Plus all the other openings for spring
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 winter openings for an archive of the newcomers from January through early March.
June 19, 2019
WAGENER TERRACE — Butcher shop/restaurant Herd Provisions can finally open its kitchen. Look for many meaty options on the menu. Status: Certified open. 106 Grove St.; website.
MOUNT PLEASANT — Looking for more puns for dinner? Pho King brings the traditional Vietnamese soup to Mount Pleasant. Status: Certified open. 700 S. Shelmore Blvd. Unit 102; Facebook.
WESTSIDE — Sushi shop Hokkaido joins the Westedge Development next to the Charleston Riverdogs Stadium. Status: Certified open. 99 Westedge St., Suite 1600; website.
UPPER KING — High-end cooler store Yeti landed in Charleston with a craft beer bar and coffee for customers. Status: Certified open. 360 King St.; website.
June 7, 2019
MOUNT PLEASANT — Manhattan-based restaurant Handcraft Kitchen & Cocktails unlocks the doors in time for happy hour on Friday, June 7. Look for American classics, like burgers, as well as cocktail classics. Status: Certified open. 735 Coleman Blvd.; Instagram.
May 29, 2019
ANSONBOROUGH — Vietnamese establishment Ha Long Cafe serves summer rolls and banh mi, but it also boba chain Ding Tea with a variety of flavors and toppings. Status: Certified open. 281 Meeting St.; Facebook.
May 15, 2019
SUMMERVILLE — Entrepreneur Karen Butler opened Madres’ Mexican Restaurant to honor her mother’s cooking. Look for tacos, fajitas, burritos, and nachos. Status: Certified open. 1001 Bacons Bridge Rd.; website.
DANIEL ISLAND — Chef Andy Clay and pastry chef Allie Clay serve breakfast and lunch at Mpishi. The menu is full of family friendly items like Nutella French toast, breakfast skillets, roast beef sandwiches, salads, and more. Status: Certified open. 162 Seven Farms Dr. Suite 340; website.
JAMES ISLAND — Tennessee-based barbecue empire Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint brings whole hogs, ribs, and “Redneck” tacos to the Lowcountry. Status: Certified open. 1622 Highland Ave.; website.
April 19, 2019
SUMMERVILLE — Barbecue restaurant Swig & Swine reopened the doors to its Summerville location after 10 months of reconstruction following a fire last year. Find the same Southern goodness and smoked meats as the other Lowcountry locations. Status: Certified open. 1990 Old Trolley Rd.; website.
April 12, 2019
EASTSIDE — Cult favorite EVO Pizzeria paired up with Holy City Brewing to bring craft pizzas and beer to downtown with Baker & Brewer. Look for favorites like the Pork Trifecta and seasonal specials. The restaurant is BYOB right now, so don’t forget to bring a bottle or can of your favorite adult beverage. Status: Certified open. 94 Stuart St.; website.
NORTH CHARLESTON — Ma Gloria’s Trinidad Restaurant serves Caribbean fare like jerk chicken, plantains, and salt fish. Status: Certified open. 3313 Meeting Street Rd.; Facebook.
NORTH CHARLESTON — Cuban-influenced eatery Tropical Grille recently expanded to the Lowcountry. The restaurant specializes in rice bowls with grilled chicken, roasted pork, or vegetables. Status: Certified open. 3032 W. Montague Ave.; website.
JAMES ISLAND — Opening in the former Screen Door space, James Restaurant offers a menu of duck-fat potatoes with spicy tomato aioli, crispy ribs, beef bourguignon, smoked trout dip, piri-piri chicken, wood-grilled trout, and more. Status: Certified open. 1271 Folly Rd.; website.
March 28, 2019
THE MARKET — The group behind Saltwater Cowboy has taken over the former Noisy Oyster space for new seafood eatery Hooked. Chef Thad Stuckey offers a range of classics, like ceviche, she crab soup, friend shrimp, PEI mussels, and more in a revamped space. Status: Certified open. 24 N Market St.; website.
CANNONBOROUGH/ELLIOTBOROUGH — Spring Street restaurant Cannon Green shut down over the summer to come back as Wild Common. The establishment has a new look, a new chef, and a new menu. Chef Orlando Pagán hopped from McCrady’s Tavern to take over the kitchen. Status: Certified open. 103 Spring St.; website.
CANNONBOROUGH/ELLIOTBOROUGH — Charleston industry vet Brooke Warden and chef Jeremy Paige bring Oaxacan cuisine to Charleston with Pink Cactus. Status: Certified open. 101A Spring St.; Instagram.
NORTH CENTRAL — From chef Vandy Vanderwarker and bar manager Will Love comes French bistro Maison. The menu changes often, but is likely to offer teak tartare, mussels bourride, and whole flounder. Status: Certified open. 708 King St.; website.