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Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

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openingsoonLast updated on: 6/23/22

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.

  • Azul Mexicano (Summerville)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1200 N. Main St.
    • Azul’s other locations are on James Island and in North Charleston
    • Click here for more info
  • Bad Bunnies Coffee (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 116 Spring Street (former home of Sunrise Bistro Xpress)
    • Coffeehouse
  • bartaco (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 304 King Street (former home of King Street Grille)
    • Arlington, Va.-based restaurant that serves “upscale street food with a coastal vibe in a relaxed environment”
    • Click here for more info
  • The Basement (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 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)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • Bearcat (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open Fall 2022
    • 25 Magnolia Rd. (former home of Al Di La)
    • Former pop-up will become a two-part restaurant featuring a “walk-in-only cocktail-driven lounge serving a small food menu, frozen drinks and cocktails on tap” and “a dining room with a more upscale atmosphere and a seven-course $85 tasting menu reminiscent of the six-course $65 menu served during Bearcat’s pop-up days.”
    • 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
  • Blend Juice Bar (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Meeting Street
    • First location is in Mt. Pleasant
  • Blum Coffee (Downtown)
    • Grand Opening Scheduled for April 22
    • 511 Meeting St., Suite 200, inside the 511 Meeting Apartments
    • Click here for more info
  • Bojangles (Moncks Corner)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Plans to build a 2,858-square-foot dining venue at 2605 Highway 52 in Foxbank Town Center near Waffle House and Parker’s Kitchen convenience store
    • Click here for more info
  • Bon Banh Mi (Mount Pleasant)
    • Expected to open in September
    • 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
  • Cafecito (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 471 King St. (former home of Guinot Institut Paris)
    • Cuban café serving sandwiches, pastries, coffee, beer, and wine
    • Click here for more info
  • Carolina Burgers (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1137 Morrison Drive (former home of Tattooed Moose)
    • Click here for more info
  • Catnip & Coffee (Moncks Corner)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Unknown location
    • Cat cafe
    • Click here for more info
  • Chameleon Club (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in Early 2022
    • 155 East Bay St. and 2 Unity Alley (former homes of McCrady’s, McCrady’s Tavern, and Minero)
    • Former iconic Atlanta business being revived by restaurateur Martin Sprock
    • Click here for more info
  • Charleston’s Gullah Café (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd. (in the Tanger Oulets)
    • Click here for more info
  • Charleston Wine Co. (Downtown)
    • Opening on February 4th
    • 63 S. Market Street
    • Charleston’s first Urban Winery
      • From Lindsey Williams, who launched Davidson Wine Co. in 2018 in the suburbs of Charlotte
    • 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
  • Chick-fil-a (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be inside the Charleston International Airport
    • Click here for more info
  • Chick-fil-a (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1726 State Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Cinnaholic (Downtown)
    • Opening Soon
    • 415 King Street
    • Gourmet, all-vegan cinnamon roll bakery
    • More info
    • Website
  • City Lights Coffee (Downtown)
    • Planning to open in May of 2022
    • 12 Line Street
    • The business was located at 141 N Market Street for 15 years, but closed on August 6th, 2021
      • Announced on December 22, 2021 that they will return at a new location in 2022
    • Click here for more info
  • Clarence Foster’s Cookery & Saloon (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in Early 2022
    • 155 East Bay St. and 2 Unity Alley (former homes of McCrady’s, McCrady’s Tavern, and Minero)
    • Former iconic Atlanta business being revived by restaurateur Martin Sprock
    • Click here for more info
  • Co-op (Downtown)
    • Late spring or early summer 2022
    • 81 Cannon St.
    • Sandwich, breakfast and frosé eatery to open new location on the peninsula
    • Click here for more info
  • Co-op (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date or address (will be in the Nexton neighborhood)
    • Sandwich, breakfast and frosé eatery
    • Click here for more info
  • Coach’s Canteen (Cainhoy Plantation)
    • Will be located in the Publix-anchored Point Hope Shopping Center on Clements Ferry Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open in April or May 2022
    • 3863 West Ashley Circle
    • Cookies, cookie dough, ice cream, and other treats
      • The Concord, N.C.-based company has 11 locations in eight states. The West Ashley site will be its first in South Carolina.
    • Click here for more info
  • COSTA (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in late 2022
    • 310 Broad Street (inside The Jasper)
    • a “coastal Italian-inspired restaurant and a gourmet market”
    • Click here for more info
  • Crush Yard (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Fall 2022/Winter 2023
    • 3365 S. Morgans Point Road
    • Pickleball club and restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • Dog & Duck (Moncks Corner)

