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Old 07-24-2008, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I had a serious hankering for Irish food, tonight.

English food would have worked just fine. Fish and chips, not from Long John Silver, but good, would have been perfect.

Knowing what an Irish Black and Tan is, is a bonus.

To be perfectly honest, LJS's fish isn't done badly at all, IMO. Hot, crisp, light... All it lacks is a good dark brew to quench the heat.

We stopped at Dog and Duck. The 'atmosphere' put me off. It was priced well, but the tables next to us took our chairs, and they weren't going to be quiet.

We headed down to 6th just to see what was around, as we were already mighty close. B. D. Riley's jumped out at me, and we managed to park about a block away, after only one circling of the block. Not bad at all, even on an early Thursday evening.

My wife and I both had fish and chips. The chips were good, but the fish was both soggy and tasteless. If they'd not had malt vinegar on the table, it would have been akin to eating loaves of tasteless soy.

They did know what an Irish black and tan was...even asked if I wanted Bass or Smithwick's. A nice touch, and unexpected.

However, the waitress was slow and not particularly attentive and the food was mediocre. I regret moving from the Duck and Dog, even after getting a negative 'vibe'. Sometimes, you just get a wrong 'feel' for a place, and that's what hit me at D&D.

No, I didn't look here, first, to research Irish/English eateries. I have in the past, but we decided on this in the car, so....
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Old 07-24-2008, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Dallas, Texas
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Mother Egan's has delicious fish and chips and all the Irish/Eng beers. The guy who started it is from Ireland. We haven't been in a long time though b/c it's considered a bar, so we can't take our kids in.
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Old 07-25-2008, 12:44 AM
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Location: Knoxville, TN
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Fado Austin - Fado Irish Pub and Restaurant Austin, fado, irish pub, irish pubs, Guinness

I googled and came up with Fado Irish pub on 4th st. Never been, but reading the menu makes me want to go!!!!!!
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Old 07-25-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I second Fado. I go several times through out the year. Good food, great staff, and usually great bands.
Inside or outside the atmosphere is great.

If you are looking for quiet time I would suggest not going Friday - Saturday at night.
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Old 07-25-2008, 08:52 AM
 
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Fado has a good (if bit contrived) atmosphere and respectable Irish pub dishes. Dog and Ducks does have decent food and is a great bar so I'd give it another chance.
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Old 07-25-2008, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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We used to go to Fado in Denver a lot. It does have good food and atmosphere. I haven't been to the one here, but I'm sure it's just as good. We usually like B.D Rileys but we've never eaten there, just had beers and listened to music. I think we've probably been to Dog and Duck too, I just don't remember much about it.
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Old 07-25-2008, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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And why is that?
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Old 07-25-2008, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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hmmmm...let's see...possibly too many alcoholic beverages In which case, I probably SHOULD have had some food
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Old 07-25-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Naaaahhhhh!!
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