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“Lawyers, Plumbers, Bankers, Custodians...”

Tommy's Country Ham House
Ranked #115 of 930 Restaurants in Greenville
Cuisines: American
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Lawyers, plumbers, bankers, custodians, etc... they all eat at Tommy's. This is the place to go for a great breakfast in Greenville. I have enjoyed several breakfasts, but only one lunch. The food is basic, hearty, delicious. I simply enjoy the environment. All types of folks coming together to lay out the upcoming day, negotiate a deal, or begin plans for a wedding. It all happens here. This is a place where the locals eat and socialize over good food. And, all under the watchful eye of Tommy... ever present Tommy who will stop by every table to make sure all is well. And, there is always room for one more!!!

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Reviewed April 28, 2013

Lived in Greenville 3 years - typed in "breakfast in Greenville, SC" on the Internet and went to Tommy's on SUN morning (1st visit ever). Very good prices, food very good. 2 eggs, sausage, grits, and 2 biscuits cost $4.74. Coffee was extra. They only take cash - but you don't need much. Server very nice and attentive. Arrived about 11 am - crowd was a mix of folks who went to "early church", young families, retired couples. Lots of tables, some booths, seat yourself. Owner Tommy politely walked through and talked to some diners, maybe regulars. Server made it a point to tell me that Tommy makes the sausage fresh every morning - and it was good.

Thank Ron T
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Reviewed April 11, 2013

Don't be shocked if you're not from the south and decide to visit! The seat yourself casual atmosphere is reminiscent of an old diner and the brusque waitresses will answer questions but are just that-brusque. The atmosphere is busy but relaxed, casual and fun becuse it's out of the ordinary.

For breakfast we ordered blueberry pancakes, eggs, bacon, and biscuits and gravy and coffee. Everything was fresh and flavorful. The prices are all very reasonable and you'll be tempted to stuff yourself.

I'm not a regular but I spied 'Tommy' himself waking around greeting customers and regulars with a friend smile and conversation. I hear that he opens the back half of the restaurant on certain days and feeds the homeless.

Places like this add character to a city and for that reason alone Tommy's is worth a visit.

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Reviewed December 19, 2012

It isn't fine food and what they do on Sunday would never be called brunch, but everybody needs a place like Tommy's. Its just plain, old fashioned, comfortably good. It might sound odd to say, but being 'average' is what makes this place great!

About mid-morning, Tommy's changes gears and becomes a cafeteria right out of the 60's, but its breakfast that always lures me back. At breakfast, just pick any table, select from a menu of 60's priced items, and your waitress will handle everything but the eating.

As the name would suggest, country ham is the mainstay, but you'll find everything else you're looking for too. The eggs are handled by flat-top experts, the pancakes are hefty, the coffee is hot, and you could build an entire restaurant around the grilled biscuit alone. (it'll cost 10 cents extra, but go ahead, splurge)

Tommy's is famous with long time G'ville residents and its easy to see why. Without fanfare, Tommy's will take you back to simpler times, when plain simple food, plain simply tasted better.
And after 3 visits, you'll feel like you know everybody in town,

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Reviewed November 20, 2012

Truly a cafeteria experience, the Country Ham House involves carrying a tray, choosing pre-prepared food, and consuming it at a fluorescent-lit, vinyl-cloth dining room.
Pros: Very reasonable pricing.
Cons: Unseasoned, mushy vegetables and greens; ultra-salty ham; uncomfortably bright, lunchroom-style dining.
Nothing about this restaurant was good, except for the cheerful service. Stay away.

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Thank Michael W
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