We'd like to welcome you the coolest coop in Charleston: The Kickin' Chicken. Life in the Lowcountry is all about laid-back vibes and fun times, and we serve up those same experiences alongside our famous coop favorites seven days a week.
Whether you're gathering friends and family for game day or want a fresh, fast dinner for the two of you, we've got something to meet everyone's needs. Charleston residents love to eat at our restaurants because we know what they like to eat, drink, and play. No, we didn't conduct surveys and focus groups to get that conclusion - owners Chip Roberts and Bobby Perry grew up right here in Charleston. Like many Chucktown natives, they attended the University of South Carolina before finding their path in life.
After graduating college, Chip and Bobby saw a chance to add to the delicious food culture in Charleston. In 1997, Bobby and Chip partnered up to start Charleston's favorite bar and grill: The Kickin' Chicken. If you've ever visited our restaurant, you know it was never meant to be a fancy, sit-down eatery. Instead, Chip and Bobby envisioned serving fresh, delicious food to their fellow Charlestonians in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere.
After opening their first location in Charleston, Bobby and Chip knew they had something special on their hands. After building a loyal fanbase and experimenting with the recipe for its now-famous Kickin' Chicken sandwich, it was time to expand.
To help facilitate that expansion, David Miller came onboard after they opened a second location. Finally, with the guidance and knowledge that David brought, the Kickin' Chicken had become a staple in South Carolina and an incredibly popular sports bar in Charleston, SC.
Today, we're still cooking up fresh, tasty meals and great times at all our locations around metro Charleston. We're proud to be Lowcountry natives and strive for excellence with every plate and drink we deliver to your table or front door.
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Our sports bar wouldn't be what it is without a menu full of coop favorites, signature sandwiches, and cold beverages. Here are just a few of our customer's go-to dishes and drinks to enjoy at Kickin' Chicken:
They say first impressions make a world of difference. Our starters are sure to whet your appetite and show your stomach how serious we are about making it happy.
"I'll just eat half of those Bobby Fries now, and I'll save the rest for later," is a phrase that nobody says. Why? Because our Bobby Fries are basically heaven on earth, and it's almost impossible to put them down. We start with sizzling, fresh fries hot out of the fryer and top them with creamy ranch dressing, crispy bacon bits, and a blanket of melted cheeses. We then serve them straight to your table or house, so you can dig in even if you're not dining out.
Lightly breaded and fried to golden-brown perfection, our fried pickles are equal parts tangy and tasty. With a cup of cool ranch served on the side, it's hard to quit dipping these crispy pickle chips. Order up a batch or two to enjoy with friends on college gameday or as a precursor to your memorable meal at Kickin' Chicken.
Get ready for one of the biggest, best plates of nachos that you've ever seen in a Charleston sports bar. We start with a heaping helping of crispy, crunchy tortilla chips and top them with our indulgent house queso. We then add melty mixed cheese, crisp lettuce, cool tomato, onion to the mix, so you can say you ate your veggies. We top it all off with zesty jalapenos for a little extra kick.
Our chicken dishes helped put us on the map, so be sure you try one or all of our fresh-made choices of fried poultry perfection.
Whether you're "winging" in the weekend or need football-day food for your whole crew at the bar, our famous chicken wings are a crowd favorite at Kickin' Chicken. Hot and crispy on the outside and tender and juicy inside, you can't go wrong with fried chicken wings, especially when friends are near and sports is on the TV. Sauce up your wings with flavors like buffalo, Nashville hot, hot honey garlic, Polynesian, or pterodactyl. Or, if you prefer, let us rub your meat with lemon pepper, ranch, spicy ranch, or Jamaican jerk. The choice is yours, and none of them are wrong.
A world without great chicken nuggets is a world we don't want to live in. That's why we made our own! Our fresh-cut, hand-breaded, all-white meat nuggets are served with fries and your choice of honey mustard or ranch for dipping.
Our marinated chicken tenders are big, juicy, and hand-breaded in our unique blend of spices. You won't find these plump tenders at any fast-food drive-thru! Before we deliver your Kickin' Tenders, we load up your plate with crispy fries and add a cup of honey mustard for dipping. Concerned about your cardio? Order your tenders grilled instead of fried!
