Fadó Irish Pub - Philadelphia

4.3
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
169 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Comfort Food

Top Tags:

Great Beer
Fun
If you don't see a table, give us a call at 215-893-9700 for assistance.

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 Philly.

Our calling card is our hospitality and everything you see in the pubs was built in Ireland and shipped to the U.S.A.
What 169 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.3based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
SM
ShannonMc
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food super nice staff and can make a great drink!!!

SB
StephanieB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Very loud when I went after an afternoon show at the Kimmel Center. Thank goodness I had reservations. Food was good. Service was ok. Waitress didn't look too happy to be working .

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We made a reservation for brunch at Fadó to try something new but were told ten minutes after being seated with brunch menus that they were no longer serving brunch or honoring brunch specials that day. We were told this at 1pm when their website, internet, and brunch menu state that it runs until 3.

HK
HKVV
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Fado before a show at the Merriam theater. Food was very good, as was the atmosphere, and the service was very friendly and efficient. Really appreciated that food was delivered to the table in a timely fashion.

MG
vipMaxineG
Atlantic City
10 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was the perfect place to dine before seeing Hello Dolly. I will return.

PB
PBrane
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very pleasant time. The shepherds pie was good and filling. So was the beer!

S
vipSuzegal
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience4

We were early for our reservation since traffic wasn’t bad coming into city. Thank goodness. We needed every minute. The food was typical Irish pub food. It was good but not excellent. I liked the surroundings. Warm and inviting. Very active. Looked like fun if we didn’t have somewhere to be. The service was the worst I’ve experienced in a long time. Right from the beginning, the waitress was disinterested and sullen. My companion and I were having a nice visit, so weren’t alarmed. We waited 20 minutes before we had to call her to order drinks. She never came to the table unless she was called. Other wait staff brought our food to the table after I asked for it. She knew from the beginning we had tickets to Academy of Music and had a time limit. At one point, nearing the end, when I started to worry we would miss curtain time, I said to her, “we need to prepare to leave. This is what I need-a container and the bill”. She stared in my face with a nasty expression and walked away without comment. It was 20 minutes after that before our dessert came (topping melted) and another 10 after that before she brought the bill. I am not a demanding diner but to have to ask for everything, was ridiculous. It was so bad that another waitress brought a 15% off card to us to encourage us to return to give them another try. I had not complained to anyone. An acceptable meal that should have taken around an hour took us 2 hours 15 minutes! For the first time in my life I will say, they need to get rid of,that waitress. I doubt if I am willing to return. I would certainly refuse to have her as my waitress.

K
vipKevaltra
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun and excellent Irish Pub fare

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to Fadó after a show at the Kimmel Center. The staff was. Wry accommodating to our party of 9 that included 5 children 6 and under.

FD
vipFineDining1
Philadelphia
48 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Outstanding service, food and value. Always good.

U
sallyU
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had sliders
they were delicious server was great
overall nice evening

SS
SteveS
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good pub food. We ordered the fish and chips, and they were very good. Nice beer selection as well. Excellent service. The table was ready when we arrived and we were done in plenty of time to catch our show.

MS
MichaelS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great place to eat.

Consistent, good, friendly, comforting

G
Grammyd
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had reservations. There was no hostess so we had to find a waiter to seat us. We both ordered Shepherd's Pie and it was delicious. The brown bread they gave us was also very good. We told them we had tickets to the theater and they had us out with plenty of time to spare.

c
commander53
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Been here many times, however this last visit was marred by the outrageous noise level in the restaurant.
It was impossible to have a conversation at the table. We were seated fairly close to the bar which was packed with Happy Hour patrons.

ST
vipStephenT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We planned a get together dinner after the theatre and everyone in our group enjoyed the excitement of Fado and the food and drinks. Definitely will return!!

NS
NancyS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience2

I love Fado....but I wish we had been seated.away from the TV speakers. They were uncomfortably loud. When we asked to have the volume turned down, we were told there was nothing to be done. My friends and I wanted to talk to each other. We should have been moved to a quieter section, but that was not offered to us. I will think twice before returning. Very sad.

L
Larry
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Two of our salads were skimpy - onl ysome bits of beets and a few slivers of pears which could hardly be seen. The five of us were seated next to a VERY LOUD table of young people so we could hardly converse at all. We don't plan on returning.

