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Murphy's, Atlanta, GA

Murphy's

4.8
4.8
5063 Reviews
$30 and under
American
For over 40 years, Murphy's has ranked among Atlanta's best restaurants, famous for best brunch and creative lunch and dinner cuisine. Chef Andy Tran creates seasonal American menus with small plates to share, salads, and favorite entrees: Brisket, Salmon, Roasted Chicken, and Steaks. Our in-house bakery creates fresh breads and desserts. Our retail wine shop provides outstanding wines to diners by the glass or bottle at value prices, with every Tuesday wine tastings. The decor combines exposed-brick walls with French café doors to divide tables among quiet spaces ideal for conversation, either inside the cozy dining room or outside on the patio. Valet parking during peak hours. Private dining available.

Our Patio seating is first come, first served and seats only parties of 4 or less. Requests for patio seating are not guaranteed. Inclement weather will also cause us to close all patio seating.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 123 times today
Experiences are available.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (404) 872-0904
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Andy Tran
  • Private party facilities
    Murphy's offers private dining with a number of menu selections and room settings for any occasion. Whether it be an intimate luncheon, a holiday occasion or a unique social gathering, we work closely with you to plan the perfect event. Please email events@murphysvh.com for information.
  • Private party contact
    Candice Hart: (404) 872-0904
  • Neighborhood
    Virginia Highland
  • Cross street
    North Highland Ave
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet offered every evening and Saturday and Sunday from noon until close.
  • Public transit
    Marta Bus 16 leaves the Marta Rail Station at Five Points in downtown Atlanta and travels up N Highland Ave passing Murphy's.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • St. Patrick's Day

    Mar 17, 2024 only
    Join us for our Annual St. Patrick's Day Celebration here at Murphy's Restaurant. John Maschinot and the Kinnigans will be performing starting at 5PM and we will be serving traditional Irish Fare for Dinner! Classics like Lamb Stew, Corned Beef with Colcannon Potatoes, Roasted Salmon, Finnan Haddie soup and homemade soda bread will be offered. And did we mention the Whiskey Cake!?? Not to mention cocktail specials and maybe a bit of an Irish Jig... We hope to see you and your family there!
    St. Patrick's Day Photo

What 5,063 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Atlanta Metro

    American

  • Atlanta

    Neighborhood gem

  • Atlanta

    American

  • Atlanta

    Most Booked

5,063 Reviews
  1. Sandra

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was great. I take my staff to lunch a couple of times a year and they love it.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Murphy's Restaurant in Atlanta's Virginia Highlands neighborhood exceeded expectations. The extensive wine selection showcased variety and quality. From appetizers to dessert, the food was not only delicious but also well-presented. The service was impeccable, providing a seamless dining experience. The immaculate atmosphere added to the overall charm. A noteworthy detail is the convenient valet parking at Wells Fargo bank across the street, costing only two dollars and conveniently validated by Murphy's – just remember to leave a tip for the valet service.

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  3. BethM

    Atlanta Metro

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a winner. Good food, and good service all around.

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  4. GregT

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Met friends for brunch, relaxed setting. Tasty menu options.

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  5. Penelope

    Las Vegas

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Murphy's is always special. Great food and ambiance. Service at the bar was spotty.

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  6. GigiG

    Atlanta Metro

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I like to meet up with friends at Murphys because it's one of those places where you can hear each, linger, and have great lunch choices. My friend and I both ordered teh calamari as an app (always delicious), and our salads were delicious and plentiful. We sat on the patio where we were never forgotten and received great service. This restaurant is certain to please.

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  7. Davidga7

    Atlanta Metro

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Have really come to expect more from Murphy’s. In the past the food was exciting and tasty. This time, it was just so so. I think Murphy’s needs to step up their game and get back to the level it used to be. The menu seems more limited now and the offerings are both overpriced and lower quality.

