Some of our favorite restaurants in Charleston are sadly closing their doors permanently due to the coronavirus pandemic. We are sad to see them leave but are so grateful for all the years they spent serving us!
This spot has been a staple in Charleston for generations but sadly is no longer viable due to its intimate setting. McCrady’s was a tasting-menu-only restaurant, located below Minero on East Bay Street with very limited seating. With its small capacity, the restaurant would likely not be able to accommodate enough customers to operate successfully.
Located above McGrady’s and run by the same restaurant group, Neighborhood Dining Group, this casual Mexican restaurant has also closed its doors amongst the pandemic. Even though the downtown location is closing, the restaurant group was already planning to open a new location on Johns Island. Minero is sad to leave its downtown location that opened up in 2014 but is excited for its new spot in James Island that will offer a larger menu and outdoor seating!
At the beginning of May, Parcel 32 announced on social media that it will close the restaurant and transition it into an event space. The restaurant, operated under Patrick Properties Hospitality Group, explained that “With the recent devastating disruption to the Charleston hospitality community, we saw a significant shortage of event space required to accommodate our city’s current and prospective groups desperately trying to find suitable new dates to travel and host events, especially weddings. By transitioning Parcel 32 from a restaurant to a true event venue, we can provide additional options for smaller groups looking for a more intimate experience.”
Old Towne Grill & Seafood
The oldest family-run restaurant in Charleston, Old Towne Grill & Seafood, has officially decided to shut down despite the easing of dine-in restrictions in SC. Post and Courier reported that the closure was due to a dispute between the restaurant’s co-owners. The restaurant was located on lower King St. since 1972 and will be missed by many.
Cane Rhum Bar
Charleston’s first and ONLY rum bar announced earlier in May that it will not reopen due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Rhum Bar opened its doors in August of 2016 and had a great run at its downtown location on East Bay Street. The owner hopes to find a new home sometime soon, but in the meantime, he thanks all their customers for the continued support!