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Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

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openingsoonLast updated on: 9/23/21

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.

  • Bad Bunnies Coffee (Downtown)
    • Sometime in 2021
    • 116 Spring Street (former home of Sunrise Bistro Xpress)
    • Coffeehouse
  • Bapkó Grill House (Downtown)

    • Fall 2021
    • Will be located inside Port of Call (99 S Market St)
    • Greek eatery from the family behind My Big Fat Greek Trailer
    • Pronounced var-ko
    • Click here for more info
  • The Basement (North Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open this Summer/Fall
    • 1921 Reynolds Ave. (former home of The Barbeque Joint)
    • Would be the dive bar’s second location. The other is in Mt. Pleasant
    • Stay up-to-date here
  • Bar Za (North Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open on January 22nd
    • 5060 Dorchester Road
    • “Cuban Gypsy Pantry owners Chloe and Will Vivas will turn half of their North Charleston location into an Italian restaurant serving house-made pasta and craft pizzas”
    • Click here for more info
  • Bevi Bene Brewing Co. (Downtown)
    • Hoping to open winter 2022
    • 1834 Summerville Ave.
    • Brewery will “focus on lagers, sours and hard kombucha. The name means ‘drink well’ in Italian.”
    • Click here for more information
  • Beyond Distilling Company (North Charleston)
  • Blend Juice Bar (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Meeting Street
    • First location is in Mt. Pleasant
  • Blu Oyster (Johns Island)
    • Scheduled to open in Late August/Early September 2021
    • Maybank Highway in Live Oak Square
    • Sushi and seafood concept by restaurateur Rick Agius
      • Agius owns Black Sheep Hospitality, which includes Smoky Oak Taproom, Garage 75 and Tattooed Senorita, all on James Island, as well as Zeppelin Pizza
    • Click here for more info
  • Bodega (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in 2021
    • 23 Ann Street (former home of Scarecrow, Feathertop, Wise-Buck Smoked Meats, and South Seas Oasis)
    • Manhattan-style breakfast sandwiches from the Uptown Social Team
    • Click here for more info
  • Bon Banh Mi (Mount Pleasant)
    • Expected to open in early 2022
    • 3064 Proprietors Place
    • This will be the third location (1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd. in Mt. Pleasant and 162 Spring St. on the peninsula)
    • Click here for more info
  • Bushido Hibachi & Sushi (North Charleston)
    • Opening soon
    • 9730 Dorchester Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Casa Fiesta Mexican Grill (James Island)
    • 808 Folly Road
    • Scheduled to open in May
    • New name for the former La Hacienda that was heavily damaged in a fire back in January 2020
    • Click here for more info
  • Chão Goiano Brazilian Steak House & Bakery (Goose Creek)
    • Scheduled to open in June
    • 408 Red Bank Road
    • Brazilian restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • Charleston Sports Pub
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Relocating from 792 Folly Road to 1789 Maybank Highway
    • 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
  • Chocolatat (Downtown)
    • Coming soon to Lower King, across from 167 Raw
    • Website
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (Goose Creek)
    • October 2021
    • 214 St. James Ave
    • Click here for more info
  • Chipotle Mexican Grill (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open in Early 2021
    • 975 Savannah Highway (formerly the site of Hubee D’s)
    • Click here for more info
  • The CODfather Proper Fish & Chips (Summerville)
    • Scheduled to open mid-to-late summer 2021
    • Will be located in the Nexton community
    • This will be the restaurant’s second location
    • Click here for more info
  • Crazy Mason Milkshake Bar (Unknown location)

    • 2021
    • Sweetgrass Corner Shopping Center on N Highway 17
    • “The shop is famed for its cool and quirky twists on milkshakes, serving them up in Mason-style jars”
    • Click here for more
  • 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
  • Crust Wood Fired Pizza (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open late summer 2021
    • 45 Romney Street
    • Will be restaurant’s third area location
    • Click here for more info
  • DB’s Cheesesteaks (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be part of Nexton’s Nexton Square
    • Click here for more info
  • Dill’s & Camp Sundries (James Island)
    • Scheduled to open on September 1st
    • 1234 Camp Rd. (formerly Smoky Oak Taproom)
      • Smoky Oak closed in June and the same owners are launching this new concept
    • Breakfast and lunch restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • Dunkin (Summerville)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Will be in the Nexton development
    • Click here for more info
  • El Jalapeño Mexican Grill (Goose Creek)

    • Tentatively scheduled to open in late June or early July
    • 2507 N. Main St. in Market Square at Carnes Crossroads
      • Its other restaurants are in Ladson and Summerville
    • Click here for more info
  • Emoji Poke (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Plans to open in the spring of 2022 in The Bend at Carolina Park
    • Click here fore more info
  • The Fish & Chippy (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open in Late July
    • Plans to open at 565 Belle Station Blvd. in the Belle Station shopping center
      • Former Pizza Hut space
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers (Summerville)
    • Hoping to open in late September
    • 4540 Ladson Road
    • Click here for more info
  • The Front Porch Coffeehouse & Creamery (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Plans to open in the spring of 2022 in The Bend at Carolina Park
    • Click here fore more info
  • Great Greek Mediterranean Grill (James Island)

