The East Side institution vowed to relocate and reopen. Now, it has, at 525 Meeting St., and its famed "Get Low-Country" hot dog, plus most of the original menu and décor, is back.
Malika Canteen is now open inside the walk-up container at James Island live music venue the Charleston Pour House.
Bon Banh Mi's second Mount Pleasant location and third in the Charleston area is now open at 1100 Oakland Market Road.
Eager diners have kept the phone lines busy at Pizza a Modo Mio, now open in the 3125 Bees Ferry Road space previously occupied by Ladles Soups.
Southbound is now open at 72 Cannon St. in downtown Charleston.
Sorelle, a project curated by James Beard Award-winning chef Michael Mina and Charleston Place buyer Beemok Hospitality Collection, opened at 88 Broad St. Feb. 15.
Sommba Cocina & Cellar, a Spanish and Mediterranean tapas and wine bar, is now open in Mount Pleasant.
Hugh-Baby’s BBQ & Burger Shop opened Jan. 13 at 1028 Saint Andrews Blvd. in West Ashley.
Coast Brewing Co., one of Charleston's oldest breweries, has opened a new taproom in North Charleston — a project years in the making.
El Pollo Guapo is now open and serving half chickens, tacos, rice bowls and more at 1130 Folly Road on James Island.
Ritual Rooftop is the first Tulum, Mexico-themed operation of Matthew Kenner and Madison Donnan from Raleigh, N.C.
Day Drink Brunch Lounge is now open in a 1,500-square-foot historic Summerville home at 106 E. Doty Ave.
Huriyali Riverland Terrace is now open at 2016 Wappoo Drive, down the street from the Terrace Theater on James Island.
The Quinte Oyster Bar is now open in The Pinch Charleston, a boutique hotel that earlier this year debuted in the former Bob Ellis shoe store.
Nigel's Good Food Hanahan is now open in Bowen Village at 7000 Bowen Pier Drive.
The astronomical growth of GrowFood Carolina, which connects farmers to restaurants, grocery stores and individual consumers, led General Manager Anthony Mirisciotta and his team to seek out a new headquarters with more room for produce and community events. That new facility is now open at 1814 Harmon St. in downtown Charleston.
Formerly the Barbadoes Room, the bottom floor space and adjacent courtyard of The Mills House hotel is now home to Iron Rose Bar & Restaurant, named after the signature ornate metal work that has largely defined the exterior of the inn for nearly 170 years.
Sweet Grass Vodka is doing for distilleries what Bevi Bene Brewing has done for breweries in Charleston.
Serving bagels with house-made cream cheese, breakfast sandwiches and even avocado toast, Ruby’s New York Style Bagels opened Oct. 19 at 280 West Coleman Blvd in Mount Pleasant.
Island Provisions is now open at 221 St. Philip St. in downtown Charleston.
Recovery Room Tavern owner, Chris "Boston" DiMattia, owns the property, and after Palace Hotel moved out during the COVID-19 pandemic, he came up with the idea to do something with the space himself.
Sheffield’s Wine Bar & Tapas is now open at 320 West Coleman Blvd. Suite G3 in Mount Pleasant.
Wind & Waves Brewing is now open at 4427 Spruill Ave. in North Charleston.
Serving local craft beer and scratch-made pub fare, The Natural is now open at 3297 Maybank Highway.
Home Team BBQ’s sixth location in South Carolina is now open at 3563 Highway 17 in the former home of the Rusty Rudder.
Millers All Day is now open at 1939 Maybank Highway in the space previously occupied by Zia Taqueria.
The Fish & Chippy is now open at 565 Belle Station Blvd. in Mount Pleasant.
Pasture & Grain is now open for lunch and dinner daily at 1701 Shoremeade Road in Mount Pleasant.
Serving coastal-inspired cocktails and shareable plates, Gingerline is now open at 55 South Market St.
From the owners of 167 Raw, Bar 167 is now open at 5 Fulton St. in downtown Charleston.
Blazing Star Cafe is now open at 874 Orleans Road. In addition to handmade bagels, Blazing Star offers traditional Jewish delicatessen items.
Blūm is now open at 511 Meeting St. on the bottom floor of the 511 Meeting Apartments in downtown Charleston.
Turbo Cone in West Ashley is Charleston's only exclusively soft-serve ice cream shop.
James Islanders looking for a place to sample a curated selection of off-the-beaten-path craft beers and wines have found a spot not far from home at Odyssey Bottle Shop, now open at 987 Harbor View Road.
Spice Palette is now open at 1220 Ben Sawyer Blvd. in Mount Pleasant, catering to those in search of “traditional” and “new” Indian cuisine.
