Con Murphy's Irish Pub

4.7
237 Reviews
$30 and under
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.


Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 237 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.5
ambience
4.5
value
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90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KathyB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were very good! Will definitely go back!

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JohnadetteS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food5service2ambience2

Service wasnt awful but wasn’t great either. My biggest issue was the cleanliness of the establishment overall. Came in for a girls brunch during our trip & since the restaurant was attached to our hotel it seemed perfect for a brunch to end our vacation. Coffee cups were dirty & there was MOLD & dirt all inside of the sugar caddies we were given. We made our server aware & she did not seemed surprised by this. Which made us a little concerned with the cleanliness of the kitchen where our food was prepared. Although the food was tasty we left feeling concerned & probably will never return.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Fabulous service. So glad they’re open again. Mariah was a great server. Manager made a point to check in with us.

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lmhoch
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious

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KathleenB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Out with my son to visit Philly and celebrate his graduation. We sat outside and had a nice time. Only problem, the wait staff was terrible. Only 6 tables and we barely saw our waitress (no water refills, never asked if I wanted another coffee, etc).

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on January 23, 2021

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and to share your experience. I sincerely apologize that you received poor service. We take great pride in both our food and our service and this is not typical. I hope that you will give us another chance next time you are in Philly.

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MarianneH
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and atmosphere. Good food. Convenient location with adjacent parking garage.

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Katie
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The server was excellent. I will start with that. She had many tables and was still very attentive. The main issue was the Food service. We went at about 1 pm on a Saturday. I ordered the eggs Benedict and it first came out with a hair on it.. They took it back and made me a new one but the hollandaise was broken. I was hungry so I ate it anyway. Everyone at my table did not get their food at the same time. Two of the dishes came out maybe 15 minutes after mine and it was a salad and a flatbread which really should not take as long as it did. They did comp my drink to make up for the first Benedict , but it was pretty clear the kitchen was not organized or they couldn't handle the Saturday lunch crowd.. even though we had a reservation. Again, the server couldn't have been nicer which is why I still gave a decent rating, but I will not be going back. Also, being located on a busy street expect to have noise from traffic.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, very fresh!!

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on October 26, 2020

Thanks so much! We're so glad you enjoyed it. Come back again soon!

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Melange
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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KateM
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 25, 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 September 23, 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 September 22, 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 September 16, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

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MarkB
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 16, 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 August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. No complaints

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on September 11, 2020

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on August 30, 2020

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

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ShannonB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Server was courteous.

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on August 30, 2020

Shannon thank you so much for the awesome review!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on August 30, 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 August 15, 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 August 30, 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
10 reviews
Dined on August 9, 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 August 30, 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 August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on August 30, 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 August 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on August 30, 2020

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

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

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

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on August 30, 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 July 24, 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 August 30, 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 July 11, 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 August 30, 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 March 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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YvonneR
1 review
Dined on March 6, 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 February 15, 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 February 15, 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 February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and beer selection.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 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 February 12, 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 January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience here. Large menu with tons of options.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 18, 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 January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Con Murphy's Irish Pub
Responded on February 12, 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 January 17, 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 January 15, 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 January 13, 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 December 31, 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.

AJ
AliceJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

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

Con Murphy's Irish Pub is rated 4.7 stars by 237 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 reservations at the moment.

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