With its vibrant culture, rich history, exquisitely-preserved architecture, idyllic coastal location, celebrated dining scene and friendly locals, Charleston is one of America’s best loved travel destinations. Come, experience what’s new in the Charleston area this fall!
624 1/2 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston | eatatberkeleys.com
Casual dining restaurant Berkeley’s has arrived in Charleston’s North Central neighborhood. Serving classic American menu items like the Chicken Parmesan Sandwich with grandma sauce and mozzarella, this family-friendly spot has something for everyone. In addition to wine and beer, Berkeley’s also offers a variety of retail items from local vendors, such as hot sauce from Red Clay and artisanal soap from Pluff Mud Mercantile. Opened August 2021.
2157 Rich Street, North Charleston | beyonddistillingcompany.com
Reimagining classic cocktails with a unique twist, Beyond Distilling offers a variety of spirits such as rum, gin and bourbon, but the cocktails are not the only unique thing about this distilling company. Co-owned by a behavior analyst, Beyond Distilling has half of its staff including people with cognitive disabilities to allow for unique employment opportunities and training. Opened August 2021.
Brasserie La Banque
1 Broad Street, Charleston | brasserielabanque.com
From the restaurant group who brought you Indaco, Cocktail Club, and O-Ku, Brasserie La Banque is a classic French restaurant that has come to the south of Broad neighborhood. Patrons can expect traditional French dishes like the Black Cocoa Cured Foie Gras Torchon with Apple Parisienne and a cocktail program highlighting traditional French liquors such as Chartreuse. Opened June 2021.
Bull & Finch
1710 Shoremeade Road, Mount Pleasant | thebullandfinchpub.com
Mount Pleasant’s newest gastropub has arrived. Upscale neighborhood hangout Bull & Finch focuses on fresh cuisine such as the Gourmet Mushroom Risotto with charred tomato, local mushrooms and parmesan reggiano. Complete with a twenty seat bar and elevated dining room, this restaurant offers a relaxed atmosphere. Opened September 2021.
3140 Maybank Highway, Johns Island | instagram.com/minerochs
A Mexican-inspired restaurant is coming to Johns Island. From the team who brought you Husk and Delaney Oyster house, Minero will offer house-made tortillas, slow-cooked meats and fire-grilled wings for its all-day service, seven days a week. Opening Fall 2021.
550 King Street, Charleston | oddfellows.com
Brooklyn-based dessert shop OddFellows is coming to downtown Charleston. Known for their out-of-the-box and eccentric ice cream flavors, customers can enjoy flavors such as Chocotorta with sour cream-cream cheese ice cream, dulce de leches swirls and cookie soil mixed in. OddFellows will also have a selection of vegan options, soft-serve flavors, milkshakes and ice cream floats. Opening Fall 2021.
1964 Riviera Drive, Mount Pleasant | owlbearcafe.com
A new breakfast and lunch spot has made its way to Mount Pleasant. Offering a menu of classic café fare focusing on local ingredients, a curated selection of beer and wine, a variety of house brewed coffees and espresso as well as over 50 board games, Owlbear Cafe is the place to meet clients or play a game with friends. Opened June 2021.
23 Ann Street, Charleston | instagram.com/sharehousechs
Nestled in a renovated train depot, Share House will offer an all-day dining and drinking experience. Serving menu items such as the Buffalo Duck Quesadilla with caramelized onions, smoked gouda and roasted garlic aioli, this eatery will offer a laid back, indoor-outdoor atmosphere. Opening Fall 2021.
2213 Middle Street, Sullivan’s Island | thelongboardsullivans.com
Charleston natives Clint Gaskins and Tyler Beckstead opened the first location of The Longboard in St. John, Virgin Islands and have brought the island-inspired restaurant and bar to Sullivan’s Island. Menu items include Cobia Crudo with watermelon aqua chile, Mango & Cucumber Salad and Local Fish Pozole with corn, radish and avocado. The tropical joint also features a drink menu composed of kombucha, house-made sodas, frozen drinks and creatively-crafted cocktails. Opened August 2021.