    • Opening in October
    •  1405 Folly Road – in the Publix-anchored Riverland Market Shopping Center
    • Click here for more info
  • Great Greek Mediterranean Grill (Mt. Pleasant)

    • Scheduled to open in early 2022
    • Will be located in The Bend at Carolina Park, a retail development under construction near the Costco store in northern Mount Pleasant.
    • Click here for more info
  • The Grit Counter (North Charleston)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Montague Ave.
  • Hibachi Grill & Sushi (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1985 Folly Road in the Folly Road Crossing Shopping Center
  • The Honey Hive (Downtown)
    • Opening soon
    • 563 King Street (former home of HoM)
    • “A late night, elevated Desserterie with savory offerings & a sophisticated craft cocktail program.”
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
  • Huey Magoo’s (Charleston)
    • Unknown location and opening date
    • Florida-based restaurant chain famous for its chicken tenders
    • Click here for more info
  • Huriyali (James Island)
    • Hoping to open their second area location in the fall of 2021
    • Would be located down the street from the Terrace Theater
    • Click here for more information
  • JL’s Southwest Brisket Burgers (Downtown)

    • Opening on August 18th
    • 464 N. Nassau St. (food trailer on Lewis Barbecue property)
    • They will serve backyard-style burgers, custard desserts, and margaritas.
    • Click here for more info
  • Kickin Chicken (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in July 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
  • Le Chick (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open at the end of 2022
    • 438 King Street
    • The restaurant concept was inspired by Rotisserie Amsterdam, the Dutch hotspot known for its rotisserie chicken and burgers
    • Click here for more info
  • Little Line Kitchen + Provisions (Downtown)
    • 176 Line Street (Former home of Nana’s Seafood & Soul)
    • No other details available at this time
    • Click here for more
  • Locals Raw — Seafood & Raw Bar (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open in July
    • 545 Belle Station Blvd. (former home of Red & Roadiee’s Restaurant and Bar)
    • New concept from Locals
      • Seafood and raw bar, but no sushi
  • Locals Sushi (Daniel Island)
    • Unknown opening date and unknown location
    • Visit their website for details
  • The Loyal (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 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
  • Ma’am Saab (Downtown)
    • Late Spring/Early Summer
    • 251 Meeting Street
    • Pakistani restaurant currently located inside Workshop
    • Click here for more info
  • Mama Chef Cuban Cafe (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 5325 Park Forest Parkway
    • Click here for more info
  • Millers All Day (James Island)
    • Scheduled to open Fall 2021
    • 1956 Maybank Hwy (Zia Taqueria’s former space)
    • Will be the restaurant’s second area location
    • Click here for more info
  • Minero (Johns Island)
    • Planned to open Summer 2021
    •  3140 Maybank Hwy (former home of Fat Hen)
    • Casual Mexican restaurant that formerly had a downtown location
    • Click here for more info
  • MOMO Kitchen + Market (North Charleston)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Will be located in Riverfront Park in the Quarters L building, which once housed Navy officers
    • This will be the restaurant’s second location, the other is in Goose Creek
    • 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
  • Nauti Monkey (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 700 S. Shelmore Blvd. (former home of Pho King)
    • Click here for more info
  • OddFellows Ice Cream Co. (Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open in the Fall 2021
    • 550 King St.
    • Brooklyn-based dessert shop
    • Click here for more 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
  • Paddock & Whisky (North Charleston)
    • Projected to open on June 1st, 2021
    • 1074 E. Montague Ave.
    • Second location (original is on James Island)
    • 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
  • Pickle Bar (Summerville)

    • Scheduled to open Fall 2022 in Nexton
    • A new business that combines the sport of pickleball with a southern-inspired restaurant and bar
    • Click here for more info
  • 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)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 835 Savannah Hwy (former Children’s Cancer Society Thrift Store building)
    • Atlanta-based sushi and poke restaurant
    • Website
  • Pollo Campero (Uknown location)
    • Fast food franchise  has named South Carolina as their next destination for stores.
    • The company is looking into opening stores in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, and Columbia
    • Click here for more info
  • Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen (Moncks Corner)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 460 N. Highway 52
    • Click here for more info
  • Port of Call Food + Brew Hall (Downtown)

