Charleston’s Best New Restaurants and Bars of 2023

January 4, 2024

Charleston has long been hailed as a haven for foodies, and today that reputation rings truer than ever. In 2023, some new standout restaurants emerged on the city’s culinary scene. From wood-fired pizza to Pakistani cuisine, take a look at Charleston Guru’s list of Charleston’s Best New Restaurants of 2023. Put these on your list of places to try, and don’t forget to make a reservation!

Charleston’s Best New Restaurants and Bars of 2023

In Reverse Chronological Order


da Toscano Porchetta Shop

Walker Creative Inc.
  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • What to expect: Focaccia Sandwiches, market, beer, wine, and espresso
  • When it opened: December 2023
  • Google Rating: 5.0 | 14 Reviews

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Costa*

  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • What to expect: Coastal Italian Cuisine
  • When it opened: November 2023
  • Google Rating: 4.9 | 17 Reviews

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Honeysuckle Rose

  • NeighborhoodDowntown
  • What to expect: Eight course tasting menu
  • When it opened: October 2023
  • Google Rating: 5.0 | 17 Reviews

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Lola Rose

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Beautiful South

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The James

  • Neighborhood: James Island
  • What to expect: American Grill
  • When it opened: July 2023
  • Google Rating: 4.6 | 103 Reviews

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Ma’am Saab

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The Matador

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Azur

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Southbound

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Sorelle

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La Bonne Franquette

  • Neighborhood: West Ashley
  • What to expect: French cuisine
  • When it opened: February 2023
  • Google Rating: 4.6 | 123 Reviews

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Alcove Market

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Sommba

  • Neighborhood: Mount Pleasant
  • What to expect: Tapas, local seafood, wine flights, cocktails
  • When it opened: January 2023
  • Google Rating: 4.4 | 55 Reviews

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Coastal Snack Bar

Charlie Hager
  • Neighborhood: James Island
  • What to expect: Salads, sandwiches, burgers, and ice cream
  • When it opened: January 2023
  • Google Rating: 4.6 | 27 Reviews

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Weltons Tiny Bakeshop

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