FUUD: Murphy’s Bar & Grill

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One of my favorite things about working in downtown was the bounty of lunch options.

Whatever you’re craving — pho, ahi poke, tomato bisque, carne asada burritos, crepes, vegetarian spanakopita — you can find in a four-block radius.

And when you’re in the mood for a pint of beer at lunch — because you’re having that kind of day — or homemade blueberry pie, you can head to Murphy’s Bar & Grill (@murphysdowntown) on the corner of Merchant and Nuuanu.

This longtime neighborhood pub has been a favorite lunch spot for years. But hardcore patrons know that on Fridays, owner Don Murphy pulls out his secret weapon: his wife’s homemade pies.

And they sell out fast.

Here’s what we had on a recent Friday, pies included:

Murphy's Bar & Grill

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Murphy's is that great neighborhood pub. It's been serving folks traditional Irish pub fare since 1987.

Murphy’s Bar & Grill, 2 Merchant St. Restaurant hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday through Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday, 5-9 p.m. Sunday. Phone: (808) 531-0422