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Fado

#312 of 7,789 Restaurants in Chicago
#344 of 8,551 Places to Eat in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence
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Near North Side
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100 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610
We are 2 blocks west on Grand from the Grand Red Line stop and 6 blocks north on Clark from the Clark and Lake El stop.
312-836-0066
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10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Fado is an excellent choice for pub favorites and fresh, from-scratch...
Fado is an excellent choice for pub favorites and fresh, from-scratch seasonal specials that will reset your expectations of food in an Irish pub. We're currently featuring new seasonal craft beers and housemade cocktails along with a new Snack menu designed for groups looking to share.
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  • 90
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  • 116
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
weekend visit to the windy city and a pint of guinness to celebrate

we had a short weekend visit to chicago at the end of last february and was it cold!, but we had a few pints in fado and enjoyed the music and people in this irish pub. food was good and the prices for a guinness pint was a lot cheaper than here in vancouver...will be back on our next visit

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
jeffwreck
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Vancouver, Canada
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
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Burlington, Iowa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We just happened to stop in as we were walking by, had such a great experience we came back the next night. The bartenders are very knowledgeable and enjoy helping customers try new things. Will go back the next time we are in Chicago.

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

we had a short weekend visit to chicago at the end of last february and was it cold!, but we had a few pints in fado and enjoyed the music and people in this irish pub. food was good and the prices for a guinness pint was a lot cheaper than here in vancouver...will be back on our next visit

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Arlington, TX
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56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

After a long day of sightseeing, we chose a place to eat close to our hotel (the Aloft City Center). I was wary when I saw a guy stumbling out after perhaps 1 (or 6) too many Guinesses. But, once I walked in the door, we found an inviting, family friendly environment. (As far as you can have a family... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We were staying at the Hyatt Place across the street, so my hubby and I decided to drop in for a quick lunch before our afternoon commitments. They had a special of fish tacos that day which hubby ordered and said the 3 tacos were delicious. I ordered a cup of mushroom soup and a sandwich. The soup was so... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Great food if you can get in and get a table. It's a busy place that could really use some door staff or hosts to get crowds in and out comfortably. Its an authentic place with some great pub favorites and worth a visit while in Chicago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

very friendly staff and we really enjoyed meeting the bartender who was from Ireland. There is a nice selection of beers

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Columbia, South Carolina
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15 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Delicious, delicious!! Beer was cold. Service was great. Food was fantastic. Get the lamb topped chips. Don't leave until you get the lamb topped chips.

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Palm Harbor Florida, United States
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55 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Stopped in for a very enjoyable lunch, service was perfect, fish was very good and tap selection was excellent and perfectly poured.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Excellent service excellent beer. Mcgargles beer is a must! Crabbies orange ginger beer too. Worth the visit.

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Covington, Louisiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Was just walking through downtown playing tourist and stumbled upon this gem - they had an Irish ban playing on Sunday, and the music just pulled me in. The atmosphere in the place was awesome, and it was appointed in very dark woods, much like I imagine an Irish pub would be. The wait staff was quick to seat me,... More 

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Additional Information about Fado

Address: 100 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610
Phone Number: 312-836-0066
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Irish, Pub

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60610
  • Public Transportation: We are 2 blocks west on Grand from the Grand Red Line stop and 6 blocks north on Clark from the Clark and Lake El stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighborhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: 312-836-0066

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Irish, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

Description

Fado is an excellent choice for pub favorites and fresh, from-scratch seasonal specials that will reset your expectations of food in an Irish pub. We're currently featuring new seasonal craft beers and housemade cocktails along with a new Snack menu designed for groups looking to share.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?