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Charleston International Airport Restaurants

Southern hospitality paired with world-renowned dining is a recipe for success at the Charleston International Airport. Leading food service management company Delaware North partners with Choate Construction to bring eight diverse eateries to the busy terminals. The restaurants provide over 13,700 SF of dining options to the Airport’s near 3 million yearly passengers. From national favorites to home-grown Charleston restaurant staples, travelers can relax and refuel in distinct, contemporary settings.

Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear Grill | 2,560 SF
One of golf’s greatest legends takes his game to the restaurant scene with a new 2,560-SF eatery at bustling Charleston International Airport. The distinctively designed casual dining concept was selected by Delaware North Co., the CHS food and beverage concessionaire, for its home-style, laid-back appeal and the international recognition of the Nicklaus name. With references to the familial history and travels of the famed golfer, the design of Golden Bear Grill features a tailored, warm blend of wood, stone, and refined details throughout. In lieu of focusing on golf, which one would expect from such a restaurant, the space is accentuated with family archival photographs. The heart of the space is open and points to “Barbara’s Kitchen” where everything from breakfast to dinner is prepared alongside Jack Nicklaus Golden Bear signature items.

Caviar & Bananas Restaurant & Kiosk | 1,413 SF
Caviar & Bananas, Charleston’s destination for gourmet specialty foods and coffees, expands its outreach from a single flagship store in the city’s historic district to a new 1,013-SF Quick Service shop in Charleston International Airport. Under the ownership of repeat-client Delaware North Companies, the CHS food and beverage concessionaire, Caviar & Bananas serves up its delicious selections of made-to-order and DYO (Design Your Own) sandwiches, salads, and breakfasts along with baked goods and pastries. More information to be provided upon completion of design documents.

Harvest & Grounds Kiosk | 400 SF
In a modern, slightly rustic atmosphere reminiscent of a classic European bakery, Harvest + Grounds broadens its reach with a second location at Charleston International Airport. The 400-SF coffee and bakery kiosk offers patrons a smaller selection of the delectable menu found within the larger restaurant space, such as an assortment of freshly baked pastries, espresso drinks, gourmet bite-to-eat plates, salads, sandwiches and packaged snacks.

Harvest & Grounds Bakery & Cafe | 800 SF
In a modern, slightly rustic atmosphere reminiscent of a classic European bakery, Harvest + Grounds broadens its reach to the ever-expanding Charleston International Airport. The coffee and bakery cafe offers patrons with a delectable menu comprised of an assortment of freshly baked pastries, espresso drinks, gourmet bite-to-eat plates, salads, sandwiches and packaged snacks. The 800-SF buildout spans two levels, the main level consisting of the dining and cafe areas complete with community tables, while a lower level contains only below slab-on-deck utility rough-ins.

Burger King | 900 SF
The “Home of the Whopper” takes up residence at Charleston International Airport with a new 900-SF eatery. A fast-tracked construction schedule permits the quick service restaurant to serves up its famed menu in mere months. Décor and finish elements match the traditional Burger King branding.

Charleston Beer Works | 1,000 SF
Local beer connoisseurs and travelers alike can partake in a tasty brew or two at the newest home of a lowcountry bar legend, Charleston Beer Works. Delaware North Companies brings King Street’s original brewpub to Charleston International Airport’s Concourse-A with the fast-tracked upfit of 1,000 SFof space within the newly renovated Concourse A. Thirsty travelers enjoy 30 different beers from which to choose, as well as a full menu of spirits, wine and food in a laidback, casual atmosphere with warm, earthy tones. Pendant lighting, wooden bar stools and flooring tile give way to the natural look of the space, as well as a brick tiled bar space to complete the rustic Charleston feel. Up to 30 airport guests can dine in the front of house space while taking in a local taste, from the beer to the painted brick graphics sporting the Charleston company’s logo and sports parafunelia. 

Samuel Adams Charleston Brewhouse | 732 SF
Charleston International Airport’s (CHS) Concourse-A receives a familiar name to its endless options for appetizing food and beverage. Samuel Adams Charleston Brewhouse consists of 732-SF of bar, dining, and back of house kitchen and prep space. To complement the famous Sam Adams wooden barrels, wooden  bar stools, dining chairs, Pasadena oak table tops, and dark walnut lounge tables pay homage to the famous brand name. The entryway includes existing columns surrounded by exposed brick and concrete counter tops covered with oak-strip paneling.  The ceiling is layered with down lights and pendant lights draped overhead, while various barrel art signs line the surrounding painted brick walls.

DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana | 1,330 SF
Based on Atlanta’s much-loved Antico Pizza Napoletana, DeSano’s is a Neopolitan-style, casual pie shop reminiscent of Little Italy and overflowing with the rich, delectable aromas of authentic wood-fired pizza. The main level, which includes the kitchen and dining areas, is stunningly wrapped with thin brick tile, large mural paintings, and graphics with finishes unique to the DeSano image. A suspended wood ceiling, custom lighting, and two stone hearth pizza ovens finish the space and add ambiance to the bar, pick-up counter, and dining areas.