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Every restaurant opening around Charleston in 2019

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Hey, y’all – Jen here. In many ways, 2019 has been a sad year for Charleston’s food scene: the widely beloved Hominy Grill closed after nearly 24 years, downtown pizza joint Luke’s Craft Pizza shut down shortly after, and, celeb chef Sean Brock left CHS in order to focus on his Nashville endeavors full time. This year, even the New York Times weighed in on whether Charleston can continue to thrive as a foodie destination.

We know, getting dumped sucks – but there’s no point in crying over spilled gravy. Especially when there are so many awesome F+B openings slated for 2019. It feels like I’m adding restaurants to my to-eat list (yes, I have a to-eat list) three times as fast as I’m able to cross one off.

Scroll for every single restaurant opening slotted for 2019. And if we missed a spot, tell us in the comments (or email us at hello@thechstoday.com) so we can put it on our radar.

Downtown

132 Spring Coffee & Kitchen Bar, 132 Spring St. (former Eclectic Cafe + Vinyl) | Now open (as of Jan. 2019)
Breakfast, lunch, drinks + coffee.

A.W. Shucks Seafood Shack, 208 King St. (former Kitchen 208) | Now open (as of July 2019)
Fast-casual seafood.

Baker and Brewer, 94 Stuart St. | Now Open (as of April 2019)
Pizzeria, brewery + bakery.

Bangkok Lounge, 353 King St., 2nd floor (former Upper Deck Tavern) | Now open (as of October 2019)
Hot dogs.

Bishopp’s Chicken Biscuits, 83 Mary St. | Closed
Pizzeria, brewery + bakery.

Big Bad Breakfast, 456 Meeting St. | Now open (as of Sept. 2019)
Breakfast + lunch.

Cafe Roux, 1503 King St. Ext. (Workshop) | Now open(as of July 2019)
Cajun/Creole.

Camellias, 404 King St. (inside Hotel Bennett) | Now open (as of Feb. 2019)
Champagne + cocktails, afternoon tea, + small plates/desserts.

Classic on King, 541 King St. (former Bootleg Tavern) | Now Open (as of May 2019)
Breakfast, lunch + dinner.

Coquin Cafe and Bar, 73 Spring St. (former Wildflour Pastry) | Now open (as of Sept. 2019)
Parisian cafe with tapas.

Dalila’s, 21 Spring St. (former Crooked Crown) | Now open (as of May 2019)
Cocktails + small bites.

Delaney Oyster House, 115 Calhoun Street | Now open (as of Sept. 2019)
Seafood + Raw Bar.

Estadio, 122 Spring St. | Now open (as of Oct. 2019)
Spanish tapas.

Fiat Lux, 404 King St. (Hotel Bennett rooftop) | Now open (as of Feb. 2019)
Mediterranean small bites + cocktails.

Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen, 49 S. Market Street | Now open (as of Sept. 2019)
Southern + seafood.

Forte Jazz Lounge, 475 King St. | Now open (as of Aug. 2019)
Bar + jazz lounge.

Free Reign, 1503 King St. Ext. (Workshop) | Now open (as of July 2019)
Wood-fired coastal cooking.

Gabrielle, 404 King St. (inside Hotel Bennett) | Now open (as of Feb. 2019)
Fine-dining.

Ha Long CafΓ©, 281 Meeting St. (next to Pounce Cat Cafe) | Now open (as of May 2019)
Vietnamese cafe.

Herd Provisions, 106 Grove St. (former Ark Lounge) | Now open (as of June 2019)
Restaurant + butcher shop.

Hokkaido, 99 WestEdge, Ste. 1600 | Now open (as of June 2019)
Sushi.

Holy Sticks, 351 King St., Ste. A | Now open (as of Aug. 2019)
Ice cream.

Hooked, 24 N. Market St. (former Noisy Oyster) | Now open (as of March 2019)
Seafood.

Jimmy John’s, 99 WestEdge St., Ste. 1500 | Now open (as of July 2019)
Subs.

MalagΓ³n, Mercado y TaperΓ­a, 33 Spring St. (former Craig Deihl’s Artisan Meat Share) | Now open (as of March 2019)
Spanish tapas.

