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“Greasy pick us up”
Review of Tommy Condon’s

Tommy Condon’s
Ranked #103 of 910 Restaurants in Charleston
Price range: $0 - $20
Cuisines: Pub
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Good for: Bar scene
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
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.
Scarborough, Maine
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Greasy pick us up”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

We spent a very quiet week on edisto island so this was a great stop. Lunch was very good. Very much your pub food, butt service and food very good. Was a busy Friday lunch crowd.

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Beaufort, South Carolina
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“More than Brunch - Sunday at Tommy's”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

Although they're known for brunch, we hit Tommy Condon's Irish Pub right around noon on Sunday and opted for lunch. It's a nice location on Church street within easy walking distance of so many downtown sights.

Service was very prompt and friendly - wish I had taken down our red-headed server's name because he had all the characteristics we like. Sticking with the theme, I had the crab cake ($12.99), while John sampled the shepherd's pie ($10.99) The crab cake was perfect - crisp outer cover, delicate and fresh crab within - but it was served on a strange mix of standard white rice with cubed carrots and peas (frozen mix?) and no sauce to unite the mixture. The shepherd's pie was based on lamb and tasty. Nice pub fare! Nice selection of brews.

  • Visited April 2014
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Tuscumbia, Alabama
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“Decent Service and Food”
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Nothing really outstanding about Tommy Condon's. Good service, decent food. Good selection of Irish beer and whisky. We would go back again.

  • Visited April 2014
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Rochester, New York
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“Service is critical - it was lacking here”
Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have never been to an Irish pub that did not have a friendly waiter or waitress. So this was a first for me. While the hostess, and even the other waiters seemed good, the one we had was uninterested, and really made the experience not-so-enjoyable for us. The atmosphere is good, the food was good, and prices reasonable, but it only takes one person to make the experience forgettable. Unfortunate too, as this is one of the few Irish pubs in town.

Visited April 2014
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Murrells Inlet
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“Great beer”
Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Best shepards pie and hot wings. Awesome beer choices. I would definitely add this to a must visit place in Charleston. A good mixture of locals and not too many tourists.

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