If there is one thing that we enjoy in Summerville, it is the cuisine! Living so close to Charleston certainly has its advantages and one of them is the eclectic-fare cooking that you can’t get anywhere else in the South. From pizza to raw bar, there is something for every taste bud! We love to support local startups, so although some of them might be a drive, enjoy the scenery and try something new, literally. Your stomach and food adventure seekers in crime will thank you!
Expanding to James Island, the original concept for fantastic pie was born on Johns Island and has branched out. From the creators of Garage 75, Zeppelin’s Pizza is quickly becoming a favorite all around the islands and in our neck of the woods. Zeppelin’s offers late-night, as well as happy hour specials. But for full disclosure, all of the hours that you spend at Zeppelin’s are happy ones! Why is it called Zeppelin’s? You guessed it, the pizza rocks just like the rock ’n' roll atmosphere! Stop in to one of their locations today and try a calzone, house pasta, or Detroit-style pie to dive in for!
A doughnut is a donut, or maybe not? The newly opened DonutMakes is where cafe meets donut meets sandwiches. They offer take-out, outdoor seating, and Kolache. If you don’t know what Kolache is, just wait to try it out! Their fresh croissant sandwiches will fill you up, but if you have just a little more room, topping it off with a donut dessert is a must! Once more, you can order online so your donuts will be ready to go when you are!
Mediterranean food is finding a new home in Summerville! From grain bowls to pitas and everything in-between there is something serving up for every taste bud! For the health-seeker, they offer the very best in vegan foods. You can build your own meal or choose from one of their menu favorites. Although a chain restaurant, there is nothing average or ordinary about Kairos. Stop in to try it today!
For the Mexican-lover, Agaves Cantina offers the very best in traditional cuisine. The restaurant was so popular in Daniel Island, West Ashley, and Mount Pleasant, that it has moved our way. It offers generous portions, good pricing, and cocktails to top it all off. The atmosphere is casual and light, and so are many items on the menu.
Viva Chicken is a newly opened Peruvian-inspired casual dining venue that is delighting people all over Summerville and beyond. It is the second spin-off for the original favorite located in North Charleston that found its new home in Nexton Square. It touts the freshest and hottest chicken around. Using a charcoal-fire rotisserie, the aim is traditional Pollo a la Brasa with unique authenticity. Mimicking chicken that you can get straight off of street food vendors in Peru, it promises that it will serve up something that you’ve never tasted before and won’t be able to get enough of.
Also opening in Nexton Square, is the CODFather. If you like an old-world style pub mixed with traditional fish ’n chips, then the CODFather is calling you! Not opened just yet, it is already highly anticipated. For the little ones, there will be a healthy portion of chips, mushy peas, and sausage rolls. Try something out of the ordinary, support local business, and enjoy time with friends and family. See you there soon!
Dills & Camp Sundries
Dills & Camp Sundries is a newly opened establishment in James Island that is catering to the brunch crowd. After all, why should Sunday get all of the fun? It is a wonderful eatery where breakfast meets lunch, and wallah… brunch takes shape. Their drink menu is full of wonderful concoctions served from morning until well into the afternoon. And their food choices include chicken n’ waffles, breakfast burgers, and French toast. There is truly something for everyone. The atmosphere couldn’t be more casual, and although it is a bit of a drive, you will be happy you went, guaranteed!
Blu Oyster Sushi and Seafood
Located on John’s Island is a new sushi and seafood extravaganza! Flavors of the Lowcountry are being served up hot and ready with a community feel and a commitment to fostering local commerce. Not your average seafood restaurant, there is a raw bar and a fish board menu that will set your taste buds humming! The seafood market is also a favorite with the freshest local-caught seafood that you can get in the restaurant industry. Take a bit of a drive, it is worth it. You will love what they are serving up Monday thru Sunday! Once more, if you are going to head, you can reserve your table so they know you are coming!
Looking for an intimate atmosphere with an awesome wine list and pairings that you will go crazy over? The Woodruff is it! Located on Johns Island, the owners are keeping it fresh and local. It is a perfect date night atmosphere, quaint and intimate, but also eclectic and contemporary, so you get the best of all worlds. Specializing in small plates and charcuterie boards, there is a little something for everyone and every taste.
The good news is that the world is finally returning to pre-pandemic conditions. The even better news is that we can all eat out again and the restaurant industry is answering our hunger for more variation and spectacular new concept restaurants. From chain to quaint and original, these are new restaurants to try in our neck of the woods or to venture to for a day or evening trip. You are guaranteed to love what’s being served up hot, or raw, in some cases, today. Let Sea Turtle Properties be your guide to all things Summerville and beyond.