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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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213 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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 

Thank hibbingnative
Annandale, New Jersey
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130 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016 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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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

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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118 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 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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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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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
American, Irish, Bar, British, Pub
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 19102-4329
  • 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?