Meeting Street Eats, 445 Meeting St. (former Bi-Lo parking lot) | Now open (as of Sept. 2019)
Food truck community.

La PΓ’tisserie, 404 King St. (inside Hotel Bennett) | Now open (as of Feb. 2019)
Pastries.

Poke Stop, 116 Wentworth St. | Now open (as of Aug. 2019)
Steamed buns, noodle bowls, and sushi.

Maison, 708 King St. (former Pancito & Lefty) | Now open (as of March 2019)
French bistro.

MESU, 570 King St. | Now open (as of Sept. 2019)
Mexican + sushi.

Off Track Ice Cream, 6 Beaufain St. | Now open (as of June 2019)
Ice cream.

Pink Cactus, 101A Spring St. (former Nacha Mama’s) | Now open (as of June 2019)
Oaxacan-focused Mexican.

Popbar, TBA | TDB
Gelato on a stick.

RuRu’s Tacos + Tequila, 159 East Bay St. | Now open (as of Feb. 2019)
Mexican.

Saber’s Pizza, 271 Ashley Ave. (former Luke’s Craft Pizza) | Now open (as of Oct. 2019)
Pizza.

Sightsee Coffee, 125 Β½ Line St. | Now open (as of Sept. 2019)
Coffee.

Wild Common, 103 Spring St. (Cannon Green’s new concept) | Now open (as of March 2019)
Custom tasting, a la carte, + small bites.

YETI, 360 King St. | Now open (as of June 2019)
Retail store with bar + quick bites.

Cainhoy

Dog and Duck
πŸ“
1937 Clements Ferry Rd., Suite A
🍽
Burgers, sandwiches + hot dogs
πŸ—“ Now open

Jersey Mike’s
πŸ“ 1721 Clements Ferry Road, Bldg. A-1, Unit 112
🍽
Subs
πŸ—“ Now open

Zavarella’s
πŸ“ 1937 Clements Ferry Rd., Suite B
🍽 Sicilian pizza, calzones + pepperoni rolls
πŸ—“ Now open (as of May 2019)

Daniel Island

Mpishi
πŸ“ 162 Seven Farms Drive, Dr. Suite 340
🍽 Comfort foods, ethnic dishes, + healthy options
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of May 2019)

Beech
πŸ“ 864 Island Park Dr.
🍽 Health food
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of July 2019)

Goose Creek

East Bay Deli
πŸ“ 535 Carnes Crossing Blvd.
🍽 Deli
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of summer 2019)

Dunkin’
πŸ“ 2519 N. Main Street
🍽 Fast food breakfast + coffee
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of May 2019)

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen
πŸ“ 135 St. James Ave.
🍽
Fast food chicken
πŸ—“ Now open

Hanahan

Open Roast Cafe
πŸ“ 5805 Campbell St.
🍽 Coffee
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of June 2019)

Isle of Palms

Binky’s Seaside Oyster & Liquor Bar
πŸ“ 1130 Ocean Blvd. (former Banana Cabana)
🍽 Fried seafood + oysters
πŸ—“ Now open (as of November 2019)

James Island

Food Fight
πŸ“ 807 Folly Rd. (former Roadside Seafood)
🍽 Small plates, sandwiches + pizza
πŸ—“ Now open

Martin’s BBQ Joint
πŸ“ 1622 Highland Ave. (former Heart Woodfire Kitchen)
🍽 Small plates, sandwiches + pizza
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of May 2019)

James Restaurant
πŸ“ 1271 Folly Rd. (former Screen Door)
🍽 American
πŸ—“ Closed (opened April 2019, closed in June 2019)

Johns Island

KinFolk
πŸ“ 4430 Betsy Kerrison Pkwy.
🍽 Smoked meats + fried chicken
πŸ—“ Now open (as of June 4, 2019)

Kiss Cafe
πŸ“ 1803 Crowne Commons Way
🍽 Breakfast + lunch cafe
πŸ—“ Now open (as of November 2019)

The Royal Tern
πŸ“ 3005 Maybank Hwy.
🍽 Seafood + steaks
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of January 2019)

