Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 8/17/18

Stop me if you've heard this one before - Charleston's food and beverage scene is one of the best in the country. Whether you agree with that sentiment or not, you can't argue that it's nearly impossible to keep up with all the openings and closings.

To help you keep things straight, Holy City Sinner has compiled a list of upcoming restaurant openings.

Any restaurants that were previously on this list, and have since opened, can be found here. All information is subject to change at any time.

  • 167 Raw (Downtown)
  • 1st Place (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 570 King St.
    • A “premium sports bar”
    • Click here for more info
  • Andolini's Pizza (Summerville)
    • Unknown
    • 1201 Trolley Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Azul Mexicano Restaurante (North Charleston)
    • Unknown
    • 1078 E. Montague Ave.
    • Mexican cuisine
    • From Armando Navarro, the owner of Daniel Island's Agave restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • Big Bad Breakfast (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 456 Meeting Street
    • All Day Breakfast from James Beard award-winning chef John Currence
    • This will be the sixth location in the country
    • Click here for more details
  • Blaze Pizza (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Pizza shop
    • Will be located in the new Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17
      • California-based chain that has several sites across the country, but this will be the first in the Charleston area
    • Click here for more info
  • Bourbon N’ Bubbles (Downtown)
    • Fall 2018
    • 570 King St.
    • A bar featuring a selection of bourbon, champagne, hand-crafted cocktails, and à la carte eats
    • Will have member’s only liquor lockers
    • Click here for more info
  • Boxcar Betty's (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be located in the new Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17
      • This will be the third Charleston-area (fourth overall as there is one in Chicago) Boxcar Betty's location
    • Chicken sandwiches and more
    • Click here for more info
  • Butcher & The Boar (Mount Pleasant)
    • Fall 2018
    • 760 Coleman Blvd. (former home of The Southerly)
    • New American restaurant from Minneapolis
    • Click here for more info
  • Cabana Burger (Johns Island)
    • Unknown
    • 3112 Maybank Highway
    • Click here for more info
  • Charleston Poke Co. (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown
    • 10 WestEdge
    • Click here for more info
  • Chatime Tea & Pastries (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 28 Woolfe Street
    • International company serving signature bubble teas and pastries
    • Click here for more info
  • Chatime & Ice Cream Cafe (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • The Citrus Club (Downtown)
    • Project on hold
    • 334 Meeting Street - rooftop of The Dewberry
  • Clean Juice (West Ashley)
    • A fresh juice and smoothie bar
    • 975 Savannah Hwy. #109 in West Ashley
      • Scheduled to open on in 2018
    • Website
  • Cove Oyster Bar and Grille (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Culver's (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening
    • 1904 N. Main St. on U.S. Highway 17A
    • Wisconsin-based burger chain featuring "ButterBurgers" and custard
    • Click here for more info
  • Dairy Queen (West Ashley)
    • Unknown
    • 828 St. Andrews Blvd.
    • Get details here
  • Dashi (North Charleston)
    • Fall 2018
    • 1262 Remount Road
    • Food truck turning into restaurant
    • Combines Asian and Latin cuisines
    • Click here for more info
  • Duck Donuts (West Ashley)
    • August 2018
    • 1812 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard (within the Westwood Plaza)
    • Donut shop chain that started in Duck, NC
    • Click here for more info
  • Dunkin Donuts (Summerville)
    • Opening on July 17th
    • 4720 Ladson Road
  • Farmers & Exchange (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 141 East Bay Street
    • First report since 2014 was published by Eater Charleston on 9/6/16. You can read it here.
  • Firefly Distillery (North Charleston)
    • Fall 2019
    • Firefly Distillery said it will be relocating its production site to 1210 Valdosta St.
    • Click here for more info
  • The Container Bar (Downtown)
    • Summer 2018
    • 2130 Mt. Pleasant St.
    • From the same team behind the Rutledge Cab Co. (Brad Creger, Mike Veeck, and Bill Murray)
    • A standing food truck spot with bar
    • Previously known as Food Truck-o-Rama
    • Click here for more information
  • Fractured Prune (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open in September 2018
    • 1247 Ben Sawyer Blvd.
    • Maryland-based Doughnut Shop
    • Click here for more info
  • Fuji Sushi (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Upper King Street (next to Uptown Social)
  • Fuji Sushi (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Gentry Bar & Room (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Originally opened on March 31st at 276 King Street, but has since closed
    • According to owner JD Madison, the restaurant is temporarily closed. He said it will reopen at a new location. Click here for more info.
    • Website
  • Halls Chophouse (Summerville)
    • Summer 2018
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Herd Provisions (Downtown)

