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Permanently Closed - Fadó Irish Pub & Restaurant - Austin

55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Casual (4)
  • Good for a Date (3)
  • Great for Lunch (3)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Irish
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Hours of operation
Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 2am

Saturday/Sunday: Open early (see sports schedule) - 2.15am
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Phone number
(512) 457-0172
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Kristina Vukela
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Private party facilities
No Reservation Fee - No Deposit Necessary - Traditional Irish Food - Extensive draught and bottle beer, wine and spirits list. Pricing available upon request.
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Private party contact
Sarah Brown: (512) 457-0172
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Give us a call and place your lunch order in advance. We can get your lunch started while you make your way over from the office OR we can package it up for you for takeout.
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Cross street
4th St and Lavaca
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Please visit our website for details of live music, live European sports, Pub Quiz and other special events.
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Special events & promotions
Fadó is a wonderful place to celebrate with a group. We offer a wide variety of high quality food and drink options from light appetizers to full dinners. We’ll customize a menu based on your needs. Our goal is to help create a memorable event and to make evaluation and booking process easy.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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AmyD (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Love Fado. Sucks that it is closing after St. Patrick's Day. Really disappointed to find that out. Very very sad. My Austin is slowly disappearing.

vipDeke (Austin)
5.0  Dined on December 22, 2017

Best Irish Pub we have been to in Texas!! Not only is the decor straight from the old country, the food, service, and hospitality are as well. We always dine here when attending events near downtown, but also go for date nights. Weekends will often feature live music, which just enhances the experience. A must for anyone wanting to be Irish! Salante!!

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on October 31, 2017

This is a great location for watching sports with your friends. Lots of excitement and tons of tvs. The thing i love most about it is the fact that it’s a sports bar yet cozy. Those two things are difficult to find at the same time. We love it here!

Catherine (Austin)
5.0  Dined on September 28, 2017

We had to cancel our trip to Ireland at the last minute, and while NOT in Ireland, Fado served as an awesome substitute for amazing food and Guinness!

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on September 15, 2017

Great food and very friendly wait staff. Highly recommend this Pub for a night out with friends

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on July 2, 2017

All around good no complaints

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on June 30, 2017

Excellent place to reboot and enjoy some drinks with ac meal. Guinness girls showed up and gave away free drinks which always makes the night better and the meal.

vipOpenTable Diner (Austin)
2.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

This restaurant is definitely a pub and should not be on OpenTable as taking reservations as no one working there has any knowledge of a host/hostess stand much less a reservation or reserved table. If there was a wait we could have had an issue because we had a show time after our 'reserved' dinner time. And service was blasé enough to make it tight even though we sat immediately. Thankfully the food was very good and drinks were fun.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
3.0  Dined on February 26, 2017

Cleaned our own tables, made reservations a week in advance and they were not prepared. I don't honestly know why they use open table. Our waitress had to be asked 3 times for most things. All in all I should rate it worse but the person we went there for loves it and the Guinness (not cheap) was good!

OpenTable Diner (Houston)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2017

Delicious food with a laid-back atmosphere. Server was personable.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Great dinner date place! Filling meals at an affordable price.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

Lots of fun, but 'cozy'; not the place for claustrophobes.

vipRNErika (Nashville)
1.0  Dined on November 19, 2016

Worst experience possible. This place called me 3 hrs to my reservation (8 people, celebration, came from over an hour away) to tell me they forgot that they were having a stewfest and they might be able to seat us outside. Not the best scenario; but That was fine, considering at this point-it's Saturday in Austin and having a party of this size we would not be able to get reservations anywhere else.

At 729 we called to let them know our cab took the wrong street and we would be 10-15 minutes late. The girl on the phone said no problem, and thanks for the heads up.

At 741 we show up, only to be told they can't give us a table.

My husband has done 5 tours overseas in the US army. This was his first celebration home for his birthday. We had family and friends plan this for weeks.

This place sucks. If you have any family or friends in any service, don't go here. If there was a problem they could of told us when we called to say we were running late.
There were no apologies, suggestions.

Thanks Fado for being the worst restaurant experience on OpenTable possible.

laurent (Austin)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2016

Loved the atmosphere and service was great! The traditional Irish decorations and menu made for a wonderful evening!

JFiigSr (Austin)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2016

Excellent as always!!

JFiigSr (Austin)
5.0  Dined on March 2, 2016

The service was incredible per usual.

JFiigSr (Austin)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2016

I have the corned beef & cabbage big plate chased down with a couple of Irish coffees whenever I visit. The wife loved the fish & chips with Guinness.

OpenTable Diner (Austin)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

This pub was like a traditional Irish pub, but a bit quieter. The food was good, but nothing special. Drinks were alright. This place isn't bad, but we might have came on a quiet day.

Clanashton (Austin)
5.0  Dined on January 14, 2016

The service, atmosphere and dining experience was delightful. It was our anniversary and the staff made us feel welcome and comped our dessert

Howy (San Antonio)
2.0  Dined on December 29, 2015

I've NEVER been to a more ANNOYING restaurant in my life. The entire evening there was a REDICULOUS trivia game going on. Geeks everywhere who apparently regularly play. A guy with a microphone screaming out questions and answers from a stage right next to the table! Couldn't have polite dinner conversation! Why leave that table there for someone to sit at or why not warn us??!?!?!? INSANE environment. Food fine. Drink menu fine. Atmosphere HORRIBLE!