Our Kickin' Chicken wraps and sandwiches are handheld masterpieces that will leave your tummy full of joy.
This sandwich is the one that started it all! We pile tender, juicy chicken and crispy bacon into a soft sandwich roll and cover it with a melty blanket of provolone cheese. With a side of our extra-special sauce for dipping, this is chicken sandwich nirvana that you can only find at our bar and grill in Charleston, SC.
Want to take your Kickin' Chicken to the next level? Our The Johnny takes all the best things about our original version and adds that spicy tang that you're craving. This fan-favorite comes with your choice of french fries, pasta salad, coleslaw, or potato chips, complete with ranch or bleu cheese for dipping.
Cheddar cheese, onion straws, lettuce, tomato, smoky BBQ aioli.
Like the famous Kickin' Chicken sandwich, our Coop Favorites are uniquely us and full of Lowcountry love and flair.
In "queso" you didn't know, you can sponsor your good mood with our take on this classic bar food staple! We take your pick of chicken, shrimp, or veggies, add mixed cheese, onions, and peppers, and grill it to perfection. We then deliver it to your door or table with fresh salsa and yummy sour cream to complete this masterpiece.
Crispy fried chicken. Pillowy-soft Belgian waffles. A side of salty bacon and sweet syrup. Breakfast for dinner never sounded so great!
Our salads are tasty, lean, and green to help your body keep running like a machine. With unique salad dressings and awesome add-ons, your new favorite dish might just be doctor recommended.
Our house salad topped with black bean & corn mix, and tortilla crisps. Served with our creamy cilantro lime. Add Chicken $5, Shrimp $6, Veggie Burger $5.
A refreshing salad topped with your choice of fried or grilled chicken, this salad is far from rabbit food, and will leave you feeling full without having to unbutton your pants.
Life is better when you're surrounded by friends and family, but it's even more awesome when there's Kickin' Chicken to eat! Perfect for business lunches, beach parties, tailgate gatherings, and more, our takeout platters are packed full of our most famous foods, from main courses to sides. Choose from one or more of the following:
Our food truck, "The Chicken Coup" is available part-time for your next special event or party. The Chicken Coupe's real job is to be a literal vehicle for community support. The Coupe's main objective is to help charities and members of our community meet their fundraising needs. So, if you're looking to make a difference in the Lowcountry and need a fun way to keep your guests full, give us a shout today.
Customers love to use Kickin' Chicken for their catering event because we:
The beauty of our food truck is that we can set up shop right at your house or in your parking lot. Our catering customers find this particularly helpful for their outdoor or hybrid indoor-outdoor events, especially when space is limited. No kitchen access? No problem! We bring the kitchen to you and your guests, so you can focus on your event.
Serving your event attendees old, room-temperature food is played out. We provide fresh, piping hot treats and eats for your guests to keep them happy, not hungry.
Whether you're looking for the best wings in town or a fun, hoppin' place with plenty of flat screens for football, Kickin' Chicken is your go-to spot. Come on by and see why so many natives and visitors alike are flocking to our bar and grill in Charleston for good times and scrumptious food in a fun atmosphere, seven days a week.Order Online
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC, a modern blacksmithing company, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The company’s $2.9 million investment will create 45 new jobs over the next three years.Founded in 2013, Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC intertwines traditional blacksmith techniques with modern machining and fabrication methods to craft iron pieces ranging from custom architectural ironwor...
COLUMBIA, S.C. – Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC, a modern blacksmithing company, today announced plans to expand operations in Charleston County. The company’s $2.9 million investment will create 45 new jobs over the next three years.
Founded in 2013, Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC intertwines traditional blacksmith techniques with modern machining and fabrication methods to craft iron pieces ranging from custom architectural ironwork commissions to volume-produced pieces of furniture, decorative hardware and cookware.
Relocating within the county to 56 Hayter Street in North Charleston, Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC’s new facility will expand the company’s operational footprint to accommodate production line growth.
