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“Really, really good!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub

The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub
3971 Chain Bridge Road, Fairfax, VA 22030
+1 703-293-9600
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Ranked #12 of 390 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: American, Irish, Bar, Pub
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: The Auld Shebeen is Fairfax City's only authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant. In Ireland a Shebeen was an illicit drinking den, an after hours speakeasy where once inside people found good familiar conversation, drink, friends and great food! Fascinating history surrounds these shebeens that have always offered excitement for local patrons and will forever be a part of Irish lore. Our Menu is based on both traditional Irish recipes and American cuisine. Our house specialties include our Seafood Stew, Dubliner Stuffed Chicken and our Filet Mignon with Irish whiskey and green peppercorn sauce,with many others including many traditional Irish pub favorites like our Guinness Beef Stew, Shepherd's Pie or Fish and Chips. So whether it is a few quiet pints after work or a special evening out, here at The Auld Shebeen we will do our utmost to make your visit with us a special one. We feature live traditional Irish music every Friday and Saturday in the restaurant.
atlanta, ga
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Really, really good!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We ate here after a 10 hr ride. The beer was icy cold, the food relish, and because it was a Saturday evening, there was an Irish band playing. I'm thinking of going there this evening (3/18/12) while I'm in town.

Visited September 2011
Thank norcrossmom
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English first
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56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Excellent evening!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

We were on a brief vacation, and saw this Pub. We had dinner, with a few drinks.... loved the pictures on the walls, the food selections, and the service was outstanding. Made for a lovely evening!

Visited February 2012
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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225 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Irish Pub With OK Food -”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

Located in downtown Fairfax City - this restaurant has very interesting Irish pub interior - large bar area - food though was a bit of a disappointment.

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Southport, North Carolina
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57 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“The Lilt of Irish Laughter”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

I had another whale of a time at The Auld Shebeen last Friday. We were greeted, like family, by Mikey at the door. It was packed and we were graced with the lilt of Irish Laughter! The Irish Music started up at 7 PM and it was good for the soul to hear authentic Irish Music. This is the best place for Irish Music in the DC area. Being from Boston and a frequent visitor to the Olde Country, we know good Irish Music when we hear it. As for the food, we both had our Cahill Irish Stout Burgers. I thank the heavens for the person that dreamed up this burger. You can't go wrong on any food selections as the food is always tasty and cooked to perfection. There were people of all ages as it was a great place for families too. We are moving out of the area and will miss The Auld Shebeen. My top 2 Iirsh pubs for me has been McDermott's in Doolin and The Auld Shebeen. May the Irish music, food and laughter continue to refresh the soul at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax, Virginia.

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Fairfax, Virginia
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fun Night Out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2011

Great food, fun atmosphere and a really good staff.

This place has excellent food and for late night is fun for live music, darts, or dancing. I also enjoy the weekly trivia nights as well.

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