The Woodruff
πŸ“ 1803 Crowne Commons Way
🍽 Small plates, wine + cocktails
πŸ—“ Now open (as of December 2019)

Mount Pleasant

Agaves Cantina
πŸ“ 2118 Highway 41 Suite 106
🍽 Mexican
πŸ—“ Now open

The Bacon Station of Charleston
πŸ“ 454 Shipping Ln.
🍽 Breakfast, lunch, + grab-and-go options
πŸ—“ Now open
(as of July 2019)

Boxcar Betty’s
πŸ“
1701 Shoremeade Rd. (Indigo Square)
🍽 Fried chicken
πŸ—“ Now open
(as of April 2019)

Butcher & Boar
πŸ“ 730 Coleman Blvd.
🍽 American craft food, beer, + bourbon
πŸ—“ Now open (as of August 2019)

Coorg Indian CafΓ©
πŸ“
1440 Ben Sawyer Blvd.
🍽 Indian coffee + food
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of March 2019)

The Flying Biscuit
πŸ“
794 Coleman Blvd.
🍽
Southern food + breakfast all day
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of April 2019)

Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails
πŸ“
735 Coleman Bvd.
🍽
American+ seafood
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of June 2019)

Jon Smith Subs
πŸ“ 1748 Towne Centre Way, Suite 101 (at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre)
🍽 Subs
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of April 2019)

Kahuna Poke Bar
πŸ“ 976 Houston Northcutt Blvd.
🍽 Subs
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of April 2019)

Kudzu Bakery & Market
πŸ“ 1100 Bowman Rd., Suite 100
🍽
Southern food + breakfast all day
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of August 2019)

Magic Scoop Creamery (originally opened as Fox & Bear Creamery)
πŸ“
619 Johnnie Dodds Blvd.
🍽 Milkshakes, smoothies, + nitrogen ice cream
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of April 2019)

Pho King
πŸ“ 700 South Shelmore Blvd., Unit 102
🍽 Vietnamese
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of June 2019)

San Miguel Mexican Bar & Grill
πŸ“ 1711 Shoremeade Rd., Suite 110
🍽 Mexican
πŸ—“ Now Open

Savi Cucina and Wine Bar
πŸ“ 1324 Theatre Drive (at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre)
🍽 Italian
πŸ—“ Now open (as of December 2019)

TOPSAIL Restaurant + Bar
πŸ“ 440 West Coleman Blvd.
🍽
Upscale seafood
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of March 2019)

North Charleston

Basil Thai
πŸ“ 1070A E. Montague Ave. (former Lotus)
🍽 Thai
πŸ—“ Now open (as of January 2019)

Dashi
πŸ“ 1262 Remount Rd. (former El Chapin)
🍽 Asian + Latin
πŸ—“ Now open (as of July 2019)

Church’s Chicken
πŸ“ 6138 Rivers Ave.
🍽 Fast food chicken
πŸ—“ Now Open
(reopened May 2019)

Florie’s at Commonhouse Aleworks
πŸ“ 4831 O’Hear Ave.
🍽 Shareable plates, sandwiches, + Sunday brunch
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of January 2019)

JackRabbit Filly
πŸ“ 4628 Spruill Ave. in Park Circle (former Deja Vu II)
🍽 Chinese + Japanese
πŸ—“ Now open (as of November 2019)

Ma Gloria’s Trinidad Restaurant and Catering
πŸ“ 3313 Meeting St. Rd.
🍽 Caribbean
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of April 2019)

Nana’s Uptown
πŸ“ 5117 Dorchester Rd.
🍽 Sandwiches, wings + seafood
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of July 2019)

Neighborhood Tap House
πŸ“
5101 Ashley Phosphate Rd.
🍽
Beer, wings + grilled cheese sandwiches
πŸ—“ Now open
(as of December 2019)

Panera Bread
πŸ“ 9480 Dorchester Rd.
🍽 Sandwiches, wings + seafood
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of September 2019)

Red Crab
πŸ“ 7690 Northwoods Blvd. (former Cove)
🍽 Seafood
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of May 2019)

