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The 6 Most Anticipated Restaurants in Charleston, Winter 2018

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Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

When did it get so cold in Charleston? Winter is definitely here, and chefs, restaurateurs, and investors have even more new restaurants and bars coming this way. While deadlines always shift, this is what what to expect to see in the next few months. These are listed in alphabetical order.

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Location: 252 Coming St., downtown
Key Players: Industry vets Geoffrey Shyatt and James London
Projected Opening: Winter
The name pretty much gives away the menu, but the restaurant will focus on local seafood for lunch, brunch, and dinner. Shyatt will man the front of house and London will be in the kitchen.



Location: 280 Ashley Ave., downtown
Key Players: Industry vets Jeremiah Schenzel and Nicholas Dowling
Projected Opening: Winter
Daps will provide a family-friendly spot for Westside neighbors to gather for morning meals, brunches, light lunches, grab-and-go snacks, breakfast for dinner, or a few adult beverages.


Location: 721 King St., downtown
Key Players: Restaurateur Brooks Reitz and chef John Amato
Projected Opening: Mid-2018
Melfi’s will offer thin crust pizzas, easy pastas, and an American wine list. Fans of Brooks Reitz’s other projects, Leon’s Oyster Shop and Little Jack’s Tavern, will know to expect a highly curated, yet laid-back experience.

Millers All Day
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Location: 120 King St., downtown
Key Players: Consultant/chef Nathan Thurston, farmer/miller Greg Johnsman, executive chef Madison Tessener, and pastry chef DaVee Harned.
Projected Opening: Winter
Millers All Day will operate seven days a week, with breakfast, lunch, and, eventually, dinner services. The menu will focus heavily on brunch items, traditional Southern and Charleston dishes, and specialty produce from Greg Johnsman’s farm.

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Location: 442 King St., downtown
Key Players: Patrick Properties Hospitality Group and chef Digby Stridiron
Projected Opening: Winter
Flavors and heritage of the coastal South come to Upper King in the former long-standing Fish restaurant.



Location: 384 Huger St., downtown
Key Players: Restaurateurs Erik Hutson and Nayda Freire
Projected Opening: Winter
From the couple that renovated the Faculty Lounge into a hip cocktail hangout, Renzo will offer wine, wood-fired pizza, and a cool room to enjoy them in.

Also, keep an eye on:

Bitty & Beau's (Downtown)
BKeDSHoP (Downtown)
Clean Juice Bar (Downtown)
Farmer & Exchange (Downtown)
Food Truck-O-Rama (Downtown)
Graft (Downtown)
Herd Provisions (Downtown)
IHOP (Downtown)
Krystyna’s Authentic Polish Food (Downtown)
Lowlife (Folly Beach)
Maple Street Biscuit Co. (James Island)
Midtown Bar & Grill (Downtown)
Mill Street Tavern (Mount Pleasant)
Mozzo Deli (Downtown)
Semilla (Downtown)
Swig & Swine (Mount Pleasant)
Tattooed Moose (West Ashley)
Tradd’s (Downtown)
Uncork (Downtown)
Uptown Social (Downtown)
Wahlburgers (Unknown)