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Fado Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
City Center West
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1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4329
11:30 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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Cork, Ireland
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Called here two nights while in Philadelphia. The bar is nice, the Guinness is real good and the barman from Antrim is really friendly. Worth a call.

Thank JandDatOCD
West Deptford
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in for a quick drink after seeing Riverdance. What a treat it felt we stepped right back into Belfast or perhaps even into Temple Bar. The decor and menu took us back to Ireland itself, and the friendly wait staff was quick to serve. My only regret was not being able to stay longer and... More 

Thank Debra B
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is in no way a reflection of the food, but after being accused of stealing, and not even being given an, "I'm sorry", I don't think I'll ever be returning to this bar. My friend and I were accused of walking out on a check, only to return less than 24 hours later for breakfast. I am unsure why... More 

Thank Amanda P
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

This place is like stepping in to Ireland...right down to the accent of the bartenders!! A must-visit on you pub tour of the city!!!

Thank Jeff B
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57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Nice interior. The beer list was interesting but not exceptional for Philadelphia. Food was ok but I've had better. Also in Irish pubs.

Thank JohnBNed
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

Everything about this place is wonderful from the staff to the food to the drinks to the atmosphere. This is a must on your next trip to Philly

Thank Jenniferjdutko
Medford, New Jersey
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135 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

I stop in here occasionally for a late-night bite to eat. The fish and chips, tacos, and chips/curry are so good!! It's very dark inside, much like an authetic Irish pub. There is a great beer/cocktail menu and the price is right!

Thank SanDiego
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

I come here all the time. Weekday happy hour is great. I love the fish tacos. They are spicy so you may go for fish and chips if spicy is not your thing. I lost my ring last time here and they found it and saved it for me. Service is fast so if you have plans they will make... More 

Thank Gail S
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

Great atmosphere. Great food. Great service. The drinks and food (especially the drinks) were a bit overpriced but I've never had a better burger in my life.

Thank Brad G
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69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

Great Irish Pub! Consistent chain pub that has good food and good selection of Irish whisky and scotch.

Thank Vernon F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $35
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Bar scene
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 19102-4329
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: 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?