New Charleston Restaurants (2019)

Last updated on: 6/14/19

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
  • Andolini’s (Summerville)
    • 1201 Trolley Road (relocated operations in March from 6610 Rivers Ave. in North Charleston)
    • Pizza
    • For information can be found here
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Dunkin' (Summerville)
    • Opened on May 8th
    • 2519 N. Main Street in Carnes Crossroads
  • First Watch (Summerville)
    • Opened in January
    • 1097 N. Main St.
    • Chain restaurant serving Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch
    • 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
  • Fox & Bear Creamery (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on April 5th
    • 619 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
    • "High-end ice cream parlor"
    • "Will use liquid nitrogen at -321 degrees F to flash freeze its made-to-order servings, according to its website. The shop also will serve as a mini-arcade, offering games from foosball to billiards." - More info here
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • James (James Island)
    • Opened in April
    • 1271 Folly Rd (formerly The Screen Door)
    • Website
  • Jon Smith Subs (Mount Pleasant)
    • Opened on April 11th
    • 1748 Towne Centre Way in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
    • Sandwich shop
    • Website
  • Kudzu Bakery & Market (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in March
    • Moved from 794 Coleman Blvd to 1100 Bowman Rd, Suite 100 (former home of MidiCi)
    • Website
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Open Roast Cafe (Hanahan)
    • Opened in June
    • 5805 Campbell Street
    • Coffee and more
    • Click here for more info
  • Pink Cactus (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 8th
    • 101A Spring St.
    • Classic regional Mexican cuisine from Brooke Warden (currently works at Charleston Grill)
    • Facebook
  • Root Note (Downtown)

    • Opened in February
    • Inside Workshop - 1503 King Street
    • Originally a food truck
    • "World cuisine" from chef Josh Taylor
    • Website
  • RuRu’s Tacos + Tequila (Downtown)
    • Opened in February
    • 159 East Bay St.
    • Four-year-old Charlotte restaurant's first franchise store
    • Website
  • The Salty Dog Cafe (Bohicket Marina, Johns Island)
    • Opened in May
    • Waterfront bar and restaurant
    • Original location is in Hilton Head
    • Facebook
  • Spanglish Cocina + Bar (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open in June
    • 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
    • For more information, click here
  • 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
  • Wild Common (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 31st
    • Tasting menu concept
    • 103 Spring Street (Cannon Green's new restaurant)
    • Website
  • Wolf Peach Pizza (Downtown)
    • Opened in April
    • "Wood-fired artisan pizza"
    • Inside Workshop - 1503 King Street
    • Website
  • Zavarella’s
    • 1937 Clements Ferry Road, Suite B
    • Sicilian-style pizza, pepperoni rolls, calzones, salads, and more
    • Website

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