New Charleston Restaurants (2019)

Last updated on: 10/14/19

It seems Charleston's food and beverage offerings are never ending. When one restaurant closes, if feels like 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 2019.

Oh...and it doesn't stop with this list. Click here to see what other restaurants are scheduled to open this year and beyond. You can also see the list of restaurants that opened in 2017 and 2018 here.

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

  • 132 Spring Coffee & Kitchen Bar (Downtown)
    • Opened on January 22nd
    • 132 Spring Street (replacing The Eclectic Cafe & Vinyl which is closing on May 27th)
    • Coffee shop
    • Facebook
  • 713 Bar & Grill (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 713 Coleman Blvd. (former home of Smoke BBQ)
  • A Salt N Battered (West Ashley)
    • Opened in January
    • 1303 Ashley River Road
    • Fish and chips restaurant
    • Facebook
  • Agave Cantina (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in August
    • On Highway 41 in the Market at Mill Creek Shopping Center
    • Website
  • Andolini’s (Summerville)
    • 1201 Trolley Road (relocated operations in March from 6610 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston)
    • Pizza
    • For information can be found here
  • Antica Napoli Pizzeria (Summerville)
    • 4650 Ladson road
    • Pizza
    • Click here for more info
  • A.W. Shucks Seafood Shack (Downtown)
    • Opened in June
    • 208 King Street (Former home of Kitchen 208)
    • Click here for more info
  • Bacon Station (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Open on July 26th
    • 454 Shipping Lane
    • Click here for more info
  • Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar (Summerville)
    • Opened on October 14th
    • 200 Front Street (part of Nexton's Nexton Square)
    • Website
  • Baker and Brewer (Downtown)
    • Open on March 29th
    • 94 Stuart St (former home of DeSano Pizza Bakery)
    • Pizzeria and brewpub from EVO Pizzeria and Holy City Brewing
    • Website
  • Bangkok Lounge (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open on October 9th
    • 353 King St. (formerly King Street Bait and Tackle)
    • Karaoke Bar
    • Owned by Chris "Boston" DiMattia, the owner of the Recovery Room
    • Click here for more info
    • Facebook Page
  • Basil Thai Restaurant (North Charleston) 
    • Opened in January
    • 1070A E Montague Ave (Replacing Lotus Vietnamese Cuisine)
    • Website
  • Betty Lou’s Bistro (West Ashley)
    • Opened in February
    • 2408 Ashley River Rd.
    • Facebook
  • Big Bad Breakfast (Downtown)
    • Opened in September
    • 456 Meeting Street
    • All Day Breakfast from James Beard award-winning chef John Currence
    • This will be the sixth location in the country
    • Website
  • Bishopp’s Chicken Biscuit (Downtown)
    • Opened on August 24th
    • 83 Mary Street
    • Website
  • Blade and Bull Axe Throwing (Park Circle)
    • Opened in May
    • Originally called The Ax Hole and then The Bearded Axe
    • 1077 East Montague Ave.
    • Ax Throwing Venue with bar
      • seven lanes for ax throwing along with a bar to serve beer, wine, and mead
    • Click here for more info
  • Blaze Pizza (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on June 27th
    • Pizza shop
    • Will be located in the new Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17
      • California-based chain that has several sites across the country, but this will be the first in the Charleston area
    • Website
  • Bojangles' (Summerville)
    • Opened on April 30th
    • 1221 N. Main Street
  • Boxcar Betty's (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on April 3rd
    • Will be located in the new Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17
      • This will be the third Charleston-area (fourth overall as there is one in Chicago) Boxcar Betty's location
    • Chicken sandwiches and more
    • Website
  • Cafe Roux (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • "Traditional Cajun & Creole fare from chef and owner Robert Wray"
    • Inside Workshop - 1503 King Street
    • Website
  • Camellias at Hotel Bennett (Downtown)
    • Opened on Sunday, January 27th
    • 404 King Street (inside Hotel Bennett)
    • Website
  • Coorg Indian Cafe (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in January
    • 1440 Ben Sawyer Blv.
