Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 1/23/17

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

The following restaurant(s) were on the "coming soon" list and have since opened within the last month:

  • Black Magic Coffee (James Island)
    • Opened on January 9th
    • 1130 Folly Road
    • Second location (other is in Folly Beach)
    • Coffee, pastries, breakfast, bagels
  • Kingdom Bar & Grill
    • Opened in December
    • 468 King Street (Old Beer Works location)
    • More info is on the restaurant's Facebook page
  • Napa (Mount Pleasant)
    • Opened in late December
    • 1324 Theater Drive (Towne Centre)
  • Pawpaw (Downtown)
    • Opened on December 20th
    • 209 East Bay Street (former home of Wet Willies)
    • Get all the details here
  • Pounce Cat Cafe (Downtown)

    • Opening in December
    • 283 Meeting Street
    • Typical café fair - coffees, teas, wine etc.
    • Area of the cafe is sectioned off where patrons can mingle with cats
      • The cats will be provided by the Charleston Animal Society and can be adopted
  • Starbucks (Summerville)
    • Opened on January 6th
    • Sigma Drive and U.S. Highway 17A in the Nexton community
  • Stella's (Downtown)
    • Opening on January 23rd
    • The Westendorff is transitioning to a Greek restaurant
  • Sweet Belgium (James Island)
    • 327 Folly Road
    • Customizable mini waffles
    • The Post & Courier has the story here
    • Click here for more information
  • Taproom 805 (James Island)
    • Opened in December
    • 805 Folly Road (former location of Sip)
    • Craft beer, wine, cocktails, and "low country food"

The following restaurants are scheduled to open (information is subject to change at any time):

  • Benny Ravello's Pizza (Downtown)
    • Opening 2017
    • 516 King Street
    • Pizza shop from the owners of Benny Palmetto's
  • The Brick (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 24 Ann Street
    • Reopening at new location after 2013 fire
  • 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
  • Cinco Tex-Mex (Mount Pleasant)
    • January 2017
    • 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
    • The Post and Courier here has more info .
  • The Citrus Club (Downtown)
    • Project on hold
    • 334 Meeting Street - rooftop of The Dewberry
  • DB's Cheesesteaks (West Ashley/Avondale)
    • Early 2017
    • 2 Avondale Ave. (former location of Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza)
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Fatty's Beer Works (Downtown)
    • Early 2017
    • 1436 Meeting Street
    • Tap room/bar/brewery
  • Food Truck O Rama (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • Frothy Beard Brewing Company & Zombie Bob's Pizza
    • Unknown
    • 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
  • Fuji Sushi Bar and Grill (Kiawah Island)
    • Spring 2017
    • Freshfields Village
    • 3rd Lowcountry location for the Mt. Pleasant-based Japanese Asian fusion restaurant
    • Authentic Japanese cuisine, signature sushi rolls, traditional hibachi entrees, and creative Asian fusion dishes
    • Full bar
    • Patio seating
  • Gentry Bar
    • March
    • 276 King Street (Former home of Sermet's Downtown)
    • Cocktails & Comfort Food
    • JD Madison is still the owner
  • Hen and The Goat (James Island)
    • Soon
    • 869 Folly Rd
    • Upscale sandwich shop from Chef Thomas Smith
  • IHOP (Downtown)

    • Unknown
    • 215 East Bay Street
    • Eater had the story here.
  • Ink n Ivy (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 565 King Street
  • Jim 'N Nicks Bar-B-Q (Mount Pleasant)
    • Unknown
    • 17 North
  • Kairos (Mt. Pleasant)
    • April 2017
    • Unknown address
    • Greek/Mediterranean restaurant from Chef John Ondo (Formerly of Lana)
  • Nacha Mamma's Taqueria (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 100 Spring Street in the former Garcia's Tortilla House location (next to the Veggie Bin)
    • Click here for more info
  • Nico (Mount Pleasant)
    • Spring
    • 201 Coleman Blvd.
    • From Chef Nico Romo (formerly of Fish)
    • Click here for more info
  • Pancito & Lefty (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 708 King Street
    • Mexican restaurant
  • Palmetto Brewing Company (Park Circle, North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • On O’Hear and Empire Avenues
    • The business is leaving its downtown headquarters and building a new brewery
    • Click here for more information
  • Pier 101 (Folly Beach)
    • March 2017
    • 101 E Arctic Ave (the former home of Locklear's Beach City Grill)
    • Seafood, burgers
  • Poulette (Downtown)

    • Unknown Opening
    • 210 Rutledge Ave. (Former home of Lana)
    • From Chef Perig Goulet (formerly of La Fourchette)
  • Pour Taproom (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 56o King Street
    • Self-serve brewpub
    • Click here for more info
  • Rappahannock Oyster Bar (Downtown)
    • Winter 2017
    • Will be located within The Cigar Factory
    • Bar, restaurant, and market with seafood dishes and a raw bar
    • Will be run by Chef Kevin Kelley
  • Renzo (Downtown)
    • Mid-2017
    • 384 Huger Street
    • Wine Bar
    • From the current owners of Faculty Lounge
    • Click here for more information
  • Rodney Scott’s Bar-B-Que (Downtown)
    • Soon
    • 1011 King Street (former site of Chick's Fry House)
    • Click here for more info
  • Rusty Bull Brewing Co. (North Charleston)
    • Winter
    • 3005 W. Montague Ave.
    • Brewery and Taproom
    • Click here for more information
  • Saint Alban (Downtown, Reopening at new location)
    • Unknown opening date and location
  • SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar
    • Spring
    • 385 Meeting Street
    • This will be the third area location
    • Click here for more information
  • Smoke BBQ (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown
    • 713 Coleman Boulevard
    • Click here for more information.
  • Sorghum & Salt
  • 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
  • Tradesman Brewing Co. (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Relocating from James Island to 1647 King St. Extension
    • Scheduled to open in May 2017
  • Unnamed Frank Kline Concept (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Wingo Way
    • Click here for more information
  • Unnamed James London Concept (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 252 Coming Street
    • "Dock to table concept" according to this Facebook post
  • Unnamed Kristen Kish/Brooks Reitz Concept (Downtown)
    • Now on hold - click here for more
  • Unnamed Chef Patrick Owens Concept (Mt. Pleasant)
    • January 2017
    • Owens Dining Group (Opal, Langdon's) project
  • 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.
  • Unknown Xiao Bao Biscuit's Concept (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 428-430 Meeting Street
    • Click here for more information
  • Wahlburgers (Unknown location)
    • Unknown time frame
  • The Workshop (Downtown)
    • Unknown location or opening date
    • Click here for more
  • Westside Deli (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 237 Fishburne Street
    • See the last update here.
  • Wild Hare Smokehouse (West Ashley)
    • Februar
    • 90 Folly Rd Blvd (South Windermere Shopping Center)
    • BBQ
    • Former home of The Med Eatery & Bar