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  8. LoriW

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I ordered French toast. It was both overcooked (burnt) and undercooked (moist) inside. The glaze on the banana tasted burnt while the banana itself was not ripe—or nearly ripe. Service was friendly but disappointing. She vanished for long periods and we had to go ask to pay our checks after waiting so long for the server to come back.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Mississippi

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    My first experience at Murphy’s was phenomenal! The food was great and the service was amazing so I decided to go back for a second time. This time wasn’t so good. I made a reservation, but upon arrival I noticed open seating at the bar so I decided to sit there. I waited at least 15 mins before the waiter took my order after bringing my drink. He did offer the bread/muffins while I waited, he was very inattentive, and he did not check on me, nor did he refill my water after at all… the bar area was not busy at the time. I asked for ketchup and it took almost 10 mins before I had to remind to that I didn’t get the ketchup. I ordered the Egg Slum Mulligan with scramble eggs and no peppers and it was dry as ever. No seasoning or sauce, just fry eggs, potatoes, bacon and andouille sausage, which is why I asked for ketchup. This experience was nothing like my first visit.

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  10. EmmaJ

    Atlanta Metro

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service delicious food! Will be back soon

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  11. LoriM

    Atlanta Metro

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Tony was a great server Our group of 4 had great food and drinks. Was a bit too hot at first in the enclosed outdoor seating but once the heater was turned all, all was comfortable

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  12. PeachieKeenDiner

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great brunch menu with variety of egg Benedict options. Also a full menu of brunch cocktails and coffee drinks. Delicious complimentary biscuit basket for a starter

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  13. nichehodge

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    1st time at Murphy's was great! Alex, our server was attentive and polite. The food was delivered in a reasonable time and delicious. We were seated in a corner, but for 2 people, it was ok. We were satisfied and would definitely return in the future. Thank you!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved our whole experience! Our server was so sweet! Hate that I don’t recall her name! But the service and food was delicious!

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  15. ScottW

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for date night Saturday, great spot in virginia highlands, staff was highly accommodating

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was awesome! The staff extremely nice and accommodating. We can’t say enough about our waiter Ashton. He was absolutely amazing. The food was delicious and is definitely worth coming back for as well.

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  17. Jazzy

    Atlanta Metro

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best brunch in Atlanta. I have patronized Murphys for years, service, food quality and ambiance was superb. Special shot out to our waiter “Wild Bill”, he was amazing!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food! The brisket was awesome! Service was great!!

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  19. Andrew

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I’ll be back! The steak frites was amazing, and you gotta get a dessert and a coffee!

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  20. MicheleJ

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal place to eat! We arrived with a fluctuating number in our party between 15-13 and multiple changes in between. Jasmine the manager was so patient, flexible and understanding and we admire her hospitality and managerial skill. It’s a hard job and she is killing it. Also, our waitress Johnny was an absolute love and efficient, kind and with a great sense of humor. This was all before the delicious food arrived, very timely and with an understanding that we had an event to get to on the back end. They absolutely nailed it and we are utterly grateful they gave us a perfect last team supper. Would highly recommend!! 🥰

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and ambiance. I enjoyed the brunch waffle.

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  22. PriscillaA

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The trout was exceptionally good. Wonderful blend of flavors and balance. We also enjoyed the apple pie.

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  23. DianeP

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    At the risk of causing further overcrowding, Murphy's is 5 star!! The fragrance of the amazing food engulfs you upon entering. The ambiance and friendly staff are engaging right from the start. The portions are perfect, the bartenders don't skimp on the alcohol, and the other patrons are pleasant and kind. If you pick off-peak days/times to go, you will find ample parking and less crowding. Reservations are strongly suggested.

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  24. PaulW

    Atlanta Metro

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great (as always) and Bria was an excellent server! ❤️

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  25. BRIANL

    Atlanta Metro

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We started with the Smoked Salmon Flatbread and Panko Crusted Crab Cake for appetizers. Great choices. We had Steak Frites, Carolina Trout, and Lobster Cobb Salad for entrées. All dishes were cooked to perfection. Great atmosphere. If you're celebrating an anniversary or need a great date spot, I recommend this restaurant.

