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Charleston Restaurants That Opened in 2020

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Last updated on: 2/16/21

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 2020.

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 lists of restaurants that opened from 2017-2019 here.

To see a list of restaurants that closed in 2020, click here.

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

  • 167 Raw (Downtown)
    • Opened on January 26th
    • Moved from their original location (289 East Bay Street) to 193 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • 1st Place (Downtown)
    • Opened on October 20th
    • 570 King St.
    • An “elevated sports bar”
    • Click here for more info
  • Agaves Cantina (West Ashley)

    • 3871 West Ashley Circle, Unit 320 & 330
    • Website
  • Alchemist Beverage Company (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in December
    • 665 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard
    • Retail beer and wine store with a bar/lounge-style restaurant including outdoor seating
      • Will have a Raw Bar, Charcuterie Bar/”Seacuterie” Bar, Smoothies, and Coffee Bar
    • Website
  • Alfredo’s on Folly (Folly Beach)
    • Opened in February
    • 106 W. Hudson Ave (former home of the Wich Doctor)
    • A “counter service, Italian, eatery designed to give our guests a fast, casual dining experience”
    • Website
  • Alvin Ord’s Sandwich Shop (West Ashley)
    • 2875 Ashley River Road, Ste. 5
    • Website
  • Annie O Love’s Café of Sweet Abundance (West Ashley)
    •  1901 Ashley River Rd
    • Vegan cafe
    • Website
  • Asian Grill (West Ashley)
  • Azul Mexicana Restaurante II (James Island)
    • 1989 Maybank Highway
    • Click here for more info
  • Bakers Pizza Bar (West Ashley)
    • Opened in August
    • 6 Windermere Blvd.
    • Second area location
    • Click here for more info
  • Bakies at I’On (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Held soft openings in December
    • 264 N Shelmore Blvd.
    • Second area location
    • Website
  • Bar George (James Island)
    • Opened in late May
    • 1956 Maybank Hwy, Suite E (former home of Bowties)
    • From Chef Alex Lira
    • Hot dogs, oysters, cocktails and more
    • Click here for more info
  • The Bar @ Workshop (Downtown)
    • Opened in August
    • 1503 King Street (inside Workshop)
    • Click here for more info
  • The Bearded Ax (North Charleston)
    • 1077 East Montague Avenue
      • Formerly called Blade & Bull Axe Throwing, the business is now owned and operated by husband-and-wife team Ian and Kat Smith, who renamed the company
    • Axe-throwing venue with drink menu featuring 60 different brands of local and domestic beer, as well as wine and mead
    • Click here for more info
  • Benny’s Mazzetto’s (Summerville)
    • 111 S Main St.
    • Virginia-based pizza restaurant
    • This will be the area’s third location – one in Charleston and another in Mount Pleasant
    • Website
  • Biggby Coffee (West Ashley)
  • Bistronomy By Nico (Downtown)
    • 64 Spring Street (former home of Joséphine)
    • French Bistro from co-owners Chef Nico Romo and Dominique Chantepie
    • Click here for more info
  • 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)
    • Website
  • Blazing Star Cafe (Downtown)
    • Opened in August
    • 1503 King Street (inside Workshop)
    • Click here for more info
  • Bodega Todo (Downtown)
    • Opened in December
    • 218 President Street
    • A mashup of Semilla, Street Bird Westside, and Charleston Burger Co.
    • Click here for more info
  • Bottles Beverage Superstore (Summerville)
  • Braised in the South (Johns Island)
    • Opened on September 27th
    • 3338 Maybank Highway
    • Food truck opening a standalone restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • Brown Dog Deli (Downtown)
    • 225 Calhoun Street
    • Reopened after closing in May 2019
    • Website
  • Bumpa’s (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 22nd
    • 5 Cumberland St.
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • Cabana Burgers & Shakes (Johns Island)
    • Opened on February 23rd
    • 1801 Crowne Commons Way
    • Burgers, shakes, etc.
    • Facebook
  • Cafe Roux (Sullivans Island)
    • Opened in February
    • 2213 Middle Street (former home of Pier 22)
    • “Traditional South Louisiana fare”
    • Facebook
  • California Tortilla (James Island)
    • 1411 Folly Road (part of the new Riverland Market)
    • Website
  • Carolina Crab House (Summerville)
  • Caroline’s Aloha Bar (West Ashley/Avondale)
    • 15 Magnolia Road, former home of Voodoo Tiki Bar
      • New family-friendly concept comes from the same owners
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • Charleston Distilling Co. (Johns Island)
    • Opened November 30th
    • 3548 Meek’s Farm Rd.
    • From King Street to a 10,000-square-foot space on Johns Island
    • Will serve gin, vodka, bourbon and more
    • Monday through Saturday
    • Click here for more info
  • Charleston Sports Pub (Goose Creek)

