Murphy's Pub and Grill
Murphy's Pub and Grill

Murphy's Pub and Grill

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.murphyspubandgrill.com/
  • Phone: 6057912244
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 4:30pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:30pm

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 12:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:30pm - 2:00am, Sunday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Gastro Pub, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Jeff Butler
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer two spaces for private functions ranging in size from 60 and under to 130 and under.
  • Private Party Contact: Allesha Cortez 6053935931
  • Entertainment: Check our events calendar at murphyspubandgrill.com for upcoming shows.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Main Street/9th St
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Murphy's Pub and Grill
Our goal is to take all the welcoming & inviting attributes of a local pub, and combine it with the passion, creativity and selection more typically found in a modern restaurant. We have 26 beers on tap, cocktails inspired by the top list in the country, and unique takes on pub & comfort food made with fresh & seasonal and local ingredients.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Murphy's Pub and Grill reviews from OpenTable diners
21 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.9
    Service3.6
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (8)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (6)great for outdoor dining (6)late-night find (6)hot spot (6)vibrant bar scene (5)great for lunch (4)special occasion (3)great for brunch (2)romantic (1)notable wine list (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I was on vacation when I visited Murphy's Pub. If I lived in the area this would be a place I would frequent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun after work atmosphere
    Buckeyerover55
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Tried Murphys primary because we were traveling with our pooch, and she was accepted on the patio-so I can not attest to the inside dining experience. Outside was very nice, and if we had stayed later, I noticed they had nice fire pits. In reading some previous reviews I noted that many complained about the service...I didn't see any problems with the staff...matter of fact, they were almost on overkill checking to see if we were happy with our food...so maybe someone did pay attention! So outside was really nice, food good....servers attentive. Inside looked very nice, would return if we lived there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great local restaurant
    momof3
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    We dined here while visiting from Denver. Amazing beer selection. The food was delicious! We tried the sausage appetizer, the elk stroganoff and kids had hand-made burgers. Great flavors! Hostess was new and clueless. Left us waiting 3 times at hostess stand to ask where to seat us. Not enough wait staff.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabulous
    pub101
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Our waiter was great, speedy and attentive. But he was in charge of like 15 tables.... He kept up but I was suprised he had to do it alone. Well, I guess more tips for him. Love the ambience and food! Will definitely come again. Reccomend to anyone and everyone for lunch to happy hour :)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Clueless
    MikeKVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Problems from the start. The first words from our server, after waiting 10 minutes for him to arrive, were,"You won't be eating for 30 minutes." Apparently the kitchen was backed up. He took a drink order and disappeared. 15 minutes later we flagged him down and asked about the drinks. He looked at us like we were from Mars and we gave him the order again. He brought my beer promptly but not my wife's iced tea. After 30 minutes, I stuck a $5 in the untouched beer and left. On the way out, I asked the hostess to speak to the manager. Another impossible request as she looked at me as if I had asked to speak to someone she had never heard of. She scurried off and returned after 5 minutes to inform me that he was cooking. Yikes!
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • No dinner served after 10!
    UnrequitedVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    We were flying into Rapid City and needed to find a spot for a late dinner. We made a 10:45 p.m. Reservation at Murphy's. We arrived on time only to learn that Restaurant patrons could NOT be seated past 10 p.m. The only option available to us was a seat at the bar and a small list of appetizers. You should NOT take dinner reservations for a restaurant that isn't serving dinner. A big disappointment for us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good food, slow kitchen
    marnie
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    I thought the food was excellent, the atmosphere was casual and our server was great. I think the kitchen efficiency could be improved upon, as our meals came out in spurts, and it was very slow. We were seated next to the wait station, which is out in the open, and I felt the staff was unprofessional and very casual at times. The food was good though and as the evening progressed, it definitely appeared to be a lively bar scene.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad experience...
    ChrisRapidCity
    Dined on 7/2/2014
    Have been to Murphy's many times, and generally liked it though service has been slow and inconsistent. This night service was glacial, with no reason apparent and none given by the server. Did do the wings, and they were good, though their were eight wings served though the menu says there are ten per serving. Wife and I decided Katmandu Bistro up the street would be better for dinner this night, and it was.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 13 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 2, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 29 reviews are from the Murphy's Pub and Grill reviews archive.