    • Planning to open in October
    • Will be located in the soon-to-open Publix-anchored Moncks Corner Marketplace on U.S. Highway 52 and Cypress Gardens Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Dulce (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Hopes to open in May
    • 3064 Proprietors Place (in the Walmart-anchored Market at Oakland Shopping Center off U.S. Highway 17)
    • Craft ice cream, churros and cocktails along with hot chocolate, beer, wine and pastries
    • Click here for more info
  • Dunkin (North Charleston)
    • Scheduled to open on June 23rd
    • 7818 Rivers Avenue
    • Click here for more info
  • Dunkin (Summerville)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • Will be in the Nexton development
    • 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)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Plans to open at 565 Belle Station Blvd. in the Belle Station shopping center
      • Former Pizza Hut space
    • Click here for more info
  • Fire Street Food (James Island)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1411 Folly Road (will be part of the new Riverland Market)
    • 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
  • The 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
  • Hazel and Apple (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open “late 2022”
    • 549 King Street (replacing Bonny’s Hideaway)
    • Tavern
    • Website
    • Click here for more information
  • Heavy’s Barburger (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1137 Morrison Drive (former home of Tattooed Moose)
    • Click here for more info
  • Highfalutin Coffee Roasters (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1005 Harborview Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Holey City Bagels
    • Planning to open in May
    • 43 Cannon Street
    • Click here for more info
    • Website
  • Home Team BBQ (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Opening in 2022
    • 3563 N Hwy 17. (former home of Rusty Rudder)
    • Click here for more info
  • 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)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Would be located down the street from the Terrace Theater
    • Click here for more information
  • Island Provisions (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in Spring 2022
    • 221 St. Philip Street
    • Market serving coffee, smoothies, breakfast, sandwiches and bowls
      • Will be their second location (the other is at 1803 Crowne Commons Way on
        Johns Island)
    • 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
  • L&L Hawaiian Barbecue
    • Hoping to open in mid-April
    • 4950 Centre Point Drive (near Tanger Outlets)
    • L&L is a chain that has been serving “plate lunches,” Hawaii’s version of comfort food, since 1952
    • Click here for more info
  • Laura (Summerville)
    • Scheduled to open on June 1st
    • 101 North Main St.
    • Italian concept from Chef Nico Romo (Bistronomy and NICO)
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • The Lucky Luchador (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 35 Hanover Street (former home of The Palace Hotel)
    • An Irish-inspired pub serving Mexican fare from Chris DiMattia, owner of Recovery Room Tavern and Bangkok Lounge
    • Click here for more info
  • Ma’am Saab (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 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
  • Mews + Brews (Summerville)
    • Planning to open in late 2022
    • Location TBA
    • Cat Cafe
      • They will have a separate area for lounging with the cats, away from the food and drink service bar.
      • Will sell pre-packaged food items from local vendors, as well as tea, coffee, beer, and wine
    • Get more info here
  • Millers All Day (James Island)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1956 Maybank Hwy (Zia Taqueria’s former space)
    • Will be the restaurant’s second area location
    • Click here for more info
  • MIX (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Scheduled to open in late 2022
    • 730 Coleman Boulevard
    • An “eatertainment” concept developed by Boston-based PiNZ Entertainment Group
      • Duckpin bowling, axe throwing, curling, arcade, ping pong, two bars, “an authentic speakeasy” and a patio space with “fun, adult social activities and live entertainment space”
    • 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
  • My Father’s Moustache (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1739 Maybank Highway (former home of J. Paul’z and Cure)
    • Will be the pub’s second are location (the other is in Mt. Pleasant)
    • Click here for more info
  • On The Water (Mt. Pleasant/Shem Creek)
    • Restaurant has been proposed for the space that formerly housed RB’s Seafood
    • 508 Mill Street
    • 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
  • 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
  • Pasture & Grain (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Planning to open in July
    • 1701 Shoremeade Road in the Indigo Square Shopping Center on U.S. Highway 17 (former home of Blaze Pizza)
    • Click here for more info
  • Perfectly Franks (Summerville)