479 King Street, Charleston | mayachs.com
The Indigo Road restaurant group behind Indaco and O-Ku is bringing a regional Mexican eatery to King Street. Inspired by Mexico’s vibrant and diverse cuisine, Maya celebrates the region’s uniquely bold flavors and traditional techniques through an authentic, ingredient driven menu with coastal influences. Maya is complete with an in-house masa program, utilizing a traditional nixtamalization process and corn sourced from Mexico to make chips and tortillas, as well as an open-air patio, a full bar, live music, open-fire cooking on a comal and an authentic griddle used to cook the aforementioned masa. Opening Fall 2021.
1049 Everglades Avenue, North Charleston | momocharleston.com
A new restaurant serving American cuisine has opened in the Old Navy Base. Shaped by a craftsman’s approach to cooking, the culture of the city, and the products of local farmers and fishermen, MOMO’s menu includes items such as the Flounder Ceviche with tigre de leche and charred togarashi and the TSA Sandwich with honey roasted smoked turkey breast, baby swiss, and avocado. MOMO also offers catering as well as a gastrotruck, aimed at serving innovative cuisine from a truck with the same standards and quality that you would experience from a fine dining restaurant. Opened August 2021.
209 E Bay Street, Charleston | rudyroyale.com
The management team behind Stars Restaurant and Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar has brought a new fried chicken-inspired restaurant downtown. Offering a casual environment, Rudy Royale serves whole, half and two-piece chicken meals, along with fried chicken sandwiches and tenders. The shareable menu also includes items such as the Crab Toast with lemon herbed ricotta and balsamic tomatoes as well as a selection of various cocktails, beer and wine. Opened June 2021.
207-A St Philip St, Charleston | thepasschs.com
A new restaurant offering a market-style lunch concept by day turned upscale chef’s table by night has landed in the Cannonborough/Elliotborough neighborhood. Starting with offerings like The Mort Sahl sandwich with housemade cured salmon, scallion cream cheese, and crispy prosciutto and curated products including cheeses, pickles and oils, The Pass transitions into a private dining experience with a seasonal eight course menu. Accommodating one group per night, the table is booked by reservation only. Opened August 2021.
1640 Meeting Street, Charleston | thewhaleavl.com
Asheville’s The Whale, a craft beer collective, has landed in downtown Charleston. Featuring a selection of rare and highly sought-after beers from around the world, otherwise known as “Whales”, this drinking establishment will also offer classic staples. Patrons can expect a curated list of sometimes-hard-to-find beers sourced from around the world, along with wine, sake, cider and non-alcoholic options. Opened September 2021.
23 Ann Street, Charleston | bodegachs.com
Bodega will relocate from pop up at its sister restaurant Uptown Social to a permanent space in a renovated train museum in downtown Charleston. The shop will continue to serve New York style sandwiches such as the Grim Reaper with house made chorizo, pico de gallo and Carolina Reaper ranch on a toasted kaiser. Opening Fall 2021.
Crust Wood Fired Pizza
45 Romney Street, Charleston | crustwoodfiredpizza.com
Bringing the brand to the peninsula for the first time, local pizza chain Crust Wood Fired Pizza is opening its third location downtown. Customers can expect pizzas like the J Bird with braised beef, red pepper and caramelized onion as well as an oyster bar and twenty four beers on tap at this new neighborhood spot. Guests will be able to grab a slice while enjoying a cold brew at the bar. Opening Fall 2021.
1617 Ashley River Road, Charleston | dellzville.com
Recently reopened with a new name and limited seating, DellzVille is ready to serve up healthy food items. The menu includes Vegan Nachos with mango salsa, avocado, mixed greens, and drizzled lime and the Jazzy Pizza with organic wild rice, black beans, mixed mushrooms and bell peppers. Additional changes to this health conscious eatery include making nearly every dish from scratch, sourcing from local farms and hosting Sunday pop-ups aimed at engaging the community. Reopened July 2021.
