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Hope-enings: Upcoming Charleston Restaurant Openings

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openingsoonLast updated on: 1/29/23

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.

  • 3 Buoys & a Dinghy LLC (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date or concept
      • So far the only news is that the company has applied for an alcohol license
    • 1015 Harbor View Road
    • Click here for more info
  • 3 Matadors Tequileria (Unknown)
    • Aiming to open at the end of 2023
    • The original location reopened in January as No Bull Burger Bar
    • Click here for more info
  • Azul Mexicano (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 320 W. Coleman Blvd. (former home of Taziki’s Mediterranean Café)
    • Click here for more info
  • 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
  • Blend Juice Bar (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Meeting Street
    • First location is in Mt. Pleasant
  • Bodega (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 414 Coleman Blvd. (former home of Andolini’s Pizza’s)
    • Second area location
    • Click here for more info
  • Bohemian Bull (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 2668 N Hwy 17
    • Will be their second location
    • Click here for more info
  • Bon Banh Mi (Mount Pleasant)
    • Opening “soon”
    • 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
  • Buffalo Wild Wings (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be located in the Cedar Grove retail property on Dorchester Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Caviar & Bananas (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in January 2023
    • 170 Ashley Ave. (former home of Halo)
    • Click here for more info
  • Chameleon Club (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • 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
  • Chick-fil-a (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be inside the Charleston International Airport
    • Click here for more info
  • Chicken Salad Chick (Goose Creek)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Planet Fitness-anchored Shannon Park retail center on St. James Avenue
    • This will be the third Lowcountry locations (Mount Pleasant and Summerville)
    • Click here for more information
  • Chicken Salad Chick (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be located in the Cedar Grove retail property on Dorchester Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Chucktown Asian Restaurant Group LLC
    • Restaurant name and opening date not announced yet
    • Leased 3,600 square feet in The Marketplace at Carnes Crossroads at U.S. 17A and Highway 176
    • 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 2023
    • 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 2023
    • Click here for more info
  • Clarence Foster’s Cookery & Saloon (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in 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
  • Cleats (Downtown)
    • Hoping to open in Spring 2023
    • Will be located inside The Refinery (1640 Meeting Street Rd.)
    • Restaurant with a “Sports and Sandwich Obsession”
      • From the duo behind Daps Breakfast and Imbibe
    • Click here for more info
  • Co-op (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • Coastal Skillet (Cainhoy)
    • No set opening date
    • 112 Renaissance Lane
    • Breakfast, lunch and brunch restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • Condado Tacos (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Aiming to open in “late fall”
    • 1712 Towne Centre Way
    • Ohio-based taco chain
    • 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
  • Crepes Palace (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 2409 Mall Drive (former home of Hello Deli)
    • Click here for more info
  • Crush Yard (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Winter 2023
    • 3365 S. Morgans Point Road
    • Pickleball club and restaurant
    • Click here for more info
  • Culver’s (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    •  4821 Tanger Outlet Blvd. (former Steak & Shake restaurant site)
    • Specializes in ButterBurgers and frozen yogurt
    • Click here for more info
  • da Toscano Porchetta Shop (Downtown)
    • Opening Spring 2023
    • 109 President Street (former home of Gnome Cafe)
    • Breakfast and Lunch daily
      • Expected to have focaccia sandwiches, rotisserie meats, vegetables, salads, espresso drinks, beer, and wine
    • Click here for more info
  • Dog & Duck (Moncks Corner)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • Donatos (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open in early 2023
    • Will be in the O2 Fitness-anchored Ashley Oaks Plaza at Wappoo and Ashley River roads in West Ashley
    • This will be the second area location for the Ohio-based pizza chain
    • Click here for more info
  • El Molino Supermarket (North Charleston)
    • Opening in February
    • 5900 Rivers Ave. (previous home of Old Time Pottery)
    • Mexican restaurant and grocery that has a location in West Ashley already
    • 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
  • First Watch (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Will be located in the Cedar Grove retail property on Dorchester Road
    • Click here for more info
  • The Flying Biscuit Café (West Ashley)
    • No set opening date
    • 2245 Ashley Crossing Drive (in the Food Lion-anchored Ashley Crossing Shopping Center at Paul Cantrell Boulevard and Magwood Drive)
    • All-day breakfast restaurant
      • This will be the second area location. The other is in Mt. Pleasant
    • Click here for more info
  • Get Carried Away Southern Market (Mt. Pleasant)
    • 644 Coleman Blvd (formerly a Wild Wing Cafe)
    • Will be second area location (other is on Pawleys Island)
    • “Will offer to-go items such as on-site prepared casseroles, tomato pie, Lowcountry boils, dips, appetizers and desserts. It also will have coffee, beer and wine. The new site will have outdoor seating for onsite dining. Current plans do not provide for indoor seating.”
    • Click here for more info
  • Harriet’s Delicatessen at Baguette Magic (Downtown)
    • Short-term residency will take over Baguette Magic from February to March 2023
    • 73 Spring Street
    • Jewish-style deli serving items like pastrami, matzo balls, cabbage rolls, babka, and more
    • They will be offering dine-in, take out, and delivery
    • Baguette Magic says their original concept in April
    • Click here for more info
  • Hazel and Apple (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 549 King Street (replacing Bonny’s Hideaway)
    • Tavern
    • Website
    • Click here for more information
  • Highfalutin Coffee Roasters (James Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1005 Harborview Road
    • Click here for more info
  • Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1242 Belk Drive
    • Will be the the artisanal ice cream company’s third location in South Carolina
    • Click here for more info
  • King BBQ (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 2029 Carver Ave.
    • BBQ restaurant from Shuai and Corrie Wang of Jackrabbit Filly
      • Not your typical Southern BBQ. Menu items will include: Char siu (Cantonese barbecue pork), Chinese sausage, roasted duck and fried cabbage
    • 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
  • Konnichiwa (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 975 Savannah Highway (former home of A1 China Super Buffet)
    • Sushi, steak and seafood
      • The restaurant originated in its Charlotte location and has five more sites throughout South Carolina
    • Click here for more info
  • Kyoto Sushi & Hibachi (Moncks Corner)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • L’amour Toujours Café (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open in January 2023
    • 268 King St. (Located on the second floor of Juliska)
    • Click here for more info
  • L&L Hawaiian Barbecue (North Charleston)

