New Charleston Restaurants (2017)

Last updated on: 10/22/17

It seems Charleston's food and beverage offerings are never ending. When one restaurant closes, two others open. It's nearly impossible to keep up with all the openings.

To help you keep things straight, Holy City Sinner has compiled a list of every Charleston area restaurant that has opened in 2017.

Oh...and it doesn't stop with this list. Click here to see what other restaurants are scheduled to open this year and beyond.

  • 1Kept
    • Opened June 2nd
    • 68 Wentworth St (the former site of Barony Tavern inside the Renaissance Hotel)
    • An Atlanta-based restaurant
    • Website
  • 450 Pizza Joint (Sullivan's Island)
    • Opened in June
    • 2213-B Middle St. (former home of Taco Mamacita)
    • Pizzeria
    • Website
  • Angela's Chicken n Waffles (North Charleston)
  • Baker and The Farmer (Johns Island)
    • Opened on August 11th
    • A bakery and creamery from Brian Altman, a former sous chef at Edmund's Oast
    • 3338 Maybank Hwy.  (Former home of Meathouse Butcher Shop)
    • Facebook Page
  • Benny Ravello's Pizza (Downtown)
    • Opened on April 12th
    • 520 King Street
    • Pizza shop from the owners of Benny Palmetto's
    • Website
  • Billy G’s Smokehouse (Isle of Palms)
    • Located on the Village Plaza at Wild Dunes
    • Casual BBQ
    • Website
  • Black Magic Coffee (James Island)
    • Opened on January 9th
    • 1130 Folly Road
    • Second location (other is in Folly Beach)
    • Coffee, pastries, breakfast, bagels
    • Website
  • Black Wood Smokehouse (West Ashley)
    • Opened on July 25th
    • 90 Folly Rd Blvd (South Windermere Shopping Center)
    • BBQ
    • Former home of The Med Eatery & Bar
    • Website
  • The Brick (Downtown)
    • Opened March 24th
    • 24 Ann Street
    • Reopened at new location after 2013 fire
    • Website
  • Brown Dog Deli (Downtown)
    • Opened in October
    • 225 Calhoun Street (former site of Smith Street Pizza and Norm's Pizza before that)
  • Callie's Hot Little Biscuit (Downtown)
    • Opened April 5th
    • Inside the City Market
    • Second Charleston location
    • Website
  • Cantina 76 (Kiawah Island)
    • Opened on October 2nd in 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
    • Open for lunch and dinner daily
    • Click here for more info
  • Caroline's Lowcountry Kitchen (Summerville)
    • Opened in June
    • 9800 Dorchester Rd.
    • "Southern Restaurant and Kitchen"
    • Website
  • Charles Towne Fermentory (Avondale/West Ashley)
  • Cinco Tex-Mex (Mount Pleasant)
    • Opened in June
    • 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
    • Traditional Tex-Mex
    • Website
  • Cuban Gypsy Pantry (Downtown)
    • Opened in late July
    • 141 Calhoun Street (former home of Avila)
    • Originally a food truck, which will remain in operation
    • Cuban food by Chef Will Vivas
    • Click here for more info here.
  • DB's Cheesesteaks (West Ashley/Avondale)
    • Opened on March 18th
    • 2 Avondale Ave. (former location of Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza)
    • See the menu here
    • Facebook page
  • Dixie Soul Cafe (Downtown)
    • Opened in May
    • 62 State Street (former location of Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe)
  • Edison (James Island)
    • Opened on April 26th
    • 1014 Fort Johnson Rd.
    • Chef Joel M. Lucas, formerly of Eli's Table
    • Website
  • Edmund's Oast Brewing Co. (Downtown)
    • Opened on September 16th
    • 1505 King St.
    • Brewery, 100+ seat restaurant with a wood-fire pizza oven, a room dedicated to a charcuterie production, and a Polish smokehouse
    • Website
  • Ember (Mount Pleasant)
    • Opened on June 28th
    • 656 Long Point Rd. in the Belle Hall shopping center
    • "Wood-fired kitchen"
    • From Five Loaves Cafe partner/owner Casey Glowacki
    • Website
  • Fatty's Beer Works (Downtown)
    • Opened March 2017
    • 1436 Meeting Street
    • Tap room/bar/brewery
    • Website
  • FOOD (North Charleston)
    • Opened on April 17th
    • 4262 Spruill Ave.
    • Barbecue, shrimp-and-grits,Cincinnati chili, and various daily specials from Islands Catering
    • Facebook page
  • Frothy Beard Brewing Company & Zombie Bob's Pizza
    • Opened on March 11th
    • 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
