Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 8/16/19

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 (Downtown)
  • 1st Place (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 570 King St.
    • A “premium sports bar”
    • Click here for more info
  • Andolini's Pizza (Summerville)
    • Unknown
    • 1201 Trolley Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Bad Daddy’s Burgers (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Nexton's Nexton Square (200 Front Street)
    • Click here for more info
  • Bahama Breeze Island Grill
    • Unknown opening date
    • 7801 Rivers Ave. (former home of Sears auto center)
    • Click here for more information
  • BKeDSHoP (Summerville)
    • Winter 2019
    • 408 Nexton Square Drive
    • 2,700 square-foot baking facility and storefront
    • This is the bakery's second location (they also have a downtown shop)
    • Click here for more info
  • Bar & Cocoa (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in October 2018 and forced to close shortly after failing to secure a retail permit
      • Click here for more info
    • 1450 North Point Lane
      • Seeking a new location
    • Retail location with tasting room
    • Website
  • Bar George (James Island)
    • Scheduled to open in October
    • 1956 Maybank Hwy, Suite E (former home of Bowties)
    • From Chef Alex Lira
    • Hot dogs, oysters, cocktails and crudo
    • Click here for more info
  • Bar Louie (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Nexton's Nexton Square
    • Click here for more info
  • Big Bad Breakfast (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open on September 10th
    • 456 Meeting Street
    • All Day Breakfast from James Beard award-winning chef John Currence
    • This will be the sixth location in the country
    • Click here for more details
  • Biggby Coffee (West Ashley)
    • Fall 2019
    • 903 St. Andrews Blvd.
  • Bishopp’s Chicken Biscuit (Downtown)
    • Summer 2019
    • 83 Mary Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Binky’s Seaside Oyster and Liquor Bar (Isle of Palms)

    • Scheduled to open Summer 2019
    • 1130 Ocean Blvd. (former home of Banana Cabana)
    • From Ken Vedrinski, owner of Coda del Pesce and Trattoria Lucca
    • Click here for more info
  • Butcher & The Boar (Mount Pleasant)
    • Early 2019
    • 760 Coleman Blvd. (former home of The Southerly)
    • New American restaurant from Minneapolis
    • Click here for more info
  • Cabana Burger (Johns Island)
    • Unknown
    • 3112 Maybank Highway
    • Click here for more info
  • Callie's Charleston Biscuits (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 48 N Market St (former home of Moon Pie General Store)
    • Flyer on the door says "Opening soon we hope"
  • Charleston Poke Co. (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 10 WestEdge
    • Click here for more info
  • Chasing Sage (Downtown)
    • Hopes to open before the end of 2019
    • 267 Rutledge Ave.
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • 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
  • Chick-fil-A (West Ashley)
    • End of 2019
    • 2013 Magwood Drive
    • Original location closed in June 2019 to be demolished and rebuilt
    • Click here for information
  • City Market Grocery (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 188 Market Street (replacing Caviar and Bananas)
  • Coney Island Hot Weiner Shop (Unknown location)
    • Unknown
    • An Oklahoma-based hot dog restaurant
    • Click here for info
  • Coquin Cafe & Bar (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 73 Spring Street (former home of Wildflour Pastry)
    • Light bites, specialty coffees, cocktails, wine, French Tapas
    • Click here for more info
  • Cove Oyster Bar and Grille (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Dairy Queen (West Ashley)
    • Unknown
    • 828 St. Andrews Blvd.
    • Get details here
  • DB’s Cheesesteaks (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Nexton's Nexton Square
    • Click here for more info
  • Delaney Oyster House (Downtown)
    • Summer 2019
    • 115 Calhoun Street
    • New raw bar and seafood restaurant from the Neighborhood Dining Group
    • Click here for more info
  • Dog & Duck (Daniel Island)
    • Opening on July 22nd
    • 1937-A Clements Ferry Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Dunkin Donuts (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Carnes Crossroads community
    • Click here for more info
  • East Bay Deli (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Carnes Crossroads community
    • Click here for more info
  • Eggs Up Grill (West Ashley)
    • Unknown
    • 3875 West Ashley Circle
    • Click here for info
  • Emoji Poke (West Ashley)
    • August 2019
    • Crossroads Shopping Center off S.C. Highway 61
    • Click here for info
  • Estadio Charleston (Downtown)
    • 2019
    • 122 Spring Street
    • Tapas restaurant to be headed by Chef Alex Lira
    • Owner/sommelier is Max Kuller
    • This will be the restaurant's second location. The original is in Washington, DC
    • Click here for more info
  • Euro Foods (West Ashley)
    • 2019
    • 1664 Old Towne Road
    • Cafe featuring "a menu of specialties from the region bounded by the Black and Baltic seas"
    • Click here for more info
  • Farmers & Exchange (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 141 East Bay Street
    • First report since 2014 was published by Eater Charleston on 9/6/16. You can read it here.
  • Firefly Distillery (North Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open in January 2020
    • Firefly Distillery is relocating its production site to 1210 Valdosta St.
    • Tasting room, a gift shop, and a working distillery
    • Click here for more info
  • First Watch (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open January 2020
    • 1236 Belk Drive
    • Breakfast, brunch, lunch
    • Second location (the other is in Summerville)
    • Website
  • Food Fight (James Island)
    • Summer 2019
    • 807 Folly Road (Former home of Roadside Seafood)
    • "Globally inspired dishes using local bounty" from Chef Dusty Chorvat (formerly of Crust Wood Fired Pizza)
    • Click here for more info
  • Fuji Sushi (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • On Highway 41 in the Market at Mill Creek Shopping Center
    • Click here for more info
  • Fuji Sushi (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Gale (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 601 Meeting St. in Meeting Street Lofts
    • Italian Restaurant
    • Click here for more information
    • Website
  • Greens & Grounds (Downtown)
    • 2019
    • 601 Meeting St. (inside the Meeting Street Lofts)
      • Will be the second location; the other is in Workshop
    • "High-quality coffee, healthy eats, and positive vibes"
      Website
    • Click here for more info
  • Halls Chophouse (Summerville)
    • Summer 2019
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Hibachi Grill & Sushi (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1985 Folly Road in the Folly Road Crossing Shopping Center
  • Hobcaw Brewing Co.
    • Unknown
    • 496 Long Point Road
  • House of Brews 2 (West Ashley)
    • 2019
    • Second location
    • Craft beer, wine, coffee, and tea
    • Click here for more info
  • IOP RAW at Long Island Cafe (Isle of Palms)

