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The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub

3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 293-9600
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Ranked #9 of 345 Restaurants in Fairfax
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 12, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was the 1st time we had been to Auld Shebeen. From the beginning John the waiter gave us outstanding service. He brought the drinks right away and made great suggestions for our meal. The food was very good (we had the Shepards Pie and fish n chips) and you have to try the Irish sausage appetizers. We loved the... More

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Bluffton, South Carolina
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77 reviews 77 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Very hard to find a parking spot but if you don't mind a few blocks walk you will enjoy the atmosphere. You forget you are in a modern building; its very Pubby! Lots of great food options that will bring your tastebuds back to Ireland. While it was quiet the evening when were there I'm sure this place can get... More

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Forest, VA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As far as dining, this little pub was probably the highlight of our stay in the DC area. We knew nothing about it, but took a chance and won big. The staff and proprietor were all extremely friendly and the St. James Gate Guinness Beef Stew was to die for. In addition to American cuisine, they offer traditional Irish fare.... More

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VIRGINIA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We've dined here twice and both times the meals and service were excellent! They have the best corned beef and cabbage entree. It's lean corned beef and not greasy at all. The Shepard's Pie in crisp on the top and generous. Ask for a taste of their beers to pick the right one for your meal. This visit was a... More

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North Reading, Massachusetts
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Plenty of cold beer and a traditional Irish atmosphere. With the GMU students gone for the summer, we found ourselves in a mostly empty pub. We opted for a high top in the pub area but plenty of tables were available as well. The atmosphere was all pub with plenty of wood and TVs around. Service was attentive. The manager... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Oh man. Words cannot describe my love of Auld Shebeen. Everything about this place is amazing. The environment is perfectly old-school Ireland, with photos of the Irish Republicans and their leadership everywhere (political arguments aside) and the food follows suit. I have had dreams about their Irish Breakfast, and it is the dish that I measure all others by. The... More

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North Fort Myers, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is just wonderful to visit the Shebeen to have that extra Irish touch. The service is good and the waiters/waitresses keep up with all your needs.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Sat at the bar, food was good and the Guinness was poured correctly. Went there mid week and was not crowded. Bartender was pleasant and owner stopped by to check in on us. Will be going back.

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Michigan
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We had a late dinner for four with excellent and attentive service from our waitress and from the manager. It is a great location in downtown Fairfax.

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Springfield, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We love this place - Food and Entertainment is great - wonderful to listen to great Irish music and have a fantastic meal with fantastic service. Everyone is so friendly.

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