Fadó Irish Pub - DC

4.5
87 reviews
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Comfort Food
The menu and quality atmosphere at Fadó will reset your expectation around what it means to eat at an Irish Pub. The menu starts with a broad range of snacks for sharing; top sellers here include Salmon Bites (we think it's the best Snack ever), Harp Battered Fish Tacos and the Big Soft Pretzel. There are a number of burgers and sandwiches. Favorites include the Fadó Pub Burger (add the egg), the Black Bean Burger, our Signature Reuben and a Slow Cooked Lamb Dip. The star of our entrée section is our Fish and Chips which uses sustainably caught cod from the deep waters off of Iceland. We contract with just three vessels to bring us this tasty fish. You’ll also see Irish staples like Shepherd’s Pie and Corned Beef and Cabbage. There is also an ever rotating selection of Seasonal specials using in-season ingredients and flavors. Enjoy a wonderful meal (and a few drinks) in an environment where everything was built in Ireland and sent to the U.S. where you see it today.
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OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Service was a bit slow and indifferent.
Food was good.

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L
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an open table reservation but it was seat yourself. We did and let them know we were there. Worked out great as we had a table in back corner. service was good, food was good ( fish and chips, Shepherd pie) and noise was fine for a Saturday night. Had a nice Black and Tan, small MacAllen. All in all, we would go back again

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j
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was excellent. Service was initially excellent. Our Server changed and the second server was not nearly as attentive as the first. However- overall the experience was outstanding.

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AW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Hard to have a conversation because of all the noise, but still has friendly service, good food, and fun ambience.

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A
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We made a reservation but when we entered, there was a sign to seat ourselves... do they use reservations or not?

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MA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 3

It was Superbowl Sunday and we were going to a 1230 CAPS game. We went for brunch, but were told that the brunch menu was not available because of how crowded the restaurant was. This was not known until we got there.
Also our waitress was not attentive at all and we had to wait to give our drink order as well as our food order. Once we did get our drinks, at was at least a half hour before she got back with us.

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VG
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Always love this pub, but on this Sunday they abruptly decided to stop serving brunch at 10:30 am.... when we had a reservation at 10:30 for brunch. And again, recognizing that it was the day of a Caps game (doesn't this happen quite often?), the service was crazy slow for 2 people in our party. Their food took over 40 minutes to come out. So, I'll go back, but I'll be sure to ask about brunch hours if that's my plan. Servers were great - very nice & fun. Food was good.

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M
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is always great and the servers are super friendly.

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CH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I made a reservation for 4 at Fado before a hockey game. I was worried when I first walked in as I saw a sign that said “seat yourself”. The place was packed and there were no tables. I thought there is no way I am going to get the table I reserved. Within a few minutes, I had a server and two managers looking for a table for me and within five minutes, we had a table for four. We got quick service and the manager came back to check on us several times. I was impressed.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Nice Irish pub convenient for pre arena events

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M
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and the service is fantastic. Best fish and chips in town!

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CG
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and look forward to going back again soon.

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l
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was happy to see that you could make reservations here, the place is ALWAYS packed. Food was good and so was service.

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T
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great atmosphere and great food!!

Fadó Irish Pub - DC
Responded on December 5, 2018

Thanks!

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LR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My usual spot for Caps games. Whether I'm celebrating a win or drowning a lose, Fado's is my first choice after a game.

Fadó Irish Pub - DC
Responded on December 5, 2018

Great to hear, thanks for the kind words.

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SC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was great - waitress was very patient with my allergies and vegan diet. Food was really good - we especially enjoyed the hummus with mint oil. Many creative drink options, including some fantastic imported beers and whiskeys. A little loud at times, but decor was nice and atmosphere was lively but not overbearing. We had a great time!

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RC
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had a great time here and the food was delicious! We were visiting on a business trip but we will be sure to return next time we are in the area! Service was awesome!

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P
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great experience. We have been to Ireland and this place replicates the experience. The food is great and the drink good. They even have flights of whiskey like in Dublin. The service was great as well.

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MS
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing, our fave on our trip to DC. Absolute must try, all food perfect and the best old fashioned in town.

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L
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Food is OK Drinks are skimpy and expensive . Place is dingy.

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OT
Tampa
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food and a casual fun atmosphere.

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L
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Great location. Great ambience. Nice people. Food is uninspired.

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j
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were finishing a DC March fo Moms event ant the restaurant was perfect to wind down and everyone enjoyed the food.

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MM
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our time was short before a Capitol’s home playoff game. The service was excellent and our meals arrived so quickly I was stunned, which gave us more time to relax before rushing off to the game. My kale and barley salad was outstanding! This will be our new pregame dinner spot in DC.

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WR
Washington DC
59 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

A friend and I had lunch on a weekday. It was very quiet and easy to hear each other. So a very different atmosphere from pre-game times. The service was top notch and the food was quite good. Will definitely be back at lunch time.

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MD
Montreal
4 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On vacation in Washington. Wow the pub was bustling and bursting with energy because of a hockey game. Obviously a spot for hockey fans for a pint and a bite before the match, which explains the noise which was fine. Food was great. Great atmosphere. Nice authentic old pub vibe. Really emjoyed it !!

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T
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

With friends before the Caps game!

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JA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place to watch the match! Great service all around. I will return!

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JK
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I brought a large group for post happy hour and dinner we had a lovely time in the drinks were great

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmospher, drinks, and food with a very friendly waitress!

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a
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dinner before the Hockey game, place was packed but they had that under control. Bartender took care of us swimmingly and we got to the game in time for the first puck drop

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BM
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This restaurant never disappoints. Great food, atmosphere. We were there prior to local hockey game so rowdy crowd. Great food and service.

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W
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice pub warm friendly good food . Quick service and value for money. Would recommend this pub.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yo the server was dope and the manager was super accommodating of my rare allergy

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Perfect place for some shepherds pie and a whisky on a cold snowy night

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MC
Miami
7 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went to watch college football. Lots of TVs great service and good food. Will be back!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great! Busy, but had reservations, food came out quick, tasted great. Very cozy setting near fireplace area. Certainly a place to return!

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B
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My wife and I were in DC over a weekend from the UK. We went to Fado for Live soccer and brunch. It was a great experience clean lively good company and good value. We will return.

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BM
Baltimore
21 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife andI love this place. She had the Rueben and I had the Black bean burger. Each was delicious and served quickly. Reservation did not disappoint. Great staff on event night (hockey game).

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A special visit to Washington DC deserved a special dinner-so glad we tried this Irish pub! The shepherds pie was delightfully authentic, as was my husband's corned beef & cabbage dinner. Ambience was amazing with low lights and design/furnishings you'd find in the old country, herself! Tim, our waiter, completed a perfect night with great service. We will definitely dine here again!

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