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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar, Charleston, SC

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
4.6
4164 Reviews
$30 and under
Seafood
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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 853-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Da' Von Keeling

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Cumblerland

  • Parking details

    On Street parking and nearby parking garages

  • Public transit

    Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 4,164 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Great for Lunch

  • Charleston

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

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  1. YM

    YinM

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food and waiter service was good. Front desk not so nice. I was a little bit early and they told me to come back at exact time. Did not even allow to stay and wait. Very noisy place, probably not their fault but a big loud nosy crowd they did not handle well. I couldn’t Eve hear myself talk
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great experience at Amen street fish! Their oysters are to die for.
  3. i

    ilmg

    Wilmington

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience4
    Hostess was rude. Wait times for ordering and between meals was long. Food was average.
  4. BK

    BrittneyK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    the mahi mahi sandwich was amazing! that cajun remolaude is PERFECT!
  5. AC

    ACRVA

    Richmond

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Excellent service!
  6. RN

    RichardN

    Richmond

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We have come here many times and it is always great food and great staff!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Kevin B was amazing! A must-go place to eat in Charleston!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great environment, great food! Music was a little loud for what I prefer but it didn’t seem to bother anyone else so thats just me. I do encourage trying this restaurant!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great oysters
  10. PP

    PamP

    Chicago

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    First time there
  11. ZF

    ZachF

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    I had been here for lunch a number of years ago and had good memories of the place. The food is really good overall, and the ambience is nice in most places. On this occasion we had issues from start to finish. We waited 30 minutes for a raw bar sampler which arrived with absurdly badly shucked oysters (I took pictures to commemorate it). They were totally mangled and full of shell bits. This is unforgivable for an establishment that bulls itself as a raw bar in one of the oyster capitals of the world. The rest of the food was really good—shrimp corn dogs and shrimp and grits. Our bill came with drinks we hadn’t ordered and an inexplicable +$42 credit (that was ultimately removed!). After an additional 10 minute wait we received an accurate bill with no explanation. Oh well, many other great establishments in Charleston.
  12. C

    Cynthia

    St. Louis

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere. Good food.
  13. BW

    BonnieW

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    Ambience and location was great! The food was OKAY at best.
  14. WV

    WandaV

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my sons there from out of town and they both loved everything we got!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Enjoyed the meal. Waitress was rushed. Forgot our sides. Had a reservation but when we arrived tables were available. 3/4 full! Attire was more casual than I expected!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Good food. Good service
  17. KD

    KDH34

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend told me to go here for dinner. I'm so glad a made a reservation as he suggested. It was wonderful.
  18. n

    neilh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    She crab soup is fantastic. Had the raw oysters and a fried seafood platter which was very good.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was my wife’s birthday. A storm moved in and the person we talked to nice to postpone our reservation. The food was fabulous as always.
  20. AE

    AreEssJay

    Dallas

    38 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    A little less touristy than many of the other restaurants in the area. Definitely try the shrimp corn dogs!!! Enjoyed lunch. :)
  21. JF

    JulieF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The shrimp corn dog appetizer was delicious and I wish I lived nearby so I could enjoy them more frequently.
  22. DB

    DanB

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed everything about our experience. Our waiter Michael was engaging, knowledgeable and attentive and the food was outstanding. Best calamari we've had, the shrimp and grits were as good as any in town and the she-crab soup was great. Highly recommend.
  23. CO

    CatherineO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    What a great funny waitress we had! I love their she crab soup and oysters.
  24. MG

    Miles2Go

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service from our waiter and a delicious meal. Seated on time with our reservation, as well.
  25. c

    connorg

    Memphis/West TN

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Just ok, nothing to write home about, service was excellent but the cheese sauce with the fish was like the nachos you get at sporting events> load room and the music was all baseline and unnecessary.
  26. SK

    ScottK

    Kansas City

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael, the waiter was great and informative. Food was awesome! Great wince choice in Quilt too.
  27. MF

    MollyF

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food! Everything was outstanding!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Francis was great!!
  29. LS

    LindaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner. Made a reservation. Had the she-crab soup. It was awesome AND it had hunks of crab in it. Great atmosphere. Casual but nice. Would go back in a heartbeat. Definitely recommend!!
  30. CK

    CatherineK

    Atlanta

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Loved the beet and Brussels salad! Lovely little place to eat.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Oysters were fresh and delicious. We went to Amen St. just for their oysters. We will be back.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    I recommend that hostess that worked on 10/31 should get a new job that does not interact with customers. She was rude and never smiled. Our waiter, Kevin, was very good!!
  33. CM

    CMac

    Atlanta

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went early hoping to take advantage of happy hour prices, but they only offered if you were sitting at the bar. Which had only backless bar stools. So we decided to stay in the booth. My husband's burger was wonderful and they switched out the fries for Brussels sprouts at his request, and they were great. I had the shrimp pasta which was very good, but I could not finish because I had the hush puppies before, and they were excellent and filling, even though there were only 7 in a serving. Served with honey (good) ,but I would have prefered a honey butter. Our waiter was a delight, and when we told him that we were staying on James Island, he gave us a list of other eateries that he recommended. We have already tried Lolo's - a dive on Folly Beach, which may be the best meal so far this trip!
  34. P

    Pickyeater

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We throughly enjoyed our experience at Amen, especially the quality and taste of the food, from appetizers to entrees to dessert!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Savannah

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In Charleston with my wife for a quick getaway and decided to give this place a try. The table was ready when we arrived and the service was great from start to finish. I had the Local Catch, which was great, and my wife had the Shrimp Scampi, which she really liked. I’d definitely go back as there were several other menu items I’d like to try.
  36. LS

    LexyS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very comfortable atmosphere, service was very good but not particularly quick (coming from New York, nothing is our speed in the Carolinas). Food was excellent, it wasn't too tinny or loud in the dining room. We arrived with a reservation at 5:30 and the restaurant filled in by the time we left around 7:00. Restroom was clean and well-appointed. The oyster shooter and their own branded hot sauce were both delicious. All around, a nice dinner out and we'd certainly go back.
  37. LM

    LawrenceM

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was my fourth visit to Amen Street. The seafood has always been fresh, the presentation first rate as well as the service. This restaurant is consistent as I have never been disappointed. On this visit I enjoyed their beet salad with Brussel sprouts, garnished with onion and miniature parsley greens. To this I added their blackened tuna. The tuna was delicious. A superb dish! I highly recommend Amen Street.
  38. F

    Flfoodie

    Tampa

    85 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    85 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Went for lunch. Raw and roasted oysters were good. She crab soup rather bland. Beet salad was good as was Caesar salad. My granddaughter loved the shrimp corn dogs!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very unique and old building. Great setting. Staff very friendly .
  40. DW

    DavidW

    Atlanta

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food and service was excellent. Very much enjoyed the variety of seafood in the seafood tower.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 853-8600.

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 4164 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 65 times today
Google Map for Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

205 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cumblerland

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On Street parking and nearby parking garages

  • Public transit

    Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Da' Von Keeling

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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