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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 #185 of 742 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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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Recommended for lunch, reasonable prices and very good food. Server was pleasant and we went with her recommendations. Fish and chips I had was excellent and would recommend to everyone. She Crab soup was interesting, not the best I have had in Charleston but in the top 3. We ate outside and watched the tour carriages go by. Fans and... More

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Mebane, NC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We had lunch here Sunday afternoon and the food was good. Business seemed to be slow and we were immediately seated. Food came out in a reasonable time however the wait staff was not very attentive. Would probably eat here again and would recommend it.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We stopped in for a later supper on a weekend night, and were glad to get in as we didn't have reservations anywhere. It had cooled off, so we sat out on the covered patio. When we discovered later that there was live music inside, we wished we had sat there. I tried a Charleston Mojito made with sweet tea... More

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Appealing restaurant, nice outside/covered seating and the water spray fans were interesting. Our table was sticky and covered with salt. When I mentioned this to the waitress she said "oh sorry" but never offered to clean it off...Food was just OK, totally bland. There are much better restaurants in Charleston to eat than this one.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Ate brunch here on a Sunday. Liked the $1 Mimso and shrimp and grits. Hubby had biscuits with gravy with a side of sausage. He said it was good. Server was very pleasant.

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Delmar, Maryland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Although the food was average, the atmosphere and service was outstanding. It was about 150 degrees and this young fella, who would be moving to the mid-west in one week, wanted to ensure our visit was outstanding. It was... And Tommy, this young man is WHY Charleston SC was voted the friendliest State in the USA. Kudos... Please find his... More

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Elizabeth, WV
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We like "real" Irish Pubs and was looking forward to visiting this one. We were so disappointed. Beer selection was poor and the food was not that great. Mostly hype for this place. Wish we had had time to find another one.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

We went on a Thursday when they had live music (a trio playing both Irish and rock music). We enjoyed the trio - they were entertaining and the music was not intrusive even though we were seated directly in front of the band. The food is very good. We had beer and appetizers - wings, Dublin egg rolls (made with... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We enjoyed the patio on a rainy summer afternoon in Charleston. Our food was all good pub fare: fish and chips and wings. The potato soup was exceptional and I wished I had ordered the bowl instead of a cup!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Ambiance totally Irish. Service could not have been better, food was so Irish , thought I was back on the Emerald Isle. Went three times in three days, each experience awesome.

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