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“Great Pub” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Tommy Condon's Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant

Tommy Condon's Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant
160 Church St, Charleston, SC 29401-3125
843- 577-3818
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Ranked #193 of 758 Restaurants in Charleston
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.
Endwell, New York
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“Great Pub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice pub atmosphere with great beer on tap. My wife and I had sandwiches and they were really good. Very nice staff
We were a day late for the Wednesday night Prime Rib -- many of the locals recommended it.

Visited February 2014
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“All this & music too”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We wanted somewhere close to where we were staying so we walked on over. We were asked if we wanted to sit outside (it's covered) but we opted to eat in. I ordered the crabcakes they were served over vegetable rice pilaf topped with a corn salad. I must confess I had never had crab cakes that way but it was very good. He chose the fish & chips & was satisfied. Our waitress was a little flaky, at one point the hostess came over & tended to us, but that was minor. What set the evening apart was the musicians, apparently on the evening we were there they have local musicians sit in & play. It was very entertaining & really flavored the evening. There were 4 fiddlers & one woman doubled on the bag pipes, an accordionist, a banjo player & 2 guitarists. They were very very good & added to the evening! We finished up the dinner with key lime pie. He enjoyed it so much he wanted to go back the next evening......we didn't but that's how much he liked it.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Richland, WA
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“A step back in time....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Visiting Tommy Condon's on Church Street was like taking a step back in time. It's a very old and quaint Irish pub. Service was good, the food delish and the drinks cold. I would recommend a stop here after touring historic Charleston. It's a great place to rest your weary feet and quench your thirst.

Visited November 2013
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Lake City, South Carolina
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“Simple Touristy Restaurant Experience”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Went one night just to try it out. The food was good. Nothing exceptional. The drinks were great. However, the waitress seemed completely out of it. It would take her 20 minutes just to check on us. She barely spoke and seemed disinterested in working that evening.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Good Irish sports bar”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

What a great Irish bar. The staff is friendly, although they don't always check on you often. The food portions are generous and there are many beers to choose from at the bar. The one item you should try is the Irish nachos. They are large sliced potatoes topped with cheese, peppers, and other nacho toppings. They are very good. The bar has several televisions and there is an outside sitting area which in the winter is covered with a plastic shield to help keep you warm. It is located on Church Street about a block from the slave Market. It is one of those places you should try, even for St Patrick's.

  • Visited February 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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