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The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub

3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3315
+1 703-293-9600
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3315
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is probably the best bar food I’ve eaten!! The service was great and the atmosphere inviting. If you like sports then the huge screens are a plus too! The NY strip steak salad was fantastic and the T- bone cooked to perfection as requested....More

Thank D P
Reviewed 14 October 2017

we went here for Friday diner. The waiter was very friendly, but he didn't mention any special until we asked him if this place has any special (which happened after we placed our orders. apparently there was a happy hours at the time we were...More

Thank Elena101317
Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Auld Shebeen is right in the center of old town Fairfax. It's an Irish-themed pub, and I go there a lot with friends and, believe it or not, with our monthly church discussion group. The main floor is decorated with Irish scenes and quotations;...More

1  Thank Thomas K
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

A wonderful setting for adult family and friends. Food is very good and plentiful, beer selections are excellent and the live music makes you want to stay all night!

Thank terrychick
Reviewed 3 October 2017

It's hard to find "Irish Pubs" that provide the right Irish atmosphere, along with authentic food and drink. The Auld Shebeen does all that and more. The service is terrific and genial, and the food nothing short of fabulous. And I discovered a new favorite...More

Thank DownUnderAmerican
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Had a great time here there was a tribute band night - live music, cold beer...doesn't get any better! I did hear they don't have bands anymore so haven't been back. Too bad.

Thank AF_Travellers
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Came here for brunch and there were limited options but all the normal options like French toast, omelette and traditional breakfast. I got the steak and eggs which came with potatoes. It was a little bland and my steak was overcooked. The corned beef is...More

Thank Aliyah M
michael24662015, Owner at The Auld Shebeen Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Aliyah, Thanks for your review and I am glad our staff gave you a warm welcome. I am sorry that we didn’t prepare your meal as you wanted, I only wish you would have mentioned it at the time and we would have tried to...More

Reviewed 21 September 2017

We went on a Saturday night specifically to listen to the live music. What I could hear of the performers sounded really good. I would love to hear more of them. They were using mics, but the dining room was so loud that it was...More

1  Thank Neil B
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Our server, Anna, made our visit special. She was friendly, gracious, attentive, and responsive to our requests. She made out first visit to The Auld Shebeen memorable. The food was nicely prepared. My wife had their shepherd's stew and I had the braised beef brisket,...More

Reviewed 20 August 2017

This pub reminded me of 2 places we visited in Ireland. Authentic atmosphere as well as foods. The dinners we had were great! The prime rib was amazing! The macaroni and cheese with corned beef, fabulous! Fast, efficient service and live music! We were there...More

Thank pulmqueen
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Response from michael24662015 | Property representative |
Yes we do have gluten free options.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$23
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3971 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA 22030-3315
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax
  • Phone Number: +1 703-293-9600
  • E-mail
The Auld Shebeen is Fairfax City's only authentic Irish Pub and Restaurant. In Ireland a Shebeen was an illicit drinking den, an after hours speakeasy where once inside people found good familiar conversation, drink, friends and great food! Fascinating history surrounds these shebeens that have always offered excitement for local patrons and will forever be a part of Irish lore. Our Menu is based on both traditional Irish recipes and American cuisine. Our house specialties include our Seafood Stew, Dubliner Stuffed Chicken and our Filet Mignon with Irish whiskey and green peppercorn sauce,with many others including many traditional Irish pub favorites like our Guinness Beef Stew, Shepherd's Pie or Fish and Chips. So whether it is a few quiet pints after work or a special evening out, here at The Auld Shebeen we will do our utmost to make your visit with us a special one. We feature live traditional Irish music every Friday and Saturday in the restaurant.
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