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Fado Irish Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center West
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British
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1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
+1 215-893-9700
11:30 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We ate here pre-theatre and had the fish and chips which were nearly perfect. Service was good. It is an Irish bar so the noise level was pretty bad but not unexpected.

Thank Tom T
Green Island
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a fun place! makes you feel very Irish which I am. the menu reeks of Irish. The corn beef and cabbage fixed much different from my idea. but very enjoyable . prices for philly certainly not out of line.. got my boddington ale at a reasonable price. Waitress was wonderful. I'd go again.

Thank Don M
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sad no live music, came here to listen to some Irish music, (They stopped live sessions without telling me- ha!) so I stayed to eat and drink. My Shepherd's pie was lovely -tasty not bland, and my hef draught was okay. I would return if there was more time.... too many other options are waiting .......

Thank Mholloway08
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Attended the rugby match viewing March 18th. Family of 6. Two of us watched the rugby, the other 4 remained in bar area. Tab was almost $300. This included a "slipped in" bill for $10 x 3 for the rugby cover charge. They charged for one daughter who stopped to say hello during trip to restroom. We disputed the charge.... More 

Thank Kevin H
Warrington, Pennsylvania
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Always liked Fado's when in town for show. Good Irish Pub food but became too crowded w/ a loud young crowd, interested in drinking not eating. This made seating hard to get. Problem was they didn't take reservations, so we crossed them off our dining list. Recently noticed they now take reservations so we returned to the Old Sod. Got... More 

Thank PhillyEgle
West Grove, Pennsylvania
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98 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I went to Fado' Irish Pub with a friend from work. We were in town due to a snow storm that came in and was staying overnight. Fado means long ago. What a great bar! Good atmosphere and the bartender and wait staff were very attentive and pleasant. I had the cheese and wedges as an appetizer followed by fish... More 

Thank crabman27
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3 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2017

My husband is Irish and has eaten tons of Shepard's Pie in his life and he said this was the "best he's ever had". I had Fish & Chips and it was great. Big place, but had a quaint atmosphere. Nice staff. Would eat here again no question!

Thank Adrienne F
Macungie, Pennsylvania
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178 reviews
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

We went in on a Saturday before attending a play at the Academy of Music. We arrived about 11:15am and were given lunch menus. Soon the waitress came back, removed those menus, and gave us once for "brunch". My Farmer's Skillet was average, and my wife was not a great fan of the french toast. The people who arrived after... More 

Thank TR3B-1962
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

Located in Center City near theater district. Not a huge menu but good. Several twists on traditional Irish fare. Freshest Guinness on tap! A fav hangout of soccer fans. Casual friendly atmosphere. Irish Breakfast served all day! HPpy hour apecials midweek 5-7.

Thank UrbanMonkey48
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

You need to come here in your coming to Philadelphia. The fish and chips are to die for and the old fashioned drink was delicious. Come during happy hour. Cheers.

Thank Myke I

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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
US$20 - US$35
Irish, Bar, Pub, American, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1500 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-893-9700

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?