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New Charleston Restaurants (2021)



Last updated on: 10/26/21

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 2021.

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 2017-2020 here.

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

  • 167 Raw Sushi Bar (Downtown)
    • Opened on June 3rd
    • 289 East Bay Street
    • Sushi bar from 167 Raw
    • Click here for more info
  • AYO Social (Summerville)
    • Opened on March 16th
    • 1097 N Main St.
    • Website
  • Bahama Breeze Island Grill (North Charleston)
    • Opened on 5/24
    • 7801 Rivers Ave. (former home of Sears auto center)
    • Caribbean-inspired chain
    • Click here for more information
  • Bapkó Grill House (Downtown)

    • Opened on October 19th
    • 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
  • Beech (James Island)
    • Opened in June
      • Smoothie, acai and poke bowl shop
      • Will be third local store
    • 1739 Maybank Hwy.
    • Click here for more info
  • Berkeley’s (Downtown)

    • Opened in July
    • 624 1/2 Rutledge Ave. (formerly home to Uneeda Sicilian)
    • Restaurant from Marc and Elizabeth Hudacsko, who formerly operated a pop-up called We Flew South
    • Click here for more information
  • Big John’s Tavern (Downtown)

    • Opened in September
    • 251 East Bay Street

    • New ownership and concept
    • Click here for more info
  • Brasserie le Banque / Bar Vauté (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • 1 Broad Street (former home of One Broad)
    • French-inspired restaurant from Steve Palmer and the Indigo Road Hospitality Group
    • Click here for more info
  • Brew Coffee Wine & Draft Beers (Hanahan)
    • Opened on April 13th
    • 7000 Bowen Pier Drive, Suite 1
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (Summerville)
    • Opened in September
    • 117 N Creek Drive
    • Click here for more info
  • Bull & Finch (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened on September 1st
    • Located in the Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17
    • Click here for more info
  • Chasing Sage (Downtown)
    • Opening for indoor dining on June 23rd
      • Restaurant opened in 2020 for delivery/pickup only
    • 267 Rutledge Avenue
    • Click here for more info
  • Chef Racks Garlic Crabs (North Charleston)
    • 8780 Rivers Ave., Suite 208
    • From Jamal Flowers, who calls himself Chef Mally Racks
    • Click here for more info
  • Chucktown Brewery and Chucktown Grub (Downtown)
    • Opened on September 12th
    • 337 King Street (former home of Kickin Chicken)
      • “Dual-model business with a brewery and full-service restaurant on one side and a take-out eatery on the other side.”
      • Owned by Nate Tomforde, who also owns Pour Taproom
    • Click here for more information
  • Coastal Crust at Wild Dunes (Isle of Palms)
    • Opened in May
    • 5757 Palm Blvd
    • Wood-fired Neapolitan-style pizzas and Italian-inspired dishes
    • Third area location (Mt. Pleasant and James Island)
    • Click here for more info
  • Coterie (Downtown)
    • Opened in March
    • 17 Warren Street (former home of Pane e Vino)
    • Indian and American fusion cuisine restaurant
    • Website
  • CudaCo (James Island)
    • 765 Folly Road (Former home of Huff’s Seafood)
    • A “seafood butchery”
    • Website
  • Daddy’s Girls Bakery (North Charleston)
    • Opened on January 1st
    • 2021B Reynolds Avenue
    • Cupcakes, cakes, Charleston chewies, and other treats
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • The Daniel Island Market & Eatery (Daniel Island)

    • Also known as The DIME
    • 30 River Landing Drive
    • Managed and operated by The Indigo Road Hospitality Group
    • Baked pastries and coffees in a café setting
    • Click here for more info
  • Danny’s Philly Steak & Seafood (Downtown)
    • Opened in June
    • 320 East Bay Street (former home of Domino’s Pizza)
    • Website
  • DellzVille (West Ashley)
    • After initially opening for takeout in 2020, DellzVille has added limited indoor and outdoor seating
    • 1617 Ashley River Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Dos Taqueria (Downtown)
    • Planning to open in March 2021
    • 8 Line St. D (former home of Eastside Bagel)
    • Tacos, burritos and more from Eastside Bagel co-owner Jesse Warnock
    • Website
  • Fishbowl (Downtown)
    • Opening on January 1st, 2021
    • Sushi, buns, and noodle bowls from the Poke Stop team
    • 433 King Street
    • Website
  • Frothy Beard Off World (Summerville)

