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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    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
Slainte!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
greagan
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Dearborn, Michigan
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  • Families with children
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Dearborn, Michigan
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 

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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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Beaver Dam, Kentucky
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

My wife and I were visiting Philly, along with our dog and decided to give this place a try based on TripAdvisor reviews. We had appetizers since it was happy hour and selected ones were only $5. We tried the pork belly tacos and they were absolutely amazing!! We'd never had anything like this and highly recommend it if you... More 

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Oudenbosch. Netherlands
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We visited this pub a few times before and on our last trip to the US we went back to the Fado and once again we found the amazing atmoshere which we experienced during our previous visits. This pub is really how you expect a pub to be. Great food, perfect pints, great and friendly staff and an amzing atmosphere.... More 

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Geneva
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Fado, probably not the first place you think of having your Wedding rehearsal dinner but maybe you should! Our Wedding was at the Cescaphe Ballroom so our goal for the rehearsal dinner was something more laid back with great food/drinks and fun…Fado nailed it! My wife and I have always enjoyed Irish Pubs and thought this could be perfect. We... More 

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

They have a big menu with lots of Irish fare. The place starts to get loud around 7-8pm on the weekends and keeps getting crowded as the night goes on. It can get pretty loud by 11pm.

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

My girlfriend had a few hours to kill on a Saturday afternoon before attending a social function. We'd planned to spend it walking around Philadelphia, but the pouring rain canceled those plans. So, we picked Fado based on the criteria that it was right in front of us and it was open. The interior retains many authentic aspects of a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I'm not a big fan of bars and loud noises, but this little Irish Pub had tables in an adorable little room that looked like an old train car. We asked our waitress what to order and she recommended the quesadillas. They were delicious. The outer layer was actually a flat potato cake instead of tortillas. They were filled with... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

FADO has been my favorite spot since the moment I first visited, years ago. Warm, inviting, comfy, friendly, top-notch service with some of the best food in town! Mouthwatering lamb sliders, Harp battered fish tacos, crispy thin chips, crafty drafts, I could go on and on ...Forget wasting money with those overpriced, predictable, pretentious, 'themed' restaurants in town. FADO is... More 

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Liberal, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We sat at the bar and the bartenders were a lot of fun. The food is excellent and they are very helpful in helping you choose something new or different than you've had before (food or beverage). The lay-out is a little different but it's very cozy. There are little tables around every corner it seem, cozy little nooks for... More 

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Additional Information about Fado Irish Pub

Address: 1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: 215-893-9700
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
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 - 35
Cuisine: Irish, British, Pub

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • 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?