Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

openingsoonLast updated on: 10/22/20

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
  • Azul Mexicana Restaurante II (James Island)
    • 2020
    • 1989 Maybank Highway
    • 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
  • BKeDSHoP (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • Benny's (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 111 S Main St.
    • Virginia-based pizza restaurant
    • This will be the area's third location - one in Charleston and another in Mount Pleasant
    • Click here for 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
  • Biggby Coffee (West Ashley)
    • Winter 2020
    • 903 St. Andrews Blvd.
  • Bistronomy By Nico (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open mid-November 2020
    • 64 Spring Street (former home of Joséphine)
    • French Bistro from co-owners Chef Nico Romo and Dominique Chantepie
    • Click here for more info
  • Blend Juice Bar (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Meeting Street
    • First location is in Mt. Pleasant
  • Bottles Beverage Superstore (Summerville)
    • Should be open by October
    • 1110 N. Main St.
    • 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)
    • Scheduled to open in 2020
    • Will be in the Nexton development
    • Click here for more info
  • California Tortilla (James Island)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1411 Folly Road (will be part of the new Riverland Market)
    • 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"
  • Carolina Crab House (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 115 E. 5th North St.
    • Click here for more info
  • Caroline’s Aloha Bar (West Ashley/Avondale)
    • Unknown Opening date
    • 15 Magnolia Road, former home of Voodoo Tiki Bar
      • New family-friendly concept comes from the same owners
    • Click here for more info
  • Charleston Poke Co. (Downtown)
    • Unknown
    • 10 WestEdge
    • 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
  • 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
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (Goose Creek)
    • October 2021
    • 214 St. James Ave
    • Click here for more info
  • City Market Grocery (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 188 Market Street (replacing Caviar and Bananas)
  • Coastal Crust (James Island)
    • Early 2020
    • 949 Harborview Road (former home of La Tabella)
    • Pizza restaurant with a mobile location in Mt. Pleasant and a location in Greenville
    • Facebook
    • Click here for more info
  • Come Back Shack (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Expected to open in April 2020
    • 1132 Bowman Rd
    • 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
  • 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
  • D’Allesandro’s Pizza (Summerville)
    • Hoping to open by the end of January 2020
    • 414 Nexton Square Drive (part of the Nexton Square Shopping Center)
    • Will be their third area location
    • 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
  • The Deli (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Click here for more info
  • Dunkin (Summerville)
    • Scheduled to open in 2020
    • Will be in the Nexton development
    • Click here for more info
  • Farmer & 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.
  • 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
  • Fuji Sushi (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Greens & Grounds (Downtown)
    • 2020
    • 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
  • 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
  • Huey Magoo's (Columbia)
    • Unknown location and opening date
    • Florida-based restaurant chain famous for its chicken tenders
    • Click here for more info
  • Jade Hibachi Grill (Charleston)
    • Fall 2020
    • Click here for more info
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs (Summerville)
    • Expected to open in April 2020
    • 1585 Central Ave.
    • Click here for more info
  • Juice Joint (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1291 Folly Road
    • 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
  • Lenoir (Downtown)
    • Opening Summer 2020 alongside Handy + Hot (see listing here)
    • 68 Wentworth Street
    • Restaurant from chef, television personality, and cookbook author Vivian Howard
    • Click here for more info
  • Locals Sushi (Daniel Island)
    • Unknown opening date and unknown location
    • Visit their website for details
  • Locals Sushi (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1680 Old Towne Rd. (former site of Manny’s Mediterranean Grille
  • 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
  • The Loyal (Downtown)
    • Fall 2020
    • 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
  • Mama Chef Cuban Cafe (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 5325 Park Forest Parkway
    • Click here for more info
  • Maple Street Biscuit Co. (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open in September
    • 996 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. (Queensborough Shopping Center)
    • Second area location (other one is on James Island)
    • Click here for more info
  • Mario's Italian Ristorante (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • King Street
  • Maya del Sol Kitchen (North Charleston, Park Circle)
    • Opening in November 2020
    • 1813 Reynolds Avenue
    • Multi-course chef’s table format from former R. Kitchen chef and local restaurateur Raul Sanchez
    • Click here for more info
  • McDonald's (Summerville)
    • Scheduled to open in 2020
    • Will be in the Nexton development
    • 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!
  • Mi Fiesta Tacos & Tequila
    • Scheduled to open in October/November 2020
    • 1117 Central Ave. (formerly a Burger King)
    • Click here for more info
  • Minero (Johns Island)
    • Scheduled to open summer 2020 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
  • 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
  • The Oyster Tavern (James Island)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1411 Folly Road (will be part of the new Riverland Market)
    • Click here for more 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
  • 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 March 2020
    • 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)
    • Winter 2020
    • 835 Savannah Hwy (former Children's Cancer Society Thrift Store building)
    • Atlanta-based sushi and poke restaurant
    • Website
  • Poke Cafe (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 7620 Rivers Ave.
    • 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
  • 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
  • San Miguel Mexican Grill & Bar (West Ashley)

    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of the Bees Ferry Retail Center being bult at Bees Ferry Road and Shadowmoss Parkway
    • Click here for info
  • Shem Creek Crab House (Shem Creek)
    • 508 Mill Street
    • Formerly Shem Creek Bar & Grill
    • Click here for more info
  • Sportsbook (Summerville)
    • 2020
    • 1730 State Road
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
  • The Square on Meeting (North Charleston)
    • Spring 2020
    • 3517 Meeting Street
    • Food truck park
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • 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
  • Unknown Project at 1989 Maybank Highway (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1989 Maybank Highway
    • 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 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
  • Unnamed Project from Sermet Aslan
    • Unknown opening date
    • Unknown location ("Along the Wando River")
    • Click here for more info
  • Villa 525 (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 525 Meeting St.
    • "A globally-inspired tapas lounge"
    • Click here for more info
  • Viva Tacos & Tequila (Daniel Island)

    • Scheduled to open by mid-October
    • 864 Island Park Drive, Suite 105
    • Click here for more info
  • Wahlburgers (Unknown location)
    • Unknown time frame

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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