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The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub
Ranked #10 of 419 Restaurants in Fairfax
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $8 - $23
Cuisines: Irish
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Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Lorton, Virginia, United States
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Many Irish pubs outside Ireland fail to capture the sense of what a true Irish pub is. Owned by two Irishmen, this place hits the mark. They have live entertainment weekly, a stocked bar, and a menu of good pub grub.

  • Visited July 2012
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Good food and fun.”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

We've been here half a dozen times and its always good. Live musicians are a great addition to the great food. The diners sing and clap along at times. Even teens have a good time with the Irish music. The stout burger is a fav, as is the beef stew. Don't forget the Irish creme creme brûlée and the nutty Irishman coffee.

  • Visited January 2013
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Fairfax, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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“Wonderful Irish pub”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

Whenever I can, I go to Auld Shebeen for shepards pie and a Guinness. The owner is usually at the front to greet you and you feel special wherever you sit. The live Irish bands are a treat each weekend.

Visited October 2012
Thank Runnergirl2013
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Fairfax, VA
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“A good stab at Irish food, better stab at the Music”
Reviewed December 23, 2012

Right on the corner in the City of Fairfax, Auld Shabeen does a good job of meeting Americans most of the way towards and Irish pub. It's larger than most pubs and it has several traditional Irish favorites on the menu that are prepared reasonably well. The beverage selection is good and the staff are very attentive and friendly. They make a point to have live Music in pretty regularly. They are generally good but it can be a little loud if you also want to chat with your friends.

Visited November 2012
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Gainesville, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
154 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Good music, good food, great fun!”
Reviewed December 11, 2012

We have been friends of the Shebeen since it opened 6 or 7 years ago. The managers and staff go out of their way to make sure you have a pleasant experience every time. All menu items are excellent and the food is reasonable priced. Good choices of draft beers including Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick's. Great Irish music on Friday and Saturday nights.

  • Visited November 2012
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