    • Opened on December 2nd
    • 125 Plantation North Blvd. near Walmart in Goose Creek
    • Local franchise’s fifth location
    • Website
  • Chasing Sage (Downtown)
    • Opened in August
      • Started with to-go pop-up menus before they fully open
    • 267 Rutledge Ave.
    • Small-plates style with locally-grown produce
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
    • Instagram
  • Chick-fil-A (West Ashley)
    • 2013 Magwood Drive
    • Original location closed in June 2019 to be demolished and rebuilt
  • Clerks Coffee Company (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • Located in Emeline, a hotel at 181 Church Street
    • “Café serving bread, pastries and gelato”
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
    • Website
  • Come Back Shack (Mt. Pleasant)
  • Coney Island Hot Weiner Shop (Park Circle)
    • 4258 Spruill Ave
    • An Oklahoma-based hot dog restaurant
    • Facebook Page
  • D’Allesandro’s Pizza (Summerville)
    • 414 Nexton Square Drive (part of the Nexton Square Shopping Center)
    • Will be their third area location
    • Website
  • The Deli (West Ashley)
  • Dell’z Deli (West Ashley)
    • Opening in June
    • 1617 Ashley River Road
    • From the folks behind Dellz Uptown (which closed on February 27th)
    • Click here for more info
  • Eggs Up Grill (West Ashley)
    • Opened July
    • 3875 West Ashley Circle
    • Click here for info
    • Website
  • El Molino Supermarket (West Ashley)
  • Eleven81 (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in July
    • 1181 Oakland Market Rd (formerly Wild Wing Cafe)
    • Click here for more info
  • Estuary Beans & Barley (Johns Island)
    • Opened on November 25th
    • 3538 Meeks Farm Road
    • Brewery/coffee roaster with 30 taps featuring IPAs, lagers, seltzers, nitro cold brew, and more (all brewed in-house)
    • Website
  • Fabio’s Ristorante Italiano (West Ashley)

    • Opened in January
    • 2457 Ashley River Rd.
    • Authentic Italian restaurant owned by Fabio Zedda (previous owner of Al Di La in Avondale)
    • Open for dinner Tue-Thu 4-8:30pm, Fri and Sat 4-9pm. Dine-in, carry-out and delivery through DoorDash.
    • Facebook Page
  • Fiery Crab Juicy Seafood Restaurant and Bar (North Charleston)
    • Opened on February 28th
    • 4951 Centre Point Drive (former home of Fatz Cafe)
    • Seafood
    • Website
  • Firefly Distillery (North Charleston)
    • Opened on February 15th
    • Firefly Distillery relocated its production site to 4201 Spruill Ave
    • Tasting room, a gift shop, and a working distillery
    • Website
  • First Watch (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on June 15th
    • 1236 Belk Drive
    • Breakfast, brunch, lunch
    • Second location (the other is in Summerville)
    • Website
  • Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen (relocated from downtown to West Ashley)
    • Moved from Market Street to 90 Folly Rd Blvd
    • Click here for more info
  • Frannie & the Fox (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • Located in Emeline, a hotel at 181 Church Street
    • “Wood-fired eatery serving regional ingredients with Italian sensibilities”
    • Click here for more info
  • Fuji Sushi (Summerville)
    • 501 Front Street (in Nexton Square)
    • Website
  • Gale (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 4th
      • Click here for more info
    • 601 Meeting St. in Meeting Street Lofts
    • Italian Restaurant
    • Website
  • Galpão Gaucho (Downtown)
    • Opened in February, closed due to the coronavirus, and re-opened in August
    • 167 East Bay St. (former home of Tradd’s)
    • Brazilian steakhouse with locations in Texas and California
    • Get more details here
    • Website
  • Gong Cha Taiwainese Boba Tea (North Charleston)
    • Located inside the Northwoods Mall
    • Chain with over 1,500 tea shops worldwide
    • Click here for more information
  • Groucho’s Deli (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in October
    • 1200 Queensborough Blvd. (formerly a Subway)
    • Click here for more info
  • Guilded Horn (Downtown)
    • 267 Rutledge Ave.
    • Craft beer and wine bar
    • Website
  • Gypsy Parlor (Summerville)
    • Opened in November
    • 106 E. Doty Ave.
    • Cuban Gypsy Pantry owner Chloe Vivas’ third location
    • Click here for more info
  • Handy + Hot (Downtown)
    • Opened on August 11th
    • 68 Wentworth Street
    • First brick and mortar location for chef, television personality, and cookbook author Vivian Howard’s online, small-batch bakeshop
    • Grab-and-go biscuits, hand pies, Southern pastries, fresh-pressed juices, and a full coffee and espresso menu
    • Click here for more info
  • Harvest Restaurant (Murrels Inlet)
    • 1931 Brookgreen Drive (within Brookgreen Gardens)
    • From Chef Bill and Annette Austin
    • Click here for more info
  • Hobcaw Brewing Co.
    • Opened in September
    • 496 Long Point Road
    • Click here for more information
  • Holy City Creamery (Downtown)
    • 1044 E. Montague Ave
    • Originally known as Holy Sticks at 351 King Street
      • Closed sometime in late April/Early May
      • Rebranded to Holy City Creamery and moved to 1044 E. Montague Ave
  • Island Provisions (Johns Island)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Coffee, juice, craft beer, wines, and food
    • Click here for more info
  • Izzy’s Scoops & Sweets (Mt. Pleasant)

