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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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3 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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92 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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177 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

We were looking for something close to the Double Tree by Hilton and came upon this pub. It was not crowded for lunch, but the food was very good. Nice salads and Irish breakfast for lunch!

Thank David K
Cherry Hill
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114 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had dinner at Fado before seeing the orchestra. What lovely ambiance. They did a great job recreating and Irish Pub in Philly. Even had a snug. We sat by the fire and I had a full Irish Breakfast and my wife had the Shepard Pie. I love a good and this was it!! Had black and... More 

Thank chache47
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I've been going here for years, but once I moved out of the city, we stopped going. I just recently returned. I just love it here. The food never disappoints and the staff is super nice. I love the set up, it's just nice and cozy and you have your own space in a crowded bar. The beer is exceptional... More 

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