Murphy's

4.7
2811 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date
For over 38 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 Murphy's burger. 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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Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Food is delicious, service is great, atmosphere is really nice, and the wine selection is great!

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional experience from beginning to end!!

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AS
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Consistently good food with a nice mix of dishes to please everyone. A little pricey for the quantity and quality, but worth it for the occasional splurge.

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NA
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Oh my food was awesome. I had the fried chicken sandwich the chicken breast was so tender and full of flavor. My server Dunstan made lunch on Tuesday perfect. Should have tipped him more. Only 1 thing made me sad, no sweet tea. I am a Southern Belle living in the South.

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TC
Austin
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great service, solid food & overall great experience. Same as I remember it from 25 years ago.

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful lunch date with my husband. The food was excellent and the service on par. We’ll definitely be back!

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SM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food, as per usual, was excellent. The Guinness Braised Beef is outstanding. We also tried the special bread pudding, the crispy brussel sprouts, and the Murphy's Old Fashioned. Loved it all. They were hosing a St. Patrick's dinner, and had a wonderful band, Ah Surely!. The music was lovely without being too loud. I would have loved to try the Lamb Stew, but they had run out. Oh well, I loved what I had!

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GM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Good hearty food. Lively and a bit noisy (on St. Patrick's Day). Live Irish band. A good time was had by all.

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M
Atlanta
17 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Underwhelming food and overpriced to boot. Won’t be back for awhile.

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L
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Only problem, too many tables squeezed together and, consequently, noise level extremely high--to the point of being unable to talk to my dining guest. Tables should not be inches apart (talking 6").

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OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food, knowledgeable wait staff and somelier

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t
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Excellent food and service. Staff pleasant and helpful.

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V
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

My husband always takes me to Murphy! my favorite place to eat when he has a chance. We do not live in the area and we do travel and I can tell you it is worth the travel. Delicious meal great atmosphere.

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TK
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

This was my 2nd visit!!!! All of my silverware and glasses were dirty!! The server changed the water glass and I order a mimosa and the wine glass had dried lipstick on it!!! Of course, I was not comfortable eating my food because it all that was dirty, what about the pots, plates and stoves they’re using to prepare the food!!! Very alarming not to mention the prices are not cheap!!!

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PB
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our server, Dustin, was on point, informed, and personable. Our lunch was perfect!

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DK
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding spot. The food is incredible! Good luck finding parking but if you do... It is worth it.

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R
Tampa
9 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, awesome atmosphere

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VG
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

The service is impeccable. When you ask for a cup of hot water and a cup of coffee, it is brought immediately with butter and two jams and small muffins. Biscuits are to brag about.

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m
Charleston
63 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Had the std Murphy’s experience: Good food and fun time.

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LC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food, great wine, attentive service. Thank You! Will be definitely back soon!

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MM
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Murphy's is one of my favorite restaurants in the neighborhood. It is cozy and charming in its setting and the food and service are reliably superior.

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ST
Atlanta
39 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Valencia was our server - she was great -- food was delicious!!!!

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BT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great service. Great food. I will definitely return!

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CO
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food and drinks were way overpriced. It was very loud and hard to carry on a conversation. I was there to celebrate my daughters birthday so, we had fun regardless...

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OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

I requested a quiet table on my Open Table reservation, we were seated in the middle of several tables. The server was good but had a very soft voice. The food, as always was very delicious, prepared and presented in a very approvingly manner.

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S
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Girlfriends met at Murphys for catch up dinner. My 2 out of town guests were so impressed with their food, our server, and our overall experience. Never had a bad meal at Murphy's! Please keep doing what you're doing.

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JS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely. Murphy's is always a lovely dining experience. The wait staff is energetic, polite, professional and knowledgeable about the menu. I really like the elegant simplicity of the menu as well. The absolutely ONLY thing I would change about the location is the challenge of parking. Otherwise...a very nice evening.

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NW
Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Favorite neighborhood restaurant. We went for my birthday. Food is consistently excellent. Price are reasonable. Brussel sprouts should also be on your appetizer menu. They are the best. Our Server - Gabbie was amazing. Keep up the great work. Would love to see more shrimp and seafood specials.

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GL
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yasmin our waitress was excellent as was the food

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MM
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 4

Ambience was good. Service was pretty bad. It took a while to get our food. Brisket was good, but steak too “fatty”.

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J
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

There was a road work when we dined.

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AD
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I loved this place! The food was amazing and our waiter was phenomenal. Food was worth the price! Will be going back a lot!

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D
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

The food is great, consistent. Our waiter was simply fantastic. Great experience!

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G
Atlanta
10 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The primary negative was lack of parking. There was no offsite valet and staff seemed clueless as to why. we solved that issue by moving a plastic traffic cone out of an empty parking space out front and parking there!

Food was excellent - a real gourmet kitchen; service was good and ambience was also good, even a little romantic. Biggest disappointment regarding the food was I had no room for dessert. (which greets you at the front door from its glass showcase!) If money is an issue then save up for this meal on a special day because it is worth it. We will return.

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DM
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

It ended up great. However it started with a negative experience by the woman hostess. We had reservations for 5:30. The restaurant was pretty empty. She proceeded to take us to two very unfavorable tables. It made me want to leave. She clearly was dumping us at bad tables.

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TH
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Such a great place! The food was absolutely great! The service was fast and right and the decor is definitely warm and inviting.

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V
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall great experience, it was my date & I first time visiting & needless to say it was perfect

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 1

While the food was very good and the wait staff was satisfactory, I found the overall experience and ambiance of Murphy's to be abysmal and disappointing. This visit was my first time dining at Murphy's and was unsure how the restaurant was laid out or how big the restaurant really was. In addition, I brought out of town guests with me to entertain and experience a recommended and well-known Atlanta restaurant.

We were unimpressed with how we were treated by the three employees at the host/hostess stand upon arrival; as well as, the table that they sat us at - which was outside! - in February! We were dressed appropriately for an evening dinner (no jeans,t-shirt or casual wear) but not for outside. When I questioned the temperature of the location of where our table was? and, if this was the entire dining area of the restaurant? and, if there were other tables available? ..... I was brushed off and told that they would 'turn the heater up and yes this is the table that was reserved for us" and then she quickly walked off. Because of this interaction, my guests mentioned that they did not want to make a scene and said it was fine --- but in reality, it wasn't fine. So as not to embarrass my guests and to not disrupt our evening, I remained cooperative for their sake and did not ask for an alternate dining table (nor did I know if there was one at the time of seating since this was my first time dining at Murphy's). I could tell that my guests were were uncomfortable throughout the meal and so was I. It wasn't until the first guest returned from the use of the bathroom that they mentioned that there was an entire restaurant and dining area beyond the hostess stand. I was extremely disappointed hearing this and then more disappointed seeing the 'real' restaurant when I left the table. Reservations were made early in the week to avoid sitting in this type of atmosphere. Overall, the dining experience was unacceptable.

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HM
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was very charming and great for Valentine's Day! A little packed in but expected for a popular location on a popular date night. Definitely want to go again on a calmer night. Really loved the mussels!

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BS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 4

Service was slow with multiple mistakes on food and drink orders.

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