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Fado Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
City Center West
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1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-4329
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
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Annandale, New Jersey
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130 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Omg, I have never had chicken fingers as delicious as the ones I had here. They were beer battered and came with potato wedges that were also delicious. We sat outside which was great but be prepared to be dripped on from the AC leaking out of the windows. Keep your drinks covered!

Thank Chelsea L
Narberth, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always surprised by how good the food is. For an authentic Irish pub, Fado has an interesting and well executed menu. Excellent burgers of course, but the rather surprising innovative selections are very well done indeed. The beer selection is more than satisfactory and we've had very good service, despite some of the other reviewers' experiences. At bit too noisy... More 

Thank Richard S
Cork, Ireland
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116 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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32 reviews
23 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
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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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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 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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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, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, 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?