New Charleston Restaurants (2018)

Last updated on: 7/9/18

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 2018.

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

  • Aji Asian Bistro (James Island)
    • Opened in January
    • 1011 Harbor View Road
    • Asian cuisine, sushi, hibachi
    • Website
  • Angry Panda (Downtown)
    • Opened in March 2018
    • Pop-up restaurant based out of Glazed Gourmet (481 King Street)
    • South Eastern Asian and Hawaiian fusion
    • Opens at 5 pm, Tues-Sun
    • Facebook Page
  • Balao (Downtown)
    • Opened on 4/6
    • 16 N. Market St.
    • Rooftop Seafood Restaurant from the team behind Burwell's
    • Website
  • Betty's Diner (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open on 3/19
    • 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
  • Bitty & Beau’s Coffee (Downtown)
    • Opened on 2/15
    • 159 Church St.
    • Wilmington-based coffee shop that employees people with disabilities
    • Website
  • Bistro A Vin (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 28th
    • 40 Archdale St.
    • Beer and (mostly) French wine
    • Cheese, charcuterie, and other finger foods
    • From Co-owners Dominique and Florence Chantepie (of Framboise)
    • Website
  • BKeDSHoP (Downtown)
    • Open on June 22nd
    • 99 Westedge Street
    • Will serve bakery treats with a focus on donuts. Local coffee, hand rolled pretzels, milkshakes, and more
    • Website
  • Bon Banh Mi (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in March
    • 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
    • Website
  • Broom Wagon Coffee (Website)
    • Opened in May
    • 1630 Ashley Hall Road
    • Coffee, espresso, waffles, toasts, and more
    • Website
  • Cantina 76 (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in June
    • 819 Coleman Blvd. (former home of The Americano)
    • Mexican
    • Website
  • Charleston Sports Pub (James Island)
    • 792 Folly Rd. (former home of White Duck Taco)
    • Sports bar with arcade games and more
    • Facebook
  • Chick-fil-a (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on May 9th
    • 653 Long Point Road (across from Belle Hall Shopping Center
  • Chubby Fish (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 22
    • 252 Coming St.
    • "Boutique seafood concept" from chef/partner James London and restaurateur Geoff Shyatt
    • Website
  • Clean Juice (Multiple Locations)
    • A fresh juice and smoothie bar
    • 695 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant
      • Opened on March 24th
    • 168 Calhoun Street in downtown Charleston
      • Opened in April
    • Website
  • The CODfather (Park Circle, North Charleston)
    • Opened on 1/27
    • Moved to 4254 Spruill Ave. from 1809 Reynolds Ave.
    • British Fish & Chips
    • Website
  • Come Back Shack (North Charleston)
    • Opened on June 18th
    • University Boulevard
    • Hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, shake, and more
    • Former Goose Creek head football coach Chuck Reedy is co-owner. Reedy also coached at Clemson and South Carolina (assistant coach) and Baylor (head coach)
    • There is also a location in Boone, NC
    • Website
  • Commonhouse Aleworks (Park Circle, North Charleston)
    • Opened in January
    • 4831 O'Hear Ave.
    • Brewery and taproom
    • Website
  • The Daily at the Gibbes (Downtown)
    • Opened in March
    • Inside the Gibbes Museum at 135 Meeting Street
    • Cafe
    • Get details here
  • Daps (Downtown)
    • Opened in March
    • 280 Ashley Ave.
    • All-day breakfast and more
    • From Jeremiah Schenzel and Nicholas Dowling
    • Website
  • Deco (Downtown)
    • Opened on April 20th
    • 28 Ann Street (former home of Cure Nightclub and Pantheon)
    • Nightclub
    • Facebook page
  • Dell'z (James Island)
    • Opened in March
    • 1291 Folly Road (Inside the Gold's Gym)
    • Smoothies, salads, juices, and wraps
    • Click here for more info
  • Eastside Bagel (Downtown)
    • Opened in April
    • 8-D Line Street
    • "Charleston's original steamed bagel"
    • Breakfast, Lunch
    • Website
  • Effin B Radio Headquarters (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 1st and closed in May as planned
    • 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 through May
  • El Jefe Texican Cantina (Downtown)
    • Opened on 5/4
    • 468 King Street (former home of Kingdom Bar & Grill)
    • "Authentic Fresh Mexican"
    • Website
  • The Establishment (Downtown)
    • Opened on May 17th
    • 28 Broad Street
    • Seafood-centric restaurant from Concentrics, the same development group behind Daniel Island's new brewery Dockery's
    • Matt Canter, formerly of FIG and Park Café, will lead the culinary team as executive chef
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • Famous Toastery of the Lowcountry (West Ashley)
    • Opened in February
    • 1319 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Suite 109
    • Breakfast, lunch
    • Website
  • Fowl Mouth (Downtown)
    • Opened in January
    • 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"
    • Website
  • Graft (Downtown)
    • Opened in March
    • Wine shop at 700 King Street
    • From advanced sommelier Femi Oyediran and sommelier Miles White
    • Website
  • Grand Rooster Kitchen (North Charleston)
    • Opened in June
    • 1809 Reynolds Ave.
    • "Dishes inspired by the rich flavors of Spain and Portugal with a southern American flair" (from their Facebook page)
    • Website
  • The Grit Counter (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on 4/4/18
    • 320 Wingo Way (former home of Welkin Coffee)
    • "Lunch Counter" that will be open Monday-Saturday 10am-3pm
    • Facebook
  • Groucho's Deli (Summerville)
    • Opened in March
    • 118 N. Main St.
    • Website
  • House of Cod (Summerville)
    • Opened on April 18th
    • 1201 Trolley Road
    • Facebook
  • IHOP (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 26th
    • 215 East Bay Street
    • Website
  • Johnny’s Food Truck Alley (North Charleston)
    • 6925 Rivers Ave.
    • Multiple food trucks set up on a lot
    • Click here for more info
  • JuJu (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in June
    • 604 Coleman Blvd (former home of Bambu)
    • American and Caribbean
    • Facebook
  • King Street Dispensary (Downtown)
    • 559 King Street
    • New concept for the former Midtown Bar & Grill
    • Facebook Page
  • Krystyna’s Authentic Polish Food (Downtown)
    • Opened in February
    • 478 King St. (inside the Silver Dollar)
    • Click here for more info
  • La Fogata Bohicket (Johns Island)

