About 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 She Crab Soup, Housemade Hummus, Reuben & Chicken Pot Pie 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.

1700 Ben Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub, Country kitchen

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Mon - Fri 6:30am - 10:30am/ Sat & Sun 8am-10am;
Lunch: Mon - Fri 10:30am - 4:00pm;
Dinner: Mon - Fri 4:00pm - 10:00pm; Sat & Sun 2:00pm-10pm
Brunch: Saturday: 8:00am - 1:00pm
Late Night Bar Menu: Starts at 10pm

Join us for a Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner November 23rd
Dinner seatings :
3PM, 5PM, 7PM

Special Holiday Menu

Traditional Turkey Dinner
Adult & Kid Portions & Other Menu
Delicious Housemade Desserts

THANKSGIVING DAY HOURS
Breakfast 6:30am-11am
Lunch 11-2pm

Cross Street:
17th Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(267) 687-1128

Website:
http://www.conmurphyspub.com/

Entertainment:
Live Music Every Thursday Night @ 8pm
Live Dj Every Friday & Saturday Night @ 10pm-Close

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.

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

Executive Chef:
Max Johnson

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Con Murphy's Irish Pub Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.2

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
Happy Hour (4)
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Great for Lunch (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
People Watching (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Authentic (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
Business Meals (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Live Music (1)
Live Sports (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 6, 2017

A group of 5 of us came here to celebrate a birthday dinner and the food was amazing. Happy hour drinks are totally worth it and the wings and nachos were stellar! Service was great and our waitress was very accommodating. Would definitely recommend to a friend.

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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·Dined on November 29, 2017

We had made a reservation on Open Table which unfortunately the restaurant released, but I understand as they were busy and we were 30 minutes late. Staff worked hard to accommodate us anyway, which I appreciated.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 10, 2017

My friend and I️ enjoyed the wine in the happy hour menu and appetizers. Very convenient location to suburban station. Better value than nearby Irish bar.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

The Restaurant does not check the Internet Reservations!!!
When we arrived the greeter does not have the internet reservations.
She said that previous guests also said the made internet reservations.

Sooooooo this Internet Reservation Service is not used by the restaurant.

MAKE RESERVATIONS VIA TELEPHONE TO INSURE TABLE!!!!!!!!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Casual, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Went for lunch. Server was very pleasant and helpful with the menu. Food was delicious and came out in a timely manner so getting back to work was no problem. Will definitely go back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A true sports bar with lots of TV screens, but no TV sound so the sound level in the restaurant is quite acceptable. Extensive craft beer menu of all types and origins, with good descriptions from a knowledgeable waitress. Had delicious Korean short rib tacos (sounds weird but really good) and an excellent thin crust pizza. Not too many choices around Logan Square, but this was a winner.

Tags: Live Sports, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

They had a crowd that was overstaying their reservation & they couldn’t seat us at reservation time. We sat at the bar upstairs. After a few minute I made my displeasure know to the manager. He understood & explained. He seated us soon after with apologies & a complimentary round of drinks. The food was outstanding.

They did a great job managing a situation that would have gone sideways in many places.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Had a nice dinner at Con Murphy's Irish Pub this past Friday. We arrived almost an hour before our scheduled reservation and were seated right away (it was REALLY early) at the outside patio. While the patio area was a bit noisy with the cars and people going by, it was still very nice and enjoyable. Since half our party wasn't there as early as we were, we ordered apps and drinks and just enjoyed the beautiful day. Service was good, and the food was good. They have a bit of a limited menu, but it's typical pub food with some Irish well knowns thrown in for good measure. Would definitely return, if in that area again.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Food was just okay. Service was terrible. The server forgot my coffee, then messed up my sister-in-law's drink order. My cup was dirty and her cup was covered in lipstick. I asked for grilled tomato and got raw tomato. My brother asked for his bacon to be less crispy than mine and all the bacon was crispy and not at all warm. The server wasn't very friendly or apologetic for her various mistakes.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 12, 2017

It was really great. Our reservation was at 7 and we got there early and could not be seated. It was crowded so we had to go upstairs. The seated us as soon as the could and it was fun - excellent service and good food.

Tags: Casual, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

I’ve been here on a few other occasions for business oriented meals and I’ve always been happy with service and food as a whole. Server was attentive, but also ensured we were taken care of in a timely manner so we were able to enjoy our food and be back in the office within a reasonable amount of time.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Husband's birthday dinner, which I noted in Open Table, and the wait staff offered free dessert :). Server was very nice, but very busy. Drinks were good. Very tight quarters; I was glad it was only our little family. Six year old son loved the pasta with butter!

