Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 6/17/18

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
  • 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
  • BKeDSHoP (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open on 6/22
    • Westedge
    • Will serve bakery treats with a focus on donuts. Local coffee, hand rolled pretzels, milkshakes, and more
    • Click here for more info
  • 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)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 570 King St.
    • 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 Boxcar Betty's location
    • Chicken sandwiches and more
    • Click here for more info
  • Boxcar Betty's (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date and location
    • Chicken sandwiches and more
    • The Post & Courier reported that the Boxcar Betty's team is looking to open a North Charleston location - 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
    • The Post & Courier the scoop has
  • Cabana Burger (Johns Island)
    • Unknown
    • 3112 Maybank Highway
    • Click here for more info
  • Cantina 76 (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown
    • 819 Coleman Blvd. (former home of The Americano)
    • Mexican
    • Click here for more info
  • Charleston Sports Pub (James Island)
    • Unknown
    • 792 Folly Rd. (former home of White Duck Taco)
    • Sports bar with arcade games and more
    • Click here for more info
  • Chatime Tea & Pastries (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 28 Woolfe Street
    • Iinternational company serving signature bubble teas and pastries
  • 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
  • Chills 360 (Isle of Palms)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1515 Palm Blvd.
    • "Rolled ice cream shop"
    • Click here for info
  • Chubby Fish (Downtown)
    • Summer 2018
    • 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
    • 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
  • Dairy Queen (West Ashley)
    • Unknown
    • 828 St. Andrews Blvd.
    • Get details here
  • Delish! Bakery & Bistro (Downtown)
    • 82 Wentworth St.
  • Duck Donuts (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1812 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard (within the Westwood Plaza)
    • Donut shop chain that started in Duck, NC
    • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • The Hold by Revelry Brewing (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 36 Romney Street
    • Barrel-aging facility/bottle shop
  • Joséphine Wine Bar (Downtown)
    • June/July
    • 64 Spring St.
    • From Sommelier Ashley Broshious
    • Wine, cocktails, food
    • Click here for more info
  • Kairos Greek Kitchen (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • In the St. Andrews Center at 975 Savannah Highway
  • Kickin' Chicken (North Charleston)
    • Tentatively scheduled to open in June
    • 9800 Dorchester Road (formerly Caroline's Lowcountry Kitchen/Triangle Char & Bar)
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • Los Reyes Mexican Restaurant (West Ashley)
    • Opening in March
    • 1119 Wappoo Road in Ashley Oaks Shopping Center
  • LOWLIFE (Folly Beach)
  • Maple Street Biscuit Co. (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1739 Maybank Highway (Harris Teeter plaza)
    • Click here for more info
  • Mario's Peruvian Chicken (Mount Pleasant)
    • May/June 2018
    • 1909 N. Hwy 17 in the Sweetgrass Shopping Center near the Isle of Palms Connector
    • 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.
    • 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!
  • 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
  • MoMo Kitchen & Market (Goose Creek)
    • Planning to open in June
    • 5F S. Alliance Dr.
    • "Elevated American cuisine with sandwiches and salads"
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • 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)
    • June 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
  • Pizza Prospero (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1150 Hungryneck Blvd., Unit E, in Irongate Plaza
    • Click here for more info
  • Playa Bowls (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 429 King St. (former home of Black Bean Co.)
    • Acai Bowls, Pitaya Bowls, Juices, Smoothies, and Chia pudding bowls
  • Revival (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open late March
    • New restaurant in the Vendue Hotel
    • Will replace the Starbucks on East Bay
    • The Drawing Room, the hotel's current restaurant, will now only serve drinks
    • 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
  • Semilla (Downtown)
    • Summer 2018
    • Brick and mortar version of the Semilla food truck
    • From 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
  • Summerville Burrito Co. (Summerville)
    • Opening Soon
    • 1097 N Main St.
    • New concept from the Persimmon Cafe team
    • Click here for more info
  • Sunrise Bistro (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open in June
    • 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. (former home of Charleston Cafe)
    • Will be the fourth Sunrise Bistro location
    • 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
  • 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
  • Uncork (Downtown)
    • Soon
    • 476 King Street
    • Self-service wine bar from entrepreneur Ken Schneider and operating partner Mark Rosenberg
    • Get more info here
  • 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
  • Villa 525 (Downtown)
    • Fall 2018
    • 525 Meeting St.
    • "A globally-inspired tapas lounge"
    • 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)

    • June 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
  • Woodward Tavern (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1971 Riviera Dr. (former home of Calder's Pub)
    • Facebook page
  • 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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