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“Forget Olde Shebeen” 1 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 #8 of 360 Restaurants in Fairfax
Cuisines: Irish
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Fairfax, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Forget Olde Shebeen”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

I enjoy good food and the fish and chips were soggy and tasteless. My wife's Porto bello mushroom sandwich was cold and tasted as though they had been over cooked.

Visited March 2013
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Fairfax, Virginia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Just an average pub”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2013

Except for the live music I found the menu and food to be just average. The fish and chips left much to be desired.

Visited March 2013
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Lorton, Virginia, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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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
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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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