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Avoid Monday Closures at These 14 Downtown Charleston Establishments

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Monday — it’s a day many dread, as the weekend has come and gone leaving another looming work week on the horizon. Making matters worse is the lack of dining establishments open on the first day of the work week. It’s understandable — the food and beverage community works all weekend while others play, leaving Monday as a day to reset before another week of dining service. Still, residents and visitors extending their trip past the weekend are asking, which restaurants are open on Monday? Ponder no more — the list below highlights 15 downtown dinner destinations for the next Monday night spent out on the town.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Edmund's Oast

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1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 727-1145
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Start the week with refined plates from executive chef Bob Cook while sipping an in-house brewed beer like their renowned peanut butter & jelly, which tastes like the sandwich in a glass. For bites, check out the crispy green curry salt chicken or hanger steak with potato latkes. 

edmund’s Rebecca Gallagher

2. Lewis Barbecue

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464 N Nassau St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 805-9500
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It’s hard to think of a better start to the week than a night filled with Lewis’ renowned Texas brisket. Dig in at the restaurant alongside a local craft beer or take it to go and chow down on the couch at home. 

Lewis Barbecue Leslie Ryann McKellar

3. Baker and Brewer

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94 Stuart St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 297-8233
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This new concept brings together two adored North Charleston establishments, EVO and Holy City Brewing. Grab a slice of pistachio pesto or Pork Trifecta while sipping one of several brand new draught beers that guests can only find at the restaurant. 

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4. Leon's

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698 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 531-6500
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With oysters, fried chicken, and frozen gin and tonics, Leon’s is always a crowd pleaser. If the wait is too long, head to one of the group’s two sister restaurants, Little Jack’s and Melfi’s, which are both just steps away. 

Leon’s Oyster Shop

5. Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar

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630 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 577-5393
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Find a large list of Spanish tapas and wines at this King Street destination. There is something for everyone at Barsa, from calamari to stuffed piquillo peppers to grilled hanger steak with chimichurri, and big groups can always opt for the family style paella. 

6. Indaco

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526 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 872-6828
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With antipasti, pastas, and Italian plates meant for sharing, Indaco provides the ideal setting for a social gathering. The wood fired pizzas are topped with high quality ingredients like the maitake, prosciutto di parma, red onions, mozzarella, and fontina found on the mushroom pie.  

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7. Xiao Bao Biscuit

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224 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

Each meal at Xiao Bao Biscuit, which is housed in an old gas station, is an adventure, as chef Josh Walker draws inspiration from Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean flavors. If visiting for the first time, be sure to try the okonomiyaki, which is a Japanese cabbage pancake. 

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8. The Macintosh

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479B King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 789-4299
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Test out the offering from new Macintosh executive chef Stuart Rogers, who used to head the kitchen at Oak Steakhouse in Atlanta. The ever-changing menu features elegant dishes that air on the side of adventure — think confit duck with blackberries and okra, bone marrow pudding, and Tiller Bakery Bread with gochujang honey butter. Those looking to keep it simple can test out the steak frites or “The Mac” house burger. 

The Macintosh
The Macintosh
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9. O-Ku

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463 King St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 737-0112
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O-Ku’s Monday, Wednesday, Friday happy hour is one of the best in town, as they offer half-priced sushi rolls and bottles of saki from 5 to 7 p.m. The lively ambiance inside the King Street restaurant make O-Ku a fun place to start any night. 

Remy Thurston

10. 39 Rue De Jean

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39 John St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 722-8881
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This French bistro offers an expansive menu daily until 11 p.m., an underrated luxury in Charleston. Classics like mussels and steak-frites meet sushi rolls to form a menu that will please any crowd. 

11. Stella's

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114 St Philip St
Charleston, SC 29403
(843) 400-0026
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This cozy Greek eatery offers entrees reminiscent of what grandma used to make but with an added modern touch. Look for warm, comforting favorites like spanakopita or pastichiatho along with meat-heavy dishes like souvlaki or braised lamb shank. 

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12. FIG

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232 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 805-5900
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Those looking to get a reservation at a reasonable hour at this famed Charleston restaurant should try a on Monday. The seasonal offering changes frequently, but diners can usually expect to find the well known chicken liver pâté and ricotta gnocchi on the menu. 

13. The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits

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79 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 518-5115
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Grab a burger and a beer at The Restoration Hotel’s rooftop restaurant every Monday for just $10. The Watch is consistently counted as one of the best places to view the church steeple lined Charleston skyline. 

Andrew Cebulka

14. Minero

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153 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401
(843) 789-2241
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Saddle up at Minero for a margarita and charcoal grilled chicken wings, which are doused with Valentina hot sauce in a brown paper bag tableside. Those who brought an appetite should check out the football-sized burrito.  

