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

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.amenstreet.com
  • Email: info@amenstreet.com
  • Phone: (843) 853-8600
  • 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, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • 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 & Promotions: 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerSeafood
Diner Reviews
  • "The oysters were tasty and our meals were fresh. The restaurant is located in a great location, but I wouldn't make it a destination to dine when visiting Charleston. If you love shrimp n grits, make sure you ask for hot sauce as they are very mild. It was a good meal, but not note worthy."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Service was a bit slow. We did not like that the fish had set accompaniments for each of three styles. The shrimp corn dogs and tuna tacos were great. Really noisy: hard to converse."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a fun restaurant where we often dine! Great raw bar! The service was a little off tonight! Sometimes they are slow on the shucking! Otherwise no complaints. The lobster and shrimp risotto was sublime and the fresh fish is always great!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "We were recommended this place by our attendant at the car rental. It was our first restaurant in Charleston, and definitely our favorite of the week! Absolutely delicious seafood, shrimp and grits, and outstanding fried oysters! I'd recommend this place to anyone!"
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "Had a great first experience at Amen Street. I love the Low Country cuisine and am a seafood fanatic, so it was a perfect combination. I particularly enjoyed the corn dog appetizer."
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Great location near City Market. Had reservation ready. Completely lived up to expectations. Prices were reasonable when compared with comparable restaurants, Seating was a little cramped but service was quick and efficient. I had the fried seafood platter and my wife had shrimp and grits. Both of our meals were very good, I would definitely recommend this restaurant."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Wonderful! Our first time there and we were very impressed! The calamari is amazing as is the she crab soup. Salads were fabulous. We had the shrimp and grits and the lobster and shrimp risotto- both were very good but we preferred the shrimp and grits. We will definitely go back! Not one bad thing to say!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Seafood Platter was excellent, Crab Cakes were fair with too muck seasoning and not alot of crabmeat taste. Service from Frances was very good and the Hostess addressed us promptly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Great food and beer selection in the heart of downtown charleston! We'd definitely go back"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Excellent food, had raw oysters, shrimp corn dogs (which are a must try!!!). Mussels, seafood platter, shrimp & grits & seared scallops. Two bottles of wine, it was all great!! Would definitely go again! AND the very best part! our friends picked up the tab!!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "This restaurant was recommended by the hotel concierge and he was spot on. The food was wonderful, our server was fantastic, and the atmosphere was exactly what we were looking for. Tried fried green tomatoes for the first time and loved them:) Great place for dinner."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Another excellent meal, Caesar Salad w/fried oysters particularly good, as were the fish tacos. Service a bit slower than usual even though it was not particularly crowded."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "From the moment I walked in I was greeted with warm welcoming!! Our server Catlyn was a gem there when needed always polite and smiling. As busy as the resturant was we received our wine and appetizer within minutes. Which by the way was unbelievable I got the fried oysters platter. Tasty but small. But I will definitely go back. The menu is wonderful selection of seafood and side dishes. The hush puppies were the best I ever had the honey out of this world yummy!!!."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "Excellent fresh catch selections and lots of oysters. Cool cocktails too!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Great place for a wonderful meal and great bar scene"
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Dined here twice, and the food was good but the service was slow. It seemed that the restaurant was understaffed with waiters. This is probably enough to keep me from returning even though their oysters are great."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "One of my favorite restaurants in Charleston. We ate dinner there on our first visit and lunch on our second. I highly recommend the salmon, hushpuppies, and oysters. Great service and dessert was great as well!"
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "If u don't like grits,,,,that's all about to change,,,,the best anywhere"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Drink order took a little while, especially for an early Monday evening. Oysters were great! Both of us had Catch of the Day. Fish portions were adequate; probably should have gone with an additional side dish."
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "We lunched outside on the Charleston Harbor for great low country fare."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "We just happened to select Amen Street for lunch and the raw oyster bar. Everything each of us had was proclaimed, "Delicious." Presentation was excellent in all cases. The She-Crab Soup was the most subtly flavored I've ever had. Service was friendly and attentive without being bothersome. Another memorable Charleston eating experience."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Good food and service but Ifelt that it was over priced and did not deliver value"
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "As you would expect from their name, fish are on feature. I started with a half-dozen oysters followed by swordfish, grilled, one of the three methods in which they prepare the fish orders. My partner started with a cup of she crab soup and flounder, grilled. The food and service were uniformly excellent. Not much more to say, recommended."
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "I ate here with my in-laws a few weeks ago for the first time. We tried the peel and eat shrimp which were heavenly. The shrimp and grits were out of this world as was the dessert."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "The oysters were great. Wine selection very good. Would come back"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My wife and I went here for dinner on a Monday. It was surprisingly crowded. The food was awesome plenty of recommendations for beef and seafood fans. Loved everything about the meal except for the speed of getting our entrées. We'll definitely go back though."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Charleston Bay Street find. Great fresh oysters, good service at fair prices."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "They offered 6 different fresh fish w 3 options for preparation. I liked that option."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "My wife and I had a great experience at Amen Street. Another couple at the B&B that we were staying at recommended Amen Street and we are glad they did. The calamari appetizer was outstanding -- cannot say enough about this dish! The broiled seafood dish was very good, but the lobster and shrimp risotto was scrumptiously great. Very happy with our food, service and atmosphere."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had a great time at Amen Street. The restaurant was packed so be safe and make a reservation! We started with the mussels, which were wonderful - ask for a few extra slices of bread to soak up all of the delicious broth. Our main courses were the Seared Scallops and Pork Belly and ... who cares what my husband had - I wasn't sharing... this meal was to die for ! And the deliciousness didn't end there - desert ended as strong as the beginning and middle with a shared slice of flourless chocolate pie - which is really a creamy mousse. This was the best meal our entire weekend. Well done Amen Street!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Took a friend to Amen Street for a going away dinner. The food was great, my cocktails were better, and my friend really enjoyed herself. Service was impeccable. I highly recommend Amen Street for a romantic dinner for two that won't break your budget (even with my drinks, the total cost was under $100.00 for two)"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Not very good. Good rather tasteless, service perfunctory. I used to like it a lot, but they have lost a step...or two."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I ate here on Monday and now again on Wednesday. Monday - my sister from California was with us and Wednesday - celebrating my cousin's birthday. The menu is awesome and we haven't had a bad dish yet. This time we got the crab cakes and they were really good...not alot of breading and alot of crab meat! I'm sure I will be back again."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "We got full eating the oysters, mussells, shrimp dogs, and fish tacos!!! The cosmopolitans were the good too! This is one of my go to restaurants when I'm downtown because the food is always good!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "Always enjoy a feed of oysters at Amen St. restaurant. The lobster risotto is wonderful. Nice place."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "We had gone for our dinner and it was delicious! The place was buzzy, our the service was perfect, I made a mistake in ordering my oysters, if was my error but when I asked the waitress about changing it she was able to correct it quickly and pleasantly! We will go back again on our next trip to Charleston."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Ive always found food to be good, service very inconsistent."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Amazing food and excellent service. Baked oysters were probably the best I've ever had. The lobster and shrimp risotto and shrimp and grits were outstanding as well. Server was very nice and helpfull."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Using Open Table reservations was a breeze. Our table was ready within minutes of our arrival. Our waitress was knowledgable and the service was great. The food meet all our expectations. We had oysters and shrimp corndogs for starters, and fresh fish, crabcakes, and lobster risotto as main entrees. Everyone raved about their meal. This is the second we have visited Amen and even though there are many restaurants to choose from in downtown Charleston, we would come back again."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "My friends and I had great service and appetizers (the hushpuppies are to die for), but my meal was lacking. I had the seared tuna, it was a terrible cut and very chewy. Quiet disappointing for a restaurant that advertises Fish in it's name."
    Dined on 2/28/2014