Services lunch, dinner, drinks, and coffee. Elevator available.
Dan B. Murphy’s Restaurant and Bar is the perfect casual spot for delicious food, tasty drinks, and live music with an even better view.
Daniel Murphy was inspired to re-open Dan B’s after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the original, which opened in 1981. “We bought it from my grandparents in 2005” he explained. In October 2017, he resurrected a classic, bringing back all of Old Town’s favorite dishes, including his grandmother’s roast beef po’boy, which she created thirty years ago.
“We saw what it was like before the storm, and we just wanted to bring it back.” For Daniel, it was about bringing back and carrying on the “life-long family business.”
The atmosphere gives off a casual fishing camp vibe, “nothing fancy,” with expansive dining rooms on the second and third levels. The ground-level hosts the main bar and stage area.
A variety of food is served at Dan B’s, most of which are Daniel Murphy’s own recipes. “Here, everything’s homemade.” Some of the most popular and best-selling items on the menu include the traditional roast beef po’boy, fish and shrimp tacos, gumbo, pizza, and more. They also have an extensive wine, beer, and signature cocktail menu. Daniel recommends the gumbo, which is popular in the winter, describing it as “to die for.”
The most rewarding part of owning and operating Dan B. Murphy’s for Daniel, are the locals that keep coming back. The view of the harbor and the water is not bad either. “It’s a nice little quiet town, and it rocks in the spring and summer, of course.”
Every Friday and Saturday night, enjoy a live band to accompany your food and drinks. They strive to host local bands to play at the restaurant. For the Second Saturday Art Walk on the 9th, enjoy live music by the “All Nighters” sponsored by The People’s Bank, Hancock Whitney Bank, and The First.
Dan B. Murphy’s is open Mondays and Wednesdays from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Tuesdays from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for lunch, Saturday from 7 a.m. for breakfast until 9p.m., and Sunday from 7 a.m., also for breakfast, until 8 p.m. On the weekends, enjoy bottomless mimosas with your brunch from 7 a.m.-12 p.m. There are daily lunch specials, as well as boiled crawfish every weekend. On Friday and Saturday, dine in and order one of their dinner specials of either pasta, steak, specialty quesadilla, or pizza.
Daniel B. Murphys’ is a great place to experience casual dining and a great atmosphere in the heart of Old Town Bay St. Louis. Enjoy them as a “hot spot” all month!