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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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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: Drinks, Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    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
Love it here

This was our second visit. Great food and excellent beer selection. Went there for dinner on a Saturday when it was super busy but the bartenders were friendly and attentive. Fun, cozy atmosphere

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Nichol3
via mobile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was our second visit. Great food and excellent beer selection. Went there for dinner on a Saturday when it was super busy but the bartenders were friendly and attentive. Fun, cozy atmosphere

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1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spacious, well-run, authentic Irish pub. Excellent, very friendly and attentive service. Comfort food. Tasty and well presented. Reasonable prices. Great central location. What more could you ask for? Highly recommended.

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Thank Jack K
Pennsauken, New Jersey
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

yearly we visit Fado just before Christmas with about 10 of us, we are always treated very nice by the staff and the food is very good, they have a great selection of beers and plenty of tv to watch your favorite soccer game.

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Thank John D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We've loved this place for years when our daughter danced at the Academy of Music and got out too late, when other places were closed. We always found this place pleasant, solid and just plain good. Today's mushroom cream soup was fragrant , with just the right amount of spices and cream. Our daughter's turkey pot pie was so beatiful,... More 

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Thank IZV
Newtown Square, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

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 

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Thank kalumaningi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

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 

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Thank pammer1021
Holmdel
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

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!

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Thank Robert S
Preston, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
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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!

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Thank Haley N
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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.

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Thank meag726
Blue Bell, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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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
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?