Charleston Restaurant Closings (2019 Edition)

Last updated on: 11/13/19

With new restaurants constantly opening in the Holy City, it's easy to forget about the many businesses that have closed their doors for good.

To help you keep things straight, Holy City Sinner has compiled a list of restaurants that shuttered in 2019 (click here to see lists from past years).

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

  • 450 Pizza Joint (Sullivan's Island)
    • Closed in August
    • 2213-B Middle Street location
    • Being replaced by The Longboard
    • Click here for more info
  • Amalfi’s Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria (James Island)
    • Closed in May
    • 1739 G Maybank Hwy.
  • Andolini’s (North Charleston)
    • Closed in March
    • 6610 Rivers Ave. (relocated operations to 1201 Trolley Road in Summerville)
    • For information can be found here
  • Betty's Eatery (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Closed on June 15th
    • 915 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
    • Click here for more information
  • Black Magic Cafe (Folly Beach)
    • Closed on October 27th
    • 103 W Erie Ave.
    • Click here for more information
  • Bluerose
    • Closed in March
    • 652 St. Andrews Blvd.
    • Will be replaced by Spanglish Cocina + Bar
    • For more information, click here
  • Bowties

    • Closed in July
    • 1956 Maybank Hwy, Suite E
    • Will be replaced by Bar George
    • Click here for more info
  • Brown Dog Deli
    • Closed on May 8th
    • 225 Calhoun Street
    • Click here for more information
  • Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.
    • Closed on August 8th
    • 99 S. Market Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Burger King (Multiple locations)

    • 1825 N Hwy 17 (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 6889 Dorchester Road (North Charleston)
    • 3917 Rivers Ave. (North Charleston)
    • 5126 Ashley Phosphate Road (North Charleston)
    • 4820 Tanger Outlet Blvd. (North Charleston)
    • 1300 N. Main St. (Summerville)
    • 1117 Central Ave. (Summerville)
    • 955 Bacon’s Bridge Road (Summerville)
    • 812 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. (West Ashley)
    • 3579 Savannah Highway (West Ashley)
  • Charleston Burger Co.
    • 2875 Ashley River Rd
    • Being replaced by Big Billy’s Burger Joint
  • Chick-fil-A

    • Closed on June 21st for demolition and rebuild
    • 2013 Magwood Drive
    • Expected to open before the end of the year
    • Click here for information
  • Church’s Chicken
  • Congress
    • Closed on February 2nd
    • 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Craft Conundrum
    • Closed on June 8th
    • 630 Skylark Drive
    • Click here for more details
  • Craftsmen Kitchen & Tap House
    • Closed on January 11th
    • 12 Cumberland Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Creekside Kitchen & Brewhouse
  • Dellz on the Macon
    • 2021 Reynolds Ave
  • Five Guys Burgers & Fries

    • Closed in October
  • Gilligan’s
    • Closed in September
    • 1475 Long Grove Drive, Mt. Pleasant
    • Click here for more info
  • Groucho's Deli
    • 1871 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
  • Hardee's
    • 960 Houston Northcutt Blvd, Mt. Pleasant
  • Hominy Grill
    • Closing on April 28th
    • 207 Rutledge Ave
    • Click here for more info
  • Jack's Cafe
    • 41 George Street
    • In July, the restaurant posted a “Closed for Vacation” sign on its front door, but hasn’t reopened since
    • Click here for info
  • James
    • Closed in June
      • Sign on door says "closed until further notice”
    • 1271 Folly Road
    • Click here for more info
  • King Street Bait and Tackle
    • Closed in August
    • 353 King St.
    • Bar sold to Chris "Boston" DiMattia, the owner of the Recovery Room, who will transform the space into Bangkok Lounge
    • Click here for more info
  • Kitchen 208
    • Closed on March 29th
    • 208 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • La Tabella
    • Closed in May
    • 979 Harborview Road
    • Click here for additional info
  • Liberty Tap Room & Grill
    • Closed on April 26th
    • 1028 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
    • Click here for more info
  • Luke's Craft Pizza
    • Closing on May 18th
    • 271 Ashley Avenue
    • 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
  • Manny’s Mediterranean Grille
    • Closed on August 15th
    • 1680 Old Towne Rd. (being replaced by Locals Sushi)
    • Click here for more info
  • McCrady's Tavern
    • Closed on July 31st
    • 2 Unity Alley
    • Click here for more info
  • Michael's on the Alley
    • Closed on July 3rd
      • Will reopen as a new concept
    • 39 John Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Miyabi (West Ashley)

