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“Just a good 'pub' with great beers and food”
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Ranked #64 of 358 Restaurants in Annapolis
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Irish
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed 23 April 2014

You are greeted like a long lost cousin. Staff are are all very friendly and not to much of the 'speel'! Not expensive, children are not frowned upon, if fact they are welcomed. Great for all the games on the screens. British Soccer and Rugby a speciality!

Thank Robin N
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Annapolis boasts 4 Irish establishments and though all good, Fado's has a twist by changing the menu to adjust to seasonal fare AND you can often watch an International Soccer game on their in-house TV's. The bar is nicely laid out and the drinks are generous and authentic. Try the Boxtie for starters!

Thank George P
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Found this pub a block and 1/2 from our hotel. Nice atmosphere, good service, food was definitely above average pub fare. Lamb dip was tender, dessert was fine, but the best surprise of the night were - of all things - the fish tacos. The fish batter was light, crunchy and flavorful without overpowering the fish itself. The cabbage, red chile sauce and onion capped a perfect flavor and texture combo. A must for anyone who enjoys this dish - either as an appetizer (only $7.95) or as a small meal. A nice spot for an evening out.

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Thank AlumniGCC
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

had an amazing ne!w years eve celebration at the pub, not a better place to ring in the new year with great people and great food & drink!

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Thank johnnnnie
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Reviewed 15 December 2013

My spouse and I dined at Fado Irish Pub on a Saturday morning prior to a Navy football game. We stayed nearby at the Westin Annapolis, and we read on the Fado website that the restaurant opened at 10:00 am, which would allow us just enough time for a quick bite before walking to the game. However, when we arrived, we learned that the restaurant often opens even earlier (for example, 7:00 am) when it broadcasts European soccer, in order to accommodate customers because of the time difference. So do not be afraid to show up earlier than the stated opening time.

The restaurant space is large, with half of their seating on the main floor and the other half of the seating just a few steps above the ground/street level. The restaurant also offers outdoor seating, and in the cooler weather, roll-down tent flaps keep diners warm in the semi-outdoor environment. One criticism of this restaurant is that the door that opens onto West Street says to use the side entrance, but that entrance is a little difficult to locate because of the roll-down flaps (and also, on the weekend that we were visiting, there was plastic fencing set up outside to keep customers queued to enter in the evening when the bar is busy and trying to maintain capacity control).

We realize that this is a chain restaurant, but it is not one with which we are familiar. We thought that the food was good – far better than other chains. Even though we visited in mid-morning, both the brunch (breakfast) and lunch/dinner menus were available. We enjoyed the pork belly, the macaroni and cheese, the lamb French dip served with thick-cut chips, and the bread pudding. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable, and the staff worked well together.

We had a great experience at Fado, and we would visit again if we encountered a location in another city (or if we return to Annapolis).

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