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Welcome to

FUEL Charleston


211 Rutledge Avenue
Charleston SC
843-737-5959

a Food Network featured Caribbean influenced restaurant

Our menu

  • Lunch/Dinner

    STARTERS

    Queso Carne / 8

    Grilled tortillas and chips served with a warm house-made chorizo queso dip
    (Vegetarian options also available)

    Salt + Vinegar Chicken Wings / Half (6) 7 / Full (12) 13

    Crispy jumbo wings served with Cantina White Sauce

    Salsa Trio / 6

    Spicy pineapple habanero, tomatillo and roasted tomato served with tortilla chips

    Nachos / Half – 5.5 / Full – 10

    Roasted chicken OR veggie nachos served over tortilla chips

    Loaded Hand-Cut Fries/ 12

    French fries topped with warm queso, pulled pork, sweet onion relish and diced tomatoes

    Ho-Cakes / Order of four – 7

    Pan-fried corn fritters, pepper jack, lime créma, tomato chutney

    SOUPS + SALADS

    Sweet Corn Bisque / Cup – 4 / Bowl – 6

    Roasted corn, jalapeños and fresh basil

    Black Bean Soup / Cup – 4 / Bowl – 6

    Black beans, peppers and onions topped with crumbled bacon, créme fraîche, tomatoes and cilantro

    Grilled Shrimp Salad / 12

    Lightly grilled shrimp, red onions, sliced pears, roasted tomatoes, avacados, bleu cheese crumbles over mixed greens with champagne vinaigrette

    Fried Goat Cheese Salad / 9

    Coconut and panko-breaded goat cheese, roasted cashews, fresh orange segments and strawberries over mixed greens with orange balsamic vinaigrette / Add Grilled Jerk Chicken or Grilled Shrimp 3

    Jerk Chicken Salad / 12

    Grilled chicken, marinated tomatoes, carrots and bacon lardons over butter lettuce with a spicy ranch dressing

    TACOS

    Two per order, choice of one side

    Roasted Chicken Tacos / 13

    Shredded chicken, stewed tomatoes, onions and peppers topped with lettuce, tomato and pepper jack cheese

    Braised Pork Tacos / 13

    Pulled pork, green chili aioli, sweet onion relish and slaw

    Grilled Mahi Tacos / 13

    Grilled mahi, avacado pico, spicy pineapple relish and cabbage

    Chorizo + Potato Tacos / 13

    Spicy chorizo, diced potatoes, green tomatillo salsa, avocado and cilantro

    Grilled Shrimp Tacos / 13

    Grilled local shrimp, tomatillo salsa and tomato relish topped with diced scallions and créme fraîche

    Crispy Avocado Tacos / 12

    Lightly fried avocado, pico de Gallo, lime crema and red slaw cabbage

    SANDWICHES

    Choice of one side

    Grilled Jerk Chicken Sandwich / 14

    Marinated chicken with applewood smoked bacon, fresh grilled pineapple, lettuce, tomato and cilantro mojo

    Fried Fish Sandwich / 13

    Lightly battered fish of the day, cabbage, diced tomato and spicy pepper rémoulade

    Fuel Burger – Cantina Classic* / 14

    1/2 lb. patty of ground chuck, short-rib and brisket grilled to order, cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onion, Fuel pickles and ‘Full Up Sauce’

    Chorizo Burger / 14

    House-made chorizo, crispy shoestring onions, Fuel pickles, lettuce, spicy ranch

    Black Bean Burger / 12

    Fresh made, hand-pattied veggie burger with pepper jack cheese, grilled pineapple, sliced avocado, lettuce and cilantro mojo

    SIDES + EXTRAS

    Hand-cut Fries / 3
    Sweet Potatoe Fries / 3
    Black Beans / 3
    Slaw / 3
    Island Rice / 3
    Sweet Plantain Fritters / 3
    Spicy Boiled Peanuts / 3

    *Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

  • Drinks

    FEATURED DRINKS

    Dark + Stormy / 9

    Gosling’s Black Seal Rum layered with Gosling’s Ginger Beer and a fresh lime wedge

    Guava Mojito / 9

    Guava Rum, simple syrup, fresh lime juice, muddled mint, sparkling water

    Cucumber Cocktail / 9

    House-infused Cucumber Vodka, simple syrup, fresh lime juice and a splash of Hendrick’s Gin

    Frozen Pain Reliever / 12 oz – 9 / 16 oz – 11

    Gosling’s Black Seal Rum, créme de coco, pineapple juice, splash of OJ, fresh nutmeg

    Cadillac Margarita / 10

    Sauza Silver Tequila, house made sweet and sour, Grand Marnier float

    Jalapeno Margarita / 10

    House-infused Jalapeno Tequila, Triple Sec, fresh lime juice

    Sangria / 9

    Red Wine, Grand Marnier, seasonal fruit and juices

    Fuel Mule / 9

    House-infused Cucumber Vodka, Gosling’s Ginger Beer, fresh lime juice, simple syrup

    Paloma / 9

    Montelobos Mezcal, grapefruit juice, fresh lemon juice, simple syrup, smoky salt rim

    Fuel Island Punch / 9

    Striped Pig Spiced Rum, Coconut Rum, passion fruit, pineapple, orange and guava

    WINE

    REDS

    The Seeker Pinot Noir / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30
    Gouguenheim Valle Escondido Malbec / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30
    Alta Vista Classic Cabernet / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30
    7 Moons Red Blend / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30

    WHITES

    Stella Pinot Grigio / Glass – 7 / Bottle – 28
    Hidden Crush Chardonnay / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30
    Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30
    Charles Smith Band of Roses Rosé / Glass – 7 / Bottle – 28

    TEQUILA + RUM

    Sauza Giro Silver / 3.50
    Sauza Silver / 5
    Espolón Silver / 6
    Milagro Silver / 7
    Patrón Reposado / 9
    Herradura Añejo / 9
    Avión Silver / 10
    Don Q / 3.50
    Flor De Canna 5 yr / 5
    Sailor Jerry / 6
    Appleton Gold Special / 5
    Striped Pig / 6
    Striped Pig Spiced / 6
    Ron Zacapa 23yr / 15

    BEER

    Local beers change daily.

  • Happy Hour

    Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4 – 7 pm

    Crispy Jumbo Wings / 5
    Taco Fries / 5
    1/2 Nacho / 5
    Tecate + Tequila / 5
    PBR Tall Boy + Shot / 5
    Draft Beer of the Week / 3
    Frozen Pain Reliever / 6
    Wine by the Glass / 5
    Specialty Cocktail / 7

    ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

    House Liquors / 4
    Fuel Draft / 3
    Antifreeze Shooter / 2.50

About Fuel

Fuel is a comfortable Caribbean inspired eatery in the heart of downtown Charleston serving up jerk chicken sandwiches, burgers and fries, fish tacos, fresh salads and tons of cheap beer and frozen rum drinks.

Located in an old filling station, Fuel opened its doors in 2008. The design seeks to honor the buildings blue collar history with fully functioning garage doors and custom gas pump light fixtures. A full bar and giant outdoor patio provide the perfect setting to enjoy time with family and friends.

Open 7 days a week serving lunch and dinner; with brunch on Saturdays and Sundays.

Feedback

From our guests

I recently hosted a private event at Fuel on a Saturday afternoon with about 40-50 people. The staff were MORE than accommodating, especially with people arriving and leaving at different times. They let us all run our own tabs, the food was great, and the service was excellent! Special shout out to Dave, the manager, and the excellent servers. Thank you all so much!
Donna J.