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Fadó Irish Pub - Austin

4.3
4.3
46 Reviews
$30 and under
Comfort Food

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

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Irish

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 2am Saturday/Sunday: Open early (see sports schedule) - 2.15am

  • Phone number

    (512) 457-0172

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kristina Vukela

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Brown: (512) 457-0172

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    4th St and Lavaca

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Entertainment

    Please visit our website for details of live music, live European sports, Pub Quiz and other special events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 46 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. AD

    AmyD

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  2. D

    Deke

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!!

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    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!

  4. C

    Catherine

    Austin

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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!

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2017

    overall5food4service5ambience3

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

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    All around good no complaints

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    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.

  8. GS

    GaryS

    Austin

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2017

    overall2food4service3ambience3

    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.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2017

    overall3food4service2ambience2

    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!

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  11. MJ

    MichaelJ

    Austin

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2017

    overall5food4service4ambience5

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

  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2017

    overall4food4service5ambience4

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

  13. TN

    TheNerdyNP

    Nashville

    17 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2016

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    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.

  14. l

    laurent

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  15. JF

    JFiigSr

    Austin

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent as always!!

  16. JF

    JFiigSr

    Austin

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was incredible per usual.

  17. JF

    JFiigSr

    Austin

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    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.

  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 29, 2016

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    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.

  19. C

    Clanashton

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2016

    overall5food5service5ambience5

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

  20. H

    Howy

    San Antonio

    33 reviews

    2.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2015

    overall2food3service3ambience1

    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!

  21. JF

    JFiigSr

    Austin

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I decided to eat here based on the menu that I read online. I've always loved Irish fare and this pub has that along with some American favorites with an Irish touch. I had the corned beef and cabbage big plate myself and it was simply outstanding. The Irish coffee was great and the dessert, hot fudge brownie with Guinness ice cream, was out of this world.

  22. SM

    ShawnMcCowan

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2015

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Stopped here after the Austin Celtic Festival. The food was good but not amazing. They had many Irish options, and we were impressed with the range. Traditional breakfast was really good. Servers were VERY friendly and attentive. Some of it generically resembles pubs I've visited in England and Ireland. But the whole place was cozy, friendly, and pleasant.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food was great! The portions were quite large and the batter on the fish was the best I've had.

  24. M

    Mist13

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We are not from austin so picked fado restaurant from the Web site. LOVED it. Thought the decor was awesome and our food was great. We were there early evening for dinner so we would love to go back and experience the live music.

  25. o

    outonthetown

    Austin

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2015

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We had made a reservation for a group of seven via Open Table. Confirmed via email. I even called and spoke to the manager to confirm they had gluten free options and that we would be in the following evening. When we arrived, we were met by no one and wandered around until I was able to get the attention of one of the bartenders. She informed me that the tables had the names of the reservation holders on them - we just needed to find our table. We walked around a couple of times and did not find our name anywhere. After flagging down the bartender again, she got us some assistance - only to be told they didn't have our reservation. Hmmm. They created a space for us by pulling together two small round tables. Ah well. We were determined to enjoy ourselves, and due to the great company, we did! It was a while before we were acknowledged by the waiter and it seemed he struggled the whole time with being prompt and responsive. It became a joke anytime we went to request something, because someone would raise their hand to make a request and he would quickly walk off. That said, the food was good, the drinks were enjoyable - best of all we didn't let any of it keep us from having a great time. It seems like a nice place, and I'll definitely give it another try.

  26. f

    fwblack

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 23, 2015

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were looking for a great place to try a variety of whisk(e)y, local and others. This was the place. The food was great Irish Pub fare and the service was wonderful. Would recommend!

  27. MW

    MWH65

    Austin

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2015

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We were there prior to catching a show at Bass Hall. The Happy Hour specials were extremely reasonable and the portions were generous. The service was excellent. We had no need to be anxious about getting out the door on time to make the show.

