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“Wonderful Irish pub” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub

The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub
3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
(703) 293-9600
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Ranked #10 of 343 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Fairfax, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Irish pub”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Whenever I can, I go to Auld Shebeen for shepards pie and a Guinness. The owner is usually at the front to greet you and you feel special wherever you sit. The live Irish bands are a treat each weekend.

Visited October 2012
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English first
Fairfax, VA
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83 reviews 83 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
“A good stab at Irish food, better stab at the Music”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

Right on the corner in the City of Fairfax, Auld Shabeen does a good job of meeting Americans most of the way towards and Irish pub. It's larger than most pubs and it has several traditional Irish favorites on the menu that are prepared reasonably well. The beverage selection is good and the staff are very attentive and friendly. They make a point to have live Music in pretty regularly. They are generally good but it can be a little loud if you also want to chat with your friends.

Visited November 2012
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Gainesville, Virginia
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58 restaurant reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Good music, good food, great fun!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have been friends of the Shebeen since it opened 6 or 7 years ago. The managers and staff go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant experience every time. All menu items are excellent and the food is reasonable priced. Good choices of draft beers including Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick's. Great Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“A delightful Irish Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

During the last week of October 2012 and the first week of November 2012, we visited this pub twice. It is an active place with marvelous Irish music presented live.
Our food was most enjoyable. We had fish and chips the first time , and sandwiches the second time. Service was friendly and efficient.

Visited October 2012
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Fairfax, Virginia
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“Fun Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

This is a great Irish pub with good food and quality entertainment. It's been a favorite with my kids for years, they love the Shepherds pie and don't complain about eating the veggies that come with this dish.

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