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Fado Irish Pub

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$$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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808 Seventh St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
202-789-0066
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10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 78
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 5
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great for something different

Located in Chinatown near the Metro, this is a great place to stop and eat when you're tired of fast food or anything you could otherwise get at home. An Irish bar/restaurant, they serve great burgers and I also enjoyed a pear and bleu cheese salad. Very refreshing on a hot day. There's a good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
Paul M
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Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Dallas, Texas
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

The best bar/pub all around. My trip to DC culminated in a random stop in this fantastic pub. Service was spot on. The interior had old world charm. Did not partake of the food but who cares. We were doing a round the world trip of sorts on DC and this stop captured old world Irish charm. Cheers mate.

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Massachusetts
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33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Located in Chinatown near the Metro, this is a great place to stop and eat when you're tired of fast food or anything you could otherwise get at home. An Irish bar/restaurant, they serve great burgers and I also enjoyed a pear and bleu cheese salad. Very refreshing on a hot day. There's a good assortment of beers, lagers and... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

After a very hot morning in DC in July, my family stepped into this restaurant. It was cool from the A/C and nice and quiet. The atmosphere was dark and had a large bar similar to pubs in Ireland. Our server was prompt to get us waters and get our order taken. The bathrooms were clean and the baseball game... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Despite a touristy location and overdone "old Irish pub" decor, the food here is really excellent. The only place I've had a better Boxty was in Dublin! Crazy busy on nice-weather weekends and events nearby, but especially nice on a cold rainy winter evening.

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We had great Irish food, but the place is loud. You cannot hear yourself think. A bit pricey - but good food and plentiful. Good beers. Service was quick.

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Springfield, Missouri
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63 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

We happened upon this restaurant when we could not get a reservation at another place down the street. It was a happy outcome as the food was delicious and the service very nice. Try the Gaelic Steak - a terrific entrée!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I've eaten & drank here dozens of times and have zero complaints - which is saying something in this area. Good food, friendly staff, Guiness for all that ails you.

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France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went to watch football (the game played with the feet) and was surprised at the number of fans there for an 11am kickoff. The atmosphere was good, the guiness great and the Irish breakfast filling.

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Winter Park, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Great atmosphere- with or without kids. We had the beer battered fish and the fish tacos. Delicious! The drafts were a bonus! Definitely would go back.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

A very nice place to have a Guinness. We didn't eat much just some apps, but they were good. This place is in the china town area, go figure. The inside décor is all authentic, some pieces were shipped in from Ireland. It gets a bit crowded, but hey that just means the beer and food are good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 808 Seventh St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-789-0066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 35
  • Cuisine: Irish, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 3:00 am

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