Be prepared to walk through a cloud of cigarette smoke as you enter. Seems they could put that out back.
Once the food was very good, now not so much.
We have been to the pub in Rivertowne several time and have had a great experience each time. I look forward to our next visit. Steve
I have been here twice in 2 years. Had to give it a second chance. While the atmosphere is cozy, the food is nothing to talk about or eat! The worst sheppards pie I've ever had. It had chili base with chunks of potatoes on top. Awful! You need a new chef!
The food is okay but the service is terrible. It's not the least bit Irish, so don't go there expecting it to be an Irish pub. They do half-priced burgers on Tuesdays, which is why we went tonight.
We sat for about 10 minutes with no one approaching us and watched two more groups get seated. A guy approached the group a few tables away, a girl approached the one in the booth directly behind us, and we were ignored. My husband caught the girl as she walked past and told her we were seated first and hadn't been greeted yet. She said she would find out who our server should be. The discussion with the hostess happened within earshot of our table. Apparently the hostess didn't tell anyone whose table it was, so the one serving the people behind us rolled her eyes and ended up being our server.
We waited for about 15 minutes before our order came out on a tray with the food for the people behind, despite our order being entered several minutes before theirs. That explains why my fries were lukewarm. The food was brought by someone other than our server, who tried to escape like she had dropped a bomb. We managed to ask for condiments and silverware, though. We saw our waitress once for the rest of our meal, when she asked how we liked our food and filled my husband's water. Lucky for us the couple behind us accosted the hostess to get their bill, and when the waitress appeared we got ours at the same time.
This the second time we've been for the half-priced burgers, and the second time we've gotten bad service. While the burgers are tasty it doesn't make up for the severe lack of service.
Just a sad little hole in the wall... fighting is allowed even if its man on woman. Strip-mall hick bar. Zero rules.
Decided to try the I'ON location with my best friend here visiting from from Texas. Of several places the two of us visited during his stay in town, O'Brion's actually did all of the basic things to make a customer feel like a necessary part of the business equation correctly. We managed to get a seat at a nice comfortable high top table, were greeted within seconds by a very lovely young lady (Eva) who was actually smiling and glad to be there, placed and received our beer order which arrived within a couple of minutes icy cold along with well chilled pint glasses, had our questions about the menu answered confidently, and proceeded to enjoy sports on the many quality flat panel screens without the annoying nuisance of loud blaring volume while waiting for our food. The food arrived quickly despite a sizeable crowd and my friend described the burger as the best he had enjoyed in Mount Pleasant. Likewise, the Cuban sandwich I received was total perfection on a plate. As a bit of a connoisseur of this particular sandwich, I must point out that this is the first time I have ever received a "true" Cuban made properly in this town and it tasted spectacular. My friend and I were quite happy that we were able to enjoy our experience at this O'Brion's location from the minute we walked through the door until we left feeling very satisfied that at least one place in Mount Pleasant actually has what it takes to earn the business and insure the return visit of its patrons.
I've been to Condon's on a number of occasions, and find the food adequate, but certainly not Irish. The best thing about the place is the draft beer selection. Although expensive, it allows one an opportunity to sample beers from all over the world. The music at night is entertaining and peppy, but Condon's is definitely set up for the occasional tourist visit. It appears to be doing well in that regard.
Apparently the food is only good on weekends. We went last Monday and I had to send my steak back because it was nothing but fat. My husband's shrimp and grits were gritty. There was trash and flies in the windowsill while the waitstaff stood around and talked. Not to mention the table was sticky. Very dissatisfied.
For those of us who have lived in Summerville for a while and have dealt with the loud, crowded, sometimes obnoxious watering holes that have passed and, unfortunately for some, stuck around (ie. chain restaurants/sports bars where Summerville's finest men gulp their Bud Light draft while sifting through the endless amounts of mini’s and only the classiest of ladies in said mini’s try to pick through the selection of beef in too tight shirts to score a free drink), this Park Circle-originated gem is a more than welcome change of venue for us “simple folk” who just like to drink a good pint and relax amongst friends (and actually be able to hear the conversation). The food is excellent, varying between your normal bar fare to Irish dishes to fully packed lunch specials. Sunday brunch is always a treat with a wonderful series of takes on Eggs Benedict while sipping on a mimosa or “Man-mosa”. The staff is nothing but cordial, offering an atmosphere of “home away from home away from work”. So, whether you’re there to eat with family and friends, have some laughs over your favorite stout, pale ale, or mixture of the two, or just sit at the bar watching the game with Jason (and occasionally Spence), Madra Rua BC is sure to satisfy your palate. And if not, well, Buffalo Wild Wings is about five minutes away, always ready to have you stand and hope that no one knocks into you and spills your beer in a weak attempt to touch your ass.
Just came back from a visit to the local pub Madra Rua. Had the prime rib sandwich and and some strongbow ciders. Pretty tasty (especially with the hand cut fries (mine with vinegar)). Wife had the corn beef and cabbage that she said was good but not a wow. Atmosphere is great, people are great. Typical pub food. Will definitely go back. (I've got many more beverages to try!)
Great food, great company and great Irish Cream!
I've been to O'Brions on 41 and never had a bad meal or a warm beer. Last time the burger was a bit rare. They apologized and the bartender took it back to the kitchen. While waiting and drinking my comped beer, a kitchen staff member came out to apologize and tell me they were going to redo the meal to make sure nothing was cold, etc. Showed up perfect (try the Carolina burger) and really enjoyed the meal and the company. This place can get really crowded but it is worth waiting for. I've been there about 6 times now... sometimes alone and sometimes with family. Good to have a family restaurant/sports bar/general gathering place to meet new folks.
My wife and I went to Dublin Down this past Saturday and were pleasantly surprised by the food and the service as well as the authetic pub atmosphere. Its been a long time since we were greeted as early and often as we were from various members of the staff that night...on the way out, we were stopped by one of the owners who said "thank you so much for stopping here tonight...we really appreciate your business"...there was no doubt that he meant what he said. Hopefully, this one will be around for awhile.
A fine Irish pub, good wings, great food and and "real" darts. Support Summerville Businesses.
A classic pub with all the trimmings, fine music, great beer (at great prices), and a friendly atmosphere where your first time in you are treated as a regular.
We've enjoyed all our experiences at O'Brion's on 41 since their opening. Whether it be a family meal or a night out with the boys drinking, we have found the staff to be attentive even when the place is packed. The neighborhood is happy to have a place like this to gather and we're also pleased that they seem to be doing well financially. Every place can have on off night or a bad day....you can't stay as crowded as this place typically is if poor service/food was the norm rather than an isolated experience.
I've been to all three O'Brion's and have had nothing but good experiences. Staff is friendly and remembers your name and your drink of choice. The food has always been great - the Gamecock chicken sandwich is my favorite, but haven't had anything bad there. The staff also goes out of their way (physically and financially) to assist with fundraising efforts (both in the community and at their locations) for local charities or just people in need. All in all, you can't ask for a better neighborhood pub.
Great location, food's always great, bartenders are fun, very attentive and outgoing. Looking forward to football saturdays again at O'Brions!
Excellent food and service at both Mt Pleasant locations. I was recently at the James Island location for lunch, the food was quick and very good, my server was very friendly. The atmopshere is fun, locations are convenient, makes for a perfect place to watch any sporting event.
I've been to all three O'Brion's, and have enjoyed my experience each time. They have a great beer selection, attentive staff, and great food. Awesome place to watch the game!
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