    • Coorg (district in southern India) coffee and cuisine
    • Website
  • Coquin Cafe & Bar (Downtown)
    • 73 Spring Street (former home of Wildflour Pastry)
    • Light bites, specialty coffees, cocktails, wine, French Tapas
    • Website
  • ChuckTown Seafood Cafe (North Charleston)
    • Re-opened at a new location in April
    • 7013 Dorchester Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Church's Chicken (North Charleston)
    • Re-opened in April after closing in 2018
    • 6138 Rivers Ave
  • Classic on King (Downtown)
    • 541 King Street (formerly Bootleg Tavern)
    • Website
  • Culver's (Summerville)
    • Opened on March 25th
    • 1904 N. Main St. on U.S. Highway 17A
    • Wisconsin-based burger chain featuring "ButterBurgers" and custard
    • Website
  • Dalila’s (Downtown)
    • Opened on February 26th
    • 21 Spring Street (former home of Crooked Crown)
    • Caribbean-inspired cocktail bar and lounge from Timur Dmitriyev and Michael Whiteley
      • Food by Tomas and Lynda Prado (formerly of Spanglish)
    • Website
  • Dashi (North Charleston)
    • Opened on July 9th
    • 1262 Remount Road
    • Food truck turned into restaurant
    • Combines Asian and Latin cuisines
    • Website
  • Delaney Oyster House (Downtown)
    • Opened in September
    • 115 Calhoun Street
    • New raw bar and seafood restaurant from the Neighborhood Dining Group
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • Dog & Duck (Daniel Island)
    • Opened on July 22nd
    • 1937-A Clements Ferry Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Dunkin' (Summerville)
    • Opened on May 8th
    • 2519 N. Main Street in Carnes Crossroads
  • Dunkin Donuts (Summerville)
    • Opened in September
    • 1605 Central Ave. (Knightsville Crossing Shopping Center)
  • Eggs Up Grill (Ladson)
    • Opened August 5th
    • 3679 Ladson Road
    • Website
  • Estadio Charleston (Downtown)
    • Opened on October 10th
    • 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
    • Website
  • First Watch (Summerville)
    • Opened in January
    • 1097 N. Main St.
    • Chain restaurant serving Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch
    • Website
  • Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen (Downtown)
    • Opened on September 5th
    • 49 S. Market St. (replaced Swig & Swine)
    • Click here for more info and menus
    • Website
  • Florie’s at Commonhouse Aleworks (North Charleston)
    • Opened in January
    • 4831 O'Hear Avenue (inside Commonhouse Aleworks)
    • Daily specials board, soup du jour, small entrees, and more from Chef Brannon Florie
    • Click here for more info
  • The Flying Biscuit (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in April
    • 794 Coleman Blvd. (former Kudzu Bakery site)
    • Atlanta-based restaurant chain was found in 1993
    • Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Website
  • Forte (Downtown)
    • Opened in August
    • 477 King Street
    • "Live jazz music every Thursday - Saturday night"
    • Website
  • Fox & Bear Creamery / Magic Scoop Creamery (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on April 5th
    • 619 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
    • "we are a high-end and the only nitrogen ice cream store in Mount Pleasant"
    • It appears the business has changed their name to Magic Scoop Creamery
    • Website
  • Free Reign (Downtown)
    • Opened on July 12th
    • Inside Workshop - 1503 King Street
    • "wood fired coastal cooking"
    • Website
  • Gabrielle (Downtown)
    • Opened on January 27th
    • 404 King Street
    • Hotel Bennett's two-story restaurant (with bar area) will serve breakfast, lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch
    • Menu by Executive Chef Michael Sichel
    • Click here for more info
  • Ginza Grill (West Ashley)
    • Opened in July
    • 946 Orleans Road
    • Japanese-style diner
    • Click here for info
  • Ha Long Cafe / Ding Tea (Downtown)
    • Opened in May
    • 281 Meeting Street
    • Taiwanese Tea House and cafe serving banh mis, vermicelli noodles, boba tea
    • Facebook
  • Halls Chophouse (Summerville)
    • Opened on September 12th
    • Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails (Mount Pleasant)
    • Opened on June 7th
    • 735 Coleman Blvd
    • First location is in New York City
    • "New American Food" and cocktails
    • Facebook
  • Herd Provisions (Downtown)