Tags: Happy Hour, Kid-friendly, People Watching, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Stayed at nearby hotel and dined there with my family including teenagers. Great service and food was delicious. Highly recommended.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Great food! Great service!

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 (San Diego)·Dined on September 13, 2017

A great place to meet up with a group for drinks. Seriously lacking in vegan options but they have a vegetarian burger that was enormous!

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on September 8, 2017

Good food, but service is so so, a little noisy, but not too bad

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Good food, but Slow service.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Grand food, service, atmosphere and drinks. You must try the Short Rib Gravy Fries as they were amazingly delicious. Also enjoyed the Bacon Cheese Burger with sautéed onions and fries. Just wished I saved room for dessert to taste the bread pudding. I'll be sure to try it during my next visit.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Toronto)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Great place

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 3, 2017

We had a fantastic dinner and celebrated the 4th in style. Came specially for the Reuben sandwich. We came back the next day for breakfast. Service was very good.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 21, 2017

The restaurant is an authentic Irish pub. The food was good, but the service was inattentive. However, we were celebrating a birthday and the owner gave us a free dessert. The restaurant has a great atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 14, 2017

Very noisy. We were unable to have a conversation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 28, 2017

I considered eating at this place for the location close to the museum district and hotels.
Well I enjoyed the pub so much I went twice during my visit to Philadelphia breakfast was delicious so many items to choose from with a little twist. Dinner was equally tasty, I don't drink but the bar looked well stocked with top shelf wine and spirits. My husband and I will be returning soon.

Tags: Fun, Great for Brunch, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Great service, Irish breakfast was excellent....

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on April 27, 2017

We made a reso here on the first night of the NFL draft. Worked out perfectly to get out of the crush of people. The whole day was great starting with the Phillies ending with the draft and a great meal in between.

Tags: Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, People Watching, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Our party came to eat after the Philly Love Run. We had to move our reservation up a half hour and we were quickly changed. I asked for seating for a person with some physical limitation and was accommodated with no problem. Food was very satisfying after being out in the weather for three hours. Atmosphere was fun as many of the patrons were coming from the run at that time. First visit there and I would go back. Staff was very pleasant.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Fun, Cozy, Casual
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Received outstanding service from Ellen. Her recommendation on our appetizer was spot on. I appreciated them honoring my reservation on a busy night and seating us in an area away from the bar noise.

Tags: Happy Hour, Outstanding Value, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on February 28, 2017

Excellent service. Sat outside on the patio with great views of City Hall and Center City. I had the short rib grilled cheese which was very tasty!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Atlantic City)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Great place! Beer menu was extensive and GOOD! Food was delicious, especially the Short Rib Mac & Cheese (to die for!) It was February but the weather was so nice we sat outside and enjoyed the street scene. We will definitely be going back!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Outstanding Value, Fun, Authentic, Comfort Food, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Went for the first time during lunch for work. I am a new Center City worker and browsed OpenTable for ideas. It was in walking distance and the food was served fast and hot. Not a cheap lunch but certainly worth considering!

Tags: Seasonal, Vibrant Bar Scene, Kid-friendly, Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Fun, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 23, 2017

A rainy and windy night, so it was less noisy than usual but service was right on the mark and the hummus plate was just right.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The roast beef in my sandwich was overdone and dry. My husband's burger was nearly raw inside. He requested medium well!
Bad experience overall.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 19, 2017

Awesome truly looking to return to this great restaurant. Definitely will recommend this to all!!

Tags: Scenic View, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2016

Stayed at Windsor Suites Hotel and the restaurant was connected so didn't have to go outside to get in which was nice given the chilly weather. Enjoyed the food and flight of beer. Live band was good too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Great Beer
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Very enjoyable all around. Excellent food, service and ambiance. We liked so much that we went there the next night!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Comfort Food, Authentic, Quick Bite, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Nice, 2 level, bar and grill. Good menu with lots of options. Nice bar and grill type of vibe with good food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 3, 2016

Very much impressed with the presentation of the food and the taste. Normally replaces fries with a side salad is disappointing but not here. The side salad was incredible and complimented the bbq blue cheese burger perfectly. I highly recommend this place.

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Vibrant Bar Scene, Outstanding Value, Great Beer, Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 23, 2016

Everything was great! They were very busy, but very attentive. Quick with beer and food -max n cheese was delicious as was the fish and chips!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Fun, Great Beer, Live Music
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 16, 2016

I reserved through OpenTable but when I reached there, on time, they told me that they don't have a table for me. Pathetic. I end up sitting at bar to eat

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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 4, 2016

Noise, Noise, Noise. Could not talk to each other. Decibel nightmare. Food good. Will never go back.

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