    • Second location opened on October 22nd
    • 117 S. Main Street, Summerville (former home of Homegrown Brewhouse)
    • Click here for more info
  • Hero Doughnuts & Buns (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • 145 Calhoun Street (formerly home to Panera Bread)
    • Alabama-based doughnut and burger shop
    • Click here for more info
  • The Honey Hive (Downtown)
    • 563 King Street (former home of HoM)
    • “A late night, elevated Desserterie with savory offerings & a sophisticated craft cocktail program.”
    • Facebook
    • Instagram
  • Ink Charleston (Downtown)
    • Soft opening on February 25, Grand Opening on February 26th
    • 565 King Street (formerly called Ink N Ivy)
    • Cocktail Lounge
    • Facebook Page
  • Iggy’s Pizza Shop (Mt. Pleasant)
  • Insomnia Cookies (Downtown)
    • Opened in March
    • 509 King Street
    • Popular late-night bakery chain that specializes in delivering warm cookies
    • Website
  • Jasmine Thai Kitchen (Mt. Pleasant)

    • Held Grand Opening on January 7th
    • 1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd., Ste 1300
    • Website
  • Jessamine + Vine
    • Opened on April 12th
    • 164 Market St.
    • Wine and spirits shop
  • JL’s Southwest Brisket Burgers (Downtown)

    • Opened 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
  • Kingstide (Daniel Island)
    • Opened in March
    • From Indigo Road Hospitality Group
    • Restaurant and rooftop bar that will be located within The Waterfront, “a luxury mixed-use community”
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • The Last Saint (Downtown)
    • Opened in September
    • 472 Meeting St., between The UPS Store and Metro by T-Mobile
    • Bar from mixologist Joey Goetz
    • Click here for more info
  • Laurel (Downtown)
    • Opened on March 4th
    • 161 Rutledge Ave.
    • From Joe Thomas, co-owner of Topsail Restaurant & Bar
    • Spanish & Portuguese inspired fare
    • Website
  • Le Chambertin (Downtown)
    • Opened in March
    • 113 Church Street
    • Cafe from Macaroon Boutique’s owners Fabrice Rizzo and Fabienne Docco
    • Click here for more info
  • Lenoir (Downtown)
    • Opened on April 14th
    • 68 Wentworth Street
    • Restaurant from chef, television personality, and cookbook author Vivian Howard
    • Click here for more info
  • Little Palm (Downtown)
    • Opened in May
    • 237 Meeting Street
      • Restaurant inside The Ryder (formerly The King Charles Inn)
    • By hospitality group Gin & Luck
    • Website
  • The Longboard (Sullivan’s Island)
    • Opened Summer 2021
    • 2213 Middle Street (former home of 450 Pizza Joint)
    • Caribbean island-inspired restaurant and bar
    • First location is in the Cruz Bay on the island of St. John
    • Click here for more info
  • Malika (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Summer 2021
    • 1333 Theater Drive (Mount Pleasant Towne Centre)
    • Pakistani Canteen-style restaurant
      • From the same team behind Ma’am Saab, Charleston’s first Pakistani restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • Maya Del Sol Kitchen (North Charleston)
    • Opened in January
    • 1813 Reynolds Avenue
    • Authentic Mexican — and Mexican-inspired — cuisine from local chef and restaurateur Raul Sanchez
    • Click here for more info
  • Mamas’ Boys Sandwich Emporium
    • 280 Ashley Avenue, Unit A
    • Second concept from restaurateurs Jeremiah Schenzel and Nicholas Dowling of Daps Breakfast + Imbibe
    • Sandwiches, hot dogs, and more for pickup or delivery
    • Website
  • Maya (Downtown)
    • Opened on September 24th
    • 479 King Street (former home of The Macintosh)
    • Mexican eatery from Indigo Road Hospitality Group
    • Click here for more info
  • Mike’s Chicken Salad (North Charleston)
    • Opened on July 1st
    • Located in an outdoor kiosk near Palmetto Moon, just across from where the food court used to be
    • Click here for more info
  • Mixson Burgers & Brews (North Charleston)

