Fadó Irish Pub - Chicago

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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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The menu and quality atmosphere at Fadó will reset your expectation around what it means to eat at an Irish Pub. There is a broad range of snacks for sharing and fantastic burgers and sandwiches. The star of our entrée section is our Fish and Chips which uses sustainably caught cod from the deep waters off of Iceland. You’ll also see Irish staples like Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef and Cabbage. We take great pride in our seasonal menu which changes regularly.

We are known for our cocktail selection with an emphasis on Irish spirits, a broad range of local craft beers and, of course, the best Pint of Guinness in Chicago.

Our calling card is our hospitality and everything you see in the pubs was built in Ireland and shipped to the U.S.A.
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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, our experience here was wonderful. The staff are amazing and the food is delicious. 10/10 would recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Fish and chips very good. Off brand ketchup :(
jumbo wings great flavor not jumbo

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KathyO
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Irish Pub atmosphere. The drinks, food and service are always excellent!

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Emily
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Authentic Irish Pub - Amazing Service. Would go again

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Pat0907
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fado has been a favorite restaurant for a number of years. It was great to be able to sit outside on a summer evening and enjoy their fish and chips, which is my favorite entree there. I also enjoyed sharing a big pretzel, wine, and a fudge brownie with ice cream with a friend. The service was excellent, adn the server was very courteous and friendly. The only thing to know about sitting outside there, which I always like, is that sometimes emergency vehicles go down Clark Street, making it a bit noisy for a minute or two.

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KathyO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the friendly service, great food and Guinness at Fado'!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner prior to the Chieftains concert. The Irish food was great and set the stage for a fantastic evening of Irish music.

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vipMaryO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Went with a larger group and the service didn't miss a beat. The food is great and they had free whiskey samples the night we were there. Nice touch. Will definitely be back.

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vipMaryO
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fado is such a great place to hang after work with friends. Plus, the food is unbelievably awesome. We had the fish tacos - which had this perfect combo of fresh fried fish and crunchy slaw, and the jalapeno cheese bites were such a guilty pleasure and so much better than the standard "poppers" fare. It's an Irish pub with food fit for a true epicurean. Oh - and the happy hour whiskey sours were delish!

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CiaraM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Need more handicap accessible tables on the first floor!

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Shoeshopper
St. Louis
4 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

The burgers were better than the Shepherds pie. Menu selection of Irish food was sadly lacking. The staff was very friendly and the ambience was typical for and Irish pub, vibrant and friendly. My suggestion for the restaurant is to add a larger selection of Irish entrees to the menu.

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TEDF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I have yet to get to Ireland and experience a real Irish pub, but I imagine that Fado comes real close. We sat at the bar, even tho we had reservations, and were greeted by the bartender, Allison, and I have never been greeted with a handshake at a bar before. That alone let me know it was going to be a good experience. The Guiness' were poured perfectly and of course were delicious. We had a couple of appetizers and a reuben sandwich. All good. We enjoyed our time at Fado. The ambiance was great. Definitely will be back.

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SusanG
Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food

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Debnstl
St. Louis
5 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just like you stepped into an Irish pub. Food was fantastic and quality cocktails.

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vipAmandaA
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time , wish we could have sat upstairs but it was closed off for special event.

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ScottM
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Staff courtesy was the worst part of the visit. Food and atmosphere were good but not as great as advertised. Was hoping to have a great "Irish in Chicago" experience but was disappointed.

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GeoffR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed a lovely meal (corned beef and shepherds pie....our comfort food) and pre and after dinner drinks. Relaxed friendly atmosphere and excellent service by a bubbly enthusiastic waitress....sorry can't remember her name but whe was awesome. Will definately return when visiting Chicago again in the near future.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great atmosphere. Some good Irish food... And that's not easy. Service was very good

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Nicolette
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was excellent and the food was great. Best burger I've had in forever. Being very sensitive to gluten the lack of options were quite noticeable but the server was knowledgable and quite helpful in finding me options. We came for my husband to have the fish and chips and he absolutely loved it. We will be back. We just wish their gluten free options were slightly more extensive.

TC
vipTonyC
Milwaukee
31 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a good dinner at Fadó. Service was excellent. Summer pub menu was limited in traditional Irish pub menu items. Everything was excellent. Having just been in Dublin made for a tough comparison.

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IceMan
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fado made sure our table for six was waiting at the reservation time. Mary-Kate and Laura were great servers. Very attentive and amusing. All our group had a great craic.

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Blondie
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Quick visit to Chicago for the U2 show.
Always stop at fado! One of our favorites, as we stay within walking distance. Had a great time, as always!
Riley was our server... he's a blast!
Attentive, funny, easy going. He got a great tip! We called him Randy O'Reilly! Ha!
Tell him the Milwaukee u2 crew says hi!

