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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 / 7

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

    Salsa Trio / 6

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

    Nachos / Half – 5 / Full – 9

    Roasted chicken OR veggie nachos served over tortilla chips

    Ho-Cakes / Order of four – 7

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

    SOUPS + SALADS

    Sweet Corn Bisque / Cup – 3.50 / Bowl – 5

    Roasted corn, jalapeños and fresh basil

    Black Bean Soup / Cup – 3.50 / Bowl – 5

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

    Sautéed Shrimp Salad / 8

    Marinated shrimp, mixed greens, red onions, sliced pears, roasted cherry tomatoes, avacados, bleu cheese and champagne vinaigrette

    Fried Goat Cheese Salad / 7

    Coconut and panko-breaded goat cheese, roasted cashews, fresh orange segments and strawberries over mixed greens with orange balsamic vinaigrette

    Jerk Chicken Salad / 8

    Grilled chicken, marinated tomatoes, carrots and bacon lardons over butter lettuce with a creamy buttermilk peppercorn dressing

    TACOS

    Two per order, choice of one side

    Roasted Chicken Tacos / 12

    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 / 12

    Grilled mahi, avacado pico, spicy pineapple relish and cabbage

    House-Made Chorizo Tacos / 12

    Chorizo, sautéed onions and poblanos with a crispy kale salad

    Grilled Shrimp Tacos / 13

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

    SANDWICHES

    Choice of one side

    Grilled Jerk Chicken Sandwich / 13

    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 / 14

    Southeastern Family Farms beef, smoked garlic BBQ sauce, lettuce, tomato, cabbage and mango ketchup

    Chorizo Burger / 14

    House-made chorizo with green chili horseradish aioli, smoked tomato ketchup and house-made pickles topped with shoestring onions

    Black Bean Burger / 12

    Fresh made, hand-pattied veggie burger with pepper jack cheese, crispy kale salad, tomato and poblano-avacado spread

    SIDES + EXTRAS

    Hand-cut Fries / 3
    Black Beans / 3
    Sweet Potato Fries / 3
    Slaw / 3
    Island Rice / 3
    Sweet Plantain Fritters / 3
    Walhalla Boiled Peanuts / 3
    Avacado / 2
    Bacon / 2
    Sautéed Onions & Peppers / 2
    Queso / 2

  • 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, cane sugar, fresh lime juice, muddled mint, soda water

    Cucumber Cocktail / 9

    House-infused Cucumber Vodka, cane sugar, fresh lime juice and a splash of Gin

    Pain Reliever / 9

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

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

    Cadillac Margarita / 10

    Sauza Silver Tequila, fresh lime juice and cane sugar topping with Grand Marnier

    Jalapeno Margarita / 10

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

    Sangria / 9

    Red Wine, Raspberry Vodka, tropical cane syrup, seasonal fruits

    Fuel Mule / 9

    House-infused Cucumber Vodka, Gosling’s Ginger Beer, fresh lime juice, cane sugar

    Fuel Island Tea / 10

    Sweet Tea Vodka, Rum, Tequila, Gin, Triple Sec, fresh lemon juice, splash of cola

    WINE

    REDS

    Pinot Noir / Glass – 7 / Bottle – 28
    Malbec / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30
    Cabernet Sauvignon / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30

    WHITES

    Pinot Grigio / Glass – 7 / Bottle – 28
    Chardonnay / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30
    Sauvignon Blanc / Glass – 8 / Bottle – 30
    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

    BOTTLE/CAN BEER

    Ask your server about our rotating 18 drafts

    PBR (can) / 2.50
    Bud Light / 3.50
    Budweiser / 3.50
    Red Stripe / 3.50
    Michelob Ultra / 3.75
    Tecate (16oz can) / 4
    Corona Extra / 4.50
    Corona Light / 4.50
    Angry Orchard Cider (gluten free) / 4.50
    Stella Artois / 5
    Daura Estrella Damm Lager (gluten free) / 5
    Avery Ellie Brown (can) / 5.50
    Founders All-Day IPA (can) / 6

  • Happy Hour

    Happy Hour: Monday – Friday 4 – 7 pm

    Cadillac Margarita / 8
    Cucumber Cocktail / 7
    Frozen Pain Reliever (12 oz) / 7
    Tecate & House Tequila Shot / 5
    Local Draft / 5
    PBR & House Shot / 4

    ALL DAY, EVERY DAY

    House Liquors / 3.50
    Fuel Draft / 3
    Antifreeze Shooter / 2.50

  • Brunch

    BBQ Pork Hash / 10.50

    Pulled pork, potatoes, BBQ sauce, sautéed onions and peppers

    Dirty J’s Huevos Rancheros / 11

    Cheese quesadilla topped with chorizo, scrambled eggs, black beans, queso frescha, salsa and créme fraiche

    Granny V’s Chicken & Biscuits / 10

    Southern style fried chicken, sausage gravy, onion strings and house-made honey mustard

    Fill ‘Er Up / 9.50

    Scrambled eggs, stone ground grits, biscuit and your choice of bacon OR sausage

    Local Shrimp & Stone Ground Grits / 11

    Tomatoes, smoked sausage, poblanos & onions with pan gravy

    Garden Scramble / 9.50

    Sautéed seasonal vegetables, scrambled eggs and cheddar cheese

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.