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Fado Irish Pub in River North. Beer time! (5/5 stars)

Posted by ChicagoismynewBlog! on April 30, 2009


Before our random visit to Molly’s Cupcakes, James, Melody, Anna, and I went for a LATE dinner at Fado Irish Pub, located at 100 W. Grand Avenue, in Chicago’s River North neighborhood.  Now, the reason for my all caps lock LATE is because we went at around 8pm at no fault of my own…Melody…so all of our appetites were ready for some good food and beer.  To me, Fado Irish Pub is decorated like a medieval log cabin, perhaps an Irish medieval log cabin with basically every surface covered in wood.  Our waitress was speedy, attentive without being too attentive, and very nice.  Thinking back now, the food at Fado Irish Pub was some of the best pub food I’ve had in Chicago!

I ordered the corned beef reuben sandwich which was served on rye bread with cole slaw and fries on the side.  I also ordered a Guinness and a Boddingtons.  Not sure of prices, it was too good to pay attention.

Melody ordered the fish and chips which are lightly battered haddock with thick cut chips, tartar sauce, and homemade coleslaw.  To polish off the meal and unless I’m mistaken, Melody ordered a Strongbow Cider.  Melody and Anna say Fado Irish Pub’s fish and chips are the closest to the real thing that they had while in Ireland.  Impressive.

Anna ordered the chicken cheesesteak which is tender chicken, mushrooms, and carmelized onions with American cheese on a hoagie roll.  The sandwich is served with Fado’sown boxty straws which compare to Steak n’ Shake’s french fries.  She also ordered a Strongbow Cider to top if off…correct me if I’m wrong Anna,  Now, Anna was going to order the fish and chips but got self conscious about ordering the exact same thing as Melody.  Lame.

James ordered the old fashioned cheesesteak which is steak, mushrooms, and carmelized onions with American cheese on a hoagie roll.  His sandwich was also served with boxty straws.  No beer for James though.

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3 Responses to “Fado Irish Pub in River North. Beer time! (5/5 stars)”

  1. melody said

    Correction!!! We ordered Hoegaarden – the best belgian beer ever!! 🙂 and thanks for calling me out on bein late – it was those darn cubs fault!

  2. ChicagoismynewBlog said

    Haha well thank you for clearning it up…I think my guess was between Hoegaarden and Strongbow…my bad!

  3. Anna said

    I’d be glad to correct you when you’re wrong Sir. Melody’s note was right, we had Hoegaarden…and btw, another correction..the best fish ‘n chips ever was a hole in the wall in Oban, Scotland…not Ireland.

    I just want to add that the parking meters at $2 an hour is a JOKE! who carries that many quarters? ok, I did..but normal people usually don’t. now that’s LAME.

    Lastly, thanks for the cupcake Jeff! I’m glad you honored our bet.

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