Unfortunately, it has been a while. However, I was just thinking about going there, as I have been craving GR cuisine, and feel that they do a very nice job.
Personally, the only thing that I would like to see changed would be a greatly expanded wine list. Many think only beers, with GR food, but there are very many great GR wines, that are wonderfully food friendly.
A couple of others in the Valley have come - and gone, and we missed many of them. Some got good recs., but never made our schedule. Do not know about others that are still open.
Good luck, and please report any GR finds,
I actually love Haus Murphy's, I was considering it for dinner this weekend, as I'll be taking guests to the Glendale Chocolate fest. I will say that I have cracked the menu and seen all of the standards there, but have always had the best luck by listening to the leiderhosen-clad waiter recite the specials and saying "That one, that's what I want." I usually then wind up with some kind of pork hock simmered all day into delectability and the usual accoutrements. I like the beer, I like the oompah band, I like the long trestle tables, the fact that we are usually the youngest party in the room, and the cute waiters. It's cozy, in an actual house, and it's what I wish Hoffbrauhaus were actually like.
I don't want German food that often, but they've never let me down when I had a craving.
I've only been to Haus Murphy once, and was not particularly impressed. If somebody invited me to dinner there, I'd go without arguing, but, it would not be my choice.
I also went to a place called Payrischer Hof in Surprise, and I thought it was pretty bad, although, they seemed to have some regulars.
I like to go to the White Eagle Deli, once in a while, but, it's Polish with a few other dishes of the region.
Haus Murphy's of Glendale
5739 W Glendale Ave, Glendale, AZ 85301
White Eagle Deli & Restaurant
16846 W Bell Rd, Surprise, AZ 85374
You might find the video on Haus Murphy's website informative. It's from Food Network's DDD show, which doesn't seem right to me, but, there you have it.
Also, there is another (duplicate) link for the White Eagle Deli which points to other discussions. Neither link has the website: http://whiteeagledeli.com I've requested this all be fixed, but, I assume the folks that fix these things are pretty busy with the new boards.