Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 3/22/17

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:

  • DB's Cheesesteaks (West Ashley/Avondale)
    • Opened on 3/18
    • 2 Avondale Ave. (former location of Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza)
    • See the menu here
  • Frothy Beard Brewing Company & Zombie Bob's Pizza
    • Opened on 3/11
    • 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
    • Get the details here.
  • The Granary (Re-opening at new location)
    • Opened on February 17th
    • Moving from Belle Hall Shopping Center to 835 Coleman Boulevard
  • Hen and The Goat (James Island)
    • Opened on 3/21
    • 869 Folly Rd
    • Upscale sandwich shop from Chef Thomas Smith
  • Joey Tomatoes (Mt. Pleasant).
    • Opened in February
    • 1034 Chuck Dawley Blvd.
    • New York-style deli
  • Krazy Owls (Johns Island)
    • Opened in March
    • 3157-A Maybank Hwy
    • Steampunk-themed restaurant
    • "a family friendly sports bar with reasonable prices"
    • Click here for more information.
  • The Macon (North Charleston)
    • 2021 Reynolds Ave.
    • Coffee shop
  • Pancito & Lefty (Downtown)
    • Opened on February 28
    • 708 King Street
    • Mexican restaurant
  • Rappahannock Oyster Bar (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 20th
    • Located within The Cigar Factory
    • Bar, restaurant, and market with seafood dishes and a raw bar
    • Run by Chef Kevin Kelley
  • Rodney Scott’s Bar-B-Que (Downtown)
    • Soft opening on February 8th, official opening on February 9th
    • 1011 King Street (former site of Chick's Fry House)
  • Smith Street Pizza (Downtown)
    • Opened in February
    • 225 Calhoun St. (former home of Norm's)
  • Smoke BBQ (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on 3/21
    • 713 Coleman Boulevard
    • Click here for more information.
  • Sorghum & Salt

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

  • 450 Pizza Joint (Sullivan's Island)
    • Unknown
    • 2213-B Middle St. (former home of Taco Mamacita)
    • Pizzeria
  • Benny Ravello's Pizza (Downtown)
    • Opening 2017
    • 516 King Street
    • Pizza shop from the owners of Benny Palmetto's
  • The Brick (Downtown)
    • Opening March 24
    • 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
  • Chubby Fish (Downtown)
    • April
    • 252 Coming St.
    • Seafood
  • Cinco Tex-Mex (Mount Pleasant)
    • Unknown
    • 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
  • 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
  • Edison (James Island)
    • Unknown
    • 1014 Fort Johnson Rd.
    • Chef Joel M. Lucas, formerly of Eli's Table
    • 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
  • Ember (Mount Pleasant)
    • Early April
    • 656 Long Point Rd. in the Belle Hall shopping center
    • "Wood-fired kitchen"
    • From Five Loaves Cafe partner/owner Casey Glowacki
    • 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 (North Charleston)
    • April 3rd
    • 4262 Spruill Ave.
    • Barbecue, shrimp-and-grits,Cincinnati chili, and various daily specials from Islands Catering
    • Details here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Herd Provisions (Mount Pleasant)

    • Fall 2017
    • 106 Grove Street (former home of Ark Lounge)
    • Butcher shop and restaurant
    • Click here for more information.
  • IHOP (Downtown)

    • Unknown
    • 215 East Bay Street
    • Eater had the story here.
  • Ink n Ivy (Downtown)
    • Late April
    • 565 King Street
    • "Authentic American with Southern twists"
    • Includes Rooftop Bar
    • Get the details here
  • Jim 'N Nicks Bar-B-Q (Mount Pleasant)
    • Unknown
    • 17 North
  • Juan Luis (Downtown)
    • March
    • Within Workshop food court at 1503 King Street
    • “Tex and Mex” concept from Pitmaster John Lewis, Lewis Barbecue partner and GM Ben Garbee, and ex-Scarecrow and Feathertop chef Ray England
    • Details here
  • Juliet (Downtown)
    • Spring
    • 654 King St. (original home of Butcher & Bee)
    • Pizza-heavy Italian
    • From the owners of Collective Coffee Co.
    • Chef Jordan Moore (Former Burwell’s and Mrs. Rose’s)
      • Joined by Tommaso Damasco as the Executive Pizzaiolo
    • Get more details from Eater
  • Kairos (Mt. Pleasant)
    • April 2017
    • Unknown address
    • Greek/Mediterranean restaurant from Chef John Ondo (Formerly of Lana)
  • Martha Lou’s Kitchen No. 2 Love and Happiness Catering (North Charleston)
    • April 1st
    • 2000-Q McMillan Ave.
    • Second Martha Lou's Kitchen location
    • Click here for more info
  • Nico (Mount Pleasant)
    • Spring
    • 201 Coleman Blvd.
    • From Chef Nico Romo (formerly of Fish)
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
    • Website
  • 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
  •  Purlieu (Downtown)
    • Spring
    • 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
  • Rudi's Caffe e Vino (Downtown)
    • April 7th
    • Mt. Pleasant coffee and wine bar opening second location upstairs at 345 King Street (former home of Boone's Bar)
      • Will be above upcoming clothier Skinny Dip Charleston)
    • Click here for more information
  • 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
  • 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
  • Tapio (Downtown)
    • Winter
    • 221 12 Coming St.
    • Taiwanese and Thai cuisine
    • Boba Tea cafe formerly at 65 Spring St. is moving into the former home of Taco Spot/Apartment A
    • Click here for more info
  • 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 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
  • Workshop (Downtown)
    • March
    • 1503 King Street
    • A “fancy food court" from Butcher & Bee team
      • “Tex and Mex” concept from Pitmaster John Lewis
      • Pink Bellies: from Chef/Owner Thai Phi - based on his Vietnamese food truck
      • Slice Co.: wood-fired pizza by the slice and pie from New York City transplant Todd Lucey
      • JD Loves Cheese: a grilled cheese, soup, and salad collaboration between Butcher & Bee executive pastry chef Cynthia Wong and her husband, John David Harmon, a wine professional
      • A "progressive, vegetable-forward Korean concept" by Chef Jonathan Ory
      • Bad Wolf Coffee
    • 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