    • Spring 2019
    • 1515 Palm Blvd.
    • Raw Bar attached to Long Island Cafe
    • Click here for info
  • Jackrabbit Filly (Short Grain Project)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 4628 Spruill Ave.
    • Restaurant from Short Griain's Shuai and Corrie Wang
    • “(A) celebration of local farmers and fishermen inspired by Japanese cuisine, but fueled by Chinese heritage”
    • Click here for more info
  • J&C Crab (North Charleston)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 7690 Northwoods Blvd.
    • Viet-Cajun seafood restaurant from Florida
    • Click here for more details
  • Kahuna Poke Bar (Mt. Pleasant)
    • July 2019
    • 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
    • Website
  • Keko’s Asian Fusion (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 248 N. Main St. (former OK Grocery site)
    • Click here for more info
  • King Claw: Juicy Seafood & Bar (West Ashley)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 1734 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. (former home of Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse)
    • Viet-Cajun restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • King Street Cookies (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 405 W. Coleman Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • KISS Cafe (Johns Island)
    • Summer 2019
    • 1803 Crowne Commons Way
    • Coffee & more
    • Click here for more info
  • Krispy Kreme (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 3651 Ladson Road (part of the project at Palmetto Commerce Parkway)
    • Click here for more info
  • Locals Sushi (Daniel Island)
    • Unknown opening date and unknown location
    • Visit their website for details
  • Lodi Coffee (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 735 King St.
    • Click here for info
  • The Longboard (Sullivan's Island)
    • Spring 2020
    • 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
  • Madra Rua (North Charleston)
    • Closed in February after a fire, but plans to reopen
    • 1034 E Montague Ave
    • Click here for more info on the fire
  • Mama Chef Cuban Cafe (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 5325 Park Forest Parkway
    • Click here for more info
  • Meeting Street Eats (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 445 Meeting Street (former Bi-Lo building)
    • Instagram
  • Mesu (Downtown)
    • August 2019
    • 570 King St.
    • “Mexican, Sushi/Tequila, Sake Bar”
    • Click here for more info
  • Mex 1 (Downtown)
    • 810 Meeting St.
    • This would be the third/fourth Mex 1 location (West Ashley and Sullivan's Island are already open, a Mt. Pleasant location is in the works)
    • City Paper has the scoop!
  • Micho at Charleston Pour House (James Island)
    • Summer 2019
    • 1977 Maybank Hwy.
    • "Shipping container kitchen" serving Mexican Street Food on the PoHo Deck
    • From Kwei Fei owners David and Tina Schuttenberg
    • Click here for more info
  • Neighborhood Tap House (North Charleston)
    • Fall 2019
    • Festival Centre Shopping Center at Dorchester and Ashley Phosphate roads
    • Click here for more info
  • Orlando’s Pizza (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 230 Mathis Ferry Rd (former home of Momma Goldberg’s Deli)
    • 2nd location, first is on Daniel Island
    • Click here for info
  • Page's Okra Grill (Summerville)
    • Fall 2020
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more information
  • Paisano's Pizza Grill (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown
    • Would be built in a "proposed new structure in the Publix-anchored Queensborough Shopping Center off Johnnie Dodds and Anna Knapp boulevards" - The Post & Courier has the details here.
    • Would be the group's third local pizzeria
  • 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
  • Poogan’s Southern Kitchen (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Nexton's Nexton Square
    • Click here for more info
  • Popbar (Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date and location
    • All natural gelato and sorbetto with unique flavors like pistachio, blood orange, dulce de leche, green tea cookies and cream and spicy chocolate
    • Website
  • Popbar (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date and location
    • All natural gelato and sorbetto with unique flavors like pistachio, blood orange, dulce de leche, green tea cookies and cream and spicy chocolate
    • Website
  • 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
  • Rusty Crab Seafood Bar & Grill (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 8440 Dorchester Road
  • Saber's Pizza (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 271 Ashley Ave (former home of Luke's Craft Pizza)
    • Facebook
  • Saint Alban (Downtown, Reopening at new location)
    • Unknown opening date and location
  • San Miguel Mexican Grill & Bar (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opening Soon
    • 1711 Shoremeade Rd, Suite 110
    • Mexican Restaurant
    • Facebook Page
  • San Miguel Mexican Grill & Bar (West Ashley)