The expansion is expected to be complete in the second quarter of 2023. Individuals interested in joining the Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC team should visit the company’s careers page.
“We are excited about the next phase of Robert Thomas Iron Design’s growth and are very happy that we are able to do this on the historic Navy Base. Our expanded operations will enable our growing community of craftsmen and designers to have the space, equipment and support they need to keep the spirit of blacksmithing thriving in Charleston.” -Robert Thomas Iron Design Owner Robert Thomas
“The success of our existing industries is critical to South Carolina’s strong and growing economy. Today we celebrate Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC’s expansion and 45 new jobs in Charleston County. Congratulations, and we look forward to their continued success.” -Gov. Henry McMaster
“Congratulations to Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC on expanding in Charleston County. It’s particularly exciting to announce the growth of a modern blacksmithing company such as Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC. We look forward to seeing how the company continues to inspire modern craftsmanship in Charleston County and across South Carolina.” -Secretary of Commerce Harry M. Lightsey III
“Blacksmithing is experiencing a modern artistic revival, and we are proud that Robert Thomas Iron Design, LLC has committed to growing this craft in Charleston County. Their investment and creation of new jobs is a welcome addition to the community.” -Charleston County Council Chairman Teddie Pryor
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Carnival Cruises will no longer depart and return to Union Pier Terminal in Charleston starting in 2024.On Wednesday, the SC Ports announced it will not be renewing the homeport cruising contract, and will instead focus on redevelopment of Union Pier. The ports do still plan to host ships as a port of call in the future.Jim Newsome, president and CEO of South Carolina Ports Authority, says this has been a conversation for a while.“As time has gone along, and certainly the real estate value...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Carnival Cruises will no longer depart and return to Union Pier Terminal in Charleston starting in 2024.
On Wednesday, the SC Ports announced it will not be renewing the homeport cruising contract, and will instead focus on redevelopment of Union Pier. The ports do still plan to host ships as a port of call in the future.
Jim Newsome, president and CEO of South Carolina Ports Authority, says this has been a conversation for a while.
“As time has gone along, and certainly the real estate values have increased in Charleston and just the opportunity to do something really transformational. The City of Charleston has led us to the conclusion to do a complete non-maritime redevelopment. And the consequence of that is we really don’t have a place to do a home port operation after the end of this contract in 2024,” Newsome says.
Newsome says they have engaged Low Enterprises, the firm building the Cooper Hotel on Concord Street, for the redevelopment.
“So they are running point on the planning, and that planning really entails deciding what steps and taking the steps needed to get this property to what’s known as a planned unit development phase,” Newsome says.
He says the timeline goal is to move with the development as fast as possible once the 2024 contract with Carnival is up.
“Basically where there’s a master plan that can be approved, and then developers can then buy the property and do what’s in their best interest on that property,” Newsome says.
He says there will be an engagement phase to see what they want coming to the area while they make a master plan.
Newsome says he thinks the idea will have a lot of benefits.
“It’s attractive to everyone in the sense that the city will benefit by getting property back on its tax rolls. And really realigning the whole city of Charleston with its historic waterfront, there’s no access to the waterfront today if you think about it,” he says.
But the decision will impact how certain tourists engage with the city.
Erik Koenig is the Front of House at Queology Restaurant on Market Street, right across from the Carnival Sunshine Port. He is worried how this might change the business.
“When the ship is in, the crew gets off, they eat, they come by the shop,” Koenig said. “The people that are waiting to get on the cruise, they shop, they walk through town for hours and they settle in until it’s time to get on the ship.”
He says they will be grateful for port of call tourists, but have concerns with how construction and development will change the area in the coming years.
“We appreciate anything we can get,” Koenig says. “But the port of origin is very important to us because this is where all the folks come to this corner, this area, the market and everything else which is a huge impact on us. So we’re a little bit concerned right now about this.”
The Coastal Conservation League released the following statement in support of the decision:
While we are optimistic about what appears to be a new direction for the future of the cruise industry in Charleston, we look forward to learning more about the implications of this decision. We support limited port of call business—especially smaller ships that will have a greater economic impact—as long as the SPA continues to abide by a previous agreement to limit cruise ships in Charleston to 103 visits or fewer each year. We also need more information about whether ships will be docked overnight.
