Charleston Restaurant Closings (2018 Edition)

Last updated on: 10/18/18

With new restaurants constantly opening in the Holy City, it's easy to forget about the many businesses that have closed their doors for good.

To help you keep things straight, Holy City Sinner has compiled a list of restaurants that shuttered in 2018 (click here to see other years):

  • 492
    • Closed on August 26th
    • 492 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Annie’s Bistro
    • Closed on August 1st
    • 1795 N. Highway 17
    • Post & Courier  was told the restaurant was closing due to issues with the air conditioning in the dining room. They want to reopen in a new location.
    • Click here for more info
  • Bad Wolf Coffee
    • Closed on 2/18
    • 1503 King Street (part of Workshop)
    • Click here for more info
  • Bambu
    • 604 Coleman Blvd. (replaced by JuJu)
  • Bar Normandy
    • Closed on 9/1
    • 19 Broad Street
    • Normandy Farms Bakery will remain open at the location
    • Click here for info
  • The Bearded Cafe
    • Closed in October
    • 121 Spring Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Bib.On
    • Closed in September
    • Donut delivery and pop-up
    • Click here for more info
  • Black Bean Co.
    • 429 King St.
    • Closed in May
  • Bootleg Tavern (Downtown)
    • Closed on September 25th
    • 541 King Street (replaced The Getaway)
    • Click here for more info
  • Butter Tapas
    • Closed in January
    • 5070 International Blvd. in North Charleston
    • Click here for more info
  • Church's Chicken
    • Meeting Street, Sam Rittenberg Avenue, and Dorchester Road locations all closed on 2/10 All of these locations have reopened
    • Click here for more info
  • Cortaditos Cuban Cafe
    • Closed in August
    • 616 Meeting Street
    • Being replaced by El PinchoTaco
  • Cory's Grilled Cheese
    • Closing in September
    • 1739 Maybank Hwy.
    • Click here for more info
  • The Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl

    • Closed on May 27th
    • 132 Spring Street (will be replaced by another coffee shop)
    • Click here for more info
  • Effin B Radio Headquarters

    • 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
  • FILL Restaurant & Piano Bar
    • Closed in September
    • Re-opened as a Toast! franchise
      • Dueling Pianos will still be part of the restaurant (weekends only)
    • Click here for more info
  • The Getaway
    • Closed on August 19th
    • 541 King St.
    • Owner Kirk Heidenreich told the Post & Courier that they are “retooling the brand, with an estimated reopening date of Sept. 1.”
    • Click here for more details
  • The Green Goat
    • Closed on May 13th
    • 1300 Savannah Hwy.
    • Click here for more info
  • Hardee's
    • Closed in June
    • 2235 Ashley Phosphate Road
  • Kingdom Bar & Grill
    • Closed in April
    • 468 King Street
  • Lagunitas Charleston TapRoom & Beer Sanctuary
    • Closed for repairs in 2017, but announced in January that they would close permanently
    • 161 East Bay Street
    • Click here for more info
  • The Lot
    • Closed in September
    • 1977 Maybank Hwy.
    • Click here for info
  • Midici
    • 1100 Bowman Rd. Suite 100
    • Closed in June
  • Mira Winery
    • 68 1/2 Queen St.
    • Closes on July 30
  • O'Hara & Flynn
    • 225 Meeting Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Pancito & Lefty
    • Closed on 9/3
    • 708 King St.
    • Click here for more info
  • Pink Bellies
    • Closing on October 14th
    • 1503 King St. (in Workshop)
  • Playa Taco
    • Opened in March, Closed in June
    • 735 Coleman Blvd.
  • Queology
    • Moved locations - from 32 N Market St. to 6 N Market St. (part of Tabbuli)
  • Richards Bar & Grill
    • Closed in October
    • 2237 N Highway 17
    • Click here for more info
  • Root Baking Co.
    • Closed in February (owners are moving to Atlanta)
    • 3915 Savannah Hwy in Johns Island
    • Baker Joe Shea is buying their assets and opening his own bakery (Tiller Baking Co.) in the old location
    • Click here for more info
  • Sambar (Downtown)
    • Closing in June
    • 1503 King St. (in Workshop)
  • Sermet's Southernterranean (James Island)
    • Closing on September 8th
    • Click here for more info
  • Spanglish
    • Closed in October and will move on to pop-ups, etc.
    • 1503 King St. (inside Workshop)
  • Spero
    • Closed in July
    • 616 Meeting St.
  • The Sprout Cafe
    • Closed on 2/15
    • 627 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant
    • Click here for more info
  • Starbucks
    • Closed in October
    • 475 E Bay St.
    • Click here for more info
  • Tijuana Flats
    • Closed March 30th
    • 1097 N Main Street in Summerville
  • Triangle Char + Bar
    • Closed July 31st
    • 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant
  • Upper Deck Tavern
    • Closed on February 28th
    • 353 King St.
    • Click here for more info
  • Verde
    • Closed on August 27th
    • 1503 King Street (part of Workshop)
  • Welkin Coffee (Both locations)
    • Closed on 2/16
    • 51 South Market St. and 320 Wingo Way in Mt. Pleasant
    • Click here for more info
  • The 'Wich Doctor
    • Closed and put up for sale in October
    • 106 West Hudson Ave.
    • Click here for more info
  • Yokoso Japanese Steak House and Sushi Bar
    • Closed on 5/20
    • 1734 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.

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