    • Opened on April 23rd
    • 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd. (above The Ice Cream Boat)
    • Authentic Mexican cuisine
    • Facebook
  • The Mill Street Tavern (Mount Pleasant/Shem Creek)
    • Opened on July 2nd
    • 508-B Mill Street
    • From the team behind Crave Kitchen & Cocktails and The Mac Daddy Food Truck
    • Website
  • Miller's All Day (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 10th
    • 120 King Street (former home of Bull Street Gourmet)
    • From Nathan Thurston and Greg Johnsman
    • "Brunch-centric"
    • Website
  • Middle Street Market (Sullivan's Island)
    • Opened in May
    • 2213 Middle Street
    • Convenience/General Store from the team behind Home Team BBQ
    • Website
  • Mozzo Deli (Downtown)
    • Opened in May
    • 616 Meeting Street (former home of Nana's Donuts/Diggity Doughnuts and Ike & Alice's)
    • Second Charleston location (other is in Mt. Pleasant)
    • Sandwiches, burgers, breakfast
    • Website
  • Mustard Seed (Mt. Pleasant - Reopened after 9 months of renovations)
    • Reopened 1/22
    • 1036 Chuck Dawley Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Nimbo Pizza (Downtown)
    • Opened on April 16th
    • 161 Rutledge Ave.
    • Pizza, appetizers, salads, sandwiches
    • Website
  • O.E.C. Japanese Express (Summerville)
    • Opened in April
    • 1001 Bacons Bridge Road
    • Sushi, hibachi, noodle bowls
    • Website
  • Parcel 32 (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 5th
    • 442 King Street (former home of Fish)
    • From Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, the same team behind Fish
    • Click here for more info
  • Platia (Downtown)
    • Opened in January
    • Serving lunch and dinner at 32 Ann Street (inside the Music Farm)
    • Greek food
    • Click here for more info
  • Playa Taco (Mt. Pleasant) Closed in June

