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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 #188 of 736 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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Tillson, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 NEW

This pub was across the street from our hotel. The food is great. My mom and I ate here twice and we were not disappointed. It's conveniently located, reasonably priced and the staff was friendly and professional. Try the shrimp and grits!!

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Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Decided to take my mom here for lunch. Thought we might get some good Irish food. Instead it's mostly bar food. I had the Shrimp Po Boy and she got the chicken fingers.I will say the food was good and the service was really great. We also were there right when they opened, so it wasn't too busy. Not sure... More

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Dallas, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

We've eaten here on past trips, but this time, it just wasn't very good. The Reuben was more bread than corned beef, and the beef was dry. The bookbinder sandwich doesn't come with an jus anymore, and we liked that much better than the cheese dip served with it now.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

My husband, son and I all got the fish and chips. The batter on my fish was so thick that near the fish it was still raw. Raw batter really turned my stomach!

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Petersburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Probably the best dinner I had while in Charleston. The bartenders were excellent. The only place that I found in Charleston that knew how to properly pour a Guinness.

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Shelby, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

If you want to go drink, this is the place to go. If you want decent food, I highly recommend McDonalds or Subway. That's how bad this place was. We got the Banger Tots as an appetizer and they came out cold on the inside!!! That should have been my first clue this wasn't going to go well. The waiter... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

If you are looking for a good hearty bowl of gumbo you wont find it here. Mainly rice with a couple shrimp and a few small pieces of chicken. Maybe a quarter of a sausage. $18.00. Bar server not very pleasant.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We chose this place on the spur of the moment. We were day tripping to Charleston & we had just finished our carriage ride, so this was close by. The service was pretty good. Ordered the wedge salad and it was so large that two people could've made a meal out of it. Tasty! Would love to eat here again.

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Newton, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

My sister and I snagged a table on the patio in the corner and watched the walkers and trotters go by on Church Street. Thursdays are 1/2 price appetizer night and we made our supper off the Smoked Salmon Dip, then the Smithwick Cheddar Ale Dip. The homemade pretzels were extra special...it was delicious! Our waiter, Paul, was terrific and... More

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Maryville, Tennessee
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

iDuring our 8 wonderful day vacation, ate there three times. Wonderful fried green tomatoes, best "all you can eat fish", Wonderful service.

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