Newsome says the terminal is a great asset to the city and this opens up a lot of opportunities for how people will interact with the area in the future.
“This decision came clearer and clearer over time and ultimately, it’s the best business decision for the port,” Newsome says.
Carnival Cruise Line issued a statement on the decision Wednesday morning.
“It is amazing to see the continued growth of Charleston’s tourism economy, and Carnival is proud to have been a part it of since 2010. While exciting for the future of Charleston, the redevelopment of Union Pier Terminal will, unfortunately, mean Carnival will no longer homeport a ship in Charleston beyond 2024. We will work with the Ports Authority to explore future opportunities in Charleston. In the meantime, it is business as usual and we look forward to seeing our guests aboard Carnival Sunshine through 2024.”
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston County will stop accepting emergency rental and utility assistance applications for their COVID-19 relief program Tuesday.The program was created last year after the county received $42.5 million from the U.S. Treasury. So far, the county has distributed more than half of the funds.Since the start of the program in April 2021, Charleston County has assisted more than 3,617 tenets and 715 landlords....
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Charleston County will stop accepting emergency rental and utility assistance applications for their COVID-19 relief program Tuesday.
The program was created last year after the county received $42.5 million from the U.S. Treasury. So far, the county has distributed more than half of the funds.
Since the start of the program in April 2021, Charleston County has assisted more than 3,617 tenets and 715 landlords.
The program is intended for those at risk of homelessness, housing instability or unsafe living conditions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To qualify, one must have a household income that’s equal to or less than 80% of the area median income.
Chelsea Diedrich with Charleston County says those who apply by Tuesday are eligible to have the current month paid in full and any other money owed.
“Based on assistance requested, approved applicants are able to receive rent and utility assistance and have their arrears covered,” Diedrich says.
Payments are made directly to landlords who are also required to apply through the same online portal tenants use.
For those needing technical assistance, Charleston County Public Library branches or Charleston County’s Public Services building will help. The county asks that you make an appointment first if you decide to get assistance from them.
If any funds are left over the county says they will be used to support people battling eviction. To apply you call 843-202- 6960.
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Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is a Baja-inspired beach bar with locations in Sullivan's Island, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant and prides itself on providing an endless summer to customers year-round with craveable tacos and memorable margaritas.The restaurant’s main inspiration came from their surf trips down the Baja Peninsula, cruising down the Mex 1 highway, stopping along the way for light, fresh flavors at local cantinas....
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina is a Baja-inspired beach bar with locations in Sullivan's Island, West Ashley and Mount Pleasant and prides itself on providing an endless summer to customers year-round with craveable tacos and memorable margaritas.
The restaurant’s main inspiration came from their surf trips down the Baja Peninsula, cruising down the Mex 1 highway, stopping along the way for light, fresh flavors at local cantinas.
As one of the top Mexican and Tex-Mex restaurants in the area, the food at Mex 1 is inspired by the flavors of Southern California and the Baja Peninsula. Their fan-favorite Baja fish tacos, Mahi-Mahi rice bowls, guacamole, and smoked pulled pork nachos are among their most mouth-watering dishes, bringing Charleston locals and summer tourists back for more (and more).
In addition to Mex 1’s locally sourced, high-quality food; their delicious summertime cocktails provide the perfect escape from the daily grind of life.
Mex 1’s cocktails are made with only 100% agave tequila, setting them apart from the other margaritas in town. This purest form of tequila means no hangovers, no additives, and a much more enjoyable cocktail experience.
Whether you’re sipping at the shoreline or enjoying beverages at home with friends, Morgan Hurley, Marketing and Beverage Director at Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, provides his list of the top 3 summer cocktails that everyone should try over the next few months.
Top 3 summertime cocktails:
1. Ranch Water Cocktail
This effervescent cocktail is typically made with Topo Chico sparkling mineral water, tequila, and lime. This beverage can be easily crafted at home and brought to enjoy on boat excursions or pool days. You can even enjoy it in the Topo Chico bottle if you gently pop the top off and just add tequila and lime juice.
