Tommy Condon opened Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in 1984. He has made one of Charleston’s favorite local spots serving Lowcountry specialties such as shrimp and grits and fish and chips. This is a 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.” Following Hurricane Hugo, Tommy made numerous trips to Ireland collecting exquisite antique mirrors & authentic Irish memorabilia that adorn his restaurant. 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. 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.
The menu is affordable and available all day. It features Irish specialties such as corned beef on rye, fish and chips, shepherd’s pie, and, of course, lots of potato chowder. You can also sink your teeth into a juicy Tommy’s burger or leave with a souvenir. Tommy serves up Guinness Stout, Harp, Bass Ale and Killian Red on tap if you’re in the mood for a great brew.