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Charleston Restaurants that Closed in 2020

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Last updated on: 2/25/21

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 2020 (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: christian@holycitysinner.com.

  • Bakers Bar (Downtown)
    • Closed on September 25th
    • 1 Broad Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Bin 526 (Daniel Island)
    • Closed on January 4th
    • Click here for more info
  • Black Wood Smokehouse (West Ashley)
    • Closed in January
    • 90 Folly Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Blossom (Downtown)
    • Closed in December
    • 171 E Bay Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Cane Rhum Bar (Downtown)
    • Closed on March 20th due to the coronavirus, but announced on May 14th that they would not be reopening
    • 251 E Bay Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Carolina Ale House (Downtown)
    • 145 Calhoun Street
    • Click here for more information
  • Carrabba’s Italian Grill (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Announced closure in June
    • 2668 N Hwy 17
    • Click here for more info
  • Chuck & Patty’s (Downtown)
    • Closed in December
    • Inside Workshop – 1503 King Street
  • Chuck E. Cheese (West Ashley)
    • Announced closure in June
    • 1610 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Ste. 103
    • Click here for more info
  • Cracker Barrel (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Announced closure in June
    • 2183 Highway 17
    • Click here for more info
  • Cuban Gypsy Pantry
    • 141 Calhoun St.
    • Click here for more information
  • Cupcake DownSouth (Downtown)
    • 433 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Dellz Uptown (Downtown)
    • Closing on February 27th
    • 511 Rutledge Ave
    • Team will be opening a new restaurant, Maudellz Lifestyle Cafe, in West Ashley
    • Click here for more info
  • Five Loaves Cafe (Downtown)
    • Closed on October 9th
    • 43 Cannon Street
    • Click here for more information
  • Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen (relocated from downtown to West Ashley)
    • Moved from Market Street to 90 Folly Rd Blvd
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • Hardee’s (Downtown)
    • Closed in July
    • 209 Spring St
  • Hen and The Goat (James Island)
    • Closed on September 26th
    • 869 Folly Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Holy Sticks (Downtown)
    • Closed sometime in late April/Early May
      • Rebranded to Holy City Creamery and moved to 1044 E. Montague Ave
    • 351 King Street
  • HōM (Downtown)
    • Closed in March due to coronavirus and announced on June 1st that they would not reopen
    • 563 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • IHOP (Downtown)
    • Closed in May
    • 215 East Bay Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Jestine’s Kitchen (Downtown)
    • Announced closure on June 8th
    • 251 Meeting Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Joséphine (Downtown)
    • Announced closure on October 2nd
    • 64 Spring Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Kickin Chicken (Downtown)
    • Announced closure on April 8th, offered takeout/delivery until April 25th
    • 337 King St.
    • Team is looking at another location on the peninsula
    • Click here for more information
  • Little Caesar’s Pizza
    • 861 Folly Road
  • Locals (North Charleston)
    • Closed on January 5th
    • 4399 McCarthy St.
    • Sushi/sports pub
    • Click here for more info
  • Martha Lou’s Kitchen (Downtown)
    • Closed in September
    • 1068 Morrison Drive
    • Click here for more info
  • Maui Tacos (Downtown)
    • 200 Meeting Street, Suite 2
    • “Maui-Mex food”
    • Click here for more info
  • McCrady’s (Downtown)
    • Closed in March due to coronavirus and announced on April 30th that they would not reopen
    • 155 E Bay St
    • Click here for more info
  • Mellow Mushroom (Downtown)
    • Closed in March due to coronavirus and never reopened
      • In December it was announced that a Chase branch would be opening at the location
    • 309 King Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Minero (Downtown)
    • Closed in March due to coronavirus and announced on April 30th that they would not reopen
    • 153B E Bay St
    • Click here for more info
  • Nana’s Seafood & Soul (Downtown)
    • Closed in March due to coronavirus and announced in April that they would not reopen
      • North Charleston location will remain open
    • 176 Line St
    • Click here for more info
  • Old Towne Restaurant (Downtown)
    • Closed in March due to coronavirus and announced in May that they would not reopen
      • It was downtown Charleston’s oldest family-run restaurant
    • 229 King St.
    • Click here for more info
  • One Broad (Downtown)
    • Closed on September 25th
    • 1 Broad Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Paolo’s Gelato (Downtown)
    • 41 John St.
  • Papa ZuZu’s (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Closed in January
    • 426 W Coleman Blvd
    • Greek & Italian
    • Click here for more info
  • Panera Bread (Downtown)
    • 145 Calhoun Street
  • Parcel 32 (Downtown)
    • Announced closure in April
    • 442 King St.
    • Will be converted into an event venue
    • Click here for more info
  • R.B.’s Seafood Restaurant (Shem Creek)
    • Announced closure and sale of property on April 29th
      • Sold to Geyer Capital Management LLC of Atlanta, which plans to renovate and upgrade the property before it reopens with a new tenant
    • 97 Church St.
    • Click here for more info
  • The Rusty Rudder (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Closed on March 1st
    • 3563 N Hwy 17
    • Click here for more info
  • Ruth’s Chris Steak House
    • Closed in March
    • 55 S. Market St.
    • Click here for more info
  • Saber Pizza (Downtown)
    • 478 King Street
  • Sesame Burgers & Beer (West Ashley)
    • 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
  • Shem Creek Bar & Grill (Shem Creek)
    • 508 Mill Street
    • Was sold and will become Shem Creek Crab House
    • Click here for more info
  • Sipango
    • 209 East Bay St.
  • Smokey’s Place (North Charleston)
    • Closing after business on December 31st
    • 1213 Remount Rd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Sticky Fingers (Downtown)
    • Closed in September
    • 235 Meeting Street
    • Click here for more information
  • Sticky Fingers (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Announced closure in June
    • 341 Johnnie Dodds Blvd
    • Click here for more information
  • Sticky Fingers (Summerville)

  • Subway
    • Closed on March 19th
      • Franchise owner hopes to open new location with a targeted opening by late summer or early fall
    • 367 King St
    • Click here for more info
  • Sullivan’s (Sullivan’s Island)
    • Closed on September 6th
    • 2019 Middle St.
    • Click here for more info
  • Sunshine Hummus of Charleston
    • Announced they would be closing in the “coming weeks” on October 11th
    • 116A Spring Street
    • Click here for more info
  • Tapio (Downtown)
    • Closed on November 29th
    • Bubble tea cafe
    • Click here for more info
  • Tattooed Moose (West Ashley)
    • Announced closure in June
    • 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd
    • Click here for more info
  • Twisted Cypress Brewing Company (West Ashley)
    • Announced closure in October
    • 1897 Sam Rittenberg Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Wild Wing Cafe (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 1181 Oakland Market Rd
    • Re-opened as Eleven81
    • Click here for more info
  • Zoe’s Kitchen (West Ashley)
    • Closed on February 22nd
    • 1129 Savannah Highway
    • Mediterranean restaurant
    • Click here for more info
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