6 new restaurants to try in Charleston, SC

... and why you should visit them.


Bar 167 joins 167 Raw Oyster Bar and 167 Sushi Bar.

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Something we love about Charleston is the ever-growing food scene. We feel like we’ll never catch up with all the new eateries opening up around town, and that’s a great problem to have. 🍴

If you’re at a fork in the road and need a recommendation, use this roundup of six new restaurants to try this fall in the Lowcountry as a checklist.

Cold Shoulder Gourmet, 1684 Old Towne Rd.

  • A gourmet deli shop in West Ashley is slinging sweet, savory, and spicy focaccia sandwiches and espresso. The shop opened in May 2022. Pro tip: This spot sells out quickly, so get there early in the day (the shop opens at 8 a.m.).

Gingerline, 55 S. Market St.

  • Gingerline opened in September 2022 near the City Market offering a variety of colorful cocktails like the Passionate Mule, with Latin + South American-inspired dishes such as duck chaufa. Sip your drink on the patio.

The Fish & Chippy, 565 Belle Station Blvd., Mt. Pleasant

  • This authentic British eatery has been serving up classic eats like breaded Icelandic cod with fries since opening in September 2022 in Mount Pleasant. Try the Scotch egg snack featuring a boiled egg wrapped in sausage.

Laura, 101 N. Main St., Summerville

  • Laura, which opened in June 2022, uses simple, traditional flavors from Rome, Florence, and Naples. Dig into dishes like cacio e pepe, spaghetti + meatballs, and Neapolitan pizza. Be sure to try The Laura, a cocktail with Limoncello, elderflower, Prosecco, and lemon sorbet.

Bar 167, 5 Fulton St.

  • This restaurant + cocktail lounge started welcoming customers in August 2022 right around the corner from 167 Raw. The new digs offer Mediterranean plates like seared scallops and cocktails — get the Coconut Coffee Colada for something sweet and the Fire in the Garden for a kick.

Vern’s, 41 Bogard St.

  • This American brunch + dinner restaurant opened its doors in July 2022 in the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood. The bistro prioritizes local Lowcountry products to craft up menu options like the yellowfin tuna with Calabrian chili.

Grab a few friends or your SO and hit these eateries that just arrived in the Holy City.

By the way: This list is only a handful of the latest Lowcountry eateries, so if there’s another spot we should cover next, let us know.

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