bar scene (4)neighborhood gem (2)great for brunch (2)fit for foodies (1)late-night find (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • great bar great food
    5thandSpruce
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    wonderful neighborhood place, great to watch all sports especially the EPL games.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fun pub dining
    DelcoMom
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We were greeted warmly and seated immediately. For a small space, they use it smartly, even placing seating on the bend in the stairs. The food is pub fare but well prepared. The spinach artichoke dip is tasty and the fish & chips were crispy and fresh. I would eat here again.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 11 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 45 reviews are from the Con Murphy's Irish Pub reviews archive.
  • Good choice for lunch or supper
    jsem55VIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Enjoyed our dinner last Thursday night. Next to Embassy Suites & Four Seasons hotels on Ben Franklin Parkway. Dining on patio or inside. Attached to the Windsor Hotel. Pub or roadhouse fare.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • FoodieInPhillyVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Burgers & fries were good, but slow service at lunch, had to wait nearly 10 minutes just to get our check. Our waitress was friendly and trying to be attentive, but probably had too many tables for the day's lunch crowd which was less than full capacity.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lori
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Good food and service, a nice place to have a really good time for lunch, drinks, dinner or late night snacks!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good pub food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/3/2014
    not spectacular, but solid. didn't know Guinness should be a multi-pour, but OK nonetheless.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Little bit to eat
    BelleoRose
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Stopped in for a quick bite and enjoyed my Philly Cheese sandwich. Wings were hot and crispy and fries ere seasoned very nicely!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet Brunch on Easter sunday
    Keggr
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    We were visiting Philly for a couple of days and friends of ours (also from out of town) recommended Con Murphy's. We ate brunch. Food was very good and the kids enjoyed it. Was hoping for more of a crowd there but it I guess everyone was dining at fancy places or at relatives' houses :-) Would definitely go there again next time we're in town.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • They sat us in as quiet a
    eddi
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    They sat us in as quiet a table as possible which was our request on Open Table. However there not remotely a quiet place in this restaurant. There are bars both downstairs with an open balcony to the upper floor and another bar upstairs. Both were incredibly loud to the point that everyone was yelling and we left as soon as possible. This is a bar and restaurant for 20-30s who drink and snort too much and yell all in good fun. The food and service was very good but unless you are wanting what i described don"t go.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • average experience
    l1sa
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    While the location is great, and the bar and restaurant are decorated nicely, the service and food were just average. Waitress never introduced herself, and didn't check on us to see if we needed anything. Had to flag her down for water refills and check. Food was Irish pub food but not exceptional.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice and Quiet
    HeatherVIP
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    Sat upstairs where the noise level was just right. Soup was great but the rest of the meal was just okay.
    Special Features:
    Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • good bar food
    146restaurantssampledVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    don't order 'dinners' but they have a terrific fried chicken sandwich, good fries, inexpensive Yuengling and good bar food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent experience
    JoMac
    Dined on 12/12/2013
    Went there for a work unit lunch - 6 of us. The food & service was excellent. We made reservations ahead of time. We were seated upstairs in the back where we could talk & not bother anyone else. The appetizers are amazing!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lipton Tea at an Irish Pub!
    TheGalls
    Dined on 11/23/2013
    Who expects to be served a Lipton Tea bag at an Irish Pub? The food was lukewarm and the portions were not very large for the prices charged. For example, my omelet didn't even come with toast. Our service was excellent and our waitress accurately described the menu items when asked. Discounted parking is available around the corner.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great pub
    Lunchie
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I love coming here and the food is always consistently good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very nice brunch
    TigresSKSVIP
    Dined on 11/2/2013
    I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of Con Murphy's Irish Pub's brunch! We chose it because it was near to the hotel where our friends were staying and it took reservations for larger parties for brunch. Great build-your-own omelet, good service, and calm atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food at a sports bar
    Brigid
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    Chicken carbonara was excellent . Cosmos good, too. Flourless chocolate cake topped it all off nicely.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Workers lunch
    DUNN
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    This was for a business lunch - the food was very tasty, I loved the ceaser dressing on the cobb salad. Adding the meats was a nice touch. The one out of town gentleman with us was there a few years back and said it was an enjoyable afternoon. The waitress was very nice as helpful.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Service Needs Work
    Pharmwife
    Dined on 6/19/2013
    We had a nice dinner here, with great food, but it was exceptionally hot upstairs. Still, we were happy with the menu selection and found it to be a nice place to dine. Our waitress clueless. When my wife, who is gluten free, asked about what was in the risotto on the menu, she replied, "Well, it's pasta, of course." My wife had to explain to her that risotto is indeed made with RICE, not pasta, and that she was inquiring as to the ingredients in the sauce. She said, "Let me check with the chef." When my wife later asked about the chef's response, she said, "Oh! Yeah! Forgot about that...I'm sure it's fine." Ultimately, we enjoyed the food we got, but the service left MUCH to be desired. Get better servers or educate current staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very enjoyable brunch here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    We had a very good experience here and will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good eats and seats!
    CdrGVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2013
    Great location for people watching, cocktails and food on the BF Pkwy. Meal was very good. Only challenge was a recurring problem in Philadelphia, the starters arrive with the main meal or not at all. Only seems to happen in this town so much so have begun placing two orders to try and avoid the curse.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch Time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 5/2/2013
    I was so suppose to meet a group of friends for lunch. We met outside of Tir Na Nog and I decided to Con Murphy's would be a better choice. We had the Crab Cake Salads -- perfectly appealing and filling. Great for business dining, Visited May 2013
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The restaurant overall was
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/22/2013
    The restaurant overall was good. For an Irish Pub; however, I was hoping for more traditional Irish items to choose from. The shepard's pie was good but some bangers and mash or corned beef & cabbage would be a nice addition.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Pub atmosphere and good
    irishwhiskey
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    Nice Pub atmosphere and good Pub food. Live music and a private party upstairs and a pleasant bar crowd. Will definitely return! Slainte.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a "first Date"
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/15/2013
    I took a "first date" and we had a blast. It was the Friday before St. Patty's Day and they had an Irish band and a young Irish dance team. We had such a good time we completly lost track of time and ended up having a 7 hour date. Needless to say it went well. Went for a nice dinner at 6 and didn't leave until 1:00AM. It made for a memorial first date. Thanks,
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I originally made a group
    Dori4
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    I originally made a group reservation through open table, then stopped by to check out food, etc a few days before our scheduled group meal. The atmosphere was unpleasant, dingy and dark and the food i had wasunremarkable. Therefore i cancelled the Open Table reservation
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  • I was a bit disappointed in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2013
    I was a bit disappointed in the food... I had Beef Stew and there was a serious lack of vegetables... it was mostly beef. It's an irish bar... I needed potatoes! My husband had the shepherd's pie.... again... nothing to rave about. The desert was lovely... a bread pudding with a sauce whose name I cannot recall. The wait staff was wonderful... very friendly ... very attentive. we had an early dinner so there wasn't much of a crowd for dinner and the bar area was just starting to get busy when we left. I like the location of the restaurant... and the drinks were superb... and can't say enough about the staff. We were just a wee bit disappointed with the food... nothing real special about it.
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  • Food was good yet service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 1/2/2013
    Food was good yet service was slow. Also parking was validated yet not accepted for lunch. When paying for a lunch for $74 for 5, parking should have been free or at least at a reduced rate as a patron.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was average at best.
    SteveKVIP
    Dined on 11/28/2012
    The food was average at best. And the service was spotty. It's a great place if you're with a large group, but a poor choice if you're dining alone.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I enjoyed the Reuben, but
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/21/2012
    I enjoyed the Reuben, but the fries were overdone. The weather was beautiful, so I sat outside. Overall it was nice, but it was a bit awkward when the panhandlers would ask for money and/or food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Showed up at 1230 on a Saturday
    jk23VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2012
    Showed up at 1230 on a Saturday after visiting Franklin Institute. Food was good but they were only serving from a brunch menu. We were assuming lunch at that time. Nice Irish ambiance. Kiddy grilled cheese came with tomatoes which was not listed on kiddy menu and we felt odd for a kid's meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time for my DC friend and Me
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/18/2012
    Went for the first time on a date with my friend from Wash. DC. He enjoy his food and I enjoy everything , we were up stairs in the back and we like that, gave us a place to chatt over dinner. The service was every good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Pub Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/2/2012
    We were staying at the Windsor Hotel and decided to have dinner at Con Murpheys. It was a clean pub with an Irish accented hostess. We were seated on a second floor loft that overlooked the downstairs and outside. The server was attentive and our food was prepared quickly. We both had steaks and they were both cooked perfectly. Beer was frosty. They are a pub so they didn't have much for mixed drinks outside of whiskey, so be aware if you're into that sort of thing, but they did have a nice selection of wine, beer, and whiskey.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, kid-friendly, late-night find, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went there for brunch with
    srslyanicknameVIP
    Dined on 5/13/2012
    Went there for brunch with my parents and husband for Mother's day. It was okay, but I was disappointed that they appeared to be serving a limited menu, either in honor of Mother's day or the Komen race - there was no indication on the website (or I missed it) that the full menu listed on the website would not be available. The food was good, the cocktails were great, and the service was prompt and courteous, which I appreciate. All said, when we go out to brunch, it's usually a special occasion and this is not a special occasion place - much better for casual morning-after-drinking brunch than something special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were a large group and
    foodie469
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    We were a large group and were accomodated really well. The food was good pub type food - nothing fancy or gourmet but good. It turned out to be the perfect place . Our numbers kept changing and they were fine with that. Overall a good experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very warm environment. The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/16/2012
    Very warm environment. The owner Liam greeted our large party and was very hospital. Most of the staff are from Ireland. Live Irish music played not too loudly. Great place for a center city happy hour. Also has outdoor seating.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Could have been better....
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/6/2012
    Thought the place needed to be cleaned and had a bit of an "old oil" and beer smell. Food was okay and the homemade ice tea had a funny taste to it, almost as if the "old oil" had seeped into the tea. While the staff was cordial, they were not readily available and when we asked for more ketchup for our fries, it was sometime before it was brought to us. May explain why it was not that crowded on a Friday at lunchtime.
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  • Good sandwich and salad options,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 3/29/2012
    Good sandwich and salad options, food was great, service was great. Quick on the refills, very friendly. A lot of televisions to watch sports. My only complaint is that the music was very bassy, and a little loud. Conversation was still possible, there were just a lot of "what's?" ....but even still, great joint! Try the fish and chips!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • I recently hosted a lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/19/2012
    I recently hosted a lunch for a small group of work colleagues at Con Murphy's, and it was perfect for what we were looking for - good selection of salads and sandwiches, accomodating of a larger group (9) and quiet enough that we could talk as a group and hear one another. I will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was st Patrick's day and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/17/2012
    It was st Patrick's day and the place was packed with an exuberant young crowd. Hard to judge what the place was really like
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic