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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar, Charleston, SC

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
4.6
4575 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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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

What 4,575 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

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Seafood

4,575 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was wonderful food awesome and key lime chocolate tort pie was out of this world đź‘Ť

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  2. AliC

    Kansas City

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    Food was not good… some of the worst shrimp and grits I’ve had in the entire city.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience4
    Enjoyed a last minute date night here. Our meals were great! Drinks are strong.

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  4. CarolJ

    Baltimore

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another great meal at Amen St. Oysters were amazing as always but the star of the evening was our server, Michael. I wish I could give him more than 5 stars; he made a fun evening with some dear friends a night to remember forever. Perfect and thank you.

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  5. goldenrod49

    Charleston

    50 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very good food and service. We'll definitely be back

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  6. MattD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Great location and ambiance, excellent service. Food was good, not fantastic - except the oysters, which were great. This is the place if you like oysters. Drinks were pricey, but it's Charleston.

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  7. PatriciaL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful experience at Amen Street . The food was excellent and our waiter, Michael was the BEST!!!

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  8. DonK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very good place to stop and eat. We visited Amen street because of restaurant week and it allowed us to try them out. The old Fashions were very good, they used the right cherries and orange peel. The Salmon was incredible as were the mashed potatoes and collards. Nice place over all. Our server was outstanding.

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  9. Abitha8

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Went for restaurant week and was highly disappointed. We ordered hushpuppies and then 2 min later our salads came out. My friend also order a soup that was sent out with the salads. 10 mins later our food came out. We weren't even finshed with our appetizer. My steak was ordered medium and came out medium however it was ice cold. Asked the server to warm it up and ot came back well done. My water glass was empty more than once. The best part of the meal was the lemon cake. However it was extremely small. 3 bites and you were done. For $45 I was disappointed. I know they cut back but if I ordered off the restaurant week menu the salad would have been $13 and a bigger portions. The steak was $38 but came with mash potatoes and something else. Mine came with fries and probably 7 slices of meat. There was no way that slice of cake was $15. I wouldn't have even paid $8 for it bc it was so tiny.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food. Server was a bit too chatty. However great experience.

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  11. fantasticfoodie

    Washington DC

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    We booked a table on open table and when we arrived, we were told they didn’t have a record of it. The hostess showed me the iPad and it was right there. It then proceeded to take her 10 minutes to seat us and when we made our way to the table, there were five other empty tables. Our server wasn’t great- it took her a long time to even come over with waters and she seemed like we were holding her up from leaving. The food was amazing, though. We all ordered the scallops and risotto and they were impeccably done. Would go back for the food but earlier in the evening as we sat at 8pm and the place was empty by 9.

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  12. Claire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Enjoyed the food and the atmosphere! Our waitress was very attentive without us feeling rushed. Would go again!

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  13. TreverS

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great location and menu! Oyster selections were fantastic and presented well. The service was attentive and non intrusive, which was very pleasant. Main courses were well composed and very flavorful. Cocktail offerings varied but I found their basil offering so refreshing for the hot summer evening. Only minor drawback was having to speak very loudly and lean in to listen during conversation. Very loud inside on a Saturday night, but that was to be expected. My wife and I will definitely be returning in the future!

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  14. Traveldaddy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Get the shrimp and grits! Amazing. The she-crab soup was delicious as well.

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  15. KateN

    Denver

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great appetizers to share, wonderful specialty cocktails, excellent service.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The dishes were not executed well . My wife’s tuna was only seared on 1 side (at least they didnt over cook it). My scallops came with a risotto with too much cheese in it. The scallops were cooked well but the risotto was not good.

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  17. Bill

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2023

    overall3food2service3ambience4
    Raw bar food was not that fresh.