    • Unknown
    • 106 Grove Street (former home of Ark Lounge)
    • Butcher shop and restaurant
    • Click here for more information.
  • Hibachi Grill & Sushi (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1985 Folly Road in the Folly Road Crossing Shopping Center
  • House of Brews 2 (West Ashley)
    • End of Summer 2018
    • Second location
    • Click here for more info
  • Jon Smith Subs (Mount Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1748 Towne Centre Way in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
    • Sandwich shop
  • Kickin' Chicken (North Charleston)
    • Summer 2018
    • 9800 Dorchester Road (formerly Caroline's Lowcountry Kitchen/Triangle Char & Bar)
    • Click here for more info
  • King Street Bait and Tackle (Downtown)
    • Mid-August
    • 353 King Street
    • Bar
  • King Street Cookies (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 405 W. Coleman Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Krispy Kreme (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Ladson Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Locals Sushi (Daniel Island)
    • Unknown opening date and unknown location
    • Visit their website for details
  • Locals Sushi (North Charleston)
    • End of Summer 2018
    • 4401 McCarthy St. (in the Mixson Community)
    • Click here for more info
  • Mason's Favorite Lobster Rolls (Downtown)

    • Spring 2018
    • 36 North Market Street (formerly Wild Wing Cafe)
    • "An homage to the Maine culture and tradition"
    • Other locations are open in Maryland and Delaware
    • Click here for more info
  • Maui Tacos
    • Unknown opening date
    • 200 Meeting St. (former site of Dunkin Donuts)
    • Hawaii-based "Mexican Surf Grill"
    • Click here for more info
  • Melfi's (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 721 King Street
    • Thin crust pizza
    • Brooks Reitz in partnership with Little Jack's Chef Jon Amato
    • Click here for more info
  • Mesu (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 570 King St.
    • “Mexican, Sushi/Tequila, Sake Bar”
    • Click here for more info
  • Metro Diner (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1812 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard (within the Westwood Plaza)
    • Diner chain that started in Jacksonville, FL
    • Click here for more info
  • Mex 1 (Downtown)
    • 810 Meeting St.
    • This would be the third/fourth Mex 1 location (West Ashley and Sullivan's Island are already open, a Mt. Pleasant location is in the works)
    • City Paper has the scoop!
  • Mex 1 (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 1109 Park West Blvd.
    • Scheduled to opened in September
    • This would be the third/fourth Mex 1 location (West Ashley and Sullivan's Island are already open, a downtown location is/was reportedly in the works)
    • City Paper has the scoop!
  • New Hospitality Management Group, Inc. Concept (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 33 Spring Street
    • Will replace Artisan Meat Share, which will close on 6/4
    • Visit Eater Charleston for more info
  • Nimbo's (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Pizza shop from Halo owner Geoff Chewning
    • 161 Rutledge Ave.
    • Click here for more info
  • Paddock & Whisky (James Island)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1962 Maybank Highway
    • Bar
    • Very few details at this time
  • Paisano's Pizza Grill (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown
    • Would be built in a "proposed new structure in the Publix-anchored Queensborough Shopping Center off Johnnie Dodds and Anna Knapp boulevards" - The Post & Courier has the details here.
    • Would be the group's third local pizzeria
  • Philly Pretzel Factory (Summerville)
    • Summer 2018
    • 2007 Second Ave., Ste. A (the team is also looking into two other locations in the area)
    • Philly-style pretzel bakery
    • Click here for more info
  • Pier 22 (Sullivan's Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 2213 Middle Street (Previous home of Gogogreens)
    • Unknown concept
    • Click here for more info
  • Pizza Prospero (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1150 Hungryneck Blvd., Unit E, in Irongate Plaza
    • Click here for more info
  • Pink Cactus (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 101A Spring St.
    • Classic regional Mexican cuisine from Brooke Warden (currently works at Charleston Grill)
    • Click here for more info
  • Poke Tea House (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Summer 2018
    • 627 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. Ste. B (inside the Pivotal Fitness)
    • Second location
    • Click here for more info
  • Primo Hoagies (Mt. Pleasant)
    • September 2018
    • Highway 17 (near Jack's Cosmic Dogs)
    • Philadelphia-based hoagie shop
    • Click here for more info
  • Rise Biscuits Donuts (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be located in the new Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17
      • They have several locations across the Southeast, but this will be the first in the Charleston area
    • Click here for more info
  • Roadside Seafood (Johns Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 3966 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy
    • Seafood restaurant's second location
    • Click here for more info
  • The Royal Tern (Johns Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 3005 Maybank Highway
    • Seafood Restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • Saint Alban (Downtown, Reopening at new location)
    • Unknown opening date and location
  • San Miguel Mexican Grill & Bar (West AshleY)