    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 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
  • La Bonne Franquette (West Ashley)
    • 652 St. Andrews Blvd. (former home of Patois, Spanglish and Bluerose)
    • From the couple behind Christophe Artisan Chocolatier
    • Will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Click here for more info
  • Locals Sushi (Daniel Island)
    • Unknown opening date and unknown location
    • Visit their website for details
  • Low Tide Brewing Project (Johns Island)
    • Brewery founder said it won’t be open before 2025
    • They are currently seeking approval from the city of Charleston to set up a beer-making operation along with a a bar and restaurant next to Trophy Lake off Maybank Highway
    • Click here for more information
  • Ma’am Saab (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 251 Meeting Street
    • Pakistani restaurant currently located inside Workshop
    • Click here for more info
  • Mae’s Sweets with Soul (West Ashley)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 3919 Savannah Highway
    • Click here for more info
  • Mama Chef Cuban Cafe (North Charleston)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 5325 Park Forest Parkway
    • Click here for more info
  • The Matador (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 235 Meeting St. (former home of Sticky Fingers)
    • Restaurant and tequila bar
    • Click here for more info
  • Mews + Brews (Summerville)
    • Planning to open in January 2023
    • 1707 Central Avenue
    • 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
  • MIX (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • Novavon (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
  • 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
  • Palmira Barbecue (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open by March 2023
    • 2366 Ashley River Road (former home of Sunflower Cafe)
    • From Hector Garate
    • Formerly located in Port of Call Food + Brew Hall
    • Get more info here
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pizza A Modo Mio (West Ashley)
    • Scheduled to open in January 2023
    • 3125 Bees Ferry Rd. (former home of Ladles)
    • 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
  • Saveurs du Monde Café (Seabrook Island)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 1001 Landfall Way (formerly McCann’s Irish Pub)
    • French-inspired café serving breakfast, lunch and diner
    • Click here for more info
  • Saveurs du Monde Café (Summerville)
    • Unknown opening date
    • Unknown location
    • 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
  • Smitty’s Place (North Charleston)
    • Hoping to open in March or April
    • 8780 Rivers Ave. in the Piggly Wiggly-anchored Otranto Plaza (former site of North Park Grill)
    • Click here for more info
  • Sorelle
    • Scheduled to open on February 15th
    • 88 Broad Street
    • Italian-inspired restaurant from Beemok Hospitality Collection and the MINA Group
    • Will offer a variety of dining experiences throughout its two-story space, including an alimentari (market), central bar, wine room, pizza counter, grand dining room, and an exclusive chef’s table
    • Click here for more info
  • Southbound (Downtown)
    • Scheduled to open on January 24th
    • 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
  • Stone’s Throw Brewing (Goose Creek)
    • Scheduled to open in January 2023
    • 101 Button Hall Avenue
    • Previously known as Wide Awake Brewing Company, but the company was sold and will become Stone’s Throw Brewing
    • 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
  • Super Pan (Moncks Corner)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • 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 Concept replacing Locals Raw — Seafood & Raw Bar (Mt. Pleasant)
    • Unknown concept or opening date
    • 545 Belle Station Blvd.
    • Sign on door states “a new concept is coming soon”
    • 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 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 from Indigo Road Hospitality Group (Downtown)

    • Unknown concept or opening date
    • 41 George St. (former home of Jack’s Cafe)
    • Click here for more info
  • Unnamed Project from David Schuttenberg and Tina Heath-Schuttenberg (Downtown)
    • Expected to open in Early 2023
    • 128 Columbus St.
    • Chinese restaurant 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
  • Unnamed project from Proof team/Loving Cup Consulting LLC (West Ashley)
    • Hoping to open by the end of February 2023, but could be as late as the sprg
    • 15 Magnolia Rd. (former home of Caroline’s Aloha Bar)
    • No name or menu yet, but he is hoping to open by the end of February or by the spring at the latest
    • Click here for more info
  • Villa 525 (Downtown)
    • Unknown Opening Date
    • 525 Meeting St.
    • “A globally-inspired tapas lounge”
    • Click here for more info
  • Viva Tacos & Tequila (Moncks Corner)

    • Unknown opening date
    • 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
  • Volley (Downtown)
    • Unknown opening date
    • 132 E Bay St., 2nd Floor
    • Tequila seltzer company, which began in NYC, is now headquartered on East Bay Street
    • Planning to open a tasting room
    • Website
  • 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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