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211 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5822
+1 843-737-5959
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“pork tacos” (47 reviews)
“plantains” (38 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
Caribbean, Bar, Jamaican, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
211 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5822
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Food and service was great. Nice patio. But on a hot muggy day it was more difficult to enjoy without AC.

Thank br0za1205
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a late lunch here at the end of our vacation. The food was absolutely delicious and the service was excellent. I highly recommend this restaurant for a nice lunch.

Thank allyson360
Reviewed 4 days ago

A tried recommended Fuel as a great place to go. I am glad we went. It was just a bit from the center of Charleston, there was parking in front, no lines, great food, fun staff. Everyone enjoyed their food, we would definitely recommend to...More

Thank Diane062
Reviewed 4 days ago

This sweet repurposed 1950's gas station has refined pub grubs with a Caribbean "Key West" feel to it and a big shaded patio in the back. Perfect place to chill and enjoy some of the freshest and best food in town. This place was featured...More

1  Thank Marie-France M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff of the nearby Comfort Inn suggested Fuel as possibility for Sunday night service. What a pleasant surprise. It is an old service station which has a really nice outdoor dining area in the back, a good place for kids I think. The menu...More

Thank conradroad2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Place is great. Open air bar felt like Key West! I had the pork braised tacos with fritters and it was incredible.

Thank MusicandLyrics101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went there as Fuel Charleston was featured on Diners, Drive-In and Dives. Glad we did; great food, reasonably priced. Get there early, be careful where you park, and ask to be seated outside. It is et in an old gas station, which really provided a...More

1  Thank rhfr2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Probably one of the my favorite watering holes around Charleston, the jerk chicken sandwich with pineapple is amazing and there is a reason it has been on the Food Network. PlanTaine fritters will knock your socks off also, if the drink specials down

Thank sshapleigh
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We ended up stopping by as our first choice for lunch had a 2-hour wait to be seated and I'm so glad that they did! This was my favorite restaurant in Charleston by far! We were seated on the back porch right away by friendly...More

Thank amalco2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fuel is in a converted gas station. The location was near a VRBO house we rented. The crowd was young, but my wife and I (sixties) ventured into the group. The staff was welcoming and several different folks and employees stopped to talk to us....More

Thank Salem_NJDon
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Do you take reservations?
24 February 2017|
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Response from dan w | Reviewed this property |
I don't think they do, unless it's for a large group. They get a lot of traffic from locals.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Kids, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 211 Rutledge Ave, Charleston, SC 29403-5822
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-737-5959
  • E-mail
Fuel (new restaurant)
211 Rutledge Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403
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