Murphy's

4.7
2973 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Good for a Date
  • Casual
For over 39 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, Georgia trout, roasted chicken, steaks, and flatbread. 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.

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What 2973 People Are Saying
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4.6
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our 2nd time. We love the restaurant. Each time we come to town we go there. It is fun and the food is great....

LG
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our waitress, Jai was exceptionally good! Very bright disposition / spirit.

L
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Chicken on the salad was incredibly dry. Everything else was fine

GL
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service that I’ve come to expect at Murphy’s.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

It was the first time that I hadn’t loved my dish. I had the market fish. It was not as good or well seasoned as I’d expected. It was the first time I was disappointed by Murphy’s. The food has always been delicious. The grilled artichokes also needed more flavor. I asked for drawn salted butter and that helped. Cookies were delicious.

AR
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wanting a special night out to unwind and get away from the cares of the world...Murphy’s accommodated nicely.

p
Atlanta
32 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We had not been in Murphy’s for almost 20-years. No reason why, we remembered it was good but the place, it was just not top of mind. But we were meeting some people for a birthday dinner and Murphy’s was centrally-located.
Wow! Murphy’s is definitely top of mind now.
Great food, service, atmosphere. Good prices for the quality of food, and a great neighborhood vibe.
We’ll be back... soon.

DC
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 4

Birthday lunch with a friend. Had the mango chicken salad which was uninspired, seriously boring, not at all worthy.

M
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

I’ve been to Murphy’s many times. Usually it’s a dependably good meal. Tonight was not. Something was just off. Our server was clearly running around, but did her best.

First, I ordered the soup, which was basically just salsa. The steak was very greasy and too fatty to enjoy. My first drink, the watermelon drink, was too bitter. My date had the mushroom soup and she loved it. Then she had the steak salad and thought it was just ok. I enjoyed nothing I ordered, but she at least loved the soup. For the price paid for dinner, it was not a good meal. Highly disappointed.

SM
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Food was just average. I guess I expected more from a restaurant that is so well known. The server was nice, but a bit over attentive, she kept breaking into our discussion for somewhat unimportant questions.

SP
Western NC
6 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Great food as always. Noise level from adjacent tables was very high and disturbing. Service was slow despite a hard working waitress. Have enjoyed Murphy’s for years and will continue...hoping next time for a less noisy experience.

A
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s been years since I’ve been back to Murphy’s.The bartender Will Simpson is absolutely amazing! He made ours they absolutely spectacular. He recommended all our dishes and made us some amazing drinks! Great addition to the team! My wife and I will definitely be back.

J
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was exceptional!

TP
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been coming to Murphy's for 25 years now and each time we come it is a treat. First when Mr. Murphy had the sandwich shop to today with this beautiful restaurant - congratulations for always serving the best with the best staff. Thank you.

SM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always enjoyable.

A
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved everything about our dining experience Wednesday night. They have a BBQ special on Wednesday nights. The special happened to be BBQ ribs, which were AMAZING by the way! The service was outstanding and the ambiance was very relaxing and chilled. I’ve been for brunch server all times but this was a first for dinner!! Keep the BBQ ribs on the menu!

JC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Murphy's is a high-end, neighborhood experience. The staff is wonderful, attentive without being invasive, and knowledgeable. Perfect for dates or nice meals with friends and family.

OT
Atlanta
197 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Murphy’s is a staple in the highlands. Crab cake which is normally wonderful had not been well picked for shells! The chicken tortilla soup definitely not up to par - not much flavor at all. Won’t repeat that selection! Still we love Murphy’s as everyone can have an off night!

s
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service was wonderful. We all had a great time!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed my time at Murphy’s. Food and drinks were phenomenal.

KF
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a solid choice...personable comfortable service..menu has just enough selection to keep it interesting and the kitchen is consistently very good.

TE
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As always, Outstanding. I don't know why we don't eat there more.

OT
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner

BB
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was wonderful, as expected!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food, nice variety

B
Charleston
41 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was our first dinner experience. We had been at brunch before. It was last minute during a festival last year. Both brunch and dinner were wonderful. We had our grandchildren with us both times. They are very accommodating. Great service! Great food for my meat eating family and a delicious vegetarian option for me. Kids meals were good, too! We had them leave the ham off and do a grilled cheese for our grandaughter. Will definitely go back!

OT
Atlanta
29 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The new to the menu lemon sole is delicious and the brisket is always an excellent choice.

BB
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great food and customer service!

BH
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service! I had the lobster salad. It was fresh and HUGE!

J
E. Tennessee
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

From the excellent valet parking to the wonderful appetizers to the main course, Murphy's is a top class restaurant. Their wine selection is impeccable and the food divine.

F
Atlanta
66 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 3

Murphy's is in its 4th decade and I have visited it for about as long. Always has been a special spot for us. Great location in VA Highlands, good food, and plenty of interesting folks to enjoy. All of this is still true, but the Sunday wait staff at dinner this week just suffered from lack of "What is a waiter to do"??? From water service, drinks, incorrect orders, no serving spoons for sides and not ever asking if we needed anything. Its not that she wasn't nice, it is just no sense that she knew what a wait staff was supposed to do. For an establishment with many decades of service I am not sure if it is time for Murphy's to close and move on. You have too many choices in Atlanta.....best to go somewhere where the service and the restaurant meet your expectations.

JL
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding as usual. Please make sure to save room for dessert when you goto Murphys...the bonzo cake is unbelievable.

RJ
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We eat brunch on Saturday or Sunday every chance we get. Good value and always good food. Great place to meet friends, too. Quaint local neighborhood feel and it's close to the Beltline and Piedmont park. Haven't tried their wine list too much but it seems extensive.

B
Atlanta
128 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Murphy’s is absolutely excellent in every way. Be sure to order the avocado toast! And you can’t go wrong with the Murphy’s Burger or the Spinach Chicken and Bacon burger. Delicious!

HT
Atlanta
23 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

We enjoyed a delicious meal al fresco. Surprisingly the patio is cool enough even on these summer evenings. There are fans and a/c vents moving air. The Lobster Cobb Salad is yummm. The Springer was the best surprise and we all enjoyed a few bites as it is a huge portion. The Bistro Steak is a classic for a meat/potatoes person. One person ordered the meatloaf and loved it- moist, savory and beautifully presented on some mashed potatoes. Murphys has been a go to restaurant for over 40 years. What a nice treat to have owners who have been able to stay current and not lose the charm of a neighborhood cafe!

MM
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

I have been to Murphy's two Sundays in a row for brunch and have also been there for dinner. The brunch food is very good. I enjoyed the Portobello mushroom frittata as well as the pancakes which were like homemade. My companion loved the shrimp and grits. Service was great. Wait staff checked to make sure you were okay but did not hover. Great place for a good home cooked style meal.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful service and the drinks were so good!! Went for dessert for my anniversary—so delicious!!!

S
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Always consistent, always very pleasing! Murphy's lived up to expectations once more! We split the Lobster Cobb Salad and Steak and sat on the patio Sat night at 8:30. The wine tasting bar was busy but not over crowded; the inside restaurant was very active - we found the patio a much quieter option. Its great to love a restaurant that does a suburb job, provides great service and has options!

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We very much enjoyed our first visit to Murphy’s. However we were vert disappointed in the time it took to get our car from valet. Ridiculous long wait.

LL
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Atmosphere is wonderful...but crowded for parties of people or families. Otherwise, an excellent dining experience!

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