September 28, 2018, 1:28 pm EST | Share:

CHARLESTON, SC (FOX 24) – It was once a service station, then it was a fish market, and today, it’s a fantastic restaurant.

Fuel’s Caribbean-inspired menu may catch you by surprise when you first catch a glimpse of its location on the corner of Rutledge Avenue and Cannon Street.

“We tried to pay homage to the building’s previous years as a service station back in the ’50s. We wanted to keep it casual since it was a service station back then. We’re in the same industry today providing service to people, but instead of gas, we’re just givin’ them food and cold beer,” said owner Josh Broome.

Broome spent a lot of time in the Caribbean growing up, and when he saw Charleston didn’t have an establishment reminiscent of the sun-drenched islands, he and his brother decided to act.

Thanks to their innovative spirit, Fuel has been around for 10 years and offers a relaxing atmosphere for days out with friends.

Leyla Gulen went behind-the-scenes with Josh in the kitchen – you’re about to see why your Taco Tuesdays are best spent on Rutledge.

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