Martha Lou appeared on the cover of the City Paper in 2011 | Josh Curry file photo

Last year, in honor of International Women’s Day, we compiled a list of women owned or co-owned restaurants in the Lowcountry. As we all know, a lot can change in a year. Some places have shuttered and others have opened their doors — here is an updated list of spots with at least one bad ass woman behind them. Eat up.

The Getaway

Swank Desserts

Black Wood Smokehouse 

WildFlour Pastry

Martha Lou’s Kitchen

Bertha’s Kitchen


The Harbinger Cafe and Bakery

Muddy Waters

Charleston’s Cafe

Callie’s Hot Little Biscuits

Long Island Cafe

Pickled Palate

Dellz Uptown & Dellz on the Macon

Jestine’s Kitchen

Voodoo Tiki Bar

Basic Kitchen

Tattooed Moose

Juanita Greenberg’s

Cupcake DownSouth

Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar


Ms. Rose’s

Gnome Cafe

The Sparrow

The Orange Spot

The Junction Kitchen & Provisions

Stacks Coastal Kitchen

goat.sheep.cow & goat.sheep.cow.north

Poke Tea House

Jack of Cups Saloon

Elliotborough Mini Bar

Nana’s Seafood and Soul

My Three Sons of Charleston

Workmen’s Cafe

The Park Cafe

The Royal American

Taco Boy


Bin 152

Chez Nous

The Lot

Lost Dog Cafe


Tavern & Table

Bay St. Biergarten


Pounce Cat Cafe

Rudi’s Caffe e Vino

Ladles Downtown

Muse Restaurant and Wine Bar

Sunflower Cafe

Red Orchids

Xiao Bao Biscuit


Transilvania Bakery & Cafe

North Central Delicatessen

Tin Roof

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