    • Brewery moved to a bigger location and was joined Zombie Bob's, a former food truck
    • Click here for info on Frothy Beard
    • Click here for info on Zombie Bob's Pizza
  • Fuji Sushi Bar and Grill (Kiawah Island)
    • Opened in August
    • 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
    • Website
  • Gentry Bar & Room (Downtown)
    • Opened March 31st
    • 276 King Street (Former home of Sermet's Downtown)
      • According to owner JD Madison, the restaurant is temporarily closed. He said it will reopen at a new location. Click here for more info.
    • Cocktails & Comfort Food
    • Marvin Woods is the executive chef
    • JD Madison is still the owner
    • Website
  • Gillie's Soul Food (James Island)
    • Opened in August
    • 805 Folly Road
    • "Authentic Soul Food" from the Roadside Seafood team
    • Facebook
  • Goulette (Downtown)
    • Opened in late May
    • 210 Rutledge Ave. (former home of Lana)
    • From Chef Perig Goulet (formerly of La Fourchette)
    • Get more info here
  • Grace & Grit (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in August
    • 320 Wingo Way
    • From Chef Frank Kline (formerly of Acme Lowcountry Kitchen)
    • Website
  • The Granary (Re-opened at new location in Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on February 17th
    • Moving from Belle Hall Shopping Center to 835 Coleman Boulevard
    • Website
  • The Harbinger Cafe & Bakery (Downtown)
    • Opened in June
    • 1107 King Street
    • Pastries, coffee, breakfast sandwiches, sandwiches, salads, happy hour
    • Website
  • Hardscoop Distillery (Daniel Island)
    • Opened in June
    • 2030 Wambaw Creek Rd.
    • Premium Hardscoop Ice Cream
    • Website
  • Hen and The Goat (James Island)
    • Opened on March 21st
    • 869 Folly Rd
    • Upscale sandwich shop from Chef Thomas Smith
    • Website
  • Ice and Pan (Downtown)
    • Opened in July 2017
    • 567 King Street
    • Thai-inspired rolled ice cream
    • Facebook
  • Ice Bing Café (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 16th
    • 93 Spring St.
    • Sushi, lattes, bubble tea, and shaved ice
    • Facebook page
  • Ink n Ivy (Downtown)
    • Opened in July 2017
    • 565 King Street
    • "Authentic American with Southern twists"
    • Includes Rooftop Bar
    • Website
  • Jim 'N Nicks Bar-B-Q (Mount Pleasant)
    • Opened May 23rd
    • 1486 Stuart Engals Blvd.
    • Website
  • Joey Tomatoes (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in February
    • 1034 Chuck Dawley Blvd.
    • New York-style deli
    • Website
  • Juliet (Downtown)
    • Opened on May 10th
    • 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 Ms. Rose’s)
      • Joined by Tommaso Damasco as the Executive Pizzaiolo
    • Website
  • Kabob House (Goose Creek)
    • Scheduled to open July 7th
    • 5 S. Alliance Drive
    • From the Fauzias Kitchen team
    • Facebook Page
  • Kairos (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in May
    • 1100 Bowman Rd.
    • Greek/Mediterranean restaurant from Chef John Ondo (Formerly of Lana)
    • Website
  • Krazy Owls (Johns Island)
    • Opened in March
    • 3157-A Maybank Hwy
    • Steampunk-themed restaurant
    • "Family-friendly sports bar with reasonable prices"
    • Website
  • Lowco Cafe (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 1171 Clements Ferry Rd.
    • Coffee, pastries, and more from the Lowcountry Coffee Roasters
    • Website
  • The Macon Coffeehouse & Cafe (North Charleston)
    • 2021 Reynolds Ave.
    • Coffee shop
    • Website
  • Mainland Container Company (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opening June 24th
    • 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd
    • From Chef Chad Anderson
    • Seafood
    • Facebook
  • Martha Lou’s Kitchen No. 2 Love and Happiness Catering (North Charleston)
    • Opened April 5th
    • 2000-Q McMillan Ave.
    • Second Martha Lou's Kitchen location
    • Click here for more info
  • Monarch Wine Merchants (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 17th
    • 1107 King Street
    • Wine shop from Justin Coleman, former GM of The Ordinary
    • Website
  • Myth Cafe (Downtown)
    • Opened in May
    • 84 Society Street
    • International/Turkish cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and coffee