Rusty Crab Seafood Bar & Grill
πŸ“ 8440 Dorchester Rd.
🍽 Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of January 2019)

Tasty Crab House
πŸ“ 7800 Rivers Ave. #1840
🍽 Seafood
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of July 2019)

Tav on the Ave
πŸ“ 4245 Rivers Ave.
🍽 Pub fare + weekend brunch
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of April 2019)

Tropical Grille
πŸ“ 3032 W. Montague Ave.
🍽 Cuban
πŸ—“ Now open (as of April 2019)

Seabrook Island

The Salty Dog Cafe
πŸ“ 1882 Andell Bluff Blvd. (Bohicket Marina)
🍽 Seafood
πŸ—“ Now open (as of May 2019)

Summerville

Andolini’s Pizza
πŸ“ 1201 Old Trolley Rd.
🍽 Pizza
πŸ—“ Now open (as of March 2019)

Antica Napoli Pizzeria
πŸ“ 4650 Ladson Rd., Suite #210
🍽 Pizza
πŸ—“ Now open (as of July 2019)

Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
πŸ“ Nexton Square
🍽 Burgers
πŸ—“ Now open (as of October 2019)

Bojangles
πŸ“ 1221 N. Main St.
🍽 Fast food chicken
πŸ—“ Now open (as of April 2019)

First Watch
πŸ“ 1097 N. Main St., Suite 202
🍽 Breakfast, brunch + lunch
πŸ—“ Now open
(as of January 2019)

Halls Chophouse
πŸ“ Nexton Square
🍽 Steakhouse
πŸ—“ Now open (as of September 2019)

Keko’s Asian Fusion
πŸ“ 248 North Main St. (former OK Grocery)
🍽 Chinese
πŸ—“ Now open (as of June 2019)

Madres’ Mexican Restaurant
πŸ“ 1001 Bacons Bridge Rd.
🍽 Mexican
πŸ—“ Now Open (as of May 2019)

Taco Boy
πŸ“ Nexton Square
🍽 Mexican
πŸ—“ Now open (as of June 2019)

Wide Awake Brewing Co.
πŸ“ 1907 Varner Street
🍽
Brewery (occasional pop-up vendors + food trucks)
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of February 2019)

Wok N Roll
πŸ“ Nexton Square
🍽 Chinese
πŸ—“ Now open (as of September 2019)

West Ashley

A Salt N Battered
πŸ“ 1303 Ashley River Rd.
🍽
Seafood
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of January 2019)

Betty Lou’s Bistro
πŸ“ 2408 Ashley River Rd.
🍽
Casual Southern
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of January 2019)

Emoji Poke
πŸ“ 1836 Ashley River Rd.
🍽
Poke
πŸ—“ Now open
(as of August 2019)

Ginza Japanese Grill
πŸ“
946 Orleans Rd. #G1
🍽
Asian cuisine (hibachi, poke bowls + more)
πŸ—“ Now open
(as of July 2019)

Ireland’s Own and Jaegerhaus Pub
πŸ“ 3025 Ashley Town Center Dr. Unit 101
🍽
Irish + German cuisine
πŸ—“ Now open
(as of May 2019)

King Claw
πŸ“ 1734 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. (former Yokoso Japanese Steakhouse)
🍽
Cajun and Creole
πŸ—“ Now open
(as of December 2019)

Locals
πŸ“ 1680 Old Towne Rd. (former Manny’s Mediterranean Grille)
🍽
Sushi + sports bar
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of December 2019)

Metro Diner
πŸ“ 1808 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. #41
🍽
Diner-style breakfast, lunch + dinner
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of April 2019)

Ripley Grill & Bar
πŸ“ 84 Ripley Point Dr. (inside the new Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview)
🍽
Southern breakfast + dinner
πŸ—“ Now Open
(as of April 2019)

Spanglish
πŸ“ 652 St. Andrews Blvd. (former Bluerose)
🍽 Cuban
πŸ—“ Now open (as of September 2019)

Stone’s Throw Taven
πŸ“ 3417 Shelby Ray Ct., Suite G
🍽 Pub fare
πŸ—“ Now open (as of July 2019)

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