    • Unknown opening date
    • Located “within the Summers Corner community, located off Highway 61 and Summers Drive, near Summerville”
    • Hot dog restaurant that used to be open near Hutchinson Square in Summerville
    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ruby Sunshine (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open in 2022
    • All-day brunch restaurant serving New Orleans-inspired twists on traditional Southern brunch favorites
    • Will be area’s second location (first is at 171 E Bay Street)
    • Click here for more info
  • Ruby’s New York Style Bagels (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 280 W. Coleman Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • Saveurs du Monde Café (Seabrook Island)
    • Plans to open in mid-March
    • 1001 Landfall Way (formerly McCann’s Irish Pub)
    • French-inspired café serving breakfast, lunch and diner
    • Click here for more info
  • Slim Chickens (Various)
    • Up to five of the fast-casual chain diners are slated for the Charleston area
    • Click here for more info
  • Southbound (Downtown)
    • Hoping to open in spring 2022
    • 72 Cannon Street
    • Part of Free Reign Restaurants (Community Table and Kiki & Rye) owned by Ryan and Kelleanne Jones of Mount Pleasant
    • Click here for more info
  • Spice Palette (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd.
    • Click here for more info
  • The Square on Meeting (North Charleston)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 3517 Meeting Street
    • Food truck park
    • Click here for more info
  • Sullivan’s Fish Camp (Sullivan’s Island)
    • Planning to open on May 17th
    • 2019 Middle Street
    • “A casual and family-friendly neighborhood spot serving day-boat seafood, cold drinks, and frozen cocktails” from Basic Projects (Basic Kitchen, Post House Inn)
    • 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 on February 8th, 2022
      • Relocating from downtown (1137 Morrison Drive)
    • 4845 Chateau Ave
    • Click here for more info
  • Thailicious (North Charleston) 
    • Unknown opening date
    • 7013 Dorchester Rd
    • Thai restaurant
    • Website
  • 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
  • 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 from Florie’s Dining Group (Daniel Island)
    • Unknown opening date or concept
    • 1937 Clements Ferry Road, Unit B
    • 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 David Schuttenberg and Tina Heath-Schuttenberg (Downtown)
    • 128 Columbus St.
    • Unknown concept from David Schuttenberg and Tina Heath-Schuttenberg of Kwei Fei
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Project from Mac’s Place Team (Daniel Island)
    • Mac’s Place team purchased the former Daniel Island Grille building in April
    • 259 Seven Farms Drive
    • No details have been announced yet
    • 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
  • Vern’s (Downtown)
    • Planning to open by Spring 2022
    • 41 Bogard Street (former Trattoria Lucca space)
    • “Neighborhood American bistro” from Daniel Heinze (McCrady’s former chef de cuisine) and Bethany Heinze (former McCrady’s bar manager)
    • Click here for more info
  • Villa 525 (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 525 Meeting St.
    • “A globally-inspired tapas lounge”
    • Click here for more info
  • White Duck Taco Shop (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • Your Mom’s Donuts (Unknown location)

    • Opened in September 2021 on Johns Island, but closed before the end of the year
      • The owner is actively looking for a new location
    • Craft donut shop

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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