    • Spring 2019
    • Will be part of the Bees Ferry Retail Center being bult at Bees Ferry Road and Shadowmoss Parkway
    • Click here for info
  • Savi Cucina + Wine Bar (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open in December 2019
    • 1324 Theater Drive (former home of Napa Mount Pleasant)
    • Italian Restaurant
    • Website
  • Second State Coffee
    • 766 S Shelmore Blvd.
    • Company took over Collective Coffee Co. and will be re-branding as Second State
      • Unknown timeline
  • Ship's Wheel Hard Cider (North Charleston)
    • Spring 2019
    • 1033 E. Montague Ave
    • Local craft cider company is planning to open a cidery and tasting room
    • Click here for details
  • Sightsee (Downtown)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 125½ Line St
    • Retail and coffee concept
    • They are currently hosting pop-ups at J. Stark
  • Smoothie King (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Coleman Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Sportsbook (Summerville)
    • 2019
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
  • Starbucks (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • On Highway 41 in the Market at Mill Creek Shopping Center
    • Click here for more info
  • Steel City Pizza (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be third area location
    • Will be part of Carnes Crossroads community
    • Click here for more info
  • Superica (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Talk was that it would be opening in The Cigar Factory, but this never came to fruition
    • Tex-Mex concept from Atlanta's Chef Ford Fry
    • The original restaurant is in Atlanta's Krog Street Market
    • Click here for more information
  • Sweet Frog Yogurt (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • On Highway 41 in the Market at Mill Creek Shopping Center
    • Click here for more info
  • Taco John's
    • Franchise is considering a Charleston location
    • Click here for info
  • Tolli’s Apizza (Johns Island)

    • Summer 2019
    • Connecticut Pizzeria to open its first location outside of the state
    • Click here for more info
  • Tasty Crab House (North Charleston)
    • Unknown
    • 7800 Rivers Ave
    • "South Carolina's Tasty Seafood Boil"
    • Website
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Nexton's Nexton Square
    • Click here for more info
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1812 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard (within the Westwood Plaza)
    • Will be the Charleston area's 4th location
    • Click here for more info
  • Unknown Project Taking Over former Michael's on the Alley Space (Downtown)

    • Unknown opening date
    • Michael's closed on July 3rd for rebradning
    • 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
  • Unknown Project at 1989 Maybank Highway (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1989 Maybank Highway
    • Click here for more info
  • Unknown Project at 1324 Theater Dr (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1324 Theater Drive
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Coffee Shop (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date/still being planned
    • Vacant lot on Meeting Street (near Santi's)
    • 1,000-square-foot coffee shop with a drive-thru
    • 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 from Sermet Aslan
    • Unknown opening date
    • Unknown location ("Along the Wando River")
    • Click here for more info
  • Vicious Biscuit (Summerville)
    • Fall 2019
    • Will be part of Nexton's Nexton Square
    • Click here for more info
  • Victor Hoppenstein’s Brewlab
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 2200 Heriot St.
    • Click here for more info
  • Villa 525 (Downtown)
    • 2019
    • 525 Meeting St.
    • "A globally-inspired tapas lounge"
    • Click here for more info
  • Wahlburgers (Unknown location)
    • Unknown time frame
  • Wide Awake Brewing (Summerville)

    • Will open near the Nexton development in Summerville
    • 2018
    • Brewery
    • Click here for more info
  • Wok N Roll (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Nexton's Nexton Square
    • Click here for more info
  • The Woodruff (Johns Island)

    • Summer 2019
    • 1803 Crowne Commons Way
    • Wine Bar
    • 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]

7 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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