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Fado Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center West
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British
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1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
+1 215-893-9700
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were looking for something close to the Double Tree by Hilton and came upon this pub. It was not crowded for lunch, but the food was very good. Nice salads and Irish breakfast for lunch!

Thank David K
Cherry Hill
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Fado before seeing the orchestra. What lovely ambiance. They did a great job recreating and Irish Pub in Philly. Even had a snug. We sat by the fire and I had a full Irish Breakfast and my wife had the Shepard Pie. I love a good and this was it!! Had black and... More 

Thank chache47
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

I've been going here for years, but once I moved out of the city, we stopped going. I just recently returned. I just love it here. The food never disappoints and the staff is super nice. I love the set up, it's just nice and cozy and you have your own space in a crowded bar. The beer is exceptional... More 

Thank kbially
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We visited Fado on an afternoon in the city. The atmosphere was great. Service was on point. Large list of beers and creative guiness combinations. The small plates (sliders) were delicious.

Thank ejvelazquez
Yorktown, Virginia
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

We went there on New Years Eve and had a very good meal plus good service from Mary El. The Sheppard's Pie was very good plus the salad with it was great. Marie had a double stack cheese burger that she really enjoyed. Well worth the visit

Thank onestopchip
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

This place had a cool vibe, with open bar areas and cozy little nooks, which we loved. The shepard's pie was awesome. Service was good. Overall, definitely worth the stop!

Thank JessWal2010
Boston, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

Fado was good for a dinner in Philly, but not the best. The menu isn't very large but the Pub Burger and wedge french fries were good. Fortunately we weren't there to watch a game because our table and several others weren't in a position to comfortably watch any of the TVs. Our server did forget the last beer we... More 

Thank Kayleigh M
St. John's, Canada
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216 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016 via mobile

Went here Thursday evening for a few beer. Sat at bar. Excellent Irish bar, great bartender and a nice beer list. Noticed signs saying "bar stools removed at 9:30 pm". We didn't know why, but found out later in the evening. We left for dinner and returned around 11 pm. It appears that the bar turns into a busy nightclub.... More 

Thank keithnewhook
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

My friends and I go to Fado all the time; I can't believe it's taken me this long to write a review. This is definitely one of my favorite bars in Philly. I found it on accident a few years ago and am so happy I did. I've been there for an easy dinner, a girls night out, St Patty's... More 

Thank censslen
Devils Lake, North Dakota
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

It was a good atmosphere with great woodwork. Our server forgot to put in my wife's order (our of 8 people) and she didn't receive her food until everyone was done eating. The TV in our area didn't work. This is only important because we were trying to watch a football game. The food was good, but not great. It... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20 - $35
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 2:00 am
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: +1 215-893-9700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?