    • Spring 2019
    • Will be part of the Bees Ferry Retail Center being bult at Bees Ferry Road and Shadowmoss Parkway
    • Click here for info
  • Seafood Pot (North Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open on August 1st
    • 5629 Rivers Ave
    • Cajun Seafood
    • Click here for more info
  • Semilla (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open on August 21st
    • Brick and mortar version of the Semilla food truck
    • From brother-and-sister team of Macready Downer and Jillian Schenzel
    • 218 President St. (former home of Lee Lee's Hot Kitchen)
    • Click here for details
  • Ship's Wheel (North Charleston)
    • Unknown
    • 1033 & 1037 E. Montague Ave
    • Local cider company is planning to open a tasting room
  • Short Grain Project
    • No solid details at this time
    • Click here for more info
  • Slice Co. (West Ashley)
    • Mid-July
    • 1662 Savannah Hwy. Suite 205
    • Pizza place that was previously located in Workshop (last day in Workshop is 6/3)
    • Click here for more info
  • Starbucks (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 281 Calhoun St. (in the former Bank of American building)
    • Click here for more info
  • Starbucks (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 953 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Superica (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Talk was that it would be opening in The Cigar Factory
    • Tex-Mex concept from Atlanta's Chef Ford Fry
    • The original restaurant is in Atlanta's Krog Street Market
    • Click here for more information
  • Sweet Beligum Waffle Bar and Coffee (Downtown)
    • Expected to open in September
    • 424 King St.
    • Belgian waffle bakery
    • Second location (first is on James Island)
    • Click here for more info
  • Taco Boy (Summerville)
    • Summer 2018
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Taco John's
    • Franchise is considering a Charleston location
    • Click here for info
  • Toast (Summerville)
    • Late 2018/Early 2019
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Tradd's (Downtown)
    • By Summer 2018
    • 167 East Bay St. (Former home of Cypress)
    • From Tradd Newton of Rockit Hospitality and Fleet Landing
    • Chef Drew Hedlund (formerly of Fleet Landing)
    • Click here for more info
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1812 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard (within the Westwood Plaza)
    • Will be the Charleston area's 4th location
    • Click here for more info
  • Unknown Project at 1989 Maybank Highway (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1989 Maybank Highway
    • Click here for more info
  • Unknown Project Root + Spiller (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 258 King Street (will be located inside Club Monaco, a clothing store)
    • Original concept from Atlanta's James Beard Award-winning chef Hugh Acheson and Root Baking Co. was scraped
    • The Charleston City Paper says Club Monaco plans to move forward with a different vendor. You can read more here.
  • Unnamed Coffee Shop (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 132 Spring Street (replacing The Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl which is closing on May 27th)
    • Coffee shop
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Food Hall within Garco Mill (Park Circle, North Charleston)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Located between Virginia and O’Hear Avenues
    • Will have 16 stalls
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Hotel Bennett restaurant
    • Fall 2018
    • 404 King St.
    • Executive chef Michael Sichel
    • Click here for more info
  • Unknown project at 1622 Highland Ave (James Island)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 1622 Highland Ave.
    • A new business will take over the former home of Sermet’s Southernterranean
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Project from EVO Pizzeria and Holy City Brewing (Downtown)
    • Early 2019
    • 94 Stuart St (former home of DeSano Pizza Bakery)
    • Pizzeria and brewpub
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Project from Sermet Aslan
    • Unknown opening date
    • Unknown location ("Along the Wando River")
    • Click here for more info
  • Vicious Biscuit (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Fall 2018
    • 409 Coleman Blvd. (former home of Boulevard Diner)
    • “Fork and knife” biscuits, biscuit sandwiches, build-your-own Bloody Marys, and local craft beers
    • Click here more info
  • Villa 525 (Downtown)
    • Fall 2018
    • 525 Meeting St.
    • "A globally-inspired tapas lounge"
    • Click here for more info
  • Waffle House (Moncks Corner)
    • Unknown
    • U.S. Highway 52 and Cypress Gardens Road (near Foxbank Plantation)
    • Property was purchased, but no plans have been announced
    • Click here for more info
  • Wahlburgers (Unknown location)
    • Unknown time frame
  • Wide Awake Brewing (Summerville)

    • Will open near the Nexton development in Summerville
    • Scheduled to open Summer 2018
    • Brewery
    • Click here for more info
  • Wiki Wiki Sandbar (Folly Beach)
    • End of Summer 2018
    • 106 E. Ashley Ave.
    • Hawaiian/Tiki/South Pacific
    • "6,500 square-foot restaurant and bar with five rooms of various themes designed and interpreted by local artists." (via Post & Courier, link below)
    • From restaurateur Karalee Fallert
    • Executive Chef Jason Dupree
    • Click here for more info
  • Zoe's Kitchen (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in the new West Ashley Station Shopping Center on Savannah Highway
    • The Texas-based restaurant has another location in Mount Pleasant

If you see something that needs to be added to the list, just shoot me an e-mail: [email protected]

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