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Fado Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
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808 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3718
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 3:00 am
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Fairfield, Ohio
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202 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Located in Chinatown, Fado's is as authentic as any pub I've entered in Ireland (far too many to describe here). I was really quite surprised by the interior space once I entered. The selection of beers and ales reflects its Irish roots, and its regional presence, but also a smattering of European varieties (Ireland is, after all, very continental). The... More 

Thank tominfairfield
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Delicious dishes and wonderful choices for bier fans. Typical Irish food such as Shepherd's Pie can be enjoyed.

Thank Hakan O
Richmond, Virginia
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Whenever we visit DC, Fado Irish Pub, located on the edge of Chinatown, ironically, is on our must-eat-there list. The reason lies in the Fish and Chips! Perfectly fresh, thick portion of cod, coated in a thin, crisp batter, and lightly battered thick wedge fries. Perfect every time! The setting has loads of character--rustic wood, stone fireplace, built in cupboards,... More 

Thank Susan R
Richmond, Virginia
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101 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really, the title says it all. Every visit to DC has to include a stop there. The rest of the menu looks good and I'm certain that if I lived in DC, I would have tried it all by now, but the fish and chips are mandatory. Don't miss it.

Thank JohninStPete
Hackettstown, New Jersey
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We walked in and had to wander around for a minute or two before someone showed us to a table. After we gave our drink order, we waited quite a while for them. Overall the pacing of our courses did not make for a leisurely dinner. I say that bc the appetizer came out before the drinks and our dinners... More 

Thank AgentBadgerQ
Houston, TX
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202 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Great staff! Lovely decor! Food is very good! Highly recommend anytime you are looking for a pub in the area. Value can't be beat.

Thank NancyAO
Lincoln, Nebraska
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173 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Perhaps the best atmosphere in DC. This place is lovely. Food is amazing, service efficient and kind. This really is an Irish Pub in China Town - you should go.

Thank AllyG520
Poughkeepsie, New York
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Fado is a nice Irish Pub located in the heart of Chinatown in DC,I know your looking at all the Asian options in the area for a bite to eat and there it is a real Irish Pub right in the middle of Chinatown.I really enjoyed a few cold pints here and some sports on the TV while hiding from... More 

Thank Butchf52
Raleigh, North Carolina
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493 reviews
334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Very convenient to local attractions, offices and hotels. The pub seems genuine Irish right down the the Irish accent by the bartender! Good food, Irish beers and great atmosphere.

Thank J L
Indianapolis, Indiana
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in after long day at the Zoo with my family plus one and everyone had a tasty dinner. Toasted pita chips and hummus, jalapeño cheese puffs, bacon cheese burgers, pear salad and chicken tenders. Add to that a Harp and a local DC brew and it was a fine dinner. Prices are reasonable and service was prompt and attentive.... More 

Thank Peter M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub, British
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 7th St NW, Washington DC, DC 20001-3718
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202-789-0066

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