    • Website
  • Nacha Mamma's Taqueria (Downtown)
    • Opened in January
    • 100 Spring Street in the former Garcia's Tortilla House location (next to the Veggie Bin)
    • Website
  • Pancito & Lefty (Downtown)
    • Opened on February 28
    • 708 King Street
    • Mexican restaurant
    • Website
  • Peace Pie (Downtown)
    • 414 King St. (Second location)
    • Ice cream sandwiches with pie filling
    • Charleston City Paper reports that this is a temporary location
  • Pho Saigon (James Island)
  • Pier 101 (Folly Beach)
    • Opened March 20th
    • 101 E Arctic Ave (the former home of Locklear's Beach City Grill)
    • Seafood, burgers
    • Website
  • Pour Taproom (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • 56o King Street (rooftop bar inside the Hyatt Place/Hyatt Home)
    • Self-serve brewpub
    • Website
  • 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
    • Website
  • 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)
    • Website
  • Rudi's Caffe e Vino (Downtown)
    • Opened in early April
    • 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
    • Facebook page
  • Rusty Bull Brewing Co. (North Charleston)
    • Opened in March
    • 3005 W. Montague Ave.
    • Brewery and Taproom
    • Website
  • The Salty Goat (Isle of Palms)
    • Opened in October
    • 1 Sundial Circle
    • Get more info here
    • Website
  • Scarecrow Hearth & Liquor Bar (Downtown)
    • Opened in May
    • 23 Ann Street
    • Combination of former restaurants Scarecrow and Feathertop
    • Website
  • Slider Gold (Downtown)
    • Opened 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
  • Taste of the Islands (West Ashley)
    • Opened in July 2017
    • Near Dillard's inside the Citadel Mall
    • Authentic Jamaican and Caribbean restaurant
    • Facebook Page
  • The Shellmore (Mt. Pleasant)
  • Southern Roots Smokehouse (North Charleston)
    • Opened on July 18th
    • 1921 Reynolds Avenue in Park Circle (former home of The Barbeque Joint)
    • From Lucky 17 Restaurants (Creekside Kitchen & Brewhouse, Sportsbook of Charleston, 3 Matadors, and Southside 17)
    • Details on the Charleston City Paper
    • Website
  • Smith Street Pizza (Downtown)
    • Opened in February
    • 225 Calhoun St. (former home of Norm's)
    • Website
    • Restaurant closed in May and the building is on sale. Click here for more info
  • Smoke BBQ (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on March 21st
    • 713 Coleman Boulevard
    • Second location
    • Website
  • Smoothie King (North Charleston)
    • Opened on June 19th
    • 7250 Rivers Avenue
    • Website
  • SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar
  • Sorghum & Salt
    • Opened February 16th
    • 186 Coming Street (Former home of Two Boroughs Larder)
    • "Farm & Sea Driven Small Plates" from Chef Tres Jackson
    • Website
  • The South Seas Tiki Lounge (Downtown)
    • Opened on July 14th
    • 23 Ann Street (former home of Wise Buck Smoked Meats)
  • Stella's (Downtown)
    • Opened on January 23rd
    • 114 St. Philip St.
    • Greek restaurant
    • Formerly The Westendorff
    • Website
  • Starbucks (Summerville)
    • Opened on January 6th
    • Sigma Drive and U.S. Highway 17A in the Nexton community
  • Tapio (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 25th
    • 221 12 Coming St.
    • Taiwanese and Thai cuisine
    • Boba Tea cafe formerly at 65 Spring St. moved into the former home of Taco Spot/Apartment A
    • Website
  • Tattooed Senorita Cantina (Folly Beach)
    • 1846 Old Folly Rd. (Near The Barrel)
    • Mexican and Tex-Mex
    • Facebook
  • Wood & Grain (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on June 28th
    • Wood fired pizza and raw bar from Chef Patrick Owens
    • Website
  • Workshop (Downtown)
    • Opened May 1st
    • 1503 King Street
    • A “fancy food court" from Butcher & Bee team
      • Current lineup:
        • Juan Luis
        • 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
        • Bad Wolf Coffee
        • Slider Gold
        • Sambar
      • Former tenants:
        • JD Loves Cheese
        • Beech Test Kitchen
        • Kite Noodle
    • Website

If you see something that needs to be added to this list, just shoot me an e-mail: [email protected]

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