September 18, 2017
67) NOMO — The latest piece of the Edmund’s Oast empire brings more beers, cocktails, and charcuterie to Charleston. Edmund’s Oast Brewing Company slid into downtown with a full menu of killer bar snacks and lots of booze. Status: Certified open. 1505 King St.; website.
August 31, 2017
66) HARLESTON VILLAGE — New food truck Koa Bowl wants to bring a bit of Southern California and Hawaii to the downtown Charleston with a menu of acai bowls, poke bowls and nachos, avocado toast and more. Status: Certified open. 29 Glebe St.; website.
65) NORTH CHARLESTON — For just $9.99, visitors to Istanbul Shish Kabob Buffet get two skewers of either chicken or beef and unlimited refills at the buffet full of hummus, salads, tzatziki sauce, falafel, fresh pitas, grilled vegetables, and more. Status: Certified open. 4940 Centre Pointe Dr.; Facebook.
August 28, 2017
64) JAMES ISLAND — Looking for tacos, quesadillas, and burritos near Folly Beach? Stop in the Tattooed Senorita near beer depot The Barrel. Status: Certified open. 1846 Old Folly Rd.; Facebook.
63) JAMES ISLAND — Roadside Seafood chef Sean Mendes wants to bring his grandmother’s recipes to the masses with Gillie’s Soul Food. Look for pork chops, lima beans, collards, red rice, turkey wings grits, and more. Status: Certified open. 805 Folly Rd.; Facebook.
62) KIAWAH — Fuji Sushi Bar and Grill opens its fourth location at Freshfields Village. Look for Asian fusion, sushi, and hibachi. Status: Certified open. 205 Farm Lake View; website.
August 15, 2017
61) NORTH CENTRAL — Health-conscience eatery Huriyali expands its footprint with a new market and cafe next to its original space. The new addition comes with an expanded breakfast and lunch menu (buckwheat pancakes and a burrito are new) with plans to eventually add dinner to the mix. Status: Certified open. 401 Huger St.; website.
August 9, 2017
60) MOUNT PLEASANT — Chef Frank Kline and construction professional Grae Rambo bring Southern hospitality and plenty of grits to their new restaurant Grace & Grits. Look for seafood and Lowcountry favorites. Status: Certified open. 320 Wingo Way; website.
August 7, 2017
59) NORTH CHARLESTON — Those looking for flavors of the Dominican Republic, like stewed beef, red beans and rice, or fried plantains, need to seek out Rincon Dominicano in North Charleston. The restaurant features a lunch buffet for anyone wanting to sample a bit of everything. Status: Certified open. 5611 Rivers Ave.; Yelp.
58) UPPER KING — Charlotte-based Bottle Cap Group brings Ink n Ivy to Charleston, in what is the third installment of the new American restaurant. The menu features easy-to-understand items like sliders, shrimp and grits, steak salads, and more. Status: Certified open. 565 King St.; website.
July 27, 2017
57) UPPER KING — Secluded rooftop bar Pour is difficult to find, but for those that do, it offers self-service drafts and a menu from Tristan catering. Status: Certified open. 9th floor rooftop of Hyatt at 560 King St.; website.
56) UPPER KING — Rolled ice cream comes to the Holy City with the arrival of Ice & Pan Charleston. The establishment also serves bubble tea. Status: Certified open. 567 King St.; Facebook.
55) WEST ASHLEY — Windermere Shopping Center has a new barbecue eatery Black Wood Smokehouse.The menu focuses on slow-cooked foods and smokehouse fare like pulled pork sandwiches, pastrami reubens, brisket, and even more meats. Status: Certified open. 90 Folly Rd.; website.
54) UPPER KING — Find lomo saltado, ropa vieja, a Cuban sandwich, empanadas, a pernil plate, tres leches, and more at Cuban Gypsy Pantry. Status: Certified open. 141 Calhoun St.; website.
July 18, 2017
53) PARK CIRCLE — Lucky 17 Restaurants will bring smoked meats back to Park Circle (after the closure of Barbeque Joint) with Southern Roots Smokehouse. The menu has all the hits: pork, turkey, chicken, and brisket. Status: Certified open. 1083 East Montague Ave.; website.
52) ISLE OF PALMS — Wild Dunes Resort has a new barbecue eatery called Billy G’s Smokehouse. The menu includes loaded waffle fries, toast with smoked salami spread, pimento cheese on pork rinds, and all the meat plates a family could want. Status: Certified open. Village Plaza; website.
51) PARK CIRCLE — Orange Spot has moved to a bigger space in Park Circle to accommodate more customers. Status: Certified open. 1011 E. Montague Ave.; website.
July 14, 2017
50) MOUNT PLEASANT — Restaurateur/chef Eric Milley unlocked the doors of The Shellmore in I’on to offer wine, oysters, crudos, and other small plates in an intimate setting. Status: Certified open. 357 North Shellmore Blvd.; Instagram.
49) GOOSE CREEK — Food truck Fauzia’s Kitchen settles down with a brick-and-mortar restaurant Kabob House. Look for Afghan cuisine like kabobs, kofta, and korma. Status: Certified open. 5 South Alliance Dr.; Facebook.
48) JAMES ISLAND — Local chain Famulari’s opened up five miles from Folly Beach with deep-dish pizza, beers brewed on site, and a recently added brunch service. Status: Certified open. 291 Folly Rd.; website.
June 30, 2017
47) JAMES ISLAND — Breakfast-focused food truck Scram sells crullers, cinnamon buns, and egg sandwiches with ham, piña jam, and gruyere. Status: Certified open. 1291 Folly Rd. in the Island Plaza parking lot; website.
46) MOUNT PLEASANT — Chef Patrick Owens (Langdon’s and Opal) expanded his east-of-the-Cooper empire with new pizza parlor Wood & Grain. Look for a raw bar, wood-fired pizzas, charcuterie, ceviches, salads, and vegetable-heavy plates. Status: Certified open. 778 South Shelmore Blvd., Ste. 102; website.
45) MOUNT PLEASANT — California cuisine-inspired eatery Ember Wood Fired Kitchen pizzas, paninis, and salads for lunch and dinner. Status: Certified open. 656 Long Point Rd.; website.
44) MOUNT PLEASANT — Mainland Container Co. Kitchen & Bar brings burgers, hot chicken sandwiches, banh mi, and ponzu wings to a family-friendly dining room. Status: Certified open. 1528 Ben Sawyer Blvd.; Facebook.
In addition to these summer openings, check out the 27 spring restaurants or 16 winter restaurants now in business.