Now open A peek at the newest food or drink venue

The Tattooed Moose, a fixture on Charleston’s upper peninsula, is now open on Maybank Highway on Johns Island.

The Tattooed Moose on Johns Island

The Tattooed Moose’s Johns Island location is brand new, but co-owner Jen Kulick doesn’t want it to look that way.

“We are actually encouraging local artists, as well as us regular folk, to mark up the place with graffiti on top of the bar, on the tables, walls, bathrooms and anywhere else that needs dirtying up,” Kulick is quoted as saying in a release announcing the restaurant’s Aug. 25 opening. “It’s too nice in here.”

Nationally renowned for its duck club sandwich (at least among viewers of “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives”), The Tattooed Moose has transplanted its downtown menu to the new restaurant, with the significant addition of mac-and-cheese. Also exclusive to the 3328 Maybank Highway venue is a children’s menu, featuring a cheeseburger, grilled cheese sandwich and corn dog.

Like the downtown location, The Tattooed Moose on Johns Island has a full bar. The restaurant will host live music from 6-9 p.m. Thursdays.

Hours also are a carryover from the existing restaurant: The Tattooed Moose is open 11:30 a.m.-2 a.m. daily, with the kitchen closing at 1 a.m. Happy hour runs from 4-7 p.m., and brunch is offered 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.

To learn more, call (843) 952-7591, or visit