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TracyF
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My reservation asked for the quietest possible seating for two. We were greeted with a delightful table on the landing near the (apparently unused) elevator. Was it perfectly quiet? No. But this is an Irish pub, so you can hardly expect that. It was definitely the quietest corner around.

I was thrilled to find a Red Breast 12 year old pure pot still Irish whiskey on the menu. But saddened to learn they were out. :( Everyone has shortages from time to time. What makes or breaks an experience is how you recover.

Mary-Kate (our server) brought the sad news along with a taster of Green Spot -- about the closest comparable thing you can find in the market to the whiskey I ordered. Unfortunately, it's not really to my taste.

Her next visit also brought Shane (the manager) bearing multiple other offerings for me to sample and select from. We chatted and he delivered yet one more selection after a few moments.

They found an option to satisfy my ridiculously picky palate and did it with a smile.

Then our food began to arrive. Fried goat cheese with jalapeno honey as an appetizer. Light and tasty and just the way you would like it. The shepherd's pie was above average -- while the accompanying kale and barley side salad was phenomenal! My wife's salmon risotto made with barley was similarly raved about. We finished off with a Guinness ice cream sundae.

A great date evening and will definitely go again!

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Florence
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Accueil chaleureux. Service impeccable. Happy Hour parfait!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love how personalized the service is here!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was and awesome experience! Good food, great service, great atmosphere. I would definitely go there again.

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JT88
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, delicious food and nice crowd. Good place for many occasions.

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ArunR
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Television volume way too loud. Could not have a conversation with our business associates.
The Guinness was a little flat.
We only ordered appetizers which were nice but nothing to write home about.

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thegilmoregirls
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a birthday celebration with 8 family members from Wisconsin and Maryland. Food, service and ambience were fantastic. Looking forward to our next visit to Fado's when we return to Chicago.

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vipgarydpdx
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fado is known as one of the top Irish pubs in Chicago but also boasts a fantastic menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and exceptional service!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It's all about the amazing food! Oh and the harp beer! A++++++++++++++++ 😊

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing……food was incredible!!!!! Warm and friendly atmosphere! Needs 30 stars!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food and drink specials were great, but my friends and I were seated in a corner of the restaurant next to a large table of people who were very loud, and the table was awkwardly placed. When walking around the restaurant the rest of it was noticeably quieter.

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Lover of Fado for a long time. Noticed the menu has changed but it worked. I just love the vibe here. Lots of fun after-hours. We will always stop here when we visit Chicago.

TJ
TimJaneTeamUS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AWESOME EXPERIENCE : Read why. Reserved table via open table. Reserved table was on stairway to the upstairs. Not ideal or workable for our intended special night out. I walked both upstairs and downstairs for options. Staff immediately allowed my choice to facilitate table location switch - that turned out to helped create the most amazing 3 hours I've had in 30 years. Vibe, customers, music, atmosphere, helpfulness of EVERY member of the staff we encountered was 10 - on a 1-10 scale. Candidly, everything was perfect, when I needed it to be perfect. Location, Staff, Atmosphere, Simple menu was wide ranging but not overwhelming. Food was great, and our server was a discreet, fast moving, professional, attentive excellent representative for this business operation. Oh, also, pricing was more than reasonable.
This is a MUST visit and try for any Chicago area outing. Thanks Tim/Jane TeamUS !
FYI: for management; our table was upstairs, corner table/booth by front window and faux fire.
7pm-945pm Sat 1/28/17 Please tell our awesome waitress we said hello & THX !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In Chicago for a wedding and were staying not to far from there. They accomidated my mother in wheelchair and set us up a table, calling it the VIP table. The Irish breakfast was to die for and the hospitality was absolutely wonderful!! Steve, his brother John, as well as all the gals made it all worth while. SO glad we went, and the Guiness, well, that spoke for itself!! Go if you have a chance...worth every bit!! Thanks again to you all who were so helpful with our mom, and for showing us the history upstairs in the womans bathroom...very cool!! :)

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Reserved table was ready upon arrival. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Fish n Chips was great!

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LCBurg
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pub! The staff was friendly and helpful. They got my friend's order wrong but they were apologetic and quick to make it right. Great comfort food and cocktails! Big TVs to catch a game.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating two birthdays in one evening at Fado. Our server was totally awesome! The food is superbly tasty for "pub-grub" using excellent ingredients and taking fresh approaches to usually blah UK fare. Love the decor and attentive staff. Great place to have a hearty laugh over a hearty stout!

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Fadó Irish Pub - Chicago is rated 4.7 stars by 118 OpenTable diners.

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