Before you dine here, make sure you pick up one of the discount coupons you will find around town or at the visitor center. We got the she crab dip free, and it was very good. I saw other coupons that gave $5 off of your meal or a free appetizer, so look around.
Even though it was a warm day, as soon as the sun went down, it became downright cold, and we were chilled to the bone when we arrived. It made our choice of the potato soup and she crab soup the perfect warm-ups. The soups were very good, served piping hot and full of chunks. I ordered a Rueben and a Yuengling to drink. I know, ordering a Pennsylvania beer in Charleston is almost sinful, but I was just so surprised to see it that I couldn’t resist. If you prefer to be more authentic, you can try the Shandy, Black and Tan, or a Rosie O’Grady.
Now, in all honesty, I have to admit that the sandwich was just okay, the corned beef was lean, and the bread was tasty, but it just wasn’t great. The fries were limp and not worth cheating for. Joe had the fish-and-chips, and that was a total winner. Even the steamed broccoli was perfect, with great color and texture. Al had a steak and baked potato, and it too was very good. The salad that was served with it was also quite exceptional. I think that I just made a bad choice that particular day.
Service was only okay. Our waitress was not friendly, and when we arrived, we were her only customers. We expected better. I was slightly disappointed with our meal here, but I really want to give them another chance. The atmosphere in the pub itself is quaint and exactly what I expect in an Irish pub. Unfortunately, by dining outside, you loose the atmosphere. If you are staying at the French Quarter Inn, this restaurant couldn’t be more convenient.
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Hours:7 Days a Week,11:00 AM - 1:00 AM.
Live Music:Thursday - Saturday 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM.
Smoking Section Available,Cigars and Pipes too.
Credit Cards:American Express,Visa,Master Card,Discover Card,Diners Club Card,Carte Blanche.Checks Accepted.
Parking lot across Cumberland Street,$6.00 Flat Rate.
Tommy Condons is only a stones throw from The Market.
After a sailing tour of Charleston Harbor, my wife and I were pretty hungry, and decided to try a place we had seen while dining at Bocci's the night before. Tommy Condons sits right next to Bocci's Restaurant on Church Street. They bill their restaurant as an Irish Pub and Seafood Restaurant,and I would agree that it fits thAt description to a tee.
The entry way looks very much like an Irish Pub might look. There are inside tables but we opted to sit outside to avoid the noise of the bar and have a relaxing meal. This proved a wise choice as it was very peaceful on the patio.
The food her was very good and served quickly, a good indication of why the locals return. The furniture on the patio is plastic, but the patio is covered and elevated above Church Street just enough to make this quite comfortable.
I had a special that night of Steak and Baby Back Ribs coated with what they call Irish Gold Barbeque Sauce.This came with vegatables and I chose the red rice instead of potatoes, for $17.95.The ribs were tender and the steak was cooked perfectly.The red rice was excellent and in general I enjoyed myself.
My wife had Steak and Shrimp,(a full skewer) for $15.95,and was equally pleased.
The service here was excellent and the people were all very friendly.I would certainly recomend this restaurant to anyone.
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