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Charleston area's recent restaurant openings

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Charleston’s restaurant scene is constantly in flux, with restaurants constantly coming and going, often so quickly it makes your head spin. And while having a beloved neighborhood restaurant close (RIP Artisan Meat Share!), it opens the way for something new and different to take its place.

It can be really hard to keep up with the comings and goings (trust me, I have one very messy spreadsheet of all the new restaurants I need to try), so I created this handy guide for you to work through as you try to keep up with the newest Holy City restaurant openings.

Downtown

1Kept

Cuisine: Southern American

Popular dishes: Fried brussels sprouts, shrimp & grits

Benny Ravellos

Cuisine: Pizza

Popular dishes: giant slices of thin crust pizza

The Brick

Cuisine: Traditional American

Popular dishes: shrimp po’ boy, fried pickles

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuit

Cuisine: Biscuit shop

Popular dishes: cheese & chive biscuit, trio of mini biscuits

Dixie Soul Café

Cuisine: Southern/Breakfast

Popular dishes: chicken & waffles

Gentry Bar & Room

Cuisine: Southern

Popular dishes: fried chicken, mac & cheese

Goulette Rotisserie and Grill

Cuisine: French and Southern

Popular dishes: pommes frites, pulled pork sandwich

The Harbinger

Cuisine: Coffee, Breakfast

Popular dishes: coffee, blueberry scone

Juliet Ristorante

Cuisine: Italian, Pizza

Popular dishes: Rigatoni with short rib, prosciutto & arugula pizza

Myth Café

Cuisine: Turkish, Coffee

Popular dishes: breakfast wrap, blueberry danish

Nacha Mama’s

Cuisine: Tacos

Popular dishes: steak fajitas, carne asada taco

Pancito & Lefty

Cuisine: Mexican

Popular dishes: queso fundido, tamales

Poke Tea House

Cuisine: Hawaiian

Popular dishes: poke, sushi burrito

Rappahannock Oyster Bar

Cuisine: Seafood

Popular dishes: oysters, clams, seafood tower

Rodney Scott’s BBQ

Cuisine: BBQ

Popular dishes: ribs, hush puppies, banana pudding

Rudi’s Caffé e Vino

Cuisine: Coffee & Wine Bar

Popular dishes: frosé and coffee

Scarecrow Hearth & Liquor Bar

Cuisine: American, Small plates

Popular dishes: charred cabbage, cocktails

Sorghum & Salt

Cuisine: American, Small plates

Popular dishes: beets, fried chicken, charred cabbage

Stella’s

Cuisine: Greek

Popular dishes: spanikopita, saganaki

Tapio

Cuisine: Taiwanese, Bubble tea

Popular dishes: bubble tea, Lu Roh Fan

Workshop -

Cuisine: Various. Composed of the following restaurants:

Bad Wolf Coffee

Cuisine: Coffee & Dessert

Popular dishes: Americano, lemon pound cake

JD Loves Cheese

Cuisine: Cheesy American

Popular dishes: Mason-Dixon Grilled cheese, phatty cake dessert

Juan Luis

Cuisine: Korean

Popular dishes: BibimBap, JapChae

Kite Noodle

Cuisine: Korean

Popular dishes: BibimBap, JapChae

Pink Bellies

Cuisine: Vietnamese

Popular dishes: Animal style burger, grilled pork noodle bowl

Slice Co

Cuisine: Pizza

Popular dishes: white pizza, meatball sub

James Island

Black Magic Cafe

Cuisine: Breakfast, American

Popular dishes: avocado BLT, Folly Cristo

Edison James Island

Cuisine: Seafood, American

Popular dishes: Tokyo shrimp cakes, butter bean soup

Famulari’s Pizzeria Brewpub

Cuisine: Pizza

Popular dishes: Chicago-style deep dish

Hen & Goat

Cuisine: Sandwiches, Breakfast

Popular dishes: Avocado toast, Southern Charm omelette

Pier 101 Restaurant & Bar

Cuisine: Seafood

Popular dishes: Mahi tacos, shrimp po’ boy

Johns Island

Krazy Owls

Cuisine: American

Popular dishes: French dip sandwich, chicken “owlfredo”

Mount Pleasant

Charleston Sports Pub

Cuisine: American

Popular dishes: chicken wings, mac & cheese burger

Cinco Tex Mex

Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Popular dishes: Carnitas, street corn

Jim ‘N Nicks BBQ

Cuisine: BBQ

Popular dishes: cheese biscuits, pulled pork

Joey Tomatoes

Cuisine: Italian Deli

Popular dishes: meatball hoagie, steak & egg sandwich

Kairos Greek Kitchen

Cuisine: Greek

Popular dishes: lamb meatballs, chicken pita

Lowco Cafe

Cuisine: Coffee, Sandwiches

Popular dishes: Iced latte, turkey ,brie & raspberry sandwich

Smoke BBQ

Cuisine: BBQ

Popular dishes: Cuban sandwich, pulled pork

The Granary

Cuisine: Pizza

Popular dishes: brussels sprouts, biscuits & gravy

North Charleston

Angela’s Chicken N Waffles

Cuisine: Soul food

Popular dishes: chicken & waffles, mac & cheese

FOOD

Cuisine: American, BBQ

Popular dishes: shrimp and grits, tacos

Macon Coffeehouse & Café

Cuisine: Coffee, Sandwiches

Popular dishes: Chicken pesto panini,

Martha Lou’s Kitchen #2 Love & Happiness Catering

Cuisine: Southern

Popular dishes: fried chicken, mac & cheese

Sullivan’s Island

450 Pizza Joint

Cuisine: Pizza

Popular dishes: pepperoni pizza

West Ashley

DB’s Cheesesteaks

Cuisine: Cheesesteaks

Popular dishes: chicken philly, hand cut fries

Zombie Bob’s Pizza

Cuisine: Pizza

Popular dishes: pizzadilla, monster slice

Food Trucks

Momo Gastrotruck

Cuisine: American

Popular dishes: Fish and chips, Momo dog

Did I miss anything? Be sure to let me know and I’ll do my best to get it added!

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Sydney Gallimore is a cat-loving food writer who's lived in Charleston for almost 10 years. Her life is fueled by meals at various restaurants around the Holy City, iced coffee, and craft cocktails. You can reach her on Facebook HERE.

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