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Fado Irish Pub

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$$ - $$$
Downtown / Chinatown
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808 Seventh St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
+1 202-789-0066
11:00 - 02:00
Closed now
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Sun 10:00 - 02:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 02:00
Fri 11:00 - 03:00
Sat 10:00 - 03:00
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Burke, Virginia
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The best thing we could say about this place is that the bouncer was professional and charismatic. Inside they do not care if you are there. 30 min and not a hello, drink, or even a glance. Go next door, the service is excellent and the food is too.

Thank John and Viola F
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112 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Its a pub. The most important aspect of the pub is the beer. If thats not good, then dont care about the decor or the food, all secondary.. So, good job the beer was good here! Stuck to the Guinness, which actually was pretty damned good. As that ticked the box, also had some food, wonderful... The classic chicken wings... More 

Thank Enjoy_Beach_Life
Richmond, California, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Fado last week with some friends during Happy Hour. We all got different beers and were delighted that the waitress pointed out some good ones. Unfortunately, when the bill came, we realized while we may have gotten recommended beers, they weren't necessarily beers with Happy Hour pricing. It didn't occur to us some beers on the list... More 

Thank Marla1904
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Granted it was very busy today with the March but while waiting for a table, we gave up, predetermined some food which did not come till we had to leave to catch a bus home but the bartender was rude and smart alecky. Would not go back.

Thank Ann D
Lewes, Delaware
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fado's went out of their way for our family group early on New Year's Eve. Someone saw 2 online bookings for similar names (the online service wouldn't book a large group), and called to ask if we were the same group and if we wanted to sit together! Above and beyond good service. Drinks, appetizers, meals and desserts were excellent--enjoyed... More 

Thank Jan W
Brooklyn, New York
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

If you’re looking for a traditional Irish pub in the DC area, Fado is the place for you. The décor, menu, everything about it just has the feel of a local pub right out of Dublin. The corned beef is pretty good and the sheperd’s pie was very tasty. They had a decent beer selection and the atmosphere is warm... More 

Thank Chris236D
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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171 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We made reservations and got a table for 2 in front of the fire place. What a nice way to start the game. The beer cheese bacon fries were yummy, and my hubby had Shepard's pie. He thought it was bland, but Shepard's typically is. I opted for the spinach salad, which was pretty basic but very good, and the... More 

Thank ClearBlueDaze
Salt Lake City, Utah
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52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I was staying nearby and looking for a good fish and chips restaurant when I came across Fado Irish Pub. It is a large place and when I stopped in (probably about 6:30 on a Friday night) is was very busy. Although it was busy it was easy to get a seat since about 90 percent of the people were... More 

Thank Beagleman99
Winchester, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We came here to watch the soccer whilst on vacation. We didn't eat here but drinks were good and reasonably priced. The staff weren't particularly friendly and although we are almost 40, they insisted on IDing us every time.

Thank catp79
Medina, Ohio
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189 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Great business lunch with clients. Food was good, and the beer is always cold at Fado. Very convenient to both the Walter E. Washington Convention Center and the Verizon Center.

Thank Shane S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 03:00
10:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 808 Seventh St. NW, Washington DC, DC 20001
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-789-0066

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?