Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 2/16/18

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.

  • Balao (Downtown)
    • 16 N. Market St.
    • Rooftop Seafood Restaurant from the team behind Burwell's
    • Click here for more info (and the menu)
  • Betty's Diner (Mt. Pleasant)

    • No set opening date
    • 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
  • 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
  • Bistro A Vin (Downtown)
    • Spring 2018
    • 40 Archdale St.
    • Beer and (mostly) French wine
    • Cheese, charcuterie, and other finger foods
    • From Co-owners Dominique and Florence Chantepie (of Framboise)
    • Click here for more info
  • 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)
    • February 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
  • 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
  • Charleston Sports Pub (James Island)
    • January 2018
    • 792 Folly Rd. (former home of White Duck Taco)
    • Sports bar with arcade games and more
    • 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
  • Chick-fil-a (Mt. Pleasant)
    • April 2018
    • 653 Long Point Road (across from Belle Hall Shopping Center
    • Click here for info
  • Chubby Fish (Downtown)
    • Winter
    • 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
  • 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
  • The Daily at the Gibbes (Downtown)
    • Opening in early 2018
    • Inside the Gibbes Museum at 135 Meeting Street
    • Cafe
    • Get details here
  • Dairy Queen (West Ashley)
    • Unknown
    • 828 St. Andrews Blvd.
    • 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.
  • 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
  • Effin B Radio Headquarters (Downtown)

    • Opening on Thursday, March 1st at 5 pm
    • 1503 King St. (former home of Bad Wolf Coffee)
    • Bar from podcast team and food & bev vets Lindsay Collins, Philip Michael Cohen, and Nikki Fairman
    • The team will use the space as a podcast headquarters, but will open at 5 pm Thursdays through Sundays until midnight
    • It'll be open (at least) through May
  • Famous Toastery of the Lowcountry (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1319 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Suite 109
    • Breakfast, lunch
  • 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
  • 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
  • Fowl Mouth (Downtown)
    • January 2018
    • Inside Workshop - 1503 King Street
      • Replacing Slider Gold
    • "Fresh take on healthy, fowl-focused fare from Workshop, serving roasted chicken & vegetable sides, sandwiches and salads"
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • 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.
  • King Street Cookies. (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 405 W. Coleman Blvd.
    • 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
  • Mason's Favorite Lobster Rolls
    • 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
  • Melfi's (Downtown)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 721 King Street
    • Thin crust pizza
    • Brooks Reitz in partnership with Little Jack's Chef Jon Amato
  • 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)
  • Midtown Bar & Grill (Downtown)
    • Unknown date
    • Re-opening after renovations
    • 559 King Street
  • 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)
    • Winter
    • 120 King Street (former home of Bull Street Gourmet)
    • From Nathan Thurston and Greg Johnsman
    • "Brunch-centric"
    • More details here
  • Mozzo Deli (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 616 Meeting Street (former home of Nana's Donuts/Diggity Doughnuts)
    • Second Charleston location (other is in Mt. Pleasant)
    • Sandwiches, burgers, breakfast
    • 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
  • Parcel 32 (Downtown)
    • Opening in March
    • 442 King Street (former home of Fish)
    • From Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, the same business behind Fish
    • 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
  • Poke Bros (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 5070 International Blvd
    • Ohio-based chain serving poké bowls
    • Click here for more info
  • Renzo (Downtown)
    • Winter
    • 384 Huger Street
    • Wine Bar
    • From the current owners of Faculty Lounge
    • Click here for more information
  • 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
  • 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
      • See the latest updated here
  • San Miguel Mexican Grill & Bar
    • Spring 2019
    • Will be part of the Bees Ferry Retail Center being bult at Bees Ferry Road and Shadowmoss Parkway
    • Click here for info
  • Short Grain Project
    • No solid details at this time
    • Click here for more info
  • Spanglish (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in the spring
    • 1503 King St. (inside Workshop)
    • Cuban-American
    • 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
  • 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
  • Swig & Swine (Mt. Pleasant)
    • February 2018
    • 2379 SC 41 (part of the new Shipyard Park)
    • Third area location
    • BBQ
    • Click here for more info
  • Starbucks (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 953 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
    • 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
  • Tattooed Moose (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open in May or June
    • Will be located inside the Citadel (in the former King Street Grille space)
    • Click here for more info
  • Tiller Baking Co. (Johns Island)
    • 3915 Savannah Hwy
    • Replacing Root Baking Co. which closed in February
    • Root's owners are moved to Atlanta, but sold their assets to baker Joe Shea, who will open Tiller Baking Co. in Root's place
    • Website
  • 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)
    • March/April 2018
    • 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.
  • Semilla (Downtown)
    • 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
  • Uptown Social (Downtown)
    • Coming Soon
    • 587 King Street (former home of Huger's)
    • Pizza, beer, sports, rooftop bar
    • Click here for the more info
    • Website
  • Vicious Biscuit Co. (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Sumer 2018
    • 409 Coleman Blvd.
    • 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
    • Will open near the Nexton development in Summerville
    • Scheduled to open Summer 2018
    • Brewery
    • 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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