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  18. Foodlover777

    Columbus

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Fabulous location and great food! Perfect spot to pop into after viewing Charleston Markets

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Michael and the food were fabulous! Fun environment, great drinks and superb food and service

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  20. mac96

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    There are many amazing restaurants in Charleston to choose from, but if you haven’t been to Amen Street, GO! Our experience was wonderful. The hostess was kind and seated us promptly though we arrived 25 minutes early. Our waiter made great recommendations and helped find exactly what we were looking for, but we did end up waiting for refills and for him to check in for about 15 minutes after we received our food. We knew he was busy, so it wasn’t that big of a deal. The Peach Bellini was great and (surprisingly) paired well with the hushpuppies and honey dipping sauce (AMAZING!!!). My husband ordered the seafood platter and I had the bourbon glazed salmon but subbed the collard greens for green beans. For a cocktail, the appetizer, and both meals, it was about $85 after tax. Considering the atmosphere, quality of service and food, and quantity, we were pleased! Their website says they have a Smart Casual dress code, but I saw men and women in t-shirts, shorts, etc., so it’s a relaxed dress code. All in all, 5 stars!! Can’t wait to be back in Charleston to visit again.

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  21. DominicS

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine Downtown Charleston frequently and seek a particular vibe. Amen Street offers the gracious and lively experience we like - just the right balance. A gracious host. Responsive server. And the dinner: A Sampler of oysters, shrimp, clams and more fresh and savory. Mains - a Grouper that was cooked to perfection and nestled in a vegetable blend stunningly seasoned. PEI Mussels in a white wine and fresh tomato broth suggesting a delightful refreshing sweetness that even now we are planning to return for.

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  22. Rikey

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our dining experience at Amen wasn’t as good as in the past. My she-crab soup was served tepid, and my martini had a lot of vermouth. I asked for a second martini with just a touch of vermouth, but it arrived the same way. The rest of the meal was delicious and our server did a good job.

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  23. BritneyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great!! Great selection of oysters and seafood overall! Will definitely be coming back!!

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  24. Mandi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food perfect portions. And our server was knowledgeable and great.

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  25. robertb

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Hi Really poor service We tried to get the waiters attention for 15 minutes while our oysters sat at the end of the bar with three servers leaning over/taking over them. I finally got up and said politely that we would no longer like these. Just after the youthful manager brought them over and tried to explain why we should take them as they were on ice. Sorry no thank you, three people were leaning over then chatting for 15 minutes, unsanitary. They then served my fish sandwich yet forgot my wives soup. Up again to ask for help Hopefully just a one off and the team will get some coaching

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  26. SteveM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Been here dozens of times over the years. Will be dozens more! Our Server, Reagan, was wonderful and professional. The appetizers were good as always. And the Shrimp and Grits were great.

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  27. StevenK

    New Orleans

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a late dinner, and it was not crowded. The shrimp and grits with a Cajun flavor with some of the best I’ve ever had. Will definitely go back again. 

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  28. Mira

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Drinks were super watered down. Oysters were good but the ceviche was uneventful. It lacked flavor. Overall a very disappointing experience. We had dinner reservations there but after the mediocre drinks & appetizers we decided to go some place else for dinner.

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  29. ReneeM

    Atlanta Metro

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    A little disappointed in my meal - the cioppino pasta had far more pasta than seafood - and for the price, I expected a more gracious portion. Service was very good - no hovering, which was nice and we were allowed to linger. Probably won’t go back tho.

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  30. janice

    Atlanta Metro

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food and delightful service. Very loud atmosphere.

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  31. LenoreT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amen Street was recommended to us by a wonderful man at the local cigar shop. Thank you Brother Don! Server was on point. Cocktail choices were incredible. We loved the look and feel of the building itself. The food was amazing! Oysters (local), she-crab soup and shrimp and grits. Just wow! A must try in Charleston!

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  32. DonH

    Tampa

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Premium oysters were outstanding! We had them for an appetizer one night and for lunch the next day! Entrees are excellent and service is top notch.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The tuna steaks came out to be more of a salad but I preferred that more than what I was expecting. I’ll be going back for the same dish

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great experience all around! Food was all spectacular.

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  35. MissaH

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The oysters and seafood are always delicious! This is one of our first stops every time we are in Charleston! Great location, great staff, great food!

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  36. Delighted

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The food was good but not as great as the price would indicate. Server was friendly and knowledgeable about the food. The whole experience was not up to that of other restaurants we’ve attended

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  37. LaurenS

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding - food, and service. I can’t wait to go back!

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  38. EamonM

    Denver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spot! Beautiful interior, amazing service, delicious food.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best foods we have in town recommend it service was wonderful chef know what he’s cooking everything was great

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  40. Jaybird

    Charleston

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Waiter. Jacob was fantastic. Food was good. Although lobster roll, and fries came out room temperature.

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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 4575 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 33 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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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