Serving smash-style burgers, margaritas and fried chicken sandwiches in a relaxed environment, Heavy’s Barburger is now open at 1137 Morrison Drive.
On June 23, Bar Rollins opened at 194 Jackson St. in downtown Charleston. The wine bar, housed in a 112-year-old building, serves about eight wines by the glass, with many more available by the bottle.
Greg Odachowski is bringing his take on traditional New York-style bagels to downtown Charleston at Holey City Bagels, now open at 43 Cannon St.
Bevi Bene Brewing Co. is now open in the Lumberyard development at 1859 Summerville Ave. in downtown Charleston, serving lagers, sour beers and hard kombucha.
Patrons will only find four barstools at Charleston’s Smallest Bar, now open in downtown's Hutson Alley between 39 Rue de Jean and Coast Bar & Grill.
Laura, Nico Romo’s Summerville restaurant, is now open at 101 N. Main St.
Islander 71 Fish House and Deck Bar is now open at 80 41st Ave. along the Intracoastal Waterway.
The owner of a popular sushi and sports bar with two Charleston-area locations is bringing fresh South Carolina seafood to Mount Pleasant at Locals Seafood & Raw Bar, now open just off Long Point Road at 545 Belle Station Blvd.
Sullivan's Fish Camp is now open, serving customers local seafood and beach-themed cocktails Tuesday-Sunday. Executive chef Davis Hood, who grew up on Isle of Palms, is focusing on sustainability at the new Sullivan's Island restaurant.
Cabana Burgers & Shakes is now open where Eggs Up Grill once served breakfast at 2664 U.S. Highway 17.
Wando High School graduate Patrick Owens has won over the community with Langdon’s, Opal Restaurant & Bar, and Wood & Grain, his group's three Mount Pleasant restaurants. The well-known chef hopes to do the same at Tierra al Mar, a now open restaurant serving Latin American cuisine inspired by Owens’ travels.
The Royal American is bringing its casual neighborhood bar, restaurant and original live music concept to Folly Beach.
A downtown Charleston bar named after 18th century pirate Anne Bonny is now open at 549 King St.
Well Hung Vineyard is now open at 49 S. Market St., serving a portfolio of 12 wines, craft cocktails and crowd-pleasing fare, like the Well Hung waffle burger or one of eight flatbreads.
A popular West Ashley European-style dessert café has relocated to Mount Pleasant.
A food truck and catering business in the Charleston area now has a complementary brick and mortar in the Carolina Park neighborhood in Mount Pleasant.
Vern's is one of Charleston's hottest restaurants. Does it live up to the hype?
Despite the remodels and chef changes, Husk does not seem to have been altered in any fundamental way. The larger dining scene — both here in Charleston and in the country at large — has just evolved and shifted around it.
The bold flavors of the border — hatch chiles, beef back ribs, mesquite smoke — are prominent and compelling at Rancho Lewis, John Lewis' El Paso, Texas, inspired restaurant that opened in spring 2022.
MOMO Riverfront Park is not your typical park concession. It’s a full-service modern American restaurant, with all the requisite modern features.
Bar George opened in the summer of 2020, bringing the passion and focus of the downtown scene out to James Island. That means serving good food alongside good drinks, and much of the menu puts cheffy twists on typical bar fare.
Meals at Malika Canteen in Mount Pleasant start out strong with an array of “street side apps,” including a delightful samosa chaat. The bright flavors continue as one moves from chaat to the larger plates.
It's tempting to insist that Chubby Fish be put at the top of everyone’s Charleston restaurant bucket list, but we won’t go quite that far. This is not a restaurant for everyone. It’s the kind of place you have to take on its own terms, making allowances for the limitations of the small space and the tight focus on fresh local flavors.
Savi Cucina + Wine Bar launched its new fall menu earlier this month, and it seems more tweak than transformation. At their best, the flavors are bold, sometimes unexpectedly so, and when the dishes step a bit outside the safe Italian, seafood and steakhouse lane, they tend to really shine.
Downtown Charleston's Bistronomy By Nico is upscale fine dining for sure, but is it looking forward or glancing backward?
In a single visit to Gillie’s Seafood you could check off half your bucket list of classic Lowcountry dishes: purloo, she crab soup, shrimp and grits, red rice, okra soup. And let’s not forget what just might be the best fried shrimp in Charleston.
Berkeley’s dishes seem simple, but behind the scenes someone has put a lot of thought into each element and took the time to really dial it in. And that makes Berkeley a very welcome addition to the North Central neighborhood.
Coterie experiments with inserting upscale Indian flavors into a casual Lowcountry environment, and the playful, genre-bending aesthetic carries over from kitchen to bar.
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