Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

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2477 reviews
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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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DW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious! Service was friendly and attentive!

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MD
Baltimore
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Great casual atmosphere and excellent food! Will definitely be back. The mussels were amazing!

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Western NC
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great seafood and service!

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WW
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and attentive service. We have high expectations when we go here, and as usual they were exceeded.

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London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We returned as soon as possible, because we loved it so much! Cool relaxed vibe, with great food and music. Slightly limited menu, otherwise would have given 5 stars.

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CM
Orlando
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table of four ordered four different dinner entrees and each of us was impressed with our meals. My friend who ordered the steak said it was the best steak she's had in a very long time. Service was also impeccable. Great experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great dinner. Oysters were wonderful & Dannielle, our server, was very attentive & helpful. Will definitely be back the next time we visit Charleston.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

First time. Had a reservation for 11:30, arrived 12 minutes early and was informed that they weren't open yet, so we sat outside until our time. Our server, Gracie, was attentive to our needs; though a local she knew little about the local sites someone visiting Charleston might be interested in seeing. The food was good. The flavor of the She Crab soup was great, the splash of sherry was a nice touch, the consistency was a bit too thick and there was only about 4 spoonfuls in the cup. The flounder sandwich was good also but the bun was very thick, sliced unevenly, and not toasted. The fries were fresh battered and fried -delicious - but the potatoes had several bruises and black spots that should have been cut off. The tartar sauce was very good. The Fried Green BLT was excellent. The House Hot Sauce is amazing. We added it the catsup and it brought it to another level of yummy. We also brought a bottle for home and I added to my gourmet mac and cheese to give it an extra wow factor. It worked! We might try it again on our next trip to Charleston.

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SA
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The raw bar was outstanding, the she crab soup the best I have found. I had the seared scallops and they were exquisitely delicious. My wife had a filet mignon medium rare. It was prepared perfectly and was so, so tender. We are from Colorado so I was quite surprised by how well it stood up to our standards. My wife had the flourless chocolate mousse and loved it. We are going back before we fly home.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ordered the special fresh catch of the day, blackened mahi mahi and it was unbelievable! One of our favorite meals in Charleston

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M
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were outstanding. Cocktails were lackluster, but the wine list had some solid choices.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Amen!

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EU
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurant with amazing seafood. Highly recommend the raw oysters and clams to start and the shrimp and grits entrée.

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A
Atlanta
18 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had blackened grouper. The best meal I have had in many years. Outstanding!

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was wonderful with a large selection to chose from. Several appetizers I wanted to try but settled on baked oysters which were divine. Scallops were outstanding and key.lime pie was delicious.

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Pittsburgh
3 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Got hush puppies, she crab soup, fried shrimp platter and fried flounder sandwich. Everything was very high quality and well prepared. Definitely recommend.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, waitress was extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Food tasted great!

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TL
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The oysters were divine! We truly enjoyed our meal at Amen Street - the grilled fish was fresh and the shrimp and grits a must!

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London
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food, attentive service, solid menu.

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MC
New England
27 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was excellent. Server very friendly. Had the shrimp and mushroom risotto; partner had Cajun fish of the day. Fried oyster appetizer and she crab soup all excellent!!

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JM
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our service was Danielle.. Very nice and attentive.

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KA
Pinehurst
8 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You'll walk away happy that you came.

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C
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Mike was very attentive and provided great service. Food was awesome

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FL
New York Area
57 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Service was great and so was the food. We were lucky to have Michael as our server and he was both helpful and entertaining with his good humor. A perfect place for lunch or dinner in Charleston, SC.

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HW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, good wine and beer selection. Service was great and was seated promptly. Highly recommend.

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CD
Detroit
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I visit Charleston every year and make sure one of our dinner's is at Amen. The food is always great as well as the service. It is a must stop while in Charleston.

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Philadelphia
66 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first trip to Charleston and there are so many great restaurants. My son's friend recommended Amen Street and we were very happy with the choice. A nice friendly vibe, great seafood and drinks, casual atmosphere. Will pass the recommendation along.

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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food & service was very good. We both enjoyed our dinner. The waiter was friendly but loud. The ambiance is typical of a bar/restaurant. The seats are uncomfortable so there is room for improvement.

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CF
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went once for lunch and once for dinner. Consistently very good- great oyster bar!

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JB
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had lunch today at Amen Street with some old friends and it was great. Our waiter, Michael, was wonderfully chatty and gave us great recommendations for our meal. We had fried green tomatoes with picked okra and onions which was wonderful. Two of us selected the grilled Grouper on a garden salad - delicious! The remaining two of us had the Grouper done in the blackened seasoning which was done perfectly and served over red beans, rice and andouille sausage - absolutely delicious!

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JG
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed a delicious meal recently at Amen. I enjoyed the shrimp and grits and my husband had blackened mahi-mahi. We also tried the blackened shrimp appetizer which was amazing! Looking forward to our next visit.

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JT
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Review would have been much higher were it not for the noise level. We could not carry on a conversation at a table of two, sitting adjacent to one another. Service was great, and apologetic for the noise. Food was great. Blackened grouper was outstanding! But the noise. Perhaps it is better on a week night or at lunch.

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and service. We will definitely be going again!

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Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Our new favorite!

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SB
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Oysters were fresh and delicious, although tiny. She crab soup was not great. Scallops were moderately tasty and so was filet my husband had. Daughter had fresh Mahi Mahi and it was a small portion, not seasoned well. Salad was really good.

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Palm Springs
27 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

This restaurant was highly recommended by locals, but I must have ordered the wrong thing. The blackened shrimp appetizer was good, but not great. Kudos to chef for adding the baby limas which gave the p.ate some pizzazz. But I ordered the roasted beet salad and it was 95% arugula with only a suggestion of beets. The vinaigrette was probably 100% vinegar. Very disappointed. Baked oysters were more Parmesan (?) cheese oyster. This is not a restaurant that I would return to.

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HC
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience at Amen Street was excellent! The seafood and service was also excellent. The atmosphere and all aspects of the restaurant made the evening for my wife and me memorable. There is no doubt that we will return to Amen Street when we visit Charleston. It makes our list of favorite Charleston restaurants.

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HG
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, fantastic service and the food was delicious, we will definitely be back.

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MW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in Charleston

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and spectacular service!! One of the most attentive waiters I have ever experienced!!

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