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1. Edmund's Oast

1081 Morrison Dr, Charleston, SC 29403
edmund’s Rebecca Gallagher

Start the week with refined plates from executive chef Bob Cook while sipping an in-house brewed beer like their renowned peanut butter & jelly, which tastes like the sandwich in a glass. For bites, check out the crispy green curry salt chicken or hanger steak with potato latkes. 

1081 Morrison Dr
Charleston, SC 29403

2. Lewis Barbecue

464 N Nassau St, Charleston, SC 29403
Lewis Barbecue Leslie Ryann McKellar

It’s hard to think of a better start to the week than a night filled with Lewis’ renowned Texas brisket. Dig in at the restaurant alongside a local craft beer or take it to go and chow down on the couch at home. 

464 N Nassau St
Charleston, SC 29403

3. Baker and Brewer

94 Stuart St, Charleston, SC 29403
Baker & Brewer/Facebook

This new concept brings together two adored North Charleston establishments, EVO and Holy City Brewing. Grab a slice of pistachio pesto or Pork Trifecta while sipping one of several brand new draught beers that guests can only find at the restaurant. 

94 Stuart St
Charleston, SC 29403

4. Leon's

698 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Leon’s Oyster Shop

With oysters, fried chicken, and frozen gin and tonics, Leon’s is always a crowd pleaser. If the wait is too long, head to one of the group’s two sister restaurants, Little Jack’s and Melfi’s, which are both just steps away. 

698 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

5. Barsa Tapas Lounge & Bar

630 King St, Charleston, SC 29403

Find a large list of Spanish tapas and wines at this King Street destination. There is something for everyone at Barsa, from calamari to stuffed piquillo peppers to grilled hanger steak with chimichurri, and big groups can always opt for the family style paella. 

630 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

6. Indaco

526 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Indaco
Indaco
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With antipasti, pastas, and Italian plates meant for sharing, Indaco provides the ideal setting for a social gathering. The wood fired pizzas are topped with high quality ingredients like the maitake, prosciutto di parma, red onions, mozzarella, and fontina found on the mushroom pie.  

526 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

7. Xiao Bao Biscuit

224 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403
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Each meal at Xiao Bao Biscuit, which is housed in an old gas station, is an adventure, as chef Josh Walker draws inspiration from Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai, and Korean flavors. If visiting for the first time, be sure to try the okonomiyaki, which is a Japanese cabbage pancake. 

224 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29403

8. The Macintosh

479B King St, Charleston, SC 29403
The Macintosh
The Macintosh
Andrew Cebulka

Test out the offering from new Macintosh executive chef Stuart Rogers, who used to head the kitchen at Oak Steakhouse in Atlanta. The ever-changing menu features elegant dishes that air on the side of adventure — think confit duck with blackberries and okra, bone marrow pudding, and Tiller Bakery Bread with gochujang honey butter. Those looking to keep it simple can test out the steak frites or “The Mac” house burger. 

479B King St
Charleston, SC 29403

9. O-Ku

463 King St, Charleston, SC 29403
Remy Thurston

O-Ku’s Monday, Wednesday, Friday happy hour is one of the best in town, as they offer half-priced sushi rolls and bottles of saki from 5 to 7 p.m. The lively ambiance inside the King Street restaurant make O-Ku a fun place to start any night. 

463 King St
Charleston, SC 29403

10. 39 Rue De Jean

39 John St, Charleston, SC 29403

This French bistro offers an expansive menu daily until 11 p.m., an underrated luxury in Charleston. Classics like mussels and steak-frites meet sushi rolls to form a menu that will please any crowd. 

39 John St
Charleston, SC 29403

11. Stella's

114 St Philip St, Charleston, SC 29403
Stella’s
Erin Perkins/Eater Charleston

This cozy Greek eatery offers entrees reminiscent of what grandma used to make but with an added modern touch. Look for warm, comforting favorites like spanakopita or pastichiatho along with meat-heavy dishes like souvlaki or braised lamb shank. 

114 St Philip St
Charleston, SC 29403

12. FIG

232 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29401

Those looking to get a reservation at a reasonable hour at this famed Charleston restaurant should try a on Monday. The seasonal offering changes frequently, but diners can usually expect to find the well known chicken liver pâté and ricotta gnocchi on the menu. 

232 Meeting St
Charleston, SC 29401

13. The Watch Rooftop Kitchen and Spirits

79 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401
Andrew Cebulka

Grab a burger and a beer at The Restoration Hotel’s rooftop restaurant every Monday for just $10. The Watch is consistently counted as one of the best places to view the church steeple lined Charleston skyline. 

79 Wentworth St
Charleston, SC 29401

14. Minero

153 E Bay St, Charleston, SC 29401
Erin Perkins/Eater Charleston

Saddle up at Minero for a margarita and charcoal grilled chicken wings, which are doused with Valentina hot sauce in a brown paper bag tableside. Those who brought an appetite should check out the football-sized burrito.  

153 E Bay St
Charleston, SC 29401

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