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  26. hangs

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I went here for the first to grab lunch with a friend, and it did NOT disappoint. The quality and atmosphere were great. Cozy and intimate. We had the ricotta grilled sourdough and shishito peppers for apps and entrees, chicken burger, and atlantic salmon. All was amazing! We ended up with key lime pie for dessert, which was good because you can taste the coconut flakes. To top everything off, they have a full-time barista on site, and we opted in for some coffee. Vanilla latte was delicious. Murphy is the place! You won't walk away disappointed

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  27. JordynS

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I might always be a fan of Murphy’s. My favorite dishes on their menu haven’t changed in years and that’s probably why I love it, because the service is inconsistent and sometimes it’s just too noisy with lighting that’s too bright. Here are my favorite dishes: Braised Brisket Brussels Sprouts Key Lime Pie

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  28. Atlantalady

    Atlanta Metro

    11 reviews

    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a Sunday at 6:30PM; not too busy but the table and bar services were both very slow all evening. The food quality was good but it used to be great yeas ago. This is my second meal there in 4 months and food quality was just goods both times. I will not hurry back. Someone else's food was delivered to our table and we had to hail our waiter to get it to the right table. That food ended up on our bill, and the Daily Special (my entree) was priced higher on the bill than on the menu so we had to send the bill back for correction.

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  29. StephanieA

    Western NC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good but we ordered steak cooked medium well that came to the table pink. We asked for a correction and got one but it took awhile and it still wasn’t awesome. Caesar salad was lovely as were the Parmesan fries. My mahi mahi was good but covered in a lot of sauce. The apple pie dessert was wonderful. The ambience is perfect.

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  30. NoCC

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always good and the atmosphere is cheerful

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  31. PaulB

    Alabama

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Atlanta spot. Everything is good. You can’t go wrong on the menu.

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  32. Peggy

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Had great appetizers, drinks and desserts. All were very good & good service. Great neighborhood restaurant.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never disappoints! A long time favorite for us.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Food & ambiance was good. The serve was mediocre at best. Didn't really check on us once we received our food.

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  35. BillF

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a really nice brunch! Server was excellent - food was too!

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  36. johnc

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was excellent. Super friendly and attentive. The food was excellent

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  37. FEP13

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently excellent and moderately priced. Valet parking is only a few steps from the restaurant. Murphy's Old Fashioned is one the best in the city.

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  38. JustBee

    Atlanta Metro

    120 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    120 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Murphys delivers a consistently good experience. Excellent food and service. Loved the featured soup - lemon chicken!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I always love Murphy’s. Great food, service and ambiance.

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  40. AshleyR

    Atlanta Metro

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were in ATL for business and this was a recommended restaurant. The food and drinks were fabulous. It’s a cute restaurant with a great ambiance in a fun neighborhood. We had specially crafted drinks that were great. I had the lobster roll with fries and the sticky toffee pudding for dessert. Everything was excellent. My coworkers had steak frites and brisket they said was amazing. I’d highly recommend Murphy’s!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Murphy's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 872-0904.

Murphy's is rated 4.8 stars by 5063 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 123 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Murphy's

997 Virginia Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306

Additional information

  • Cross street
    North Highland Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Virginia Highland
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 8:30 am–3:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Complimentary Valet offered every evening and Saturday and Sunday from noon until close.
  • Public transit
    Marta Bus 16 leaves the Marta Rail Station at Five Points in downtown Atlanta and travels up N Highland Ave passing Murphy's.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Andy Tran
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (404) 872-0904
  • Private party facilities
    Murphy's offers private dining with a number of menu selections and room settings for any occasion. Whether it be an intimate luncheon, a holiday occasion or a unique social gathering, we work closely with you to plan the perfect event. Please email events@murphysvh.com for information.
  • Private party contact
    Candice Hart: (404) 872-0904
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