  • How Service Can Sink the Ship
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    While visiting Rapid City, SD, we made reservations for dinner based on other reviews we had read. The space for Murphy's Pub and Grill is very open, very cool - doing a really great job on a wonderful historic building. The food we ordered was average BUT the service was ridiculous. There were 10 people in our party and everyone ate at different times. Two of the entrees came out a full 15-20 minutes beforehand. After that, people were served maybe two or three at a time. To at least get beverages, we tried standing at the bar, but bartender was occupied by two ladies seated at the end of the bar.It was impossible to get his attention let alone a drink. Too many other places to waste so much time on poor service of average food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • sunshineVIP
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    A very pleasant place with friendly, welcoming service, great menu and beer list. A must if you are in Rapid City. And Dave was so helpful and smart and delightful to chat with. He added a true dimension to the dining experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rapid City Find
    gigi3boys
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    The menu is unique including buffalo, and duck. The waitress was very accommodating and gave us a free dessert due to a long wait for food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dissapointing
    luv2eat
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We dined here because it had a pretty high rating by previous diners. I should clarify that my poor rating on service was not the fault of our waiter, he tried to get our orders out. The problem was the kitchen, they did not seem to be able to time the completion of the dishes so that they could be served in the proper order. One person in our party received his entree before his appetizer; another received his french fries after he was finished with his sandwich. My order did not come at all while the rest of our party was eating. My husband and I ordered the same thing, a sandwich - nothing complicated or time consuming to prepare; but he got his and I didn't.
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  • so happy
    China72
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    In love with this place, food was awesome waiter was awesome ambiance was awesome. Well worth the trip to Rapid City for, we will be going there from now on when we come to town.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Meatloaf
    CooleatsVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Buffalo Meatloaf was Devine! Great crafted beer list too! Wish I could have stayed for more!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service
    Kathonaker
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    Was passing through town on vacation and Murphys was near my motel. Although they were out of several items on the menu, the server was ready with a recommendation, which was excellent. Wonderful selection of beers as well, and great "reclaimed warehouse" atmosphere, as well as outside dining. Very enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So.. Damn.. Good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    The Elk Stroganoff might literally be the best thing I've ever eaten in my entire life. I'm almost positive I audibly moaned while eating it. We also tried the bull chips appetizer with the buffalo chicken, and that was amazing too. Then i tried some of my dad's pot pie and my boyfriend had the pulled pork. Honestly, everything was DELICIOUS.. but I definitely had the best meal, hands down. We went 4 nights ago, and I'm still thinking about it. Not to mention we had this hot buttered rum drink which was great. Just everything. The food, the service, the atmosphere.. Everything was amazing and I would HIGHLY recommend this to anyone if they are in town.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Can't go wrong with Murphy's
    TandT
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    Great food, great atmosphere. Service can be a bit slow, but not bad. And the servers are all very nice. We highly recommend the Shepherd's Pie, the Murphy's Burger, and the Empyrean Brown Ale. But my family has tried different food every time and has never had a bad meal there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was our first time here. Expected
    jrquinn57
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Was our first time here. Expected a generic Irish pub, but was very surprised at the menu for unique choices, and great beer list! Very good find. We will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, late-night find, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Real food
    Mmlm
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Not your run of the mill bar food. Real food with real ingredients and the servings are huge. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Restaurant
    TandT
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Excellent choice for dinner. Great food, good prices. EXCELLENT staff. We've been there a number of times and never had a bad meal. Also, their Nut Brown Ale was delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Thank you!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    Our friend deploys tomorrow and we wanted to have a going-away dinner before she left. She requested Murphy's! Our server (sorry, can't remember her name?) recommended your two specialty coffee drinks, yum! We also ordered my favorite appetizer - the fancy fried pickles, and everyone loved them! Thanks again for a great night :)
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delish!
