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About 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.

205 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dining Hours: 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Full Bar until 2:00 a.m

Cross Street:
Cumblerland

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 853-8600

Website:
http://www.amenstreet.com/

Parking Details:
On Street parking and nearby parking garages

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

Executive Chef:
Adam Miller

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar enjoys hosting special events and parties for our guests. Please contact info@amenstreet.com for further details.

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for a Date (27)
Neighborhood Gem (26)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Bar Seating (20)
Fun (18)
Authentic (17)
Happy Hour (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Good for Groups (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Hot Spot (14)
Good for Birthdays (13)
Business Meals (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Quick Bite (11)
Romantic (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Comfort Food (9)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Cozy (6)
Healthy (6)
People Watching (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Great Beer (6)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Live Sports (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Tasting Menu (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
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Spicy (2)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

We went to Amen before the theater. They were very good to make sure we were served and to the play on time. The food was delicious and our server was great!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Recommend reservations. My wife and I enjoyed the food, great shrimp and grits. The waitress was very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 8, 2017

First time - will go back. There are so many restaurant choices in Charleston, and Amen is not to be missed. The atmosphere is understated and cozy. I am very sensitive to noise, and even with lovely brick walls and wood floors, the volume was appropriate for good conversation. I had been intrigued by the Shrimp Corn Dogs when I looked at the menu online, but they were everything I hoped for and more. The She Crab Soup was delicious - not overly sweet or sherried as some are. The Blackened Shrimp appetizer was also quite tasty. Others in our party highly recommend the scallop entree and the Shrimp and Mushroom Risotto. Amen is a great spot for heading on down to the Battery, or exploring the lovely streets south of Broad.

Tags: Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Hair was found on our food. They replaced meal, and brought new plates/ utensils after we asked for it. They apologized for the hair, but did not discount or offer to bring an extra drink, etc. In my experience, usually a restaurant will comp meal or offer some sort of extra. I was not impressed. I've been here 2x. (The first time was in 10/2014, and the recent was 12/2017

Tags: Cozy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation and were seated promptly.
Quick service, good food and beer.
We plan to return next trip.

Tags: Cozy, People Watching, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Great food, excellent service and a cool vibe. Casual and lively but not loud or crowded. Highly recommended. We enjoyed the following: Oyster shooter, Bloody Mary with a chilled shrimp, She crab soup, raw oysters, shrimp corn dogs (so good), risotto and shrimp, crab cakes, and finished off with key lime pie.

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Live Sports, Fun, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Top notch friendly service, incredible meal. Great vibe. Will continue to return!

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Great Beer, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great seafood options and service! I loved the oysters Rockefeller and the Cabernet! The service was very good and the location on East Bay Drive!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Went here while ion town for a wedding. Always went to the old stand by's and decided to try some place new. Couldn't be happier! From the service to the food, everything was ideal! Wonderful shrimp and grits! Mussels to die for! Can't wait to visit again!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We arrived early for our reservation hoping to grab happy hour first. Happy hour at the bar was crowded, so we opted to be seated instead. Our booth was in full view of the bar, and it was a happening scene! The restaurant is beautiful and the staff very friendly. The cocktails were very good, and the food was excellent. I had the scallops - OMG. Quite possibly the best scallops I've had. Cooked to perfection with pork belly and a slight drizzle of sauce. Just lovely! My group also ordered the steamed muscles - so good - and the mahi mahi - which was blackened and served over greens. We also had salads and appetizers. Of all the food we ordered, there was nothing we would change. I cannot wait to go back to Amen Street!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on November 27, 2017

We had lunch here. The server was friendly and attentive. The food was very good and reasonably priced. Beer selection was reasonably good. I'd eat here again.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food is beyond incredible. The atmosphere is casual which I found disappointing considering the quality of food and price. I can't wait to to go back again. The atmosphere was great. Our staff were friendly and wonderful. The food was excellent and the variety of oysters would have anyone coming back often.

Tags: Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Fantastic! Everything we ordered was delicious. Our server was wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Fresh fish was not very fresh😳
Fish was over cooked. We had snapper.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 22, 2017

The Food was a step above sports bars but not special. Staff was very nice and capable. It was a good experience but not a fine dining experience.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Ashlyn was our server. She was efficient, knowledgeable , and very pleasant. We primarily had oysters which were exceptional. Will return the next trip to Charleston.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

Delicious oysters and the best shrimp & grits in Charleston!