    • Opened in March
    • 735 Coleman Blvd. (former home of BurgerFi)
    • California-style tacos and rice bowls from veteran restaurateur Roy Reeves
  • Poke Bros (North Charleston)
    • Opened on February 20th
    • 5070 International Blvd
    • Ohio-based chain serving poké bowls
    • Website
  • Poke-San (Downtown)
    • Opened in May
    • 207A St. Philip Street (former home of Parlor Deluxe)
    • Poke, sushi, fusion bowls
    • Click here for more info
  • Proof Pool Bar (Downtown)
  • Renzo (Downtown)
    • Opened in March
    • 384 Huger Street
    • Pizzeria and wine bar
    • From the current owners of Faculty Lounge
    • Website
  • Revival (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 21st
    • 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
    • Website
  • Rigo’s Mexican Grill and Sports Bar (North Charleston)
    • Opened in June
    • 4626 Dorchester Road
    • Burgers, hot dogs, quesadillas and tacos
    • Facebook page
  • Saltwater Cowboys (Mt. Pleasant/Shem Creek)
    • Opened on 3/2
    • 130 Mill Street (formerly Cottage on the Creek)
    • Waterfront restaurant and bar
    • Facebook page
  • Southern Twist Cafe (North Charleston)

    • Opened in May
    • 5245 Dorchester Road
    • Serving twists on Southern comfort food classics
    • Open for Sunday brunch and lunch, and dinner seven days a week
    • Facebook
  • Spanglish (Downtown)
    • Opened on May 1st
    • 1503 King St. (inside Workshop)
    • Cuban-American
    • Website
  • Sunrise Bistro (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in July
    • 1039 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. (former home of Charleston Cafe)
    • Fourth Sunrise Bistro location
    • Website
  • Sushi-Wa Izakaya (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 5th
    • 1503 King St. (former home of Bad Wolf Coffee and Effin B Headquarters)
    • Website
  • Sweet Lulu's Bakery (Downtown)
    • Opened on May 24th
    • 49 Archdale Street
    • Food truck will open a brick and mortar location
    • Website
  • Swig & Swine (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on March 29th
    • 2379 SC 41 (part of the new Shipyard Park)
    • Third area location
    • BBQ
    • Website
  • Tattooed Moose (West Ashley)
    • Opened on May 22nd
    • Will be located inside the Citadel (in the former King Street Grille space)
    • Website
  • Tiller Baking Co. (Johns Island)
    • Opened March 11th
    • 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
  • Uncork (Downtown)
    • Opened in late June
    • 476 King Street
    • Self-service wine bar from entrepreneur Ken Schneider and operating partner Mark Rosenberg
    • Website
  • Upstairs at 345 King (Downtown)
    • Opened in January
    • Wine/coffee bar and co-working space above The Skinny Dip
    • Get more details here
  • Uptown Social (Downtown)
    • Opened on 4/5
    • 587 King Street (former home of Huger's)
    • Pizza, beer, sports, rooftop bar
    • Website
  • Uneeda Sicilian (Downtown)
  • Verde (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 4th
    • 1503 King St. (in Workshop)
    • Salads
  • Wingstop (West Ashley)
  • Woodward Tavern (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in June
    • 1971 Riviera Dr. (former home of Calder's Pub)
    • Website
  • Yous Guys Sandwich Shop (James Island)
    • Opened in February
    • 827 Folly Road
    • Philly-style Italian deli
    • Facebook Page
  • Zaxby's (Summerville)
    • Opened June 18th
    • 1625 Central Ave.

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