Gullah Geechee restaurant Nana’s Seafood & Soul announced on social media yesterday that it would expand with a second store in North Charleston. Named Nana’s Uptown, the new restaurant will sit at 5117 Dorchester Road.
Co-owner Kenyatta McNeil tells Eater that the new location will concentrate more on seafood than soul food.
The original Nana’s Seafood & Soul opened at 176 Line Street in 2001. Mother and son team Carolyn and Kenyatta McNeil create Lowcountry classics with local products in the small storefront restaurant. For $10, patrons can score a giant piece of perfectly-fried whiting, fried cabbage on rice, lima beans, and a sweet piece of cornbread — really, it’s enough for two people.
Nana’s Seafood & Soul is a Westside neighborhood staple with fans like rapper Waka Flaka Flame, chef Sean Brock, and New York Times journalist Kim Severson.
The McNeils have not disclosed an opening date just yet.
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