    • Scheduled to Open on September 1st
    • 99 S. Market Street (former home of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.)
    • Food hall concept from Shelter Kitchen + Bar co-owner Ryan Kaufmann
      • Space for four primary food vendors, three bars, and a small retail space
    • Click here for more info
  • Rancho Lewis (Downtown)
    • Winter 2021
    • 1503 King St. (former home of Workshop)
    • Rancho Lewis (then known as Juan Luis was an original tenant inside Workshop)
    • 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
  • The Roost (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 792 Folly Road, the former home of Charleston Sports Pub
    • Will be the bar’s second location (the other is in West Ashley)
    • Click here for more info
  • Ruby Sunshine (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in 2021
    • All-day brunch restaurant serving New Orleans-inspired twists on traditional Southern brunch favorites
    • 171 E Bay Street (former home of Blossom)
    • Click here for more info
  • Second State Coffee (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 1410 Shucker Circle
    • Will be third location
    • Click here for more info
  • Share House (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in 2021
    • 23 Ann Street (former home of Scarecrow, Feathertop, Wise-Buck Smoked Meats, and South Seas Oasis)
    • Cocktails, local draft beers, and a “seafood-forward lunch and dinner menu” from the Uptown Social team
    • Click here for more info
  • Shuckin’ Shack Oyster Bar (West Ashley)
    • No set opening date
    • 40 Grand Oaks Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Sportsbook (Summerville)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1730 State Road
    • Will be in Nexton Square, an upcoming 140,000-square-foot retail center
  • Suna’s Place
    • Unknown opening date
    • 141 Calhoun Street (formerly Cuban Gypsy Pantry)
    • Pizza, pasta, & subs
  • The Square on Meeting (North Charleston)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 3517 Meeting Street
    • Food truck park
    • Click here for more info
  • Taste of the Islands (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open in January 2022
    • 630 Skylark Drive (in the Piggly Wiggly-anchored Quadrangle Shopping Center)
      • Will be an additional venue for the existing restaurant at 2578 Ashley River Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Tattooed Moose (North Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open in mid-November
      • Relocating from downtown (1137 Morrison Drive)
    • 4845 Chateau Ave
    • Click here for more info
  • Three Sirens Restaurant (North Charleston)

    • 1067 East Montague Ave. (formerly home of YoBo Cantina Fresca)
    • Scheduled to open in November
    • Seafood-based eatery from Stems & Skins co-owners Justin Croxall and Matt Tunstall
    • Click here for more info
  • Tres Palmas Acai (Downtown)
    • Mount Pleasant smoothie and poke bowl shop will open new location at 311 Huger Street
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • The Tippling House LLC (Downtown)
    • Unknown what the final name will be
    • 221A Coming Street
    • Wine bar expected to open in November
    • Click here for more info
  • Uncle Percy’s Village Market  (McClellanville)
    • Set to hold its grand opening at 10 am on May 15th
    • 824 Pinckney St.
    • Artisan-style market
    • Click here for more 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
  • Unnamed Project at 304 King St. (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Former home of King Street Grille
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Project at 5 Fulton St (Downtown)
    • Former home of Fulton Five
    • Building purchased by the 167 Raw team
    • Post & Courier reports the plan is to convert the space into a Mediterranean cocktail bar
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Project at 638 King St (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date or concept
    • 638 King Street
    • From Ben D’Allesandro and Nick D’Allesandro of D’Allesandro’s Pizza
    • Click here for more information
  • Unnamed Project on Meeting Street (Downtown)
    • Cocktail bar from Bartender Joey Goetz and his partners is planned to open in June
    • 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
  • Villa 525 (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 525 Meeting St.
    • “A globally-inspired tapas lounge”
    • Click here for more info
  • Viva Chicken (Summerville)
    • Scheduled to open in December 2021
    • 506 Nexton Square Drive, Suite 103
    • Fast-casual Peruvian rotisserie restaurant will several locations nationwide
    • Click here for more info
  • The Whale (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in August
    • Will be located inside The Refinery at 1640 Meeting Street
    • Craft Beer shop from Asheville natives Jesse Van Note and Andrew Ross
    • Click here for more info
  • White Duck Taco Shop (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open Fall 2021
    • 341 Johnnie Dodds Blvd. (formerly Sticky Fingers)
    • Previously had a location on James Island
    • White Duck Taco operates nine locations in several states
    • Click here for more info
  • Zeppelin Pizza (James Island)
    • Hoping to open in late September
    • 1175 Folly Road (formerly a Kickin’ Chicken)
    • From Rick Agius, co-owner of Black Sheep Hospitality
    • Click here for more info

If you see something that needs to be added to the list, just shoot me an e-mail: christian@holycitysinner.com

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10 Comments

10 Comments

  1. Callie

    September 6, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Is there any word on the French restaurant at Bogard and Sires?

    • Holy City Sinner

      September 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm

      I haven’t heard a thing about it

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  3. Thomas Stiglic

    January 31, 2019 at 1:52 pm

    Any new pizza places opening on Johns Island?

    • Holy City Sinner

      January 31, 2019 at 2:01 pm

      None that I’m aware of. If I ever hear of them, I’ll post them here

  4. Lisa Renslow

    April 10, 2019 at 1:29 pm

    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 🙂

    • Holy City Sinner

      April 11, 2019 at 7:19 am

      Thanks for the info! I’ll see what I can find out and add it to the list!

  5. Herb C

    January 13, 2021 at 8:48 am

    Any idea where the new location will be for the James Island Charleston Sports Pub?

    • Holy City Sinner

      January 13, 2021 at 9:37 am

      The Charleston Sports Pub on James Island is already open at 792 Folly Rd

      • Herb C

        January 14, 2021 at 8:26 am

        That location closed down a few weeks back. They said they were close on finding a new location.

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