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Fado Irish Pub & Restaurant

#251 of 3,051 Restaurants in Seattle
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Irish, Bar, Pub
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801 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1404 (1st Avenue and Columbia)
+1 206-264-2700
10:00 - 02:00
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Mon - Fri 11:15 - 02:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 02:00
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is our second year celebrating New Years Eve at Fado. Once again we were delighted. It was crowded but we managed to find a place for 8 people to sit and enjoy the festivities. The service at Fado is absolutely fantastic and we certainly appreciated it. There were balloons, party hats, noise makers, and even a free glass of... More 

Thank Vince C
Whitehorse, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere! Not just another generic lounge calling itself an irish pub. Friendly spirited staff and good food.

Thank mycrazyperfectlife
Monroe, New York
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113 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

It's been at least 18 years since I last visited Seattle and it wasn't until I walked into the pub that I remembered being there. Same authentic look, same great service, same great food and the same great experience. Thanks for more great memories.

Thank Michael C
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Depending on what way you turn out of the Pub may prevent getting robbed. It sits in a kinda shady part of town. (Go left from the front door not right) Service was not that good. Ordered an appetizer that never ever came and a drink that did the same. Waitress's was not very friendly and one of the main... More 

Thank Jonesfam77
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60 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

Great place to watch game 7 of World Series. Quesadilla was tasty and my lovely wife enjoyed her spinach salad. Mannies Pale Ale a good brew.

Thank Mugsy001
Parker, Arizona
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We wanted to watch the game and hotel front desk recommended Fado's. Walked in and the place was packed - black and gold everywhere! Shared a table with strangers but felt at home. Great atmosphere, lots of TV's tuned to the game and a couple tuned to other teams and one for soccer. Only had drinks but the food looked... More 

Thank ChrisH85344
Vancouver, Washington
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83 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

We loved this pub so much we came back 3 times. Really good food, good drinks, and live music. Had a great time drinking and dancing!

Thank msddparker
Victoria, Canada
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75 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Authentic Irish pub, right down to the mildewy scent. Definitely not the first Irish or British pub I've been to with that particular scent. Old wood, stale beer and mildew. It's cool pub though. Good selection of UK and domestic beer. Good service. No complaints.

Thank dubbreak
Toronto, Canada
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

We picked this place because we wanted to watch the Malta vs Scotland World Cup qualifier. They showed it and we knew they would because they say they will open at whatever time they have to for the sports schedule. It's hard to find sports bars that are actually sports bars and show all the games! We had brunch there... More 

Thank lisalisa04
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I had a very nice salad and my husband fish and chips. Nice place to sit down and the waitress was very kind and could reassure me that the goat cheese was without rennet. So I was happy to sit down and relax.

Thank Mireille D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 02:00
11:15 - 02:00
11:15 - 02:00
11:15 - 02:00
11:15 - 02:00
11:15 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98104-1404
    (1st Avenue and Columbia)
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 206-264-2700

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?