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Fado Irish Pub

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City Center West
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1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
215-893-9700
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Today
11:30 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: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 40
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Try the lamb!

This was my second visit to Fado. We were looking for a quiet place to converse, as it would have been on my first visit, but this Saturday night Fado was not that place. Still, even having to shout over the fun bar crowd, we were given great service and wonderful food - lamb sliders with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
AnnaMargaret
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PORT ALLEGANY
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  • Families with children
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PORT ALLEGANY
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This was my second visit to Fado. We were looking for a quiet place to converse, as it would have been on my first visit, but this Saturday night Fado was not that place. Still, even having to shout over the fun bar crowd, we were given great service and wonderful food - lamb sliders with carmelized onions and blue... More 

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Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 via mobile

excellent food and service. Chelsea, our waitress, offered great recommendations and very good service. Very reasonably priced and modest portions that we were looking for, especially for our pre-theater meal. Very short walk from Academy of Music.

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This place was about as authentic as an irish bar gets! Great food...great drinks...great entertainment!!!

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Old Bridge, New Jersey
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Everything we ordered was excellent. Steak boxty, wings and reuben were standout. Great variety of Irish beer. Crowd was a nice mix of couples, families and 20 Something's just hanging enjoying themselves. Do NOT leave this place without trying the Irish coffee, They also make it with Baileys, it's a MUST HAVE. Waitress and staff were very good. Definitely going... More 

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Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

My husband and I entered and looked for a place at the bar; none was available, do we sat in the bar area at a side counter, a waitress came over and indicated that this was a reserved area ; so we moved to another area, Just standing best a "reserved are " yhe edit read came back to remind... More 

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North Massapequa, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Upbeat crowds, tasty food & great location! We went on a Wednesday night for drinks & the place was full for bar trivia. We went back on a Friday and again, they were bustling! The food was delicious!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stopped in to Fado for the first time around lunch time on Sunday. We went with the lunch menu rather than brunch. I had a Reuben that was very tasty but not heavy by being soaked in butter or covered with sauce. My wife had hummus sandwich that was good along with the tortilla soup that was very tasty. Food... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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146 reviews 146 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We just lucked out finding this. Bridget found us a great table and in no time we were tucked into our favorite brews - very good selection - and not long after hearty vittles - a couple of meat loafs, a shepherd's pie among other choices. Thus fortified we could continue on to a gallery opening and other venues.

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King of Prussia, PA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Attended the Phllly Pops afternoon Christmas Concert yesterday. We had planned to find a nice restaurant in the area prior to the concert but we arrived into Philly later than expected. I asked at the Kimmel where we could get a quick bite and it was suggested that we head down 15th Street where there were various options. I had... More 

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Pompey, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I have been to many pubs and this pub is by far the best one! Irish beer, great staff and the best pub food ever. The staff was very wonderful about me changing their menu to fit my craving. The ruben boxty is by far the best! very good I will tell everyone about it!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 215-893-9700

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Irish, British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?