New Charleston Restaurants (2017)

Last updated on: 5/27/18

It seems when one Charleston 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 compiled a list of every Charleston area restaurant that opened in 2017.

Click here to see other years.

  • 1 Broad Street (Downtown)
    • Opened on November 26th
    • 1 Broad Street
    • Northern European- style bakery/café meets an Upper East Side Waffle House” - from this City Paper article
    • From the owner of Normandy Farm Artisan Bakery
    • Helmed by Chef Kevin Getzewich (most recently of Macintosh)
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • Basic Kitchen (Downtown)
    • Opened in November
    • 82 Wentworth Street (Former home of Andolini’s Pizza and Delish! Bakery & Bistro)
    • From Chef Ben Towill
    • Website
  • 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
  • Bin 526 (Daniel Island)
    • Opened December 115th
    • 20 Fairchild St.
    • Will offer wine classes, a retail shop, tastings
    • 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
  • Bowties (James Island)

    • Opened in November
    • 1956 Maybank Highway, Suite E
    • Speakeasy
    • Formerly How Art Thou? Jazz Club & Restaurant
  • 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
  • Dell'z on the Macon (North Charleston)
    • Opened in December
    • 2021 Reynolds Ave. (former home of Macon Cafe)
    • Click here for more info
  • Dixie Soul Cafe (Downtown)
    • Opened in May
    • 62 State Street (former location of Dixie Supply Bakery & Cafe)
  • Dockery's (Daniel Island)
    • Opened in November
    • 10,000 square foot brewpub adjacent to the recently announced Daniel Island Performing Arts Center
    • Website
  • 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
  • Félix Cocktails et Cuisine (Downtown)
    • Opened on November 20th
    • 550 King Street
    • Parisian-inspired cocktail bar with small plates
    • Collaboration between longtime restaurateur Félix Landrum and Nathan Thurston of Thurston Southern
    • Executive Chef Elizabeth Schultenover
    • Click here for more info
    • 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
  • The Getaway (Downtown)
    • Opened in December
    • 541 King Street (former site of King Dusko)
    • Genevieve Mashburn will oversee beverages, while Chef Emily Hahn helms the kitchen
    • 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
  • HonkyTonk Saloon (Downtown)
    • Opened on December 31st
    • 32-D North Market Street
    • Live dancing, music, line dancing, karaoke, full bar, menu, and catering
  • 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)
    • Opened 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
  • Munkle Brewing Co. (Downtown)
    • 1513 Meeting Street Road
    • Brewery from Palmer Quimby and Henry Eang (Basil, Lotus)
    • 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
  • Nico (Mount Pleasant)
    • Opened in November
    • 201 Coleman Blvd.
    • From Chef Nico Romo (formerly of Fish)
    • 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
  • Peno Mediterranean Grill (North Charleston)
    • Opened in December
    • 7620 Rivers Ave
    • Wilmington, N.C.-based company
    • Gyros, hummus, salads, wraps, shawarma, and more
    • Website
  • Perfectly Frank's (Summerville)
    • Opened in December
    • Inside Knightsville General Store and Coffee House at 1700 Central Avenue
    • Hot dogs and more
    • Re-opened at this location after closing its downtown Summerville location in April
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  •  Purlieu (Downtown)
    • Opened on November 28th
    • 237 Fishburne Street
    • Executive Chefs John Zucker (Cru Café and Cru Catering) and Jeff Williams
    • European-inspired flavors and dishes
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • South Seas Sushi
    • 23 Ann Street
    • Part of the South Seas Tiki Lounge
    • Website
  • The Spot 47 (Downtown)
    • 47 Cooper St. (part of Fair Deal Grocery)
    • Hot dogs, burgers, Jamaican beef patties, and more
    • Website
  • Starbucks (James Island)
    • Opened in December
    • 864 Folly Road
  • 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)
  • Tu (Downtown)
    • Opened on November 24th
    • 430 Meeting Street
    • From Xiao Bao Biscuit co-owners Joshua Walker and Joey Ryan
    • Website
  • 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
  • Tradesman Brewing Co. (Downtown)
    • Relocated from James Island to 1647 King St. Extension
  • Vintage Lounge (Downtown)
    • Opened in December
    • 545 King St. (former home of Torch)
    • Cocktail bar from Midtown owner Mike Shuler
    • According to Eater, the staff will include Bin 152's former sommelier Nathan Wheeler and King Street Hospitality's Derek Falta (culinary director) and Travis Biernack (pastry chef)
  • 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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