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Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 1/25/21

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.

Any restaurants that were previously on this list, and have since opened, can be found here. All information is subject to change at any time.

  • 167 Raw Sushi Bar (Downtown)
    • Spring 2021
    • 289 East Bay Street
    • Sushi bar from 167 Raw
    • Click here for more info
  • Bahama Breeze Island Grill (North Charleston)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 7801 Rivers Ave. (former home of Sears auto center)
    • Click here for more information
  • Bar Za (North Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open on January 22nd
    • 5060 Dorchester Road
    • "Cuban Gypsy Pantry owners Chloe and Will Vivas will turn half of their North Charleston location into an Italian restaurant serving house-made pasta and craft pizzas"
    • Click here for more info
  • Bevi Bene Brewing Co. (Downtown)
    • Hoping to open by late spring or early summer 2021
    • 1834 Summerville Ave.
    • Brewery will "focus on lagers, sours and hard kombucha. The name means 'drink well' in Italian."
    • Click here for more information
  • Beyond Distilling Company (North Charleston)

  • Blend Juice Bar (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Meeting Street
    • First location is in Mt. Pleasant
  • Bodega (Downtown)

    • Scheduled to open in 2021
    • 23 Ann Street (former home of Scarecrow, Feathertop, Wise-Buck Smoked Meats, and South Seas Oasis)
    • Manhattan-style breakfast sandwiches from the Uptown Social Team
    • Click here for more info
  • Brasserie le Banque (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open Spring 2021
    • 1 Broad Street (former home of One Broad)
    • French-inspired restaurant from Steve Palmer and the Indigo Road Hospitality Group
    • Click here for more info
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in the Nexton development
    • Click here for more info
  • Bull & Finch (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Spring 2021
    • Located in the Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17
    • Click here for more info
  • Chatime & Ice Cream Cafe (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Checkers (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 2069 Savannah Highway
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (Goose Creek)
    • October 2021
    • 214 St. James Ave
    • Click here for more info
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open in Early 2021
    • 975 Savannah Highway (formerly the site of Hubee D’s)
    • Click here for more info
  • Creek City Grill and Brewery (Goose Creek)
    • Early 2021
    • Will be located in the old Goose Creek Fire Station headquarters on Button Hall Avenue
    • From Wide Awake Brewing Company and Creek City Grill
    • Click here for more info
  • DB’s Cheesesteaks (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Nexton's Nexton Square
    • Click here for more info
  • Danny's Philly Steaks (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 320 East Bay Street (former home of Domino's Pizza)
  • Dos Taqueria (Downtown)
    • Planning to open in March 2021
    • 8 Line St. D (former home of Eastside Bagel)
    • Tacos, burritos and more from Eastside Bagel co-owner Jesse Warnock
    • Click here for more info
  • Dunkin (Summerville)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Will be in the Nexton development
    • Click here for more info
  • Fire Asian Grill (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 3871 West Ashley Circle, Suite 300
    • Click here for details
  • Fire Street Food (James Island)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1411 Folly Road (will be part of the new Riverland Market)
    • Click here for more info
  • Hero Doughnuts & Buns (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in 2021
    • 145 Calhoun Street (formerly home to Panera Bread)
    • Alabama-based doughnut and burger shop
    • Click here for more info
  • Hibachi Grill & Sushi (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1985 Folly Road in the Folly Road Crossing Shopping Center
  • Huey Magoo's (Charleston)
    • Unknown location and opening date
    • Florida-based restaurant chain famous for its chicken tenders
    • Click here for more info
  • Insomnia Cookies (Downtown)
    • "Coming Soon"
    • 509 King Street
    • Popular late-night bakery chain that specializes in delivering warm cookies
    • Click here for more info
  • Kickin Chicken (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in 2021
    • 45 Romney St.
    • Click here for more info
  • Kings Calling Brewing Co. (Unknown)
    • Unknown address and opening
    • Tasting room for Southern Charm cast member Austen Kroll's beer
    • Click here for more info
  • Kingstide (Daniel Island)
    • Scheduled to open in 2021
    • From Indigo Road Hospitality Group
    • Restaurant and rooftop bar that will be located within The Waterfront, “a luxury mixed-use community”
    • Click here for more info
  • Laurel (Downtown)
    • Hoping to open in late January
    • 161 Rutledge Ave.
    • From Joe Thomas, co-owner of Topsail Restaurant & Bar
    • According to the Post & Courier, the "menu will include Spanish and Portuguese dishes, including pintxos (or shareable bite-size snacks), tapas and entrees."
    • Click here for more info
  • Lenoir (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 68 Wentworth Street
    • Restaurant from chef, television personality, and cookbook author Vivian Howard
    • Click here for more info
  • Little Line Kitchen + Provisions (Downtown)
    • 176 Line Street (Former home of Nana's Seafood & Soul)
    • No other details available at this time
  • Locals Sushi (Daniel Island)
    • Unknown opening date and unknown location
    • Visit their website for details
  • The Longboard (Sullivan's Island)
    • Spring 2021
    • 2213 Middle Street (former home of 450 Pizza Joint)
    • Caribbean island-inspired restaurant and bar
    • First location is in the Cruz Bay on the island of St. John
    • Click here for more info
  • The Loyal (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 465 Meeting Street (Ground floor of Greystar Building)
    • Concept from JF Restaurants, the New York City-based hospitality group founded by restaurateur and Michelin-starred Chef John Fraser
      • "Inspired by Fraser’s nostalgia for classic American establishments and the romance of European bistros"
    • This is will be the second location for The Loyal, with the original on Bleecker Street in New York City
    • Click here for more info
  • Ma'am Saab (Downtown)
    • Late Spring/Early Summer
    • 251 Meeting Street
    • Pakistani restaurant currently located inside Workshop
    • Click here for more info
  • Mama Chef Cuban Cafe (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 5325 Park Forest Parkway
    • Click here for more info
  • Minero (Johns Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in the Live Oak Square Shopping Center on Maybank Highway
    • Casual Mexican restaurant that already has a downtown location
    • Click here for more info
  • Mudhouse Coffee Roasters (Downtown)

