Restaurants That Are Now Open For Dine-In In South Carolina

    Post-coronavirus, restaurants are slowly reopening in various stages — which started with takeout and delivery and has evolved into partial capacity for dine-in— in order to ensure a safe experience until the days of everyone operating at full capacity. We are just as excited as you to get out of our own messy kitchens and back into a restaurant enjoying food and drink crafted by someone else along with new and old friends. Here is a comprehensive list of restaurants that you can enjoy dine-in eating now in Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding towns. 

    Restaurants open in Charleston:


    5Church New American cuisine served in a casual yet refined atmosphere. Cutting edge design, stellar service, and world-class food by Top Chef Alum Jamie Lynch are all to be expected.

    Edmund’s Oast

    Edmund’s Oast is a restaurant like no other because it’s so much more – a unique combination of a brewery, seasonally-focused kitchen, and encyclopedic bar program.

    Oak Steakhouse

    Located on Charleston’s historic Broad Street, Oak Steakhouse is a classic American steakhouse. A classic array of both wet and dry-aged Certified Angus® Beef are featured on the menu. Chef Mark Keiser sources locally and regionally from sustainable farmers and fishermen to accent the steakhouse menu. Items including local oysters on the half-shell, Clammer Dave’s caper clams, and a daily fresh fish selection depending on the season. Other popular dishes include the whole fried lobster, goat.sheep.cow artisanal cheese plate, a wedge of Kurios Farms bibb lettuce salad, the house-made pasta, and vegetarian plates. 

    Mercantile and Mash

    Mercantile and Mash is a gourmet food emporium located in the recently renovated cigar factory on East Bay Street, Offering a unique selection of homemade items and local products, Mercantile and Mash features charcuterie, cheese, wine, baked goods, locally roasted coffee, grab-and-go items, gifts, and cookware, and other gourmet food essentials. Priding themselves on hospitality and service, Mercantile and Mash offer the highest quality of ingredients and products available on the Peninsula.

    Fatty’s Beer Works

    Fatty's Beer Works is a brewery and taproom open 7 days a week located in beautiful downtown Charleston, SC. Charleston has been named the best city in the world for the past 9 years by Conde Nast Traveler. Fatty's offers a taproom featuring our best 12 beers on tap plus wine for the non-beer drinker. The bar is made of historic white oak plus custom made heart pine barstools with 3 HD TVs and a lounge area including Golden Tee, 50 of your favorite vintage arcade games, and life-size Jenga. 

    82 Queen

    82 Queen is known for its gracious Southern hospitality and fresh local cuisine. Serving lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, the restaurant is spread throughout three buildings with eleven quaint dining areas including a turn-of-the-century courtyard featuring a mammoth Magnolia tree.

    The Cocktail Club

    Tucked away on Charleston’s bustling upper King Street, above The Macintosh. The Cocktail Club is an upscale lounge dedicated to the art of the craft cocktail. An extensive selection of house-made infusions, rare liquors, and farm-to-shaker beverages features fresh-squeezed juices and modern ingredients alongside a menu of light fare.

    Virginia’s on King

    VIRGINIA’S ON KING is a SOPHISTICATED Southern restaurant blending traditional kitchen comforts with familiar regional dishes. Prepared with the utmost care for quality and flavor, the menu incorporates local ingredients and family recipes to bring you Southern cooking LOWCOUNTRY STYLE.

    Pour Taproom

    Pour Taproom was started in Asheville, NC in 2014 to support and showcase local craft beer. We offer a unique self-serve system that allows you to try a large variety and selection of beer, cider, and wine. We constantly rotate our selection so we can offer a beer festival every day! Pour Taproom is NOT a franchise, but rather a group of friends and family with small local businesses in different cities throughout the Southeast and California.

    Taco Boy Downtown

    All of the Taco Boy restaurants are designed with festive décor that is meticulously sourced on research trips to Mexico. The most recent trip proved to be a gold mine when the group finally found an authentic tortilla maker – realizing the dream of making fresh tortillas in house. 

    Bourbon N’ Bubbles

    Bourbon n’ Bubbles is Charleston’s newest luxury restaurant and bar.  Located at the corner of King and Spring Streets, enjoy our offerings of small plates and select entrees coupled with a premier selection of Champagne, Bourbon, and hand-crafted cocktails.

    Carolina Ale House

    Are you looking for the best place to eat near downtown Charleston? We’re the best place to grab lunch, dinner, or a bite to eat late at night! Our kitchen serves up delicious dishes made with the freshest ingredients.


    Located on Charleston’s Upper King Street, Indaco (Italian for “indigo”) serves rustic Italian cuisine by Executive Chef Michael Holler. Wood-fired pizzas, hand-crafted pasta, house-made salami, and cured sausages fill the restaurant’s menu which can be enjoyed family-style or a la carte.

    Leon’s Oyster Shop

    Leon’s Fine Poultry & Oyster Shop is a comfortable Southern joint serving fried chicken, oysters, lots of salads, cheap beer, soft serve, Rose on tap, tons of grower Champagne, and good cocktails.

    Lewis Barbecue

    The first thing you’ll notice when you pull up to Lewis Barbecue is the massive, custom-made smokers, welded by the pitmaster himself. Inside you’ll order at the counter, where John Lewis is slicing up true Central Texas barbecue, cut-to-order.

    Restaurants open in Hilton Head:

    Hickory Tavern

    Be social! We're the place where the neighborhood is drawn by a lively bar, great food, and a passion for entertainment and sports

    Tupelo Honey Cafe

    Tupelo Honey is a revival of Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina mountains we call home. Our recipes are simply crafted and made from scratch with responsibly sourced ingredients that bring the best of every season. For over 15 years, we have infused our Southern spirit into every bite

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    Author: Rachel Mazzola