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Fish And Chips - Fadó Irish Pub - Chicago, Chicago, IL

Fadó Irish Pub - Chicago

4.4
4.4
108 Reviews
$30 and under
Pub
We focus on gathering and connecting our neighborhood. The city's best pint of Guinness alongside a brilliant European and craft beer lineup, housemade cocktails and a from scratch kitchen. Your place for international sports.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Sports Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri 11:30 am–1:30 am Sat 11:00 am–1:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (312) 836-0066

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Bryan McAllister

  • Catering

    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.

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Cross street

    Grand Ave

  • Parking details

    We are on the corner of Clark and Grand, across the street from Maggiano's. There is a parking garage directly across the street from us and you can also valet your car at Maggiano's and still come in here.

  • Public transit

    We are 2 blocks west on Grand from the Grand Red Line stop and 6 blocks north on Clark from the Clark and Lake El stop.

  • Entertainment

    Please visit our website for details of music, sports, and Wednesday night Pub Quiz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 108 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. DV

    DanielleV

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Fado wasn't open so we had to scramble to find a reservation nearby. Please take the restaurant off your reservation list so other people don't have the same issue.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, our experience here was wonderful. The staff are amazing and the food is delicious. 10/10 would recommend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fish and chips very good. Off brand ketchup :( jumbo wings great flavor not jumbo
  4. KO

    KathyO

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Irish Pub atmosphere. The drinks, food and service are always excellent!
  5. E

    Emily

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Authentic Irish Pub - Amazing Service. Would go again
  6. P

    Pat0907

    Chicago

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 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.
  7. KO

    KathyO

    Chicago

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love the friendly service, great food and Guinness at Fado'!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    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.
  9. MO

    MaryO

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 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.
  10. MO

    MaryO

    Chicago

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 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!
  11. CM

    CiaraM

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Need more handicap accessible tables on the first floor!
  12. S

    Shoeshopper

    St. Louis

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 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.
  13. TE

    TEDF

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  14. SG

    SusanG

    Jacksonville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  15. D

    Debnstl

    St. Louis

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just like you stepped into an Irish pub. Food was fantastic and quality cocktails.
  16. AA

    AmandaA

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great time , wish we could have sat upstairs but it was closed off for special event.
  17. SM

    ScottM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 27, 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.
  18. GR

    GeoffR

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 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.
  19. CP

    CaroleP

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere. Some good Irish food... And that's not easy. Service was very good
  20. N

    Nicolette

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 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.
  21. TC

    TonyC

    Milwaukee

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 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.
  22. IM

    IceMan

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 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.
  23. B

    Blondie

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    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!
  24. TF

    TracyF

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 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!
  25. F

    Florence

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Accueil chaleureux. Service impeccable. Happy Hour parfait!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love how personalized the service is here!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was and awesome experience! Good food, great service, great atmosphere. I would definitely go there again.
  28. JT

    JT88

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great atmosphere, delicious food and nice crowd. Good place for many occasions.
  29. AR

    ArunR

    Chicago

    13 reviews

    3.0

    13 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.
  30. t

    thegilmoregirls

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  31. g

    garydpdx

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    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.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and exceptional service!!!
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's all about the amazing food! Oh and the harp beer! A++++++++++++++++ 😊
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing……food was incredible!!!!! Warm and friendly atmosphere! Needs 30 stars!!!!!!!!
  35. LH

    LauraH

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    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.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    4.0

    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.
  37. TJ

    TimJaneTeamUS

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    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 !
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    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!! :)
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2016

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Reserved table was ready upon arrival. Waitress was friendly and helpful. Fish n Chips was great!
  40. LC

    LCBurg

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 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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Fadó Irish Pub - Chicago is rated 4.4 stars by 108 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grand Ave

  • Neighborhood

    River North (Chicago)

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Wed 5:00 pm–12:00 am Thu 11:30 am–12:00 am Fri 11:30 am–1:30 am Sat 11:00 am–1:30 pm Sun 11:00 am–4:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Pub, Sports Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    We are on the corner of Clark and Grand, across the street from Maggiano's. There is a parking garage directly across the street from us and you can also valet your car at Maggiano's and still come in here.

  • Public transit

    We are 2 blocks west on Grand from the Grand Red Line stop and 6 blocks north on Clark from the Clark and Lake El stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Bryan McAllister

  • Entertainment

    Please visit our website for details of music, sports, and Wednesday night Pub Quiz

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (312) 836-0066

  • Catering

    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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