Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
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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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4.6based on recent ratings
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Charleston
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is a fantastic restaurant, wonderful staff and just a really great place to have lunch or dinner. Delicious food in the heart of the Eastbay restaurant area. Reasonably priced.

MH
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Oysters and mussels were outstanding!

CH
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week, good value!

OT
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Food was not good. Disappointed. Usually love this place

V
New England
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had some of the best seafood dishes we have had in a long time. The ability to select a fish and pair it with a preparation - I went with Low Country and my dinner companion went with Blackened (New Orleans style) - was great. Our server was pleasant and attentive. I highly recommend.

LK
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We went when it was apparently the end of happy hour, which we will concede can be a busy time. It was rather wild. Food was delightful. Art fully prepared and delicious fresh fish. Oysters were nice varieties. Would return.

JR
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was great. Shrimp and grits some of the best I’ve ever eaten. Service wonderful

OT
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Delicious food!

AD
Atlanta
24 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Frances was a delight! Best calamari steak ever!

k
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love this restaurant! The food is delicious and our waitress, Danielle, was very knowledgeable about the menu and the flavor profiles of each dish...very impressive!! This is not an inexpensive meal but the food is so good, we don't mind paying for it. Will definitely be back, again and again!

WG
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and service here - never a miss. Lindsey is super!

SW
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FABULOUS food and FABULOUS service. First visit. Will not be my last.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Gracie, was very pleasant and prompt with service. She checked in with us just the right amount. The blackened shrimp appetizer is a MUST. We shared the scallops and the grouper with the lowcountry preparation—perfect pimento cheese grits, sweet corn, green beans. He had an old fashioned and I had the Saint Anthony, both were tasty and overall Amen offers high quality at a reasonable price. Definitely one of our favorite spots in Charleston.

L
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience2

I know it was New Year’s Eve, but things were way too chaotic and the front of the house did not seem managed at all.

Gracie was terrific and tried hard for us.

RS
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic, scallops were perfect. Ask for the pecan pie for desert, not on the menu but the best. Michael was a great server.

TK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent!

C
Northern MI
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience5

We have eaten at Amen Street since it opened 10 years ago. Last night the food was awful! We go for the crab cakes, but last night there was no lump crab in them, they were pure mush of filler, awful! The haricot vert were overcooked and oily, the potatoes were oily.
When I went into the women’s restroom, it was appalling filthy, and a server in there said it had been that way since earlier in the day!!
When we discussed all of this with the manager, she did take $13 off of our bill, but we would have preferred good food and a clean restroom!
We will not be returning to Amen Street.

OT
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My newly classified best seafood joint in the city. I will be back there.

BS
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Overpriced and not enjoyable. The crab soup and bouillabaisse the worst.

OT
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Megan, our waitstaff, was exceptional! She was a pleasure to spend our afternoon with! The calamari strips, hush puppies, tuna tatami, and raw oysters were tasty highlights.

AW
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Raw Oysters amazing.
Fried oyster appetizer delicious.
We had Cod and Groups with low country grits and they both were delicious.
The oyster shooters were fun and delicious. Our waitress Gracie was great. Highly recommend.

F
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a great meal with friends !!!

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious and fantastic service

g
Charleston
75 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Oysters great shrimp dogs raw corn cold

D
Western NC
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch, as always. Great service, great food, great atmosphere. Everything was on point!

D
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Michael our server was excellent from beginning to end. The oysters were great. All food was very good. Seating by yhe window on Bay Street was perfect!

C
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

They claim to have the second best shrimp and grits in Charleston, but my wife and I would not agree. With all the great restaurants in town they're going to have to step up their game.

RC
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was friendly and knowledgeable. Food was excellent. Try the Saint Anthony...amazing drink.

LH
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

She Crab soup and Tuna tacos are a must try. My wife had the seafood platter, which was a little bland but all in all a great experience.

g
Charleston
52 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The four of us each ordered a different entree... and they were all great!!
Also had oysters to start👍🏻👍🏻..
Our server Kenny was top notch as well..
Every time we’ve dined at Amen Street has been a good experience from food to service!
Looking forward to our next visit 😀

OT
Nashville
43 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food is amazing!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice experience. Will do it again.

OT
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This is our 2nd trip. Food is outstanding, especially the tuna tartare, and the Lowcountry preparation of any of the fish. Service is excellent as well. It can get a little noisy but we were tucked back in a corner at the window so it wasn’t bad at all! Highly recommend!

JR
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a nice find Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar was! The food was ridiculously delicious! Our server was informative, warm and welcoming. We'll be back next time we're in Charleston.

NJ
Houston
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for happy hour and the bar bites were fantastic (calamari and raw oysters) as well as the beer prices. We will be back for sure! Best happy hour in Charleston!

C
New York Area
72 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They oysters are amazing. We each ordered a dozen of mixed local oysters and what a treat. The server was really friendly and quick.

A
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and incredible service!

ML
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food. We sat at the bar. Bartenders could have been a little less absorbed with their local friends at the bar. Considering this is a higher end restaurant,you’d expect better service.

ML
Jacksonville
13 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, location and atmosphere. Get the oysters!!

OT
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! We love everything on the menu! The oysters are super fresh! Excellent seafood dishes and services! One if our favorite places. Happy hour is a must do.