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Tommy Condon's Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant

160 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-3125
843- 577-3818
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Ranked #190 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pub, Fish & Chips
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: After working in the restaurant business for many years, Tommy opened his first restaurant in 1984. He has made his name by becoming one of Charleston's favorite local spots to serve up Lowcountry specialties such as shrimp and grits and fish and chips. Tommy runs the type of family-oriented establishment where people know their children are as welcome as they are. In fact, a children's menu has been specially prepared for "little leprechauns." In the months following Hurricane Hugo, Tommy made numerous trips to Ireland collecting exquisite antique mirrors and authentic Irish memorabilia that adorn his restaurant. He scoured the countryside and brought every pub mirror he could find. He laughs wryly about his massive shipping bills. The results are worth all his effort. The mirrors cast rich reflections, making the restaurant warm and inviting. Some mirrors are ornately detailed while others shimmer with simple elegance. You'll swear you've been transported to a pub shrouded in antiquity in Ireland's rambling countryside.The restaurant would not be complete without the sounds of Ireland. The background music is perfect. In the pub and bar area the "live" sounds of Ireland can be heard every Wednesday through Sunday nights. You can sit back and listen or join in singing an Irish-American sing-along. Tommy says it is wonderful to see whole families getting in on the fun at one table while at another sits a couple on a date and at yet another sits someone's grandparents remembering and laughing.
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Aiken, South Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

If you need Irish Pubs to complete a vacation, this is a good one. Great luncheon menu including irish favorites. A nice find!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

One of the best meals we had on our stay in Charleston. The 1/2 rack of ribs were truly fall off the bone. The barbecue sauce wasn't overpowering but at the same time had a great flavor. They make a pretty good coleslaw too.

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Orlando, FL
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

We stumbled into this place trying to get some sea food but ended up eating Irish fare. Went in early afternoon, service was great, a lot of people eating, drinking and having a good time. Food was great along with a couple of beers to fill up and keep walking in this historic and beautiful city. Spot is recommended.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

We went out for casual dinner. It looked like a fun place from outside... We got the outside table and there were COCKROACHS running around !!!!! We moved to inside table and water started dropping from the ceiling..... We should have left but we ordered food anyway because we were starving. It was a bad choice. Currently hoping my stomach... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

For an Irish pub in downtown Charleston, this is one of the best around. On a recent Friday evening we stopped in for a quick dinner prior to attending a play down the street and I was very pleased with the quality of service and the food. The duck club sandwich was excellent as was the Cuban which my wife... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The energy at Tommy's is electrifying. The bar is so much fun and the live music is incredible. If you want to meet new friends or connect with current ones, this place is awesome.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My husband is always in search of a good Shepard's pie, he was quite pleased. Nice size portion of a mixture of lamb and vegetables topped with a nice cheddar. I had the shrimp over grits,not too spicy and very generous with the shrimp. Our server Paul was attentive and funny , it was a nice casual evening.

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Columbia, SC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The Irish nachos were quite good. The fish and chips were also tasty, and the fish was very crispy, which is how I like it. Our waitress was super friendly and efficient. Will come back again!

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Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

We stopped in for an unscheduled lunch. The waiter said the place was known for its burgers and Reuben sandwiches. I should have had the burger. My "Reuben" was delivered with no sauerkraut or Russian dressing....none. When the waiter was informed he disappeared into the kitchen for a few minutes and returned with a small dish of kraut....no apology except... More

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fremont
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We stopped here about 10pm for a late snack, burger and fries and a beer about $14 We got right in and seated, but I don't see that well and it was so dark I could hardly read the menu. The waiter was friendly but we could hardly hear him. They had a Irish fold singer and it was just... More

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