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“Authentic” 4 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 #20 of 347 restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Lorton, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Authentic”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

Many Irish pubs outside Ireland fail to capture the sense of what a true Irish pub is. Owned by two Irishmen, this place hits the mark. They have live entertainment weekly, a stocked bar, and a menu of good pub grub.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Good food and fun.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

We've been here half a dozen times and its always good. Live musicians are a great addition to the great food. The diners sing and clap along at times. Even teens have a good time with the Irish music. The stout burger is a fav, as is the beef stew. Don't forget the Irish creme creme brûlée and the nutty Irishman coffee.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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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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Fairfax, VA
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29 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
87 helpful votes 87 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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Fairfax VA
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51 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
36 helpful votes 36 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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