    • Butcher shop opened on 5/22
    • 106 Grove Street (former home of Ark Lounge)
    • Butcher shop and restaurant
    • Website
  • Holy Sticks (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • 351 King Street
    • Dessert Shop where you can "dip ice cream bars, waffles, and other pastries in chocolate and glazes and roll them in toppings. You'll also help create custom mixed fountain drinks"
    • Facebook page
  • Hooked (Downtown)

    • Opened on March 26th
    • 24 N. Market Street (former home of Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant)
    • From the team behind Saltwater Cowboys
    • Website
  • Indigo Reef Brewing (Daniel Island)
    • Opened on June 5th
    • 2079 Wambaw Creek, Unit 1
    • Brewery
    • Website
  • Ireland’s Own and Jagerhaus Pub (West Ashley)
    • 3025 Ashley Town Center Dr., Unit 101
    • Restaurant side with German food and sports bar with Irish fare
    • Facebook
  • James (James Island)
    • Opened in April
      • Closed in June
    • 1271 Folly Rd (formerly The Screen Door)
    • Website
  • Jimmy John’s (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • 99 WestEdge St. (Caroline apartment building)
    • Click here for more info
  • Jon Smith Subs (Mount Pleasant)
    • Opened on April 11th
    • 1748 Towne Centre Way in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
    • Sandwich shop
    • Website
  • KinFolk (Johns Island)
    • Opened in May
    • 4430 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy. (former home of Crave Smokehouse)
    • "Serving smoked meats, fried chicken, and inventive soft serve, plus beer and wine"
    • Instagram
  • Kudzu Bakery & Market (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in March
    • Moved from 794 Coleman Blvd to 1100 Bowman Rd, Suite 100 (former home of MidiCi)
    • Website
  • Louisiana Cajun Express (North Charleston)
  • Ma Gloria's Trinidad Restaurant (North Charleston)
    • Opened in March
    • 3313 Meeting St. Road
    • Facebook
    • Click here for more info
  • Madres’ Mexican Restaurant (Summerville)
    • Opened on March 16th
    • 1001 Bacons Bridge Road
    • Facebook
  • Maison (Downtown)
    • Opened in March
    • 708 King Street (former home of Pancito & Lefty)
    • French bistro from Carlton “Vandy” Vanderwarker, the former chef de cuisine at The Ordinary
    • Click here for more info
  • Malagón Mercado y Tapería (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 5th
    • 22 Spring Street (former home of Artisan Meat Share)
    • From the owners of Chez Nous
    • Spanish-style taperia and market
    • Facebook
  • Macro's Pizza (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in July
    • On Highway 41 in the Market at Mill Creek Shopping Center
    • Website
  • Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint (James Island)
    • Opened on May 7th
    • 1622 Highland Avenue (former home of Sermet’s Southernterranean)
    • Whole hog barbecue restaurant based in West Tennessee
    • Click here for more info
  • Meeting Street Eats (Downtown)
    • Opened on September 30th
    • 445 Meeting Street (former Bi-Lo property)
    • Instagram
    • Website
  • Mesu (Downtown)
    • August 2019
    • 570 King St.
    • “Mexican, Sushi/Tequila, Sake Bar”
    • Click here for more info
  • Metro Diner (West Ashley)

    • Opened on April 16th
    • 1808 Sam Rittenberg Blvd in West Ashley
    • Jacksonville-Based Diner serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
    • Website
  • Mpishi (Daniel Island)
    • Opened in May
    • 162 Seven Farms Drive
    • From Chef Andy Clay and Pastry Chef Allie Clay
    • Website
  • Nana’s Uptown / Nana’s Cheesecake and Dessert Empire
    • Opened in July
    • 5117 Dorchester Road
    • From the same people behind Nana’s Seafood & Soul
    • Click here for more info
  • Off Track Ice Cream (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 29th
    • 6 Beaufain St.
    • Scoop shop and production kitchen featuring "super-premium ice cream and vegan ice cream from scratch. We use only natural ingredients with a focus on local sourcing."
    • Website
  • Open Roast Cafe (Hanahan)
    • Opened in June
    • 5805 Campbell Street
    • Coffee and more
    • Click here for more info
  • Pho King (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in June
    • 700 S Shelmore Blvd.
    • Vietnamese Restaurant
    • Facebook
  • Pink Cactus (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 8th
    • 101A Spring St.
    • Classic regional Mexican cuisine from Brooke Warden (currently works at Charleston Grill)
    • Facebook
  • Poke Stop (Downtown)
    • Opened in August
    • 116 Wentworth Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Quan's on King (North Charleston)
  • RuRu’s Tacos + Tequila (Downtown)
    • Opened in February
    • 159 East Bay St.
    • Four-year-old Charlotte restaurant's first franchise store
    • Website
  • Saber's Pizza (Downtown)
    • Opened on October 1st
    • 271 Ashley Ave (former home of Luke's Craft Pizza)
    • Facebook
    • Website
  • The Salty Dog Cafe (Bohicket Marina, Johns Island)
    • Opened in May
    • Waterfront bar and restaurant
    • Original location is in Hilton Head
    • Facebook
  • Sightsee (Downtown)
    • Opened in September
    • 125½ Line St
    • Retail and coffee concept
    • Website
  • Spanglish Cocina + Bar (West Ashley)
    • Opened in September
    • 652 St. Andrews Blvd. (former home of Bluerose)
    • Started as Spanglish Cuban Kitchen in Workshop, then became a pop-up eatery by owners Tomas and Lynda Prado
    • Facebook
  • Stones Throw Tavern (West Ashley)
    • 3417 Shelby Ray Court
  • Taco Boy (Summerville)
    • Opened on June 26th
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
    • Click here for more info
  • Tav on the Ave (North Charleston)
    • Opened in March
    • 4245 Rivers Avenue
    • Sports pub includes wings, seafood entrées, burgers, + serves up brunch on the weekends
    • Facebook
  • Topsail (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in February
    • 440 W. Coleman Blvd.
    • Seafood restaurant from Brian Appelt of Sunrise Bistro
    • Website
  • Tropical Grille (North Charleston)

    • Opened in April 2019
    • 3032 W. Montague Ave
    • "Healthy alternative to every day fast food with a Cuban flair"
    • Currently has several other locations in South Carolina
    • Learn more here
    • Website
  • Wok N Roll (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Nexton Square Shopping Center
    • Website
  • Wild Common (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 31st
    • Tasting menu concept
    • 103 Spring Street (Cannon Green's new restaurant)
    • Website
  • Zavarella’s
    • 1937 Clements Ferry Road, Suite B
    • Sicilian-style pizza, pepperoni rolls, calzones, salads, and more
    • Website

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