Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar
Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amenstreet.com/
  • Phone: 8438538600x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dining Hours: 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
    Full Bar until 2:00 a.m
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Contemporary Southern
  • Executive Chef: Ramon Tiamanglo
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Special Events: Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar enjoys hosting special events and parties for our guests. Please contact amenstreet@yahoo.com for further details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Cumblerland
  • Public Transit: Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: On Street parking and nearby garages
A word from Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar opened in 2009, reviving the former Amen name of Cumberland Street and restoring this historic corner. The new renovation stays true to the beauty of the original 1800's architecture while creating a comfortable atmosphere for contemporary life.



Located at 205 East Bay Street in the heart of the historic district this Charleston seafood restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining all within walking distance of the local Market and the Charleston Harbor.



The menu includes a variety of seafood dishes such as oysters, clams and shrimp in addition to an ever growing raw bar menu. Amen Street supports Charleston's local fishing industry with market fresh fish.



We are open for lunch and dinner. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations are accepted as well.
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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
169 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
81% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (73)neighborhood gem (72)great for lunch (46)good for groups (45)special occasion (44)vibrant bar scene (42)hot spot (37)romantic (30)kid-friendly (19)late-night find (15)great for brunch (11)notable wine list (9)great for outdoor dining (8)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Very good dinner
    tricia
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    First time dining at Amen, generous with the wine, very good appetizers of Shrimp 'dogs' and calamari, oysters were good too. My friend had the scallops with pork belly and it was delicious. The fried seafood platter was a large serving. the swordfish I had was a tad overcooked but the broth was very flavorful. the lobster and shrimp risotto was very good. Very enjoyable evening. We will eat there again when visiting Charleston.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, but not good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    We found Amen Street as we walked through Charleston. We were able to snag a reservation for later in the day and excited to try it. When we arrived, we were promptly seated and then promptly ignored while other tables in our area were served and cleaned. Eventually a manager came by and noticed our situation, just as we were about to seek him out. He did offer a free cocktail which was nice. However we found it difficult to get past the bad first impression. After the incident our waitress was attentive enough, but still slow with drinks. The food was good - delicious fresh, baked and fried oysters. We say go for the food, but be aware of our frustrating service experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amen to that!
    KCBia
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    My wife and I just visited Charleston for the first time.We ate at Amen Street for our Friday night dinner. The atmosphere was perfect for a young couple with plenty of good energy. We ordered three appetizers -baked oysters,blackened shrimp and mussels - because we weren't too hungry for a large entree. All three where fantastic with service to boot! We will return here our next Charleston visit.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Shrimp Corn Dogs? You Bet
    CHSFlyerVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Amen Street has a fairly limited range of REALLY good food so it makes it easy to choose. Suspend your disbelief and have the shrimp corn dogs. A can't miss for your out of town guests if you are a local. Great oyster selection and awesome simply cooked fish. We keep going back and our guests keep loving it.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A pleasure dining at Amen
    Foodventurer
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    We tried Amen on a Tuesday night. Here's my rating: Main course and appetizers top notch---I'd particularly recommend the seviche. Desserts and drinks very good, but not outstanding. The place was a little noisy, but we could still hear across the table. The wait staff was attentive. All-in-all, a satisfying experience. I'd definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two words. Creamed. Corn.
    foodisgood
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Absolutely delicious! I had the berry salad and the pan-roasted grouper with a side of creamed corn. It was heavenly. I probably could have licked the bowl. My mom had the fried seafood platter and she said it was the best she'd had. Again, she loved the creamed corn. I really can't say enough good things about it. We try to eat at a different restaurant every time we're in Charleston, but Amen Street is a definite repeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!!!!
    Foodieheaven14
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Heard great things and weren't disappointed! They were incredibly accommodating with our 3 little ones in tow and the food was spectacular! My 6 year old has claimed the shrimp was the best of his life! He's still talking about it 2 days later. We will be back next time we are in Charleston without a doubt!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Very accommodating. We had troubles with cabs and they were very kind to push our reservation back
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great spot, delicious food
    Moge
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Inside was a bit crowded but they were able to move us outside. The food was great, especially the mussels. Will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Great spot in the heart of Charleston! The food was delicious! The seafood was absolutely amazing! Out waitress was very friendly and informative. I am definitely going back next time I am in Charleston. Also great bar that you can have just a drink or a meal. The space fits large parties as well!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Busy
    Susan
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    A very busy restaurant. Good food. One of our favorites.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great bar great food . . .
    David
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    On our recent visit to Charleston we visited Amen twice. Once with a group of 8 and another time with three of us. First time sat at a table - our server was right on top of things - there right when we needed her, but not otherwise. At the bar, the same. Great service, but not too much. The people working at Amen are happy and helpful. On to the food - roasted oysters - fantastic. When I got them, everyone "stole" from me. Had to order a couple more orders. And when I went back - forget the rest of the menu, bring me roasted oysters. But back to the group - we had drinks, appetizers - all great, and fish prepared many different ways - everyone was happy. And the wine list - not too bad for a bar/seafood house. Great times.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    We met friends and had a great evening. Wait staff was friendly and attentative. Food was delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience every time
    lynwilson3
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    As the title implies, this was not my first visit, nor will it be the last.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amen is a jewel
    CharlestonDiner
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    The food and service have been fantastic each time I have been here. I would DEFINATELY recommend Amen to anyone wishing to have an enjoyable and delicious dining experience downtown.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved it!
    Josephine