Mex 1’s version of the ranch water comes with its own twist as a Pineapple Ranch Water made with pineapple infused tequila, Topo Chico sparkling mineral water, a slice of lime and a lime sugar/salt rim; served right in the Topo Chico bottle. Try it with Mex 1’s Bangin’ Shrimp Tacos for a full summertime Baja experience.
Hurley says, “Serving the cocktail in the Topo Chico bottles adds a bit more mineral water. This makes for a much lighter drink so you can enjoy a few on a hot summer day.”
2. Watermelon Margarita
Watermelon margaritas are an in-season summertime staple with watermelon, tequila, lime, and agave. These cocktails are perfect for batching ahead of time for parties. Hurley says, “Batching watermelon margaritas takes the work out of summertime. Just set it and forget it before enjoying a pitcher of margs by the pool.”
Mex 1’s variation of a watermelon margarita is their award-winning Baja Tanga. Their blend of tequila, lime, agave, watermelon and rosé wine creates the light, refreshing beverage that won first place at the Charleston Margarita Festival. Sip on this drink while enjoying smoked pulled pork nachos for a perfect combination of sweet and savory.
Want to enjoy a few watermelon margs at home without mixing them up yourself? This margarita is also sold seasonally as a mix, so customers can pick up a bottle from Mex 1, bring it home, and just add tequila.
3. Classic Margarita
You can’t go wrong with tequila, lime and agave. However, if you choose to make your own margaritas at home; Hurley reminds folks to only purchase 100% agave tequila and stick with seasonal tequila preferences.
He says, “If you’re at the store and the bottle doesn’t say 100% agave tequila, put it back on the shelf. Blanco and Reposado tequilas are perfect for summertime, while Anejo tequilas are better enjoyed in the fall and winter.”
All Mex 1’s margaritas are crafted with 100% Agave Tequila and their signature Mex 1 Mix, a blend of fresh lime, lemon, orange juice and a touch of simple syrup. The crowd favorite infused margaritas feature their infused Tequilas made in house with fresh fruit like pineapple, pineapple habanero, strawberry cucumber and jalapeno. The infused Tequilas provide a potent flavor that’s consistent across all margaritas, creating a premium sipping experience.
For a surf-inspired, laid-back beach bar atmosphere, craveable tacos, and memorable margaritas; Mex 1 is your vacation destination for an endless summer.
CHARLESTON — Twenty airports in South Carolina will received a share of nearly $19 million in federal grants to help pay for terminal upgrades, runway repairs and other improvement projects.More than two-thirds of the money will go to the state’s four largest airports, The Post and Courier reported....
CHARLESTON — Twenty airports in South Carolina will received a share of nearly $19 million in federal grants to help pay for terminal upgrades, runway repairs and other improvement projects.
More than two-thirds of the money will go to the state’s four largest airports, The Post and Courier reported.
Charleston International Airport, traditionally South Carolina’s busiest airport, is getting $2.5 million to improve taxiway lighting and and its terminal building.
The money for terminal upgrades will help pay for design work on proposed changes as the airport studies expanding its ticket counter and adding a third wing with more gates, said Charleston airport spokesman Spencer Pryor.
Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport will get $4.5 million for apron and taxiway rehabilitation and pavement sealing. Another $3.3 million will go to Columbia Metropolitan Airport for apron reconstruction. And Myrtle Beach International will get $2.2 million to remove a taxiway and rebuild it.
The remaining $6.3 million will get split between smaller county and regional airfields in South Carolina.
The South Carolina grants are among $518 million total the Federal Aviation Administration is awarding to airports across the U.S. for repairs, maintenance, improvements and new equipment.
The grants are the second round this year funding through the agency’s Airport Improvement Program. The FAA so far has awarded $1.1 billion in total grants through the program — roughly one-third of the $3.2 billion in funding available this budget year.
“In communities of all sizes, airports are vital to local economies, sustaining jobs and getting people and goods where they need to go,” U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said in a statement. “We’re pleased to announce this important funding to help improve airports around the country and better serve all Americans.”
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