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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.7
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2981 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2981 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exquisite time. Food was delicious, service was great! Went on a food tour and retried several dishes and Amen Surpassed everything we tried hands down! Will go again and suggest to all friends and family that visit area.

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DavidG
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Oysters on half shell were good and salty and fresh! The seared scallops were amazing and the Shrimp & Grits was one of the best I've ever had, bar none!

JM
JohnM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Wonderful dining experience . Definitely recommend . Great seafood

OT
OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a few days away to recharge and had an awesome meal from start to finish at Amen Street. The service was great and the food, from the raw bar items to the main entree to dessert were all amazing. Absolutely loved our time there and would definitely go back.

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GeorgeS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Presentation and the overall experience was most enjoyable. Not the first visit and certainly will return.

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CathyO
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had en early lunch & was there before it became too crowded. Fried green tomatoes were very good, fried shrimp was excellent.. the men enjoyed bloody Mary’s & shrimp @ grits was good also. I think it’s a good spot. Good location.

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OpenTable Diner
Kerry
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great service!

CB
vipColBerg50
Dallas
31 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Overall, above average. Service very good. Food about average compared to previous visits. Sat near front which was suboptimal.

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TommyR
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari app was great. Friend seafood plate and fried green tomatoes were well prepared and not over cooked. Tile fish over pimento grits was a good combination but to me the fish was a little salty. The waiter was fantastic!

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vipGloriaC
Detroit
37 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Did not feel welcome here. The young gals at the hostess stand were not friendly. Would have ordered more food, but our oysters took forever to receive so we just decided to go elsewhere.
The place seemed mismanaged and hope it was just a bad night.
Sometimes that happens.

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vipBeckyM
Dallas
56 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp and grits ever!

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JackieA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The shrimp dog was wonderful as well as the calamari. Unfortunately, the seafood platter was a little over cooked. Our waitress was beyond perfect!

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vipChaney
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael our server was great, so was the food. The oysters were great, even my 7 yr old daughter eat almost a dozen by herself! Will definitely be back on our next visit to Charleston!

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Awesome
Atlanta
38 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amen Street Fish... was great. It’s nice and upscale dining, but simple and unpretentious. All of our food was wonderful. The She Crab soup is tasty, the sliced calamari steak was amazing, salads are great, and the filet mignon was so, so tender and tasty. Friendly servers. All good.

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WeLoveGoodFood
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were so excited to try Amen Street since it got such rave reviews on here and on Yelp. We made our reservation and anxiously awaited our dinner.

Right off the bat, the hostess was very short and rude with us. I had reserved for the bar, thinking we could possibly get a table in the bar, not the actual bar. When she directed us to the bar, we asked if we could have a table in the bar and she responded very rudely, “You reserved a table in the bar!”
She then seated us at the bar without menus or silverware, etc.

The bartender/server wasn’t very attentive and not very interested in explaining the menu to us, and he even a little curt when I couldn’t understand what he was saying. We ordered the blackened shrimp and hush puppies appetizers. The blackened shrimp was okay, nothing special. The hush puppies, presented to us by what I believe was a manager, were burnt to a crisp! We went ahead and each tried a bite to be sure they tasted as badly as they looked - which they did! We then explained to the bartender why we were leaving and requested the hush puppies be removed from our bill.

We left and went to another establishment and had to wait to get in, but then had a very god dinner. Amen Street was a huge disappointment.

JM
JoMar
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

It was just ok. Oysters were fresh. Fried green tomatoes were not that great. Crab soup was almost all cream no crab.

MC
MagdaC
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We decided to seat by the bar, not crowded on a Sunday afternoon, excellent service by the bartender. Nice raw bar, loved the calamari steaks, the fried shrimp, but the tuna tartar wasn’t our favorite, tasteless. Overall very nice place and service.

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miriamg
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant surprise during our visit to Charleston. The restaurant sat us on time, the cocktails were delicious, and the food was so good. Ordered oysters and then ordered more oysters...The fried green tomatoes were delicious, and the crab cakes the best ever. I am still thinking about them. YUMMY! The side salad that accompanied the crab cakes was also delicious and I am attempting to make it at home. The only picky thing I can say was that the restaurant was a bit warm that day but hey the food made up for it.

MM
vipMissMary
Philadelphia
112 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A vendor in the Market recommended Amen to us. Fortunately, we were able to make a reservation, so my parents and I were able to dine there. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal; from the fried oysters to the chocolate tarte, everything was delicious. It was perfect for our visit to Charleston!

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vipRebekah
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great she crab soup and fried oysters! Fun place to gather with friends! Would love to go back.

JJ
JuliaJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the house oysters and waitress was so friendly!

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StephanieM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Service was quick, and food was fabulous! Love their version of shrimp and grits!!

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vipsmichnie
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best friend from college came to visit from Minneapolis, and she only had a few food demands, one of which was the calamari from Amen Street! No surprise, since it’s stupid good. We got great seats at the bar, and Amanda and Kerri took great care of us. Thanks for a great experience!

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vipPaulS
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch. The she crab soup was worth the wait. The oysters were on point. I highly recommend a stop here.

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BobB
Tampa
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good location, safe atmosphere, good food options and flavors

RG
vipRobertG
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Pretty restaurant, diverse menu well prepared

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Service was a little slow but it wasn’t our waitresses fault she was working hard. But the food more than made up for it! My husband and I shared a dozen oysters and each had a cup of she crab soup!

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LINDAL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The first time I went to Amen was with my daughter 3 years ago. With family visiting from Texas, I decided to take them there. It was a hit. I was thrilled to see the calamari steaks still on the menu. Everyone loved them. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for oysters, but had mussels and shrimp and grits instead. (Mussels not on the menu but made on request). Hush puppies and blackened shrimp appetizers made me forget I also went for she crab soup. Food and service were excellent. We dined outside which was very pleasant on this particular evening. Great place and highly recommended.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place!!

DM
DannyM
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality and taste of food is unmatched in Charleston!

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Thomas
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Shrimp and grits are the best in Charleston. Good coronavirus defense.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, super atmosphere!!

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SteveT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed the experience. Great location and service. Somewhat limited menu but good choices.

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RyanH
Louisville
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Experience!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Highly recommend the catch of the day Lowcountry style. Appreciate the a Covid-19 restrictions.

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EdwinD
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and ambience. Caesar Salad and the Raw Bar Platter were excellent, the Shrimp Ceviche was a little disappointing though.

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Fabfoodbrit
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Danielle was terrific. Service awesome and with a smile and a great personality.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent. We go back every year when we go to Charleston.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The She Crab Soup is fantastic! Rich but worth it! I also enjoyed that they feature fresh fish daily in different preparations. Finally, the fries are a “must”. They cut them fresh and then do an in house batter to add a unique flavoring!

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 4.7 stars by 2981 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.