He’s a legendary Braves ball player, member of the Humanitarian Hall of Fame, and now, owner of a restaurant that hits it out of the ballpark when it comes to mixing great taste and good fun in Atlanta. It’s called Murph’s, and Daly Murphy serves up a home run with this new eatery, located just across the walking bridge from the new Suntrust Braves stadium.
I stopped in on a recent afternoon and was met by the big ball player for lunch.
Nope, I’m no celebrity…nor were the tables full of people Murphy made a point of talking to, posing with, and talking to while they ate.
His restaurant is a tribute to his days in the game—decked with photos from his littlest days as the ball boy before he could play, all the way up to his legendary days with the Atlanta Braves.
If you go, which you should, please do yourself a favor and eat the Specialty Burgers that they serve, but request them ‘Murph’s Way’, which means you’ll have a fried egg and pepper jelly thrown in with the burger, too. It’s not listed on the menu, but absolutely worth trying.
There are other treats you’ll want to try, too, from the fried artichokes to the cheese curds (my personal favorite). There are salads and shrimp, and honestly, pretty much something for everyone.
Murphy was the fifth pick in the first round of the 1974 draft. He went on to earn four Silver Slugger awards, five Gold Gloves and became a seven-time National League All-Star team member. His jersey number (3) was retired in 1994 and hung at the old Braves stadium until the move to Cobb County—it now hangs in the restaurant.
You can’t count on him being there when you stop in, but if he is, you can count on him stopping by to visit with you at your table and talk about the good ole’ days of baseball, and more, as he did with me in the video below.
(Note to readers: I was invited to eat at the restaurant for the sake of this review. My food was covered, but I was not otherwise compensated. As always, my opinion remains my own.)