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Charleston Restaurants Start to Reopen Outdoor Patios

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Lowlife Bar
Leslie Ryann McKellar
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster announced that restaurants could continue service outdoors as of Monday, May 4. Many Charleston establishments with patios are taking advantage of this opportunity to once again serve customers, with proper social distancing measures. While other restaurants with outdoor seating, like Le Farfalle and Rue De Jean, remain closed, others are forging ahead. Here’s a list of who’s open this week.


167 Raw
Circa 1886 (Starting Friday, May 8)
Home Team BBQ
Le Farfalle
Pink Cactus
Stars Restaurant
The Recovery Room
The Royal American
The Tattooed Moose
The Watch Rooftop and Spirits (Starting Thursday, May 7)
The Wickliffe House

West Ashley

Home Team BBQ
Southside 17 Bar and Grill
Swig & Swine
The Glass Onion

Johns Island

Fat Hen
The Tattooed Moose
Wild Olive

James Island

Black Magic Cafe
Bohemian Bull
Charleston Sports Pub
Coastal Crust
Kwei Fei

Mount Pleasant

Crave Kitchen & Cocktails
Kickin’ Chicken
Red’s Icehouse
Saltwater Cowboys
Stack’s Coastal Kitchen
Swig & Swine
Tavern & Table

Folly Beach

Lowlife Bar


Swig & Swine

Sullivan’s Island

Poe’s Tavern
The Obstinate Daughter

North Charleston

Nigel’s Good Food

Let us know if you are opening your patio through email or the comments. We’ll update this list as new establishments open.