    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 375 King St. (former home of Spring Rolls Asian Cuisine)
    • Coffee chain based in Charlottesville
      • This will be the company's sixth location
    • Click here for more info
  • Nippitaty Distillery (North Charleston)
    • Hoping to open on Spruill Ave.
    • Click here for more information
  • The Oyster Tavern (James Island)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1411 Folly Road (will be part of the new Riverland Market)
    • Click here for more info
  • Paddock & Whisky (North Charleston)
    • Projected to open on June 1st, 2021
    • 1074 E. Montague Ave.
    • Second location (original is on James Island)
    • Click here for more information
  • Papa ZuZu’s (Summerville)
    • Unknown location or opening date
    • Owner hopes to open a new location after Mt. Pleasant restaurant closed
    • Greek & Italian
    • Click here for more info
  • Pink Bellies (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open January 2021
    • 595 King Street (inside the Hoffler Place student apartment complex)
    • Former Vietnamese food truck and Workshop tenant
      • Owned by Thai Phi
    • Click here for the full story
  • Pluff Mud Seafood (Johns Island)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 3406 Maybank Hwy (former home of JB's Smokeshack)
    • From Sean Mendes of Gillie’s Soul Food
    • Click here for more info
  • Poke Burri (West Ashley/Avondale)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 835 Savannah Hwy (former Children's Cancer Society Thrift Store building)
    • Atlanta-based sushi and poke restaurant
    • Website
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Moncks Corner)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 460 N. Highway 52
    • Click here for more info
  • Rise Biscuits Donuts (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Plans for a location in the new Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17 fell apart, but The Post & Courier reports that the business is looking for a new location in the area

      • They have several locations across the Southeast, but this will be the first in the Charleston area
    • Click here for more info
  • Share House (Downtown)

    • Scheduled to open in 2021
    • 23 Ann Street (former home of Scarecrow, Feathertop, Wise-Buck Smoked Meats, and South Seas Oasis)
    • Cocktails, local draft beers, and a "seafood-forward lunch and dinner menu" from the Uptown Social team
    • Click here for more info
  • Sportsbook (Summerville)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1730 State Road
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
  • The Square on Meeting (North Charleston)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 3517 Meeting Street
    • Food truck park
    • Click here for more info
  • Tideland Brewing (North Charleston)
    • Opening soon
    • 4155 Dorchester Road (the former home of Holy City Brewing, which is now in Park Circle)
    • Brewery and beer garden
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • Unknown Project Taking Over former Michael's on the Alley Space (Downtown)

    • Unknown opening date
    • Michael's closed on July 3rd for rebranding
    • 39 John Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Unknown Project at 161 East Bay Street (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 161 East Bay Street (Former home of Southend Brewery and Lagunitas)
    • Will be part of Monogram at East Bay, which will include an event space and rooftop terrace
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Project at 5 Fulton St (Downtown)
    • Former home of Fulton Five
    • Building purchased by the 167 Raw team
    • Post & Courier reports the plan is to convert the space into a Mediterranean cocktail bar
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Food Hall within Garco Mill (Park Circle, North Charleston)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Located between Virginia and O’Hear Avenues
    • Will have 16 stalls
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Project Replacing R.B.’s Seafood Restaurant (Shem Creek)
    • 97 Church St.
    • Property sold to Geyer Capital Management LLC of Atlanta in April 2020
    • Company plans to renovate and upgrade the property before it reopens with a new tenant
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed project from Pasta Beach Charleston LLC
    • 492 King Street (former home of 492)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Click here for more information
  • Villa 525 (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 525 Meeting St.
    • "A globally-inspired tapas lounge"
    • Click here for more info

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

10 comments

  1. Lisa Renslow 10 April, 2019 at 13:29 Reply

    I don’t see the San Miguel that’s opening up in MP- across from Towne Center! I thought it was opening Mid- April.

    Any word?!

    P.S. Awesome site! It’s my go-to 🙂

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