    • 4399 McCarthy Street
    • Formerly Holy Cow Burgers & Brew
      • New owner and a new name
    • Click here for more info
  • New Realm Brewing Company (Daniel Island)
    • Replaced Dockery’s in May
    • 880 Island Park Drive
    • Brewery and restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • New York Butcher Shoppe (Summerville)
    • Opened in September
    • 502 Nexton Square Drive
    • Full-service butcher shop and convenience store
    • Click here for more info
  • Nippitaty Distillery (North Charleston)
  • Old Li’s Restaurant (West Ashley)

    • 1662 Savannah Hwy, Unit 1
    • Chinese Restaurant
    • Website
  • Owlbear Cafe (Mt Pleasant)
    • Opened in June
    • 964 Riviera Drive (near the Target store in the Shoppes at Seaside Farms)
    • Cafe that specializes in specialty coffee, cafe fare, SC beer, wine, and board games
    • Website
  • Paddock & Whisky (North Charleston)
    • 1074 E. Montague Ave.
    • Second location (original is on James Island)
    • Website
  • Park & Grove (Downtown)
    • 730 Rutledge Ave
    • The Park Cafe closed on July 12th for updates and reopened on July 27th as Park & Grove, a new concept by the same owners
    • Click here for more info
  • The Pass (Downtown)
    • Opened in late July
    • 207A St Philip Street
    • “A market-style lunch concept by day turned upscale Chef’s Table by night” from Philadelphia native Anthony Marini
    • Website
  • Patois (West Ashley)
    • 652 St Andrews Blvd
    • Formerly Spanglish Cocina + Bar
      • Under new ownership and transition to a pan-Caribbean concept
    • Click here for more info
  • Pink Bellies (Downtown)
    • 595 King Street (inside the Hoffler Place student apartment complex)
    • Former Vietnamese food truck and Workshop tenant
      • Owned by Thai Phi
    • Click here for the full story
  • Port of Call Food + Brew Hall (Downtown)

    • Opened on October 19th
    • 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
      • Bapkó Grill House, Palmira Barbeque, Bok Choy Boy, Iaca Bowls, and Empire Oyster
    • Click here for more info
  • Rudy Royale (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • 209 East Bay Street (former home of Sipango and Paw Paw)
    • Chicken, wood-fired dishes, salads, cocktails, and more
    • From the team behind Street Bird, Westside and Stars Rooftop and Grill Room
    • Click here for more info
  • Shrimp and Grits Café (Moncks Corner)

    • 484 U.S. Highway 52 Bypass
    • The first Shrimp & Grits Café at Citadel Mall in West Ashley in 2020
    • Click here for more info
  • Stones Throw Tavern (North Charleston)
    • 2150 Northwoods Blvd. (inside the Northwoods Mall)
    • 2nd area location
    • Click here for more info
  • Subway (Downtown)
    • Opened on January 25th
    • 567 King Street (former home of Ice & Pan)
    • Click here for more info
  • Sultan’s Restaurant & Lounge (Downtown)
    • 541 King Street
    • Formerly a Tabbuli’s
    • Hookah lounge and Mediterranean cuisine
    • Facebook page
  • Thai Zap (Downtown)
    • Opened in July
    • 200 Meeting St Unit 2 (former home of Maui Tacos)
    • Website
  • Tideland Brewing (North Charleston)
    • Opened in March
    • 4155 Dorchester Road (the former home of Holy City Brewing, which is now in Park Circle)
    • Brewery and beer garden
    • Website
  • The Tippling House (Downtown)
    • 221A Coming Street (former home of Tapio)
    • Wine bar
    • Click here for more info
  • Ty’s Roadside Coastal Kitchen (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opened in February
    • 713 Coleman Blvd.
    • Website
  • The Whale (Downtown)
    • 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
  • Your Mom’s Donuts (Johns Island)

    • Opened in September
    • 3157 Maybank Hwy.
    • Craft donut shop
    • Click here for more info
  • Zeppelin Pizza (James Island)
    • Opened on October 13th
    • 1175 Folly Road (formerly a Kickin’ Chicken)
    • From Rick Agius, co-owner of Black Sheep Hospitality
    • Second location, the other is on Johns Island
    • Click here for more info
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