    EngineerParent
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    We were in town for parents weekend at Mines. Usually we eat at a different downtown restaurant but tried Murphys instead. Delicious food. Fun atmosphere. We will be going back again. Our new fav!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The fancy fried pickles are
    rodonnell1123
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    The fancy fried pickles are so good. We heard about them trough a friend and have them every time we go
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very Nice Server
    VIPOTVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    He was very nice and knowledgeable about the menu. However, the beer cheese soup needs to be rethought. Not a good consistency. The duck salad however was delicious!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice spot downtown
    Raymond
    Dined on 9/11/2013
    This was a nice place downtown we found on the internet it was called a Irish bar but in fact it was a very large restaurant with a bar,but the food was very good as was the service.there was plenty of room between the tables,we will eat here again when we are in the area.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Murphy's,Murphy's,Murphy's
    Mr9bill
    Dined on 9/8/2013
    Always look forward to dining here, have eaten lunch and dinner there, we will try brunch at the earliest opportunity. The staff is always very welcoming and very attentive , makes it a very enjoyable dining experience. Great menu selection of food and beer. Highly recommend. I may pay a bit more here but it's worth it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ok food, great service
    AR12
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    I wish I remember our server's name. We were in on Sunday, August 25th around 7:00pm and sat on the patio. He was a great server. We ordered the pork chip appetizer and that was delicious, I had the pan sauteed chicken and it was just ok I thought. My husband ordered the filet mignon and neither of us could eat his steak because of the sauce that came on it. The menu said nothing about the steak coming with sauce so that would be one thing I would recommend - make sure it's clear on the menu, had we known we would have asked for it without the sauce. Even though my husband did not eat his steak, between the sides, the appetizer and my meal, we both left full.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Murphy's Is A Dime
    foodie4life
    Dined on 8/21/2013
    I would recommend Murphy's Pub and Grill to anyone looking for a high quality, unique dining experience. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very fun, vibrant, and laid back. Also, the brick walls and woodwork made the restaurant very appealing to the eye. My boyfriend and I ate here after a day of traveling and we left very satisfied with what we chose to eat. He had the Shepherd's Pie, which he just raved about and ate the entire portion! I had the Gourmet Mac N' Cheese and just LOVED it. It was so creamy and cheesy and very delicious! Definitely eat here! Great place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Everything you could want
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    This place has it all. From burgers and steaks to awesome wings (try the strawberry-habanero) awesome side dishes great beer selection. Great decor (it was converted from an old garage) Cool outdoor dining with fire places and sofas to lounge on. Adult Jenga if you are up for it. And an awesome friendly and knowledgeable staff. Great for a group, kids a date, just go and enjoy it. I did.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WOW! What a great find!
    lov2eat
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    Your sweet potatoe fries are the best I have ever tasted. The hambugers are juicy and delicious. The grandkids can't stop talking about the fun time they had there. This is now my #1place to dine. The Reuben sandwich was loaded with meat. Don't pass this place up for your family times out, thinking that it is just a pub. This place is much more. Outside seating with the fire rings and comfy couches makes for a great afternoon or evening outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great watering hole and pub food.
    ThirstyDuck
    Dined on 7/22/2013
    Amazing list of craft beers...including Shiner Bock on tap. Dropped by for dinner...excellent fish & chips...on Monday evening and afternoon refreshers on Tuesday after a visit to Mt. Rushmore. The staff were both friendly and knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was tasty.
    CL98
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I ordered a caesar salad which was okay but had about 30 too many croutons ( should have asked for it without). My companions ordered wings and burgers. I had told our waitress when we placed our initial order that I was ordering just a salad so that I could have their bread pudding which I had heard was supposed to be terrific. After our meal, I reminded her about my dessert order and she said - oh yes, I'll go get it. Rather than face me, she had her manager come and tell me that they had just served the last order of bread pudding to another table and would I like something else. I was very disappointed that a restaurant would be out of one of their most popular desserts by 6:30 on a Thursday night.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Energetic and average
    GrannieAnnie
    Dined on 7/18/2013
    We took our grandkids here for dinner. We found it to be more for the young adult crowd as the noise level was high and the restaurant seating was around the bar, which seemed to be the central gathering place. The food was average, and the service was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Everything was good, just
    Phat
    Dined on 6/12/2013
    Everything was good, just wish they had the outdoor furniture out. It was a nice day and would have been nice to enjoy on the patio.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • On The Road
    drew
    Dined on 6/7/2013
    We were on the road and found this pub...met up with old friends and had a nice dinner outside..It seemed like a new place with lots of energy....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to eat in Rapid City,SD
    Gball8800VIP
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    This was our first visit to Rapid City and we were fortunate to discover this gem of a restaurant. Large variety of choices for food and beer. We were a party of 4 and everyone enjoyed their selection of food. The fish tacos and cheese beer soup are great!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a surprising good
    mjhowesVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2013
    This was a surprising good place! We were very happy with the food and especially our service!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic