Fado Irish Pub - Annapolis

4.6
84 reviews
$30 and under
Irish

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Fadó (pronounced f’doe) is an Irish term meaning ‘long ago’. The Irish use it to start a story (the equivalent of ‘once upon a time’ ). We chose the name because at Fadó, we are telling the story of Ireland’s evolving Pub culture. You have always gotten great Guinness, Fish and Chips and fun in the best pubs in Dublin. Today, you will also see from-scratch cooking and seasonal food menus, craft beers from local breweries and quality, housemade cocktails. The Irish Pub in Ireland has evolved and we have evolved with them.Our’s is an Irish pub where the food is as important as the drink with all the items made fresh in house. You will see our food menu change seasonally and adapt to make sure Fadó is a quality option whether you are just snacking or going out for a full meal.
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TracyG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

There was only one waiter working. Service was super slow for drinks and food. We asked for appetizers to come out first and all the food came at the same time. Waiter also forgot my 2nd drink request from the bar. Won’t be rushing back!

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KatlinD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sat at the bar for brunch and had a great time! Will be back for sure. The bartender was incredibly nice! :)

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Woods
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We both ordered the Shepard’s pie. It was outstanding; woul order it again without hesitation.

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KimberW
1 review
Dined on 4 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got wings and Sheppard’s Pie for the most part! Both were delicious! I have never been disappointed.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 2 January 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very quiet due to restrictions but still excellent service and yummy food. Drinks were amazing. Highly recommend for a night out. Plenty of seating even at 25%.

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PattiS
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We got there around 10:15 am and our table was dirty with crumbs... so never cleaned from the night before, in the age of Corona?! Ew. Good thing I really wanted Irish brekkie. It was tasty and the server friendly, the ambiance quiet but authentic Dublin-esque. The bartender walked around with his mask under his nose. Why did i give this place 4 stars again?

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DebiC
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Indoor and Outdoor Service. Outdoor is partially covered. We ate outside. Waitress was very pleasant and did not rush you. We had the fish and chips and the Reuben and both were delicious. We would go there again. :)

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LB77
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great first trip out post-COVID. Nice, spacious outdoor seating area.

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ScottP
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always get the fish and chips and a Guinness. It can't be beat.

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ChrisK
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for our 33rd anniversary, second time there, great time, waitress was phenomenal

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annapolicious
Baltimore
49 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance at Fado’s outdoor seating is delightful - on top of which we had lovely weather and a gentle breeze!

My Irish Breakfast was tasty, but a bit “heavy”. My wife’s Pear and Blue Salad was outstanding - very flavorful and generously portioned.

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marcon
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 17 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fado has done a fantastic job of adapting to the new normal regarding dining during the pandemic. The food was excellent and our server was very attentive. I will continue to tell everyone I know what a wonderful experience it is to dine there.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great service. Great food. Lovely evening for outdoor dining ... and they seem to have a handle on social distancing. Too bad eating outside meant sitting near smokers 😒

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HughH
1 review
Dined on 13 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I went one day after indoor dining was allowed, but chose to sit outside on such a nice day. The waitstaff was exceptionally friendly and polite. It was great to finally sit down at a restaurant for the first time since the Covid shutdowns began.

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ERKT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 7 June 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our table was waiting for us when we arrived. There are umbrellas for shade and the Fado patio is lovely. The tables were spaced even further apart than CDC recommended, giving everyone lots of personal space. We ordered from the brunch menu and everything was wonderful. We will Definitely go again.

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ElizabethS
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great happy hour deals from 4-7 pm on weekdays. Draft Guinness and craft cocktails. Bartender Chris was very friendly, attentive without being intrusive. Shepherd’s Pie was tasty. Selected appetizers $6. Chef was kind enough to grill my fish for tacos. Would highly recommend and will go again!

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Johnl
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome location for some local irish bar fun. Staff bartenders were exceptional on the incredibly busy night of McGregor fight. We had a terrific time eating great bar food and rooting for the Irish ! Will be back and share with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

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JanW
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great early evening dinner on New Years Eve. 4 adults and a toddler enjoyed food and the energetic level of noise meant our little one wasn't a distraction to other diners.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on 7 October 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience5

Nice decor, but poor customer service. Had to seat ourselves, pit in our drink and food order at the bar ourselves, and when I spoke to the manager about the poor service, he blamed me for not finding him earlier to tell him about it. Service was a total joke, we won’t be back.