  28. S

    Ssmmrr

    Houston

    43 reviews

    4.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2015

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Friends from far away came to visit and wanted to eat at a pub. Fadi's immediately came to mind and we were not disappointed. The owner spent a good deal of time chatting with us and that was nice. The food was decent too.

  29. D

    Deke

    Austin

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2014

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Authentic, made in Ireland, décor. There is nothing on the menu that isn't great, but the Lamb is the best of all!! Extensive beer and Irish Whiskey list, choices I didn't know existed. Great for gathering with friends, watching sports, St. Patrick's celebrations are second to none!!

  30. D

    Dave

    Austin

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great pub fare and outstanding service! Not to mention an awesom live trivia event hosted by an equally awesome host!

  31. PC

    PandC

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went here for dinner on a Monday night. The food was good. The wings were tasty...and the corned beef sandwich and reuben that we had were both very filling. The ambience was nice and quiet. Our server was very polite, personable, and helpful. The restaurant/bar was also very clean overall. Recommended.

  32. CO

    CynthiaO

    Austin

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2013

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    If you don't have time for a flight to Dublin, this is fine and we will have to return and sample more of the menu in the relaxed setting

  33. H

    Hudjul

    Austin

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Service friendly, good food, traditional Irish pub

  34. M

    Markeytalk

    Kansas City

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2013

    overall3food4service5ambience3

    Food was good. Drinks were good. Waiter was excellent. Unfortunately, the music was too loud for my blood and my group had a difficult time having a meaningful conversation over dinner. I had just come from a Formula 1 race where the cars are very loud, but the music was too much for me. It was our 2nd year in a row to visit Fado's. Next time, we'll be a bit more aware of the music level before we dine in again.

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 1, 2013

    overall5food5service3ambience4

    The best fish and chops and Shepards pie. You simply must get the brownie with Guiness ice cream for dessert

  36. JB

    JoyB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 5, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff and the management are friendly and hands on! Great music from groups like Blaggards and great food keep us coming back!

  37. P

    Pastagrl

    New England

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great little Irish bar/pub in Austin. The service was really fantastic and the food was really good with big portions!

  38. F

    Foodaholic

    Austin

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Although we've heard of Fado before in other cities, have never ventured in until now...and boy were we impressed! The decor was incredible, transporting us back to the Shamrock Isle. The menu was invigorating, and the service was especially good and helpful, with plenty of suggestions, detailed descriptions, and more. We couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised, and plan to make this a "regular" place.

  39. JB

    JoyB

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This was our first time to visit this establishment. We went for the Blaggards and fell in love with Fado!!! We'll be back for all the Blaggard's performances and then some and we'll reserve our table again via Open Table. Great experience all-around!!

  40. RT

    RachThaRedhead

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    You really can't go wrong here. Went for Fathers Day Brunch. Server was knowledgeable, friendly, and efficient. We all ordered something different and no one was disappointed. Every dish was delicious and the food arrived in a timely manner.. Can't speak to the entire menu, but I got a bite of everything we had (shepherds pie, corned beef, salad, fish and chips, and the cheese appetizer).Cant wait to go back and try more. We got the caramel apple pie for dessert because they were out of then strawberry rhubarb. It was very good- and i normally don't like apple pie. Waiting for the next excuse to go back and try the rhubarb.

FAQs

Fadó Irish Pub - Austin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (512) 457-0172.

Fadó Irish Pub - Austin is rated 4.3 stars by 46 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    4th St and Lavaca

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Hours of operation

    Monday - Friday: 11:15am - 2am Saturday/Sunday: Open early (see sports schedule) - 2.15am

  • Cuisines

    Comfort Food, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Irish

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kristina Vukela

  • Entertainment

    Please visit our website for details of live music, live European sports, Pub Quiz and other special events.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

  • Phone number

    (512) 457-0172

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Private party contact

    Sarah Brown: (512) 457-0172

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