One of the best parts about moving to a new place is trying out all the food! Summerville is a great place to start that adventure. If you have just arrived or are a long-time resident, new restaurants always come to the area. This summer is full of new opportunities to grab a bite. We’ve scouted out some places that will be fantastic additions to your summer restaurant lineup. 

Try Out These New Restaurants Coming To Summerville 

Living near thriving restaurants and shops is such a great perk. At the Martin Freeman Group, we can help you find the perfect new home to give you the chance to live near these new restaurants. Maybe you’ll even find your next favorite meal!  


If you’re looking for a way to meet your Italian food craving, Laura is the new spot for you. Located in the heart of Summerville, Laura is inspired by the culture and cuisine of the head chef’s grandmother. You may have even experienced Chef Nico Romo’s other restaurants, NICO, in Mount Pleasant or Bistronomy in Downtown Charleston. There is something for everyone with options from pasta, pizza, various entrees, and an extensive drink menu.

Don’t worry about finding dessert either. That tiramisu is calling our names. Do you want to join us? This is one of our most anticipated new restaurants on the scene!

Bexley Fish & Raw Bar 

There could not be a list of new restaurants without a raw bar! With one glance at the name, you know Bexley Fish & Raw Bar is emulating the feeling of the coast and the food that Summerville residents love. In just a few months, they have captured the attention of locals looking for something new.

There are no reservations, but you can walk in to experience it. While there is a great raw bar, other large plates and handheld options meet anyone’s tastebuds. A new raw bar is always a good idea!  

Viva Chicken 

Are you looking for the “Hottest and Freshest Chicken” around? Viva Chicken is the place for you. With other locations in Charleston, it has finally made its way to Summerville. There is a focus on Peruvian-style rotisserie chicken that create distinct flavors you may not have encountered before. It has to be next on your list if you’ve been looking for great yuca and plantains.

Kids can find ample options as well with child-sized meals for ages 12 and under. There is even an outdoor patio to enjoy your meal! This is an excellent option for when you need something quick or want to take the time to sit down. You can find both, depending on what your current need is.   

The CODfather 

As the second location of this dining experience, this option of Summerville’s new restaurants focuses on the dish, fish, and chips. Those who have eaten at this restaurant have claimed it even serves better fish and chips than places they have encountered in the United Kingdom! Now that the restaurant has a second location, there is no need to make the trip to North Charleston. You can remain in Summerville and still satisfy that British craving.  

Getting acquainted with a new place can seem more manageable when you’re also met with delicious food. In Summerville, these new restaurants are great places to add to your summer plans. There are options for any situation you are trying to figure out, from date night to family dinner. Have you been interested in learning more about the Summerville area? Our team at the Martin Freeman Group is constantly learning more about what this great area has to offer. If it sounds like a place you may enjoy, let’s chat! Check out our website or give us a call at (843) 619-7292 for more information…or a dinner recommendation!  

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