Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 8/17/17

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.

  • Basic Kitchen (Downtown)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 82 Wentworth Street
    • From Chef Ben Towill
    • Former home of Andolini’s Pizza and Delish! Bakery & Bistro
    • Visit Eater Charleston 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
  • Brown Dog Deli (Downtown)
    • Mid-September
    • 225 Calhoun Street (former site of Smith Street Pizza and Norm's Pizza before that)
    • Visit the City Paper for more info
  • Cantina 76 (Kiawah Island)
    • Early 2017
    • Freshfields Village
    • 4th South Carolina location for the Columbia-based restaurant
    • Mexican inspired-cuisine from tacos to salads, as well as handcrafted margaritas, sangria, and a selection of macro and craft brews
    • Will be open for lunch and dinner daily
  • Chubby Fish (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 252 Coming St.
    • Seafood
  • The Citrus Club (Downtown)
    • Project on hold
    • 334 Meeting Street - rooftop of The Dewberry
  • Commonhouse Aleworks (Park Circle, North Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open in the fall
    • 4831 O'Hear Ave.
    • Brewery and taproom
  • Delish! Bakery & Bistro (Downtown)
    • 82 Wentworth St.
  • Dockery's (Daniel Island)
    • Summer 2017
    • 10,000 square foot brewpub adjacent to the recently announced Daniel Island Performing Arts Center
    • Click here for more information
  • Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 1505 King St.
    • Brewery, 100+ seat restaurant with a wood-fire pizza oven, a room dedicated to a charcuterie production, and a Polish smokehouse
    • Click here for more information
  • 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.
  • Félix (Downtown)
    • August
    • 550 King Street
    • Parisian-inspired cocktail bar with small plates
    • Collaboration between longtime restaurateur Félix Landrum and Nathan Thurston of Thurston Southern
  • Food Truck O Rama (Downtown)
    • End of the summer
    • 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
  • Gillie's Soul Food (James Island)
    • August 2017
    • 805 Folly Road
    • "Authentic Soul Food" from the Roadside Seafood team
  • Grace & Grit (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 320 Wingo Way
    • From Chef Frank Kline (formerly of Acme Lowcountry Kitchen)
    • Click here for more information
  • Graft (Downtown)
    • Late Summer
    • 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)

    • Fall 2017
    • 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
    • 1119 Wappoo Road in Ashley Oaks Shopping Center
  • Melfi's
    • Unknown opening date
    • 721 King Street
    • Thin crust pizza
    • Brooks Reitz in partnership with Little Jack's Chef Jon Amato
  • The Mill Street Tavern (Mount Pleasant/Shem Creek)
    • Opening in August
    • 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
  • Munkle Brewing Co. (Downtown)
    • Summer
    • 1513 Meeting Street Road
    • Brewery from Palmer Quimby and Henry Eang (Basil, Lotus)
    • Click here for more
  • 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
  • Nico (Mount Pleasant)
    • Summer
    • 201 Coleman Blvd.
    • From Chef Nico Romo (formerly of Fish)
    • Click here for more info
  • Parcel 32 (Downtown)
    • Opening late fall
    • 442 King Street (former home of Fish)
    • From Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, the same business behind Fish
    • Click here for more info
  •  Purlieu (Downtown)
    • Spring/Summer
    • 237 Fishburne Street
    • Chef John Zucker (Cru Café and Cru Catering)
    • European-inspired flavors and dishes
  • Renzo (Downtown)
    • Mid-2017
    • 384 Huger Street
    • Wine Bar
    • From the current owners of Faculty Lounge
    • Click here for more information
  • The Room (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1 Broad Street
    • Northern European- style bakery/café meets an Upper East Side Waffle House” - from this City Paper article
    • From Normandy Farm Bakery owner Mike Ray and Ben Johnson
  • Saint Alban (Downtown, Reopening at new location)
    • Unknown opening date and location
  • Saltwater Cowboys (Mt. Pleasant/Shem Creek)
    • Waterfront restaurant and bar
    • More details TBA
  • Sambar (Downtown)
    • Opening September 5th in Workshop (1503 King Street)
      • It will replace Beech Test Kitchen
    • "Quick Service Indian Restaurant" from the team behind Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts
    • Website
  • Slider Gold (Downtown)
    • Opening August 15th in Workshop (1503 King Street)
    • From visiting chef Bryan Emperor
    • "Japanese sliders, savory snacks and seasonal sides from the Far East"
      • Later this Fall, they will also be offering "limited, high-end omakase dinners"
    • Click here for more
  • Starbucks (James Island)
    • Unknown
    • 864 Folly Road
  • 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
  • Tattooed Senorita Cantina (Folly Beach)
    • "Coming Soon"
    • 1846 or 1844 Old Folly Rd. (Near The Barrel)
  • Tradesman Brewing Co. (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Relocating from James Island to 1647 King St. Extension
  • Tu (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 430 Meeting Street
    • From Xiao Bao Biscuit co-owners Joshua Walker and Joey Ryan
    • Click here for more information
  • 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.
  • Wahlburgers (Unknown location)
    • Unknown time frame

If you see something that needs to be added to the list, just shoot me an e-mail: christian@holycitysinner.com

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