DS
DavidS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience3

Only one menu provided for table; ordered fish and chips at lunch time and was charged for dinner portion. Questioned our server about the charge and was told I needed to indicate a lunch portion when ordering.

CM
CMK1
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Decent place for pub food and beer, but quite loud.

JM
JaneM
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have gone to this restaurant many times and love it

JG
JudyG
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fado had a definite Irish flavor in the atmosphere but the biggest reason the six of us liked it was the FOOD. Everything was prepared carefully and was delicious. We are not from Philadelphia but were attending an event. You can be certain we will be back. This was our second visit and there WILL be more. Thanks to our wonderful server on such a busy night.

R
Rose
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Had the fish and chips lunch portion, just right size. Chips were crispy, fish was delicious. Atmosphere feels like a pub in Ireland

DD
DonnaD
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will definitely return to Fado. We had the Shepard's Pie and Corned Beef and Cabbage. Both were fantastic. Our waiter was efficient, attentive and personable. Prices were very good.

SM
SarahM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved our visit to Fado! We were in Philly for a show at the Kimmel Center and picked Fado since it was so close to the theater. Our meals, drinks, service, atmosphere, etc. was absolutely perfect! The party I was with all agreed it would be worth a trip back to Philly just to go visit Fado again. Rave reviews of the Shepherd's Pie from people in our party, and I personally had the Beet Salad with Beet Hummus and it was outstanding! Thanks for such a great way to end our day in Philly!

F
vipFamilyfood
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time. the service was exceptional ! and the food really really good

BR
BelindaR
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food selection tho limited was good. Not too loud. A good place to go before a show

BA
BlancheA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great pre-theater place to meet up and catch a drink and a bite to eat before the show. Started with the cheese dip and goat cheese balls then the seasonal flatbread and burgers. Happy hour pricing was an extra benefit. Our server Kia was attentive and gave us recommendations that helped on our first-time visit. I would definitely return.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great place for a group. We had 10 people just before the show. Service was great, and we spent a while relaxing and talking. The atmosphere is conducive to just enjoying your company

4
vip400restaurantssampinphila
Philadelphia
185 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fado is perfect for what it is. It is a big bar with a long Happy Hour that is executed quite well. Food is tasty and inexpensive. Beer choices are numerous and varied and include some I like (I have unsophisticated tastes in beer). Seating is plentiful and supports separation among the many parties. I liked the combination.
I particularly liked the flatbread (a small pizza) but I also enjoyed the fish taco's with a bit of spice and some other small dishes. Everything had a lot of flavor.
The bar is composed of numerous small rooms, so even though it is large you don't see or hear all the other parties (only the ones in your room).

JF
JuliaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Hands down.... best shepherds pie ever! Highly recommend it!

DF
DanF
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10/10 Would recommend to anyone looking for an old irish pub feel, food, and drink.

TL
vipThomasL
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, pub fare with a touch of adventure, good selection of drinks, reasonable pricing (especially for a center-of-town place). Some menu items are outstanding (Irish breakfast and fish & chips to name two), the rest are at least good. No wonder it's busy.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess/waitress was amazing! She seated us early and since we were there to see the Liverpool game made sure we had great seats to see the game. They show the game on several TVs and the bar was full of soccer fans. The food was wonderful and the waitress was spot on with her recommendations! Overall a great place for a dinner! Highly recommend!

S
vipScotchfox
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good time, food was delicious, selection of beer good.

LE
LisaE
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I love Fadó for it’s convenient location and nooks and crannies inside but need to remind myself this is not the place to go if one wants to converse...

D
vipDonna
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fadó is my go-to before a show at the Kimmel Center. If we’re running late, the staff will accommodate a request to serve quickly, but if we want a relaxed meal they’ll accommodate that also. If you like lamb, be sure to get any of the menu items contain lamb - I’ve never had one which was less than memorable!

MM
MariaM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time watching the soccer match there!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delightful taste combinations. Absolutely loved it. Great service and a perfectly poured pint of Guinness.

KD
KellyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Went here before seeing a show at the Academy of Music. Great atmosphere and great food. I felt like the food was reasonably priced for being in the city and you definitely got your money's worth. Drinks a bit on the expensive side, but they had an extensive list to choose from.

FAQs

Fadó Irish Pub - Philadelphia is rated 4.3 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Fadó Irish Pub - Philadelphia