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Fado Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
City Center West
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1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Perfect meal before a show

We were a family of 8 that stopped here for dinner on our way to the theater. We had three children in our party. The restaurant does not have a kids menu but they have chicken tenders, sliders, etc which were perfect for them. The food was surprisingly good - the fish and pork tacos were... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
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English first
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a family of 8 that stopped here for dinner on our way to the theater. We had three children in our party. The restaurant does not have a kids menu but they have chicken tenders, sliders, etc which were perfect for them. The food was surprisingly good - the fish and pork tacos were excellent. We were pleasantly... More 

Thank kalumaningi
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found this pub on the first day of our vacation and stopped in four more times over our5 day visit to Philly. The food was all great – appetizers, entrées. Wings were good, shepherds pie was delicious, fish and chips were a hit for our family. Enjoyed the atmosphere… Watched a soccer game one day with a fun crowd.... More 

Thank pammer1021
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144 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cheerful welcome like the old country, soccer matches on the TVs and a friendly pub setting. Great waitress with descriptions of each dish made ordering easy. Fine bar and good drafts. Classic Irish breakfast can't get better. The other sandwiches were great too. Go!

Thank Robert S
Preston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Stopped by for afternoon drinks and enjoyed our time there. Had prompt service and even after shift change received excellent attention. A private function was happening across the bar but we never would have known if we stayed in our little nook. Thanks for a positive experience!

Thank Haley N
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

I visited with my husband while on vacation. Food and service were excellent! Our server, Mandy, was both attentive and knowledgeable.

Thank meag726
Blue Bell, PA
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

My husband is a rugby fan and has struggled to find a place to watch this year's World Cup up in the suburbs. Gratefully Fado Irish Pub has it covered! Not only do they show every match but he is able to watch soccer at the same time. This comfortable pub, is a cozy place to curl up and watch... More 

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Bristol, pennsylvania
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219 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Fado was excellent. Even though the inside is cozy with rich, dark wood we decided to eat outside since it was such a nice evening. Our server was superb. She was fast and very friendly. The food was excellent. We recommend the Pulled Lamb French Dip (I wanted to drink the au jus), the Fado Reuben and the All-Day Irish... More 

Thank Aimee_Randy09
Charlottesville, Virginia
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279 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Ck so we are fans of the Fado bar in DC and this branch did not let the side down . the menu was the same so we could enjoy the dishes we loved to eat in DC . The Guinness was as good as it should be . The servers were OK but both times we ate here they... More 

Thank bvlynch
Dearborn, Michigan
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213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Had a terrific meal with great beers, although we didn't sample many of the more classic fare. LOVED the carrot ginger soup! Cozy wood paneled interior with low lighting makes it feel very much like the real deal (Irish pub) and the bar offerings maintain that illusion. Staff is amazingly helpful and sociable, another similarity with the pubs we visited... More 

Thank greagan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We used to enjoy this place, until last week when my group of four stopped by Fado to enjoy drinks and appetizers in their outdoor seating. Not too long after we received our drinks a homeless man started accosting people on 15th Street. First he started with two men that were able to distance themselves by getting into a cab,... More 

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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: Pub, Irish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children


Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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?