Fado Irish Pub - Annapolis

3.9
56 reviews
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$30 and under
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Irish
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  • Casual
  • People Watching
  • Good for Birthdays
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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1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 5

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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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

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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j
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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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OT
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 5Ambience 3

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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O
Baltimore
29 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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JF
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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MO
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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

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M
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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JF
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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MG
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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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r
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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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WD
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

So loud I couldn't hear the person sitting across from me. This was during happy-hour. The noise calmed down a "little" after happy-hour.

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AS
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 2Ambience 2

This experience at Fado was not good, as previous occasions were good. The restaurant was completely understaffed. Three servers for the inside and outside diners could not handle the crowd, and was not fair to them or the diners. We had to find our server and ask her to come back to the table for refills and dessert order. Next special occasion dinner we will not choose Fado.

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OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had the Irish an American breakfast both were delish
The cheddar bread i wasnt a fan of, it is cold mot warm but EVERYTHING else was great

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OF
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

This is a very Irish pub with authentic feel and great food. My Fish and Chips were best in the whole area - lightly breaded, cooked perfectly and ample. Chips were large and tasty. corned beef and cabbage likewise excellent and well presented. Try their flatbreads. My spouse had one for a main course. Beer is excellent of course and wines are also excellent and fairly priced

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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great and we loved the black bean burgers. They also have great salads. It is great to find a place that has tasty vegan options.

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Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Ate outside and listened to the guitarist. Food was ok but the brownie with Guinness ice cream was well worth the visit. Will go back just for the dessert.

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CH
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 2

Food was good, drinks were weak. Nice waitress but one of our party(5) didn’t get dinner until everybody else was finished. Going to show and we were a little late. Very loud.

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GC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff went out of their way to support my group, provide excellent service, make us feel welcome and generally create an atmosphere that made the evening memorable. Food was excellent, menu varied, drinks generously poured, and room spacious.

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Baltimore
36 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

We had a great time here! The outside patio is perfect for summer dining! The hummus was a bit oily. The salad a bit bland (needed some fresh herbs and spices!). The black bean burger was really fantastic though. As always we appreciate any and all whole-food plant based options!

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a
St. Louis
15 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

I will start by saying it was probably a bad idea for us to bring a business lunch to Fado during World Cup soccer. But our meetings were at the Westin across the street and the Irish pub was very conveniently close. The noise level was very high as a soccer game was just finishing. When the game ended it did get a little bit quieter but was still a noisy, energetic environment. The food was quite decent and we were even able to get breakfast for lunch as on Saturdays and Sundays they serve breakfast until 2 PM. one thing I was very disappointed in is the lack of cleanliness. The floors, tables and menus were all very sticky. The bathrooms were utterly disgusting. As a woman walking into the bathroom in business dress, I almost walked out and went back across the street to use the bathroom at the Westin. The floors were dirty, the sinks were dirty and there was a disgusting ring around the toilet. I think the toilets in the college bars are cleaner than these.

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RW
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Fado was a fun place with great food! Try the Southern Comfort pimento cheese dip for a wonderfully different appetizer! The portions were huge and the price was right. Happy hour beers at a great price and the service was fantastic. Great for groups!

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HT
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

This was a great Father’s Day brunch venue for our family; I recommend it!

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LB
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

In town visiting family.. great place for food, beer and conversation! The kale salad was excellent..

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OT
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food in a very nice Irish Pub setting.

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BV
Baltimore
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I love the food here. And the brunch is great. It was Mother’s Day and yet we were never rushed, always great service and everyone had a great time. It’s a little noisy but we didn’t want or need quiet. One of the reasons we went there was because we are noisy ourselves. The Fado Bloody Mary is really tasty.

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H
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 1Food 2Service 1Ambience 3

i party of 20+ came in about 15mins after we got there and they put one waitress on the party. it was our waitress. service was abysmal afterwards.

food was average

probably will not return

it’s really more bar than restaurant

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a
Baltimore
99 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Ate outside on the first pretty day of the season. Menu is a little less cluttered than in the past but the very good options have remained. Emphasis on Irish themes but with tip of the hat to Latin, etc. I had the Boxty Quesadilla and others had scallops or lamb. All excellent. Good value. Wasn't our first visit and defiintely won't be our last.

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JC
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great restaurant with a good vibe. Service was quick and friendly. Saw different items on menu to go back for.

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R
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We really enjoyed our brunch. The food was excellent and the service was great. Highly recommend going to Fado for Sunday brunch.

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JB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Twice they didn't have my reservation from Open Table, offered an appetizer second time, won't use Open Table there again.

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WF
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It turned out we came on the evening of a special event. They proactively seated us away from the event and we had a great meal. The noise did start to pick up, just as we were getting ready to leave.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had the Farmhouse Salad and Corn beef hash. Everything was amazing as always. In the past we’ve had the fish tacos never a thing wrong with them. Everything is always great!

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s
Baltimore
25 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

We have been looking to come to Fado for a long time having passed by it on West St. Inside, The bar/ restaurant is a very authentic looking Irish pub.(right down to the Jameson display behind glass). Handsome bar, Very cozy fireplace seating and attractive booths. We ordered the Guiness wings (excellent flavor) and the jumbo pretzel (cheese sauce to die for). For dinner we both had the fish and chips. The fish was lightly coated, fresh and juicy. I would say perfectly prepared. The thin cut chips were also good. We went for happy hour and the drinks were discounted. Beer and wine, no shockers about the price. Now the only con I can say is that there seems to be a skeleton staff of sorts. There is no-one to greet you and we kind of wandered in and found ourselves a table (so a reservation on Thursday night was not needed, the waitress did come over right away and took our drink order) It was pretty empty when the live music was setting up to start at 8pm which is when we were finishing up.

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OT
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

New Year’s Eve 3 course meal was amazing!

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Key West
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Christmas Eve

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S
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Delicious food, especially the hamburgers, and fun atmosphere. Service was a little slow but they were busy that night. It is a great place to gather a large group. They have a nice table for 8 that is out of the way and very comfortable.

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OF
Baltimore
37 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 3

A real Irish pub here in Annapolis! Expect good beer and sandwiches and the half portion of fish and chips is just about right for many folks. It is excellent F&C by the way! This is a great spot for pub fans and they show the weekend European football (soccer) games in the mornings ( with Guiness if you want!)

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j
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is one of our favorite restaurants for Fish and Chips. My wife has me take her there as often as possibly. Just be careful to avoid soccer matches if you are not a soccer fan. It can be a little loud.

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