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Murphy's Pub and Grill

138 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
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  • Bar Seating
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Gastro Pub, Comfort Food, American
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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
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Phone number
(605) 791-2244
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jeff Butler
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Private party facilities
We offer two spaces for private functions ranging in size from 60 and under to 130 and under.
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Private party contact
Allesha Cortez: (605) 393-5931
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Cross street
Main Street/9th St
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 138 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (South Dakota)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

The, dining experience was wonderful!! Adam was expectional waiter making sure that our drinks were full, keeping us informed on food , was coming checking too see if everything was all right. Our food was o. K. My wife's skirt steak taco was dry and her tortilla was charred, taking away all flavor. But to Murphy,s credit it was a test run and Adam took the taco off our check. I had the buffalo meatloaf it was tasty, but it could have been a little bit warmer on the plate. But overall the service was absolutely terrific, I would try this place again and definitely give them another chance. Sincerely Dale Hagen.

MarieL (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

A little hit and miss: great tasting food, missing ingredient on Portobello, asparagus potatoes ( the Portobello's :-(
- chicken was warm, potatoes and vegetables were cold-plating inconsistent.

Request by guest not filled (server was asked if dessert could be swapped for soup); servers seemed overworked (way too many tables he had to deal with)

Ashley (South Dakota)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Their normally great food was disappointing for Restaurant Week (we had the beer and cheese soup, lobster Mac and cheese, s’more dessert). The soup was almost...gritty? Croutons were an odd touch. The lobster Mac was alright but again, not great. The s’more dessert was *very* smoky flavored, not in good way in that it was overpowering and didn’t pair well with the sweeter cheesecake and graham cracker crumble. It wasn’t a campfire smoky taste, it was...odd. Overall I wouldn’t recommend any the dishes we tried that day.

The waitstaff were good, service was good, their new food was a miss.

OpenTable Diner (South Dakota)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Food was great and we hope some of the dishes from the Test Kitchen menu and the Restaurant Week menu would make it on Murphy's everyday menu, in particular the Tequila-Lime Marinated Chicken White Chili and the Pan Sauteed Chicken with rosemary potatoes, asparagus & portabella mushrooms. The cocktails were interesting, too, especially Chocolate Covered Cherry martini and Spanish and Moroccan Coffee.

OpenTable Diner (South Dakota)
3.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

I was SO disappointed because it was my daughter's birthday and I had brought in an ice cream cake the day before as a SURPRISE....I also made a table reservation as recommended. When we arrived the stupid host asked the reservation name and then proceeded to loudly ask, 'Didn't somebody bring a cake in under that name?' I just stared at him as my daughter was standing right next to me. He then stupidly asked the same question again loudly and that's when I answered him in a not so nice way that he had blown the surprise. No apology or anything as he seated us.....
Our server Adam was amazing and saved the day even though he couldn't find the cake for awhile...he provided candles, plates, etc...Thank you Adam!
So beware of any 'surprise ' birthday celebrations....

OpenTable Diner (South Dakota)
4.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

The only good food here is the fried pickles. ....................................................................

75CK (South Dakota)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Our waiter was great! We asked him for suggestions and he knew everything about the menu and what sides would pair well with the entrée. We were all very pleased with our food. The drinks were also very good, we had bloody marys and a local brew.

MegletW (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food, good drink options, fun vibe. Managed to be a good option for families, dates, and sports watching all at the same time. We had a little trouble with our order, but the waiter and manager were more than willing to make it right. Would definitely go back.

TAMS (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was ok, but the way our server treated us ruined the whole meal. Not a people person at all!! You ask for anything he looked put out to go get. In town for visit , but would never go back because of this man.

vipStan (Denver)
4.0  Dined on October 17, 2017

Not recommended. Four of us had dinner here two nights ago.

We ordered salads, burgers, fish and chips, meatloaf. For dessert: carrot cake/coffee.

Food was quite good with the highest marks for the meatloaf and carrot cake. The latter was exceptional. The other items were good, not great.

The salads were all served with balsamic vinegar (not vinaigrette) so it was tough to get down. The waitress ignored specific requests for the salads: ranch dressing in one case, no onions in another case. She brought the requested additional tartar sauce for the fish after a lengthy delay, at which point the fish was eaten.

The cocktails were well made, the beer was cold.

The service was harried and inept. The poor service marred what would otherwise have been a pretty good meal.

We, alas, won't be back.

vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined on October 9, 2017

Service really ruined the experience at Murphy’s tonight.

OpenTable Diner (South Dakota)
5.0  Dined on September 23, 2017

By far, my favorite place in Rapid City!! Always take my visitors to dine here, hwve held meetings, birthday parties,and going away parties here.

OpenTable Diner (South Dakota)
5.0  Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, fantastic service, a really good dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

Fun service good portions nice size servicers friendly and good

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on August 24, 2017

We were on a tour and made reservations for Murphy's based on reviews we read on line before our trip started. The food was great, especially the Bison Meatloaf. I would highly recommend making Murphy's a place to pop in and enjoy. We enjoyed it so much, we went there 3 times in two days!

Marsh (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 21, 2017

Great beer and wine selection, very creative and extensive menu, the food surpassed our expectations. It was tasty and nice presentation. We were in Rapid City 3 nights and ate there twice. Went there because of the reviews and we weren't disappointed. Highly recommend it.

Marsh (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Great menu with lots of different types of food that are unique and original in addition to the normal pub food. We had an attentative and great waitress. She offered some great recommendations which we took and were very happy with. Highly recommend it. We are going back again tonight on our final day in town.

Visitingsouthdak (Salt Lake City)
1.0  Dined on August 11, 2017

No thanks. Idk why anyone would like it. I had the bbq pulled pork, very spicey, the coleslaw was disgusting. Tried the meatloaf which tasted like hamburger. A waste of money. Hardle saw the waiter.

vipDMac (Jackson Hole)
5.0  Dined on August 10, 2017

We took our daughters here while vacationing in the area. The service (Bryce was our server) was excellent and the food was delicious. We had the dirty chips and the sausage sampler for starters, salmon salad, open face meatloaf sandwich, pulled pork sandwich and the kids mac & cheese and everyone was very pleased. Lovely patio.

OpenTable Diner (South Dakota)
4.0  Dined on August 9, 2017

Business meal for 10 people. Since private room was not available, we were offered the patio and took that. Setup was done before our arrival and quickly greeted. Meal arrived promptly and waiter was cordial, but not attentive after delivering food -- possibly because he could see that we were in discussion and did not want to interrupt, but we needed catsup that we had to go inside to get and took a long time for drink refills. Still overall experience was great and we would return. On a personal note, I dropped my cloth napkin and when I went to retrieve it, it was covered with dog hair. Are dogs allowed on the patio dining area?