    • 1969 Riviera Drive, Suite E, in The Shoppes at Seaside Farms
    • Ice cream shop
    • Click here for more info
  • Jade Hibachi Grill (Charleston)
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs (Summerville)
    • 1585 Central Ave.
  • The Jetty Lobster & Raw Bar (Downtown)

    • 73 Spring St.
    • Originally called Coquin, but reopened as a new concept in 2020
    • Website
  • Kiki and Rye (Mt. Pleasant)

    • Opened on July 8th in Belle Hall (656 Long Point Road)
    • “wood fired, coastal cooking”
    • From the same team behind Community Table
    • Website
  • Killer Brats (Downtown)
    • Opened on August 5th
    • 1503 King Street (inside Workshop)
    • Click here for more info
  • King Street Cookies (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on June 14th
    • 405 W. Coleman Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Krispy Kreme (Ladson)
    • Opened on February 25th
    • 3651 Ladson Road (part of the project at Palmetto Commerce Parkway)
    • Click here for more info
  • La’Son Anchor Grill (Summerville)
    • Opened in January
    • 120 Tupperway Drive
    • Website
  • Little Miss Ha (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in February
    • 915 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
    • Former Workshop Tenant
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • Locals Sushi (West Ashley)
    • 1680 Old Towne Rd. (former site of Manny’s Mediterranean Grille)
    • Website
  • Lodi Coffee (North Charleston)
    • 2210 Ashley Phosphate Rd.
  • Ma’am Saab (Downtown)
    • Opened on May 14th
    • 1503 King Street (inside Workshop)
    • Pakistani concept
    • Click here for more info
  • Madra Rua (Park Circle)

    • Re-opened on September 29th after being closed since February 2019  due to a fire
    • 1034 E Montague Ave
    • Click here for more info
  • Maple Street Biscuit Co. (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 996 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. (Queensborough Shopping Center)
    • Second area location (other one is on James Island)
    • Website
  • Mario’s Italian Ristorante (Downtown)
  • Mi Fiesta Tacos & Tequila (Goose Creek)