Tags: Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Romantic, Happy Hour, Bar Seating
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was tasty, but nothing special. Our group of two had entrees of shrimp and grits, and fried oysters. The dish of shrimp and grits mostly was grits. It was skimpy on the shrimp and on the andouille sausage. Fried oysters came with hush puppies and creamed corn. No bread offered. Beer and cocktail selection is good. Place was crowded and we were seated promptly in roomy booth for 7 pm reservation. Nothing wrong, but in a city with lots of restaurant competition, little stood out.

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 17, 2017

In a town with many restaurant choices, Amen is still one of our dependable favorites. If you want fish - they do fish. The oysters are fresh from interesting places. The fish items are fresh, and you have several choices for preparation. We have found Amen always delivers a well prepared seafood meal.
Particular notice to Lindsey, our server, who was funny and engaging, and very efficient.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Live Sports, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 16, 2017

Good Southern Hush Puppies!! I had the Salmon salad! Cooked perfectly! Not too over or under done!! Wonderful line up of beers!! Good atmosphere! Worked well for business lunch!
Exceptional server!! We were busy discussing and she left us alone just enough!! Well done!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Had oysters, she crab soup and fried green tomatoes. Only the soup was a disappointment tasting of pepper overwhelmed the sweet crab. Excellent Bloody Mary.

Tags: Casual, Quick Bite
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 (Western NC)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Reasonable prices and great service for good, local food. Our party of 4 did a lot of sharing to taste different dishes.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Baked Oysters are a must as is the Corn Dog Shrimp. The CD shrimp far exceeded my expectations.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Very so so. Nothing special about the food. Service was good and decor nice.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was great and the price was ok. Service was also good and very helpful. Will go back in the future.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual
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 (Detroit)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Mediocre at best.
Wine was awful; Crab cakes were soggy; Fried oysters were just okay.
Shrimp corn dogs were delicious which was the only redeeming item in the dinner. With all the other options I would NOT return.

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·Dined on November 10, 2017

Wonderful food in a very casual atmosphere. Worth the trip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Authentic, Casual
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Great happy hour! Cheap drinks and easy to visit with other customers (only valid at bar stools) from 4-7 pm.

Fish selection very limited.We tried the grouper- small piece and nothing special.

Skip dinner and go for oysters, crab cakes and drinks at the bar's happy hour.

Great service.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

This place was spectacular. The food, the service and the ambience. We sat by the window and got to people watch while we ate. Everything I ate was delish: she crab soup w Sherry; shrimp and grits were the best I ever had ; the key lime pie was perfection.

Danielle, our server was par excellent. She helped to make our experience a great one. She was very knowledgeable; knew the menu and could give us history on the oysters and their types.

Would highly recommend the restaurant and Danielle.

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 (Nashville)·Dined on November 10, 2017

One our best meals during our visit to Charleston. Best she crab soup by far.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Shrimp and Grits were outstanding. Fresh mussels and calamari appetizers were quite good as well. We'll be back.

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 6, 2017

The food was very, very good, very tasty and fresh. Our waitress was very helpful and guided us to choosing great dishes. We sat at a quiet table and really enjoyed our dinner. Thank you!

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Great location, amazing shrimp and grits and scallops. Will definitely be bAck

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We came her for our Anniversary based on the high ranking the restaurant has. While the fish dish my husband had was very good, my mussels were fair. Living in the area, I have had much better just about any other place I've been. We also had the calamari and I would consider that to be good. Unusual but good.
Can not speak to the desserts. I always have dessert but, just wasn't impressed enough to stay there so went ahead to have dessert somewhere else.
As for the anniversary part, would have chosen a different place. We have spent anniversaries in other restaurants and have at least gotten a smile along with"Happy Anniversary" from our servers. Got the feeling we were just another table.

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had lunch here with our adult daughter who is a big oyster fan. Had oysters and fish all around and enjoyed it all. Fun spot with good wait service. Recommended for fresh oysters and fish.

Tags: Bar Seating, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Fun, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Amen Street is a great casual place for dinner right on East Bay close to the market. Their specialty is fish and oysters (in season), but they also have a great hamburger. My wife and I had shrimp risotto this time and it was excellent. The service was great -- fast and friendly (wish I could remember her name). We sat in the window watching the people walking by. Nice evening.

Tags: Quick Bite, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Typical of Charleston, beautiful surroundings, food very good but not exceptional, service excellent, expensive for value. Wonderful walk from hotel.

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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Perfect portions, great presentation, excellent service, fair prices.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The dinner was excellent & the service definitely made it that much better. Fun place, beautiful atmosphere, great food options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Ambiance was lovely and service was great. Food was amazing as well.

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