Charming Inns Announces Addition to Its Family—Kitchen 208 Restaurant

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Kitchen 208 Restaurant brings outdoor dining, breakfast, brunch and lunch to lower King Street in historic, downtown Charleston, SC

Charming Inns’ family owned and operated collection of inns and restaurants is excited to introduce the newest addition to its family: Kitchen 208! This whimsical Charleston breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant serves sandwiches, salads and fun signature dishes. Named after Charleston’s historic walkways, the ‘Cobblestone’ breakfast sandwich is served on a fresh benne seed bun with egg, candied bacon, Gruyere cheese, tomato, arugula, and lemon mayonnaise. Features from the lunch menu include the soul-food inspired ‘BelleGem’, a buttermilk fried chicken breast served between bacon waffle bread and topped with Swiss cheese, whole grain mustard aioli, lettuce and tomato. Daily soup selections feature product from local purveyors like ‘Johns Island Cold Corn Cilantro Soup.’

Kitchen 208 is located at 208 King Street, next door to the Fulton Lane Inn in downtown Charleston’s historic district. Guests may take a cool seat inside the dining room or settle in on the shaded King Street-side patio – one of only a few outdoor dining options in Charleston.

The team behind Kitchen 208 has worked together for over 13 years. Charming Inns’ Proprietor Rick Widman partnered with Circa 1886 Restaurant’s Executive Chef Marc Collins and General Manager Mark Severs to open Kitchen 208. Widman says, “For many years there has been a need for a breakfast and lunch café in Charleston to further compliment the vast retail stores on King Street. My vacant lot adjacent to 208 King Street was the impetus in developing an exciting outdoor patio along with an inside, which what was most recently an antique shop, for locals and visitors alike to experience as they stroll along King Street.”

This is the sixth project Widman has completed with NBM Construction and Joe Schmidt of Evans and Schmidt Architects. They work together like a well oiled machine with their vision and attention to detail, evident in the modern art-deco style dining room with exposed original brick walls, large windows and repurposed bead board. The counter, made from one of the building’s original floor joist, against one of the brick walls is great for two to dine together or a comfortable spot for eating alone. Unlike anywhere else on King Street or in downtown Charleston, Kitchen 208’s outdoor patio stays cool in the shade with multi colored “sails” covering most of the space.

Coffee, beer, wine, and to-go items are available all day. Kitchen 208 is open seven days a week from 7am until 3 pm, giving diners plenty of options to choose from. Sake bloody marys and mimosas top off a tasty brunch menu, which is available all day on Sundays.

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