Permanently Closed - Fadó Irish Pub - DC

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This restaurant is permanently closed. If you don't see a table, give us a call at 202-789-0066 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 DC.

Our calling card is our hospitality and everything you see in the pubs was built in Ireland and shipped to the U.S.A.
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vipAnthonyT
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place - always a favorite in my youth and a good place to stop by before the Georgetown game at the arena

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YehudaG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 26 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best real Irish Pub in DC. Good food, great service, and Guinness!

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vipLuciaH
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were the first customers to arrive for breakfast on a Sunday, so the noise level was very low. Two of us ordered the full Irish breakfast (rashers of bacon, sausage, blood pudding, eggs) and were delighted. The other two of us ordered the RLT, a filling sandwich with avocado, rashers of bacon, lettuce we added an egg on top.

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HeatherJ
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go before the Caps game! Our table was ready when we got there. The service and food were both very good.

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DCdiner
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They were closed for a staff party, but still allowed me to make a reservation. So we went all the way down there and had to make other plans on the fly. Very disappointed. If you’re not going to be open, don’t take reservations.

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StevenW
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 23 December 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a great "little" pub. The food is good, the drinks great and the atmosphere superb. I highly recommend this place.

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CraigG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Fado's Irish Pub has the best fish & chips and great Guinness

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jules
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. I love going there before events at Capital One Arena

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AlEv
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

So I was pretty excited fro this place because I love Irish pubs and the atmosphere in them!
It was a busy Saturday in DC so I expected the service to be a bit slow and overwhelmed but it was much worse than I expected. They were very understaffed which made service really slow and they completely cancelled brunch. Very disappointing to people who made reservations there specifically for brunch. The food was good and was the fastest thing about the experience. Definitely don't plan on having brunch here on a busy Saturday, they aren't able to keep up with the demand of the busy area.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Great service and crowd! Amazing beer selection for an Irish pub. Not the best food but that’s not why you come here. It was exactly as hoped.

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vipRobR
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and fast service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Limited menu try the Fish and Chips or the Burgers cant go wrong The gang from New Jersey

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ThomasH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were seated promptly at a very nice table. The ambiance was reminiscent of an Irish pub. The Guinness was poured to perfection. I ordered the shepherd’s pie at the recommendation of our server and found it to be the best I’ve ever had. It was served in the cast iron skillet it was baked in and was full of meat with just the right amount of vegetables. Our server, Mary from Dublin, was friendly, engaging and made the experience extra pleasurable. I was hoping for irish music but came on the wrong night (Thursday).

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AmyA
1 review
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The place was full and busy when we arrived for our 6 pm reservation. The sign said "set yourself". We saw a table for two and walked over and there on the table was a sign saying the table was reserved for US. The waitress came immediately to take our drinks order. The food was fabulous - we each tried a different burger. The beer was great. My husband had to have another round - it was just that good. We definitely recommend Fado's and will go there again next time we are in DC for a concert.

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MARYM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

TOO LOUD in the establishment and NO LIGHT to see the menus.

The "French Dip" lamb sandwich special a misnomer - no "dip" (aka juice) is provided, yet there was a lovely less than 2 ounce gravy cup. The sandwich was unremarkable. Side choices for "French dip" was fries OR salad. Waiter did NOT tell us there was a $1 ADDITIONAL charge for the salad when he said Fries OR SALAD with the "French Dip"! The salad, although lovely, came with slivered almonds which is a food allergen which was not declared when the waiter did NOT TELL me of the additional charge for the salad. Train the waitstaff better to explain the additional charge of $1 each for salad when the choice was fries OR salad. When explaining the additional charge, train waitstaff to tell that the salad includes a food allergen of ALMOND NUTS.

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SherriS
1 review
Dined on 6 July 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent place. Will be back again during CAPS season.

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vipSueMcG
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience4

Great place to watch the soccer game with a friend. Staff super nice, good food and a great time.

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vipfiletAC
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was expecting Irish music, Irish wait staff. Got neither. Was more of a gathering place/sports bar for the locals. Fish and chips were good as coating was very light.

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AnnaW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 21 June 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We always love visiting Fado when we are in the city. Mary was a wonderful server, made us feel very welcome, and introduced us to another couple who shared our musical interest when she noticed the shirt my husband was wearing.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 27 March 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

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

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Ljsn
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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jules
Baltimore
7 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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AdrienneW
Richmond
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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

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Alex
Washington DC
11 reviews
Dined on 5 February 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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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MichaelA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

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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vipVictoriaG
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 3 February 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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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vipMelting
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is always great and the servers are super friendly.

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CarsonH
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Nice Irish pub convenient for pre arena events

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vipMelting
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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CraigG
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 8 January 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipluvjazz60
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Traveler
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on 28 November 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great atmosphere and great food!!

Fadó Irish Pub - DC
Responded on 5 December 2018

Thanks!

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LiamR
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 5 December 2018

Great to hear, thanks for the kind words.

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SusanC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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RachelC
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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vipPrepsel
Philadelphia
45 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Mum2Seth
Orlando
11 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Linda
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2018
Overall2food2service3ambience2

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

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and a casual fun atmosphere.

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