Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 12/10/17

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.

  • Betty's Diner
    • 915 Houston Northcutt Blvd. (formerly Aya Cookhouse)
    • All-American Diner - burgers, milkshakes, ice cream, etc.
    • From the team behind Aya Cookhouse and Red Orchid's
    • Click here for more info
  • Bistro A Vin (Downtown)
    • Spring 2018
    • 40 Archdale St.
    • Beer and (mostly) French wine
    • Cheese, charcuterie, and other finger foods
    • Click here for more info
  • Bitty & Beau’s Coffee
    • Unknown location and unknown opening date
    • Wilmington-based coffee shop that employees people with disabilities
    • Eater has the story here
  • BKeDSHoP (Downtown)
    • March 2018
    • Westedge
    • Will serve bakery treats with a focus on donuts. Local coffee, hand rolled pretzels, milkshakes, and more
  • Bon Banh Mi (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Early 2018
    • 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd.
    • Will be their 2nd location (Spring Street, downtown)
    • Salads, Sandwiches, bun cha, duck fried rice, summer rolls, sticky wings, oxtail chili cheese fries, Vietnamese iced coffee, and more
    • Full bar and craft beer on tap
    • Click here for more info
  • Bowties (James Island)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 1956 Maybank Highway, Suite E
    • Speakeasy
    • Formerly How Art Thou? Jazz Club & Restaurant
  • Butcher & The Boar (Mount Pleasant)
    • Unknown
    • 760 Coleman Blvd. (former home of The Southerly)
    • New American restaurant from Minneapolis
    • The Post & Courier the scoop has
  • Chubby Fish (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 252 Coming St.
    • Seafood
  • The Citrus Club (Downtown)
    • Project on hold
    • 334 Meeting Street - rooftop of The Dewberry
  • Clean Juice (Three Locations)
    • A fresh juice and smoothie bar
    • 695 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant
      • Scheduled to open on 12/30
    • 975 Savannah Hwy. #109 in West Ashley
      • Scheduled to open on 1/13/18
    • 168 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston
      • Scheduled to open in 2018
    • Website
  • Commonhouse Aleworks (Park Circle, North Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open in the fall
    • 4831 O'Hear Ave.
    • Brewery and taproom
  • The Daily at the Gibbes
    • Opening in early 2018
    • Inside the Gibbes Museum at 135 Meeting Street
    • Cafe
    • Get details here
  • Daps (Downtown)
    • Winter
    • 280 Ashley Ave.
    • All-day breakfast and more
    • From Jeremiah Schenzel and Nicholas Dowling
    • Website
  • Delish! Bakery & Bistro (Downtown)
    • 82 Wentworth St.
  • Dell'z on the Macon (North Charleston)
    • Opening soon
    • 2021 Reynolds Ave. (former home of Macon Cafe)
    • Click here for more info
  • 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.
  • Food Truck O Rama (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 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
    • Click here for more information
  • 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
  • The Getaway (Downtown)
    • 541 King Street (former site of King Dusko)
    • Genevieve Mashburn will oversee beverages, while Chef Emily Hahn helms the kitchen
    • More details can be found on Eater Charleston
    • Website
  • Graft (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • Wine shop at 700 King Street
    • From advanced sommelier Femi Oyediran and sommelier Miles White
    • Click here for more information
  • 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
  • IHOP (Downtown)

    • Unknown
    • 215 East Bay Street
    • Eater had the story here.
  • Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant (West Ashley)
    • Opening in the Fall/Winter
    • 1119 Wappoo Road in Ashley Oaks Shopping Center
  • LOWLIFE (Folly Beach)
  • Mason's Favorite Lobster Rolls
    • 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
  • Melfi's (Downtown)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 721 King Street
    • Thin crust pizza
    • Brooks Reitz in partnership with Little Jack's Chef Jon Amato
  • Mex 1 (Downtown)
  • The Mill Street Tavern (Mount Pleasant/Shem Creek)
    • Unknown
    • 508-B Mill Street
    • From the team behind Crave Kitchen & Cocktails and The Mac Daddy Food Truck
    • Click here for more details
  • Miller's All Day (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 120 King Street (former home of Bull Street Gourmet)
    • From Nathan Thurston and Greg Johnsman
    • "Brunch-centric"
    • More details here
  • 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
  • Parcel 32 (Downtown)
    • Opening late 2017/Early 2018
    • 442 King Street (former home of Fish)
    • From Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, the same business behind Fish
    • Click here for more info
  • Renzo (Downtown)
    • Mid-2017
    • 384 Huger Street
    • Wine Bar
    • From the current owners of Faculty Lounge
    • Click here for more information
  • Saint Alban (Downtown, Reopening at new location)
    • Unknown opening date and location
  • Saltwater Cowboys (Mt. Pleasant/Shem Creek)
    • Opening soon
    • 130 Mill Street (formerly Cottage on the Creek)
    • Waterfront restaurant and bar
    • Click here for more info
  • Superica (Unknown Location)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Tex-Mex concept from Atlanta's Chef Ford Fry
    • The original restaurant is in Atlanta's Krog Street Market
    • Click here for more information
  • Taco Boy (Summerville)
    • Summer 2018
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Unknown Project from Fleet Landing/Rockit Hospitality (Downtown)
    • By Summer 2018
    • 167 East Bay St. (Former home of Cypress)
    • 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.
  • Uptown Social (Downtown)
    • Coming Soon
    • 587 King Street
    • Pizza, beer, sports, rooftop bar
    • Website
  • Wahlburgers (Unknown location)
    • Unknown time frame

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

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