Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

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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.

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SteveeB
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I love the atmosphere and service of Amen Street. My herb mahi mahi plate was fantastic and my son loved the fried seafood platter. My husband ordered the blackened Mahi Mahi plate and felt it was quite overseasoned, and he typically likes a lot of spice. Would definitely try again and he would just order differently.

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vipkath
New York Area
179 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food and service were great! Shrimp and Grits are some of the best in Charleston.
There was a large group sitting next to us that was extremely loud, so it kind of spoiled the experience.

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HilleryC
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Nice seafood restaurant in historical Charleston. Was seated immediately. Service was excellent. Disappointed in the She-crab soup. Tasty but watery and had very little crabmeat. The shrimp corndogs were awesome!

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vipCharlestonGentleman
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great downtown seafood spot. Good raw bar happy hour specials.

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DoraleeB
Cheshire
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Great food! Great service! Michael was great Amen!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great in every way

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vipEager2Return
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice find in downtown Charleston, Oysters were superb and the blackened Mahi Mahi was delicious. Atmosphere reminded me of New Orleans restaurant.

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MicheleK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious meal from appetizers to desserts! Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Compared to other seafood restaurants in Charleston I’d rate this as average. The meal was good but the flavor of the fist (grouper) was a little over powered by the other flavors in the dish. Additionally, with this being COVID times they overall did a good job of maintaining the rules however several patrons refused to wear a mask when walking throughout the restaurant and this made my family uncomfortable.

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vipBradL
Dallas
35 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! We ate here 2 days in a row. I’d return because more on the menu I want to try. Delicious fresh raw oysters. Low country salmon is fantastic. Of course shrimp and grits were delicious too. GreAt service. Clean. Followed Covid-19 requirements.

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1turtleman
Charleston
72 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my wife's and my hotspots. Quaint little place with a good selection of oysters, and something for everyone on their menu. BUT...the Friday Night Special was Halibut over a Lobster Risotto with a butter caviar sauce. It was absolutely delicious. They need to put this on the menu!!!

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williamf
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A standard favorite of mine. Great for dating and love the menu.

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Mare
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a pretty good experience. The cod was delicious and our server was very accommodating.

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vipLarsH
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service

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vipDarshane
Charleston
20 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and our server was extremely knowledgeable. Wonderful dining experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy Amen. One of our favorites in Charleston.

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Thomas
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

appreciate the attention to detail for keeping the place sanitized

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KarenW
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our third year coming here on vacation. This is one of our favorite places. The food is awesome!! ❤️❤️

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Nathanb
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

Oysters and the she-crab soup were great. The rest was meh... at best. Salad drenched in dressing way over done. Tuna tartare way to much wasabi and it is mixed in so you cannot avoid it, shrimp corn dogs were OK but overrated. Fried green tomatoes were awful, so bland with zero seasoning...and even the pimento cheese was bland....store bought would have tasted better.

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Oysters were great, shrimp and grits outstanding!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My son and I went and it was delicious! I had to try the she crab soup - one of the best I’ve had by far! Then I moved on to the shrimp and grits - oh my yummy goodness!!! Really good choice!

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vipDebbie
Caribbean
11 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best She Crab Soup. Service is spot on. Can't wait to go back.

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JeremyT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oysters were amazing. Especially the oysters shooters. Their homemade bloody mary mix and hot sauce were the best I have ever tasted. In this covid environment, they did an excellent job making us feel safe while delivering really great service.

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SarahT
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and friendly staff. I would highly recommend to anyone.

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Foodsnob1964
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting charleston ! Big fans of PA Paws

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RestaurantWeekEnthusiast
Naples
18 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

When I got to the restaurant a little early, there was no place to accommodate me, so I was asked to come back in 15 minutes. I know that we are living in challenging times, but I didn’t feel very welcomed or that there was any forethought for situations like this when someone arrives a little early. My server was very attentive and nice, and the blackened chicken appetizer that I had was very good. However, I didn’t like the she crab soup at all. I had she-crab soup at another restaurant that I really enjoyed, but Amen’s soup was too watery, heavy on the cream and Sherry, and had very little crab meat in it.

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vipBeckyM
Dallas
51 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner experience! The tile fish was awesome and the Shrimp and Grits may be the best I’ve ever eaten!!

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Risk
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amen Street was phenomenal. We started with calamari. My wife and I get calamari often and this was as good as any we have had. They use meaty strips not rings. We split the she crab soup, also excellent. I had the tilefish prepared low country style. Amazing. Buttery sweet goodness prepared to perfection. My wife had the crab cakes which were equally as good. Highly recommend

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JamesR
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tremendous experience. Food was better than expected. The Shrimp and Grits is the best in Charleston. A++++ culinary adventure!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tampa
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was Great but the service was terrible.
Had to wait almost 15 minutes for my second drink same for my wife. He could not stay on task. Waited for our appetizer for almost 25 minutes and asked him what the wait was and he said they are backed up but he did not put in the order he went back to his machine and put it in it came out after 15 more minutes of waiting.
Again the food and drinks were great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food3service4ambience3

Oysters, shrimp and grits and salads were very good. She crab soup had NO CRAB.
In fairness when I complained they took it off the bill.

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Andi
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, everything was great!

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vipShannonB
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great job with social distancing and safety! Food was great.. especially the oysters. Creamed corn is delicious! Our waitress was amazing, kind and attentive. Will eat here again when we return to Charleston.

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MistyV
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Charleston! Shrimp and grits were fabulous!

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terryf
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food was good but small portion. She soup way too spice. Service could have more attentive.

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vipCltmomof5
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal all around, great service

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Queenie
San Francisco
1 review