Having a tough time keeping up with all the new dining options? Welcome to the Opening Report, a regularly-updated round-up of restaurant openings big and small across the Lowcountry. Visit the spring openings for an archive of the newcomers from January through early March.
September 17, 2019
WAGENER TERRACE — Breakfast/lunch staple the Park Cafe reopened after a renovation to add 1,200 square feet to the restaurant. The bar size doubled and the ceilings are raised. Status: Certified open. 730 Rutledge Ave.; website.
CANNONBOROUGH/ELLIOTBOROUGH — Retail store with coffee service Sightsee is now open for caffeine- and cute-related needs. Status: Certified open. 125 1⁄2 Line St.; website.
September 11, 2019
THE MARKET — The downtown address of barbecue spot Swig & Swine is gone and Southern restaurant Florence’s Lowcountry Kitchen is in its place. Look for seafood gumbo, fried chicken, and oysters. Status: Certified open. 49 S. Market St.; website.
LADSON — The owners of Nigel’s Good Food, Nigel and Louise Drayton, recently opened the Slaughterhouse BBQ & Brew with sloppy joes, loaded baked potatoes, barbecue ribs, and more. Status: Certified open. 9616 U.S. Highway 78, Suite 13; website.
ANSONBOROUGH — Neighborhood Dining Group restaurant Delaney Oyster House showcases local fishermen and oyster harvesters. The restaurant sits in the historic Delaney House with a six-seat bar and outdoor patio downstairs with the main dining room sitting upstairs. Status: Certified open. 115 Calhoun St.; website.
August 23, 2019
SUMMERVILLE — According to the Post and Courier, Ciro Damiano missed the pizzas of his hometown Naples, Italy, so he decided to make them himself. He recently opened Antica Napoli Pizzeria, which serves pies, calzones, sandwiches, and salads. Status: Certified open. 4650 Ladson Rd.; Facebook.
August 6, 2019
JAMES ISLAND — Looking for lumpia or kare-kare in Charleston? Stop over to Szechuan spot Kwie Fei for the Filipino food takeover from Mansueta. Chef Nikko Cagalanan brings his grandmother’s recipes to the restaurant for one week only. Status: Certified open. 1977 Maybank Hwy.; Facebook
WEST ASHLEY — Irish pub/German restaurant Ireland’s Own and Jaegerhaus Pub serves schnitzel and shepard’s pie with plenty of televisions for sports viewing. Status: Certified open. 3025 Ashley Town Center Dr. Unit 101; Facebook.
July 31, 2019
LOWER KING — Holy Sticks offers ice cream bars made from local milk and cream. The different flavors can be dipped in dark chocolate, milk chocolate, white chocolate, Nutella, or peanut butter) and then rolled in toppings. Status: Certified open. 351 King St.; Facebook.
NORTH CHARLESTON — Gullah Geechee restaurant Nana’s Seafood & Soul expanded with a second store in North Charleston named Nana’s Uptown. The new location concentrates more on seafood than soul food. Status: Certified open. 5117 Dorchester Rd.; Facebook.
MOUNT PLEASANT — Looking for more pork in your life? The Bacon Station is here for you. Yes, everything pretty much comes with bacon — including sushi. Status: Certified open. 454 Shipping Ln.; website.
July 12, 2019
NORTH CHARLESTON — Find Thai wings, duck quesadillas, ramen, and potsticker salad at Dashi. The 70s-themed restaurant serves the same type of Asian-meets-Latin fare as the food truck. Status: Certified open. 1262 Remount Rd.; website.
June 26, 2019
SUMMERVILLE — Taco Boy owners Karalee Fallert and April Bennett opened their third store in the Nexton complex. Status: Certified open. 106 Front St.; website.