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    We went to Amen as a family of four with a service dog, and felt welcome and pampered. The food was excellent, tasty and well presented. Vegetables or fruit were offered with the kids menu (doesn't happen often enough), and the grapefruit mojito is now a favourite of mine. The service was pleasant and considerate. Thank you for a great meal!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Guests from out of town
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This is a great place to bring out of towners. Centrally located, good food, funky atmosphere
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great !
    S73ph3n51
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    A great place. Food and service both great. Deserts were also great. Will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great for lunch!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had read that the noise level could be a bit loud, but we ate lunch with a group of 6. It was great - food was wonderful, atmosphere was great. Will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not a place to go
    Perfectevening
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    If you like screaming kids and a table the size of a postage stamp - this place is just your place. Not a place for a nice evening out.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We stopped in Charleston, on our way North. The restaurant was a little noisy with many tourists but we were seated in a corner table that afforded us a quiet place. Our food was great. The she-crab soup was outstanding. My husband's stuffed flounder and my crab cakes were excellent. We would definitely recommend that anyone in the area try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed the experience!
    VisitorsEnjoy
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We enjoyed dining at the Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar. Service was very good and the food was delicious. It was recommended by our son and we would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Shortball
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    I have been here several times and have always enjoyed myself. Their shrimp and grits is one of my favorites and I love their bread pudding. Servers are friendly and professional they do an outstanding job.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Book in advance
    ChucktownDiner
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Great fresh seafood, prepared to perfection. Due to its location it gets a lot of tourist traffic. Be sure to book in advance to avoid a lengthy wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food at a good price
    RoneyVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food here is very well done and the prices are moderate. The interior is comfortable but the noise level can get elevated at times. Overall, I recommend Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar and will certainly return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding she- crab soup!
    LadyBug
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Absolutely the best- tasting crab soup we've ever had. The oysters on the half shell were outstanding too!! A Must if you visit Charleston. We can hardly wait to eat there again!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • insist on a good table
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    although we had reservations many weeks in advance we were seated at a "row" line table of two tops, all inches apart from the next guest. this should be for walk ins only. The restaurant was not crowded. I don't care to hear every breath of the adjacent person almost at or on my table. the portions are not much on size either.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food and service
    Skippy74
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The service was unremarkable and the seafood was fresh . The pan seared wreck fish was incredible.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amen Street
    CHS29492
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Slow in attentive service. Brought (threw down) the she crab soup to the table before drinks and taking menus. Disappointing. Extremely noisy. Great food.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • I hit it and quit it.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The shooters need help. The service was on point. I'm not dying to go back but I wouldn't not tell people to try it.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Surprising Find
    Banker
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We have a home in Charleston but had never been to Amen Street before. It was recommended by a friend of mine. I think that we probably passed on it because it is right in the middle of the tourist area, but we were very pleasantly surprised. First of all, the interior is well done and the food was very good. We had the oysters on the half shell and the fried oysters as appetizers. The raw oysters were a little small but probably because of the time of year. The fried oysters were delicious. The breading was very light and crispy. Finally, we had the grouper with fried okra and hoppin john for our main course and it was really excellent. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious!
    Awesome
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    This was our first visit to the Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar. It was a wonderful experience. The food was delicious, our server was fantastic, and the ambience was fun. I have been raving about it all day. Unfortunately, we are now living in Charlotte, but if this restaurant was closer, we would be definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • G8TAMEN
    NQT14
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We were in Charleston for 4 days- and on the last night we tried AMEN - thank Goodness. Best Meal entire trip - other lots of great places but this one beat the rest over the other highly recommended spots. Had baked oysters to die for- then grouper blackened and spouse had lobster/shrimp risotto. all excellent and had fun talking and sharing our food orderings with other patrons. Lots of fun but great food and service to add to that. THANKS
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • JBorden65
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Wife had shrimp & crab crabcake. To much bread; and potatoes were cold. I had oysters/shell and peel shrimp. Very good. Service was mediocre, but check came quick. To much noise.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amen St. Fish & Raw Bar
    datenight
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our first time dining at Amen St. My wife and I had such a lovely evening. The food, service and setting was perfect for a night out with our children at home with the babysitter! We will definitely be back...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service, delicious food
    tripleee
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Quick service on a Friday night is hard to find in Charleston. We were really impressed by the food selection and impressive service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh Fish
    Ivanka
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Great service in this seafood restaurant with variety of oysters and fresh fish specials. The restaurant was very busy but still got us out in time for our concert. Lots of activity at the bar, and a bit loud but very friendly. Easy, no-nonsense restaurant with very good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Excellent food and service. Seafood fresh and delicious.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved this place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Amen rocks! I had the most absolute best Bloody Mary ever! My fish was amazing and light, such great flavors! The the interior of this place is fantastic as most hot restaurants are in charleston ;) and the price won't kill the wallet for the quality you receive! Love it and will defiantly go back even if it's just for a quick Bloody Mary at the bar.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    A new favorite in charleston! The service was a little slow but I think our waitress had a larger section than average. The wait allowed us time to catch up with our guests, though. Enjoyed everything we ordered.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.