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Lowcountry Restaurants Begin the Slow Journey Towards Allowing Customers Inside

Only a handful of restaurants are reopening

Basic Kitchen patio
Leslie Ryann McKellar
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

South Carolina restaurants can reopen dining rooms now — but who is forging ahead to test the Covid-19 waters? Many patios reopened and more takeout continues, including a new delivery option from Chinese-American hotspot Jackrabbit Filly and a box of healthy meals and juices from Basic Kitchen. For those customers that just can’t wait to be in a restaurant again, here’s a list of open spots. If we forgot anyone, feel free to email us.


Basic Kitchen
Bin 152
Chez Nous
Le Farfalle
Lewis Barbecue
Proof (starting May 22)
Rue De Jean
The Brick
Uptown Social

James Island

Fam’s Brewing Co.
Fat Hen

North Charleston

Breck’s Steakhouse

West Ashley

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Sullivan’s Island

Home Team BBQ
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Mount Pleasant

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina

Many of these restaurants are running at half capacity to keep proper social distancing measures in place. It may be wise to call ahead to see if there is a wait or to reserve a table. Many places won’t allow parties larger than 10, so if you have a big group, also call ahead.