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5 Most Anticipated Restaurants in Charleston, Fall 2019

From breakfast to dim sum

Shrimp and grits at Big Bad Breakfast
Big Bad Breakfast
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Fall is just around the corner in Charleston. Chefs, restaurateurs, and investors are as busy with more new restaurants and bars coming this way. As always, Eater is obsessively tracking the progression of all the premiers—from menu releases to newly installed signage, come here for the latest updates. This list encapsulates the places garnering excitement this season.


Location: 455 Meeting St, Downtown
Key Players: Chef John Currence
Projected Opening: Fall 2019

Last year, Big deal Oxford-based chef John Currence announced that he wanted to bring his morning-heavy restaurant Big Bad Breakfast to Charleston. The Eastside restaurant will feel more like an old-school diner with more traditional American breakfast fare with a “cheffy” spin.

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Location: 122 Spring St., Downtown
Key Players: Owner/sommelier Max Kuller and chef Alex Lira
Projected Opening: Fall 2019

In 2018, Washington, D.C., favorite Estadio announced a second location in Charleston. The contemporary Spanish-style restaurant is part of a new mixed-use development on the site of a former church. One difference in the locations will be the integration of Carolina Gold rice into the paellas and other rice-based dishes.

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Location: 115 Calhoun St., Downtown
Key Players: Neighborhood Dining Group (NDG) and chef Shamil Velazquez
Projected Opening: Very soon

Forthcoming NDG restaurant plans to showcase local fishermen and oyster harvesters with Delany Oyster House. The restaurant will have a six-seat bar and outdoor patio downstairs with the main dining room sitting upstairs, where patrons can also find an outdoor seating area that overlooks Marion Square. This will be the first NDG project to open since Sean Brock’s departure.


Location: 4628 Spruill Ave., Park Circle
Key Players: Shuai and Corrie Wang
Projected Opening: Fall 2019

Former food truck Short Grain will open a permanent location soon as Jackrabbit Filly. The restaurant will start with dinner service and eventually add lunch and brunch. Lunch will look like the menu from the Short Grain food truck with rice bowls like the “O.G.” chirashi as the main attraction. At dinner, the kitchen will focus on Chinese dishes on the hot side and Japanese raw bar items on the cold side. Brunch might come in the from of dim sum.

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Location: 652 Saint Andrews Blvd., West Ashley
Key Players: Restaurateurs Tomas and Lynda Prado
Projected Opening: Soon

Spanglish Cocina + Bar will serve classic Cuban-American dishes like ropa vieja, ham croquettes, tostones with crispy pork, yuca fries, and empanadas.

Also, keep an eye on:

Bangkok Lounge (Downtown)
Binky’s Seaside Oyster and Liquor Bar (Isle of Palms)
Chasing Sage (Downtown)
Euro Foods (West Ashley)
Farmer & Exchange (Downtown)
Food Fight (James Island)
Gale (Downtown)
Garco Mill (Park Circle)
Harken Cafe and Bakery (Downtown)
Kiss Cafe (Johns Island)
The Longboard (Sullivan’s Island)
Mesu (Downtown)
Pluff Mud Seafood (Johns Island)
Raw 167 (Downtown)