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Edgar
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 5 October 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Meal before Navy-AF game with two grandsons. Played darts before and after meal. Lots of TVs showing college football games. Meals were a cut above pub grub. Enjoyed it.

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LarryM
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Couldn’t get waited on. Had to move and beg for service. Ordered Shepard’s pie. Never came. Under time constraint. Was told only a Reuben could be made in time. All this totally unacceptable.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
7 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious and arrived quickly. Outside seating was really nice.

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vipMalka
Washington DC
104 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

It isn't really mush of an Irish pub..The decor.is maybe sort of British. There was Irish stew on the menu
The fish and chips that we had was pretty good, but nothing special. The service was lackluster. Our server never came back to see if we wanted drink refills or anything else.

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SusanG
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Fun place. Celebrated a birthday. Table was ready when we got there.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We joined a group of friends to have dinner and hear a band. The restaurant was flexible with changes to our original reservation. The server handled what could have been a confusing order. Everyone enjoyed the food and drink selections. The band was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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RichardT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The servers were slammed on Father's Day. Management should have had a few extra hands on deck.

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ginal
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Attended mother’s day buffet that was pricey but there wasn’t a lot of choices. The ad said free mamosa but wait staff never offered it. Nothing dessert like was on the buffet. Not worth the money.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

We made a reservation for Mother’s Day. It was not disclosed the the buffet would be the only brunch option. We specially picked Fado because of this brunch menu selections which appeared excellent. Upon hearing about eh buffet option, we went to eat the buffet and the selection was less than appealing and not worth $30. It appeared picked over and not fresh so we left without enjoying a meal for Mother’s Day. this was very disappointing and the staff did not make any effort to apology more than a “sorry about that” or rectify the situation in anyway. I will not be returning to Fado for any special occasions or events and possibly not at all because of the lack of transparency and customer service.

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jeffg
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Took my wife and 2 boys (12/14) to Mother's Day brunch. When we arrived we only then were informed it was a buffet only and no ordering off the menu. I neglected to ask how much the buffet was per person only later to find out it was 30.00 per person (kids too) and did not include coffee/juice etc. I will say the staff was excellent and courteous and the food selection/quality was flavorful . My only issue was the value which was poor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

We took my mom for her 75th birthday. The staff knew that ahead of time and really did nothing to acknowledge it. We had to ask which was whatever. The really sad part was how terrible the corned beef and cabbage was. Two of us got it and it was sliced deli me and shredded cabbage. Also the one person that got salmon said it was very dry and didn’t care for it either. I was very disappointed. Fado is definitely better for drinking, not eating.

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vipOptimistic
Baltimore
35 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Best Arctic Char that I have had at any price! Fish and Chips and Crab Cake were also great. We’ll definitely go back.

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JeanF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friends and I have eaten dinner here twice before a concert at Maryland Hall. The service was always prompt and very friendly. The food is very good. The music is just a bit too loud for me, but otherwise, I do love this place. We have all agreed we will come back yet again in the future.

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MaeveO
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food & service is always good. This is my family's 4th year having Easter brunch at Fado's Annapolis.

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Mmcase
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Made a reservation 1 week ahead for Easter Bruch at 10:30a. We were seated at a table that was four steps from the main entrance stairs. Requested another table that was not so close to the entrance. The hostess replied she would not move us as the other tables were reserved. Guess my reservation wasn’t as important as all the other empty reserved tables in the whole restaurant. By the time we left only 1 other family came in.

The wait staff was nice and did not have any issues with her service. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We participate in Restaurant Week. Tried lots of dishes. Delish @

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JeanF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The only drawback to Fado is that the noise level is quite high making conversation difficult. The food we ordered came promptly and was very good. All four of us enjoyed our dishes. We ate from the appetizer menu which was great. Our server, Liz, was very good. As I said, the noise level, which was just from the music (not live) playing while we were there. It could easily have been turned down a notch or two.

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vipMichaelG
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Beer, food and service were very good. Customers at adjacent tables were very vocal in their enjoyment of college football games on TV, which made conversation difficult.

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robertb
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went on a whim, haven't been to Annapolis in ages. My wife an I had a fantastic time, just made it before happy hour ended and the staff was great with getting our order in in time. Food was delicious and the wait staff awesome.

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Fado Irish Pub - Annapolis is rated 4.6 stars by 84 OpenTable diners.

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