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Fado Irish Pub

$$ - $$$Irish, ,
100 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
+1 312-836-0066
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
“shepherd's pie” (23 reviews)
“lamb sliders” (4 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
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1 - 10 of 358 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

We were quickly welcomed and were able to pick a comfortable outdoor spot on a Saturday afternoon. Erica was a wonderful server, quick with recommendations and service but not pushy. We both had Smithwicks on draft and fish and chips. All was fresh, the right...More

Thank traverlerx
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the entire atmosphere. There was live music on Friday night that was fun to sing along and dance to. Staff checked our drinks regularly for refills. There are two levels with cozy seating at a landing half way upstairs.

Thank JanMaino
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Need to get up early for the English games. Head here. Very good guinness and a good Irish breakfast. Mainly a man u bar but won't hold that against them.

Thank martynsnook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Traveling on business and arrived late in the evening on a Monday night. Wanted to watch MNF and this place was across the street from the hotel. Good food and atmosphere. Had the fish and chips. Cooked perfectly. If your looking for a laid back...More

Thank Big_Daddy_G_Money
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I dined here on Sept 17 and had a great time. The bar had a really rowdy party so we opted to sit at a table away. The server was a little eager and could have given us a little more time...More

1  Thank sbprincess23
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Stopped in for drinks 1st night in town - bartender was nice guy who described a couple of beers they had on tap that we did not know. (They have probably 10 beers on tap that I saw. There is a board describing loads of...More

Thank lumere
Reviewed 15 September 2017

Nice surprise to walk into the pub and have the chance to watch some international soccer, while an animated crowd enjoyed waht we enjoyed, Guiness, local IPA and hearty snacks. Friendly service, reasonable prices.

Thank RGerman
Reviewed 1 September 2017

Opens at whatever time united game is on and was fairly packed when I went down Drinks aren't cheap but are ok for a downtown pub. Will also show the rugby and gaelic football. The atmosphere is certainly not what it would be like back...More

1  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed 23 August 2017

An all hours pub with tight tables, set in intimate wood lined areas inside in a maze of typical nooks and crannies. this is a quaint place with a lot going on. A very broad menu for a pub. we came for late night noshes....More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I was in town with my daughter and her boyfriend and she recommended we have dinner here since it was only a short walk from my hotel. As soon as we walked up to the entrance, I immediately loved the place. The waitress was extremely...More

1  Thank John R
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2 July 2016|
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Response from dnreed | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We just dropped in as we walked by.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, 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: 100 W Grand Ave., Chicago, IL 60654
  • Public Transportation: We are 2 blocks west on Grand from the Grand Red Line stop and 6 blocks north on Clark from the Clark and Lake El stop.
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Near North Side
  • Neighbourhood: Near North Side
  • Phone Number: +1 312-836-0066
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Fado is an excellent choice for pub favorites and fresh, from-scratch seasonal specials that will reset your expectations of food in an Irish pub. We're currently featuring new seasonal craft beers and housemade cocktails along with a new Snack menu designed for groups looking to share.
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