    • Closed for renovations on November 11th and reopened as Hachiya Kyoto Steakhouse on November 15th
    • 688 Citadel Haven Drive
    • Click here for more info
  • Napa (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Closed in May
    • 1324 Theater Dr
    • Click here for more info
  • Nimbo Pizza (Downtown)
    • Closed on October 18th
    • 161 Rutledge Ave
    • Click here for more info
  • Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant (Downtown)

    • Closed in January
    • 24 N. Market Street
    • Replaced by Hooked
  • Noisy Oyster Seafood Restaurant (North Charleston)
    • Closed on September 30th
    • 7842 Rivers Ave.
    • Will be replaced by True Q BBQ
    • Click here for more info
  • Old Village Post House
    • Closed on February 3rd
    • 101 Pitt Street
    • Click here for more info
  • On Forty One
    • Closed in September
    • Will re-open as a new concept
    • The bar will remain open for drinks and a limited food menu Tuesday - Saturday from 5 pm to 9 pm starting October 1st
    • 1055 Highway 41
    • Click here for more info
  • Parson Jack's
    • Closed on March 31st
      • Replaced by Stones Throw Tavern
    • 3417 Shelby Ray Court
    • Click here for more info
  • Paw Paw
    • Closed on August 25th after a fire
    • Will reopen as a new concept called Sipango
  • Pizza Hut
    • 483 Meeting St
      • Closed in August
    • 890 Folly Rd
  • Pizza Prospero
    • 1150 Hungryneck Blvd
  • Revelator Coffee
    • Closed on April 29th
    • 550 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Ristorante Juliet
    • Closed on April 7th
    • 654 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Root Note (Downtown)

    • Opened in February and closed within the same year
    • Inside Workshop - 1503 King Street
    • Originally a food truck
    • "World cuisine" from chef Josh Taylor
  • The Screen Door
    • Closed in late 2018 for "renovations," but re-opened as James
    • 1271 Folly Rd
  • Semilla
    • Closed on June 6th
    • 218 President Street
    • Click here for details
  • Smoked BBQ
    • Closed on August 28th
    • 487 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Smoothie King
    • Closed in April
    • 351 King Street
  • SOL Southwest Kitchen & Tequila Bar
    • Closed on October 20th
    • 385 Meeting Street
    • Click here for more info
  • South of Philly Pizzeria
    • Closed in February for "remodeling," but announced in March that they were closing for good
    • 2875 Ashley River Rd.
  • South Seas Oasis
    • Closed on January 3rd
    • 23 Ann Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Starbucks (West Ashley)
    • Closed in September
    • 6 Windermere Blvd
  • Subway (Several locations)

    • 9 Charleston-area restaurants close as part of franchisee’s bankruptcy filing
    • Click here for more info
  • Sunrise Bistro
    • Closed in September
    • 116A Spring Street (Sunshine Hummus Of Charleston is opening in this location)
  • Swig & Swine (Downtown)
    • 49 S. Market St. (replaced by Florence's Lowcountry Kitchen)
    • Click here for more info
  • Tasty Thai & Sushi (Downtown)
    • Closed on August 29th
    • 350 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Tav on the Ave (North Charleston)
    • Reopened as Vegans on Rivers on November 11th
    • 4245 Rivers Avenue
    • Click here for more info
  • Taziki's Mediterranean Café (Downtown)
  • Tradd's
    • Closed on July 31st
    • 167 East Bay Street
    • Click here for more info
  • WildFlour Pastry
    • Closing its downtown shop this summer
    • 73 Spring Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Wolf Peach Pizza (Downtown)
    • Opened in April and closed within the same year
    • "Wood-fired artisan pizza"
    • Inside Workshop - 1503 King Street

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