    • Opened in July
    • 2007 2nd Ave. (Windmill Station near the Carnes Crossroads community)
    • Mexican restaurant
    • Website
  • Mi Fiesta Tacos & Tequila
    • Scheduled to open in October/November 2020
    • 1117 Central Ave. (formerly a Burger King)
    • Website
  • Micho (James Island)
    • 1977 Maybank Hwy (behind the Pour House)
    • Mexican cantina from the owners of Kwei Fei
    • Website
  • Migliori’s Pizzeria (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in August
    • 1055 SC-41 #100 (Former home of Matt’s Pizza Department
    • Click here for more info
  • Neon Tiger (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • 654 King St., Suite A (previous home of Juliet)
    • Full-service vegan bar and restaurant
    • Click here for more information
  • Nosh Cafe and Bar (West Ashley)
    • 466 Savannah Highway
    • Coffee and smoothie bar located in the same building the HYLO fitness studio
    • Website
  • Orlando’s Pizza (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 230 Mathis Ferry Rd (former home of Momma Goldberg’s Deli)
    • 2nd location, first is on Daniel Island
    • Website
  • Page’s Okra Grill (Summerville)
    • Food Truck
    • 142 Brighton Park Blvd (in Nexton Square)
    • Website
  • Paisano’s Pizza Grill (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in January
    • 1151 Queensborough Blvd., Suite 101
    • The group’s third local pizzeria
    • Website
  • Paleta Place (North Charleston)
    • 2810 Ashley Phosphate Road, Suite A7
    • Dessert Shop
    • Click here for more info
  • Panera Bread (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on December 15th
    • 1135 Muhlenbergia Dr, Suite 103
  • Pep Rolls (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in February
    • 976 Houston Northcutt, Suite L
    • Former food truck that specializes in pepperoni rolls
    • Click here for more info
  • Poke Cafe (North Charleston)
  • Poogan’s Southern Kitchen (Summerville)
    • 101 Nexton Square Dr. (part of Nexton’s Nexton Square)
    • From the same team behind Poogan’s Porch
    • Click here for more info
  • The Post House (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on August 22nd
    • 101 Pitt Street (previous home of The Old Village Post House, which closed in February 2019)
    • Restaurant and inn
    • This is the second commercial property in Charleston for Basic Projects, who opened Basic Kitchen at 82 Wentworth in 2017.
    • Click here for more information
  • Raul’s Maya del Sol Kitchen (North Charleston)
    • Opened in November
    • 1813 Reynolds Avenue
    • Multi-course chef’s table format from former R. Kitchen chef and local restaurateur Raul Sanchez
    • Website
  • Rebel Taqueria (North Charleston)
    • Opened on October 20th
    • 1809 Reynolds Ave.
    • Food truck will open its first brick and mortar
    • Website
  • Saha (Downtown)
    • Opened on July 16th
    • 1503 King Street (inside Workshop)
    • Shawarma and more
    • Click here for more info
  • Shem Creek Crab House (Shem Creek)
    • 508 Mill Street
    • Formerly Shem Creek Bar & Grill
    • Facebook
  • Shrimp and Grits Cafe (West Ashley)
    • 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Simply Seafood (Johns Island)
  • Sino Tacos (Downtown)
    • Opened in December
    • 1503 King Street (inside Workshop)
    • Click here for more info
  • Sipango (Downtown)
    • Opened in March
    • 209 East Bay Street
      • Replaced Paw Paw, which was damaged in a fire
    • Website
  • South Philly Steaks (Downtown)
    • Opened in October
    • 1503 King Street (inside Workshop)
    • Click here for more info
  • Starbucks (Summerville)
    • Opened in February
    • 1730 State Road
      • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
  • Sushi 101 (Downtown)
    • Opened in November
    • 306 King Street (former home of Taziki’s Mediterranean Cafe)
  • Sweet Bowl — Poke & Tea (Downtown)
    • Inside WestEdge Community at Lockwood Drive and Spring Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Sweet Frog Yogurt (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 2114 SC-41 Suite 102 (in the Market at Mill Creek Shopping Center)
    • Website
  • Tabbuli (Downtown)
    • Moved from its original Market Street location to 542 King St. (former home of Classic on King)
      • Queology will remain at 6 N. Market St
    • Mediterranean restaurant and hookah bar
    • Website
  • Taco Kitchen (West Ashley)
    • Opening on July 10th
    • 2065 Savannah Highway
    • “Mexican appetizers, breakfast and lunch tacos, flaming fajitas, plates and sides, and daily lunch specials”
    • Click here for more info
  • Tempest (Downtown)
    • Opened on August 14th
    • 32C N. Market Street, next door to 5Church Charleston (in the former Harriott Pinckney Home for Sailors)
    • Seafood restaurant from the team behind 5Church Charleston
    • Click here for more info
  • Toast All Day (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 835 Coleman Blvd. (former home of The Granary)
  • Tolli’s Trattoria (Johns Island)

    • Opened in early September
    • In a new shopping center on Crowne Commons Way near Crowne at Live Oak Square Apartments off Maybank Highway
    • Connecticut Pizzeria to open its first location outside of the state
    • Click here for more info
  • Tropical Smoothie Café (Summerville)
    • Opened in October
    • 200 Nexton Square Drive in Nexton Square
  • Vicious Biscuit (Summerville)
    • Opened on July 22nd
    • Part of Nexton’s Nexton Square
    • Website
  • Victor Hoppenstein’s Brewlab / The Brewlab
    • 2200 Heriot St.
    • Brewery with onsite kitchen
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • Ville Sainte Bistro (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in July
    • 1035 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
    • French Bistro
    • Click here for more information
  • Viva Tacos & Tequila (Daniel Island)

    • 864 Island Park Drive, Suite 105
    • Website
  • Wicked Crust Pizza (Summerville)
    • Opened in August
    • 1201 Old Trolley Rd
    • Website
  • The Woodruff (Johns Island)

    • Opened on January
    • 1803 Crowne Commons Way
    • Wine Bar
    • Click here for more info
    • Facebook
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