251 Meeting Street, Charleston | maamsaabchs.com
Former Pakistani pop-up restaurant Ma’am Saab is expanding to brick-and-mortar. Born out of Chef and Co-owner Maryam’s longing to share the flavors of her home with Charleston, Ma’am Saab serves comfort food from Pakistan, such as kebabs and pakora. Opening Fall 2021.
Park & Grove
730 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston | parkandgrovechs.com
Formerly The Park Cafe, Park & Grove has reopened with a new name and redesigned space. A seasonal eatery serving lunch, dinner and brunch, Park & Grove’s menu is a la carte style, with various proteins and an abundance of sides for pairing. Offering eats like the Insalata Di Mare “Crudo” with scallops, shrimp and local fish and drinks like the Tom Collins with gin, lemon and basil, the menu will be ever-changing to resemble what’s in season. Reopened August 2021.
28 Broad Street, Charleston | establishmentchs.com
Seafood-centric restaurant The Establishment has reopened in the historic James Gregorie house. Focusing on fresh and sustainable ingredients surrounding the area, the menu changes daily. Offering comfortable dining, the spacious eatery houses two large dining areas, a full bar and wine cellar, a private dining room as well as an open kitchen with chef’s table. Reopened June 2021.
61 State Street, Charleston | theloutrel.com
Located in the heart of the historic French Quarter, The Loutrel is a 50-room luxury boutique hotel. With offerings such as The Veranda Lounge, a private club room for guests and a picturesque rooftop with city views, guests are welcome to check in for an escape. The botanical inspiration lends itself to curated decorations, a unique Charleston picnic experience as well as an exclusive history and garden tour led by The Loutrel’s private guide. Opening Fall 2021.
The Cottages at The Ocean Course
One Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah | kiawahresort.com
The Cottages at The Ocean Course, home of the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2012 and 2021 PGA Championships, are now open on Kiawah Island. Nestled beside the clubhouse, the four two-story, four-bedroom cottages offer views of the driving range with the Atlantic Ocean serving as the backdrop. The cottages are offered by Kiawah Island Golf Resort exclusively as part of the Ocean Course Cottage Experience, which also includes daily rounds of golf, daily breakfast, and full-time concierge service. Opened June 2021.
The Nail Place
243 Calhoun Street, Charleston | thenailplacecharleston.com
Environmentally conscious nail salon, The Nail Place, has landed in downtown Charleston. Offering an extended service menu, this women-owned business brings a new level of nail care to the peninsula with health and safety in mind. Their service menu includes manicures and pedicures that are Charleston-inspired with names such as The Charleston Classic, The Sandy Beach and The Pineapple Fountain. In addition to their nail services, the new nail salon will also offer spray tans and facials. Opened June 2021.
1250 Supply Street, North Charleston | hunley.org
Recently reopened, the Hunley Museum offers self-guided tours and a new multimedia video presentation showing the vessel’s story. The Confederate submarine was discovered four miles off the coast of Sullivan’s Island in 1995 after spending more than a century lost on the ocean floor. Today, it resides in the Hunley Museum where patrons are welcome to visit daily. Reopened June 2021.
International African American Museum
113 Calhoun Street, Charleston | iaamuseum.org
The International African American Museum will honor the untold stories of the African American journey at one of our country’s most sacred sites. Built on Charleston’s Gadsden’s Wharf, the museum will empower visitors with knowledge of the past through its technology-driven exhibits and The Center for Family History will serve as a groundbreaking resource for the study and advancement of African American genealogy. Opening Spring 2022.
Cooper River Bridge Run, September 25
Charleston is gearing up for the annual Cooper River Bridge Run this September. Participants can choose to walk or run this 10K, and a Kid’s Run is offered to those 12 and under. Not a fan of running? This event has you covered with a variety of entertainment at the Finish Festival in Marion Square where you can find live music, food and drinks, merchandise and more.