Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
3542 Reviews
$30 and under
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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3542 people are saying
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KristenD
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The baked oysters were excellent, as well as the fried green tomatoes and shrimp & grits.

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DeborahL
Atlanta
8 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service.

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vipDlpro926
New England
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service5ambience4

To be honest, we were extremely disappointed. We ordered a dozen littleneck clams and a dozen local oysters from the raw bar to start. Both were so tiny that it was impossible to taste much less enjoy either. The flesh was so minuscule, it fell between the tines of the small cocktail forks that we were given to use to eat them. It was a complete waste of money. Where we come from (New England), it would be against the law to take clams and oysters that small from the ocean. Our server was fantastic and that was the only high point of our meal. We would not go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every part of this meal was absolutely electric

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williamh
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit to Amen St. we loved the ambiance- sophisticated but comfortable. Service was great, food was excellent. A new favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mahi Mahi and red rice were incredible! Excellent service!

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vipRuss
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both exceptional. Would hihgly recommend.

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susanw
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

everything was delicious! We enjoyed the evening.

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vipHowardR
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time diner. Ashley, our server, was outstanding. She was provided just the right amount of attentiveness. First, restaurant was out of peel and eat shrimp at 7pm. Second, not enough bread served with the mussels. Third, I had scallops with risotto. Dish beutifully presented and delicious. Fourth, my two sisters had fried seafood- oysters, shrimp, etc. Both said the fried oysters were fantastic but the slaw was terrible. Fifth the key lime pie was great! I will be back.

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Mark
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The hostess worked hard to find us a table after a computer glitch canceled our reservation. She was amazing. Food was fantastic. Mahi was excellent.

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jbrosario
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tasty fresh seafood. Enjoyed Carolina oysters. Shared several appetizers and didn't need entree, as portions generous. Great service and vibe in restaurant.

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viplark
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The scallops with shrimp risotto was wonderful, would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was great! Scallops were amazing, can’t wait to go back!

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vipClaireWithLove
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The shrimp roll was the best I have ever had and put lobster rolls to shame. Perfectly seasoned shrimp with a generous amount on the brioche so you actually feel full instead of still hungry. The steak fries were really tasty too.

There were a few outside tables on the sidewalk in addition to the larger inside ones.

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NancyH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and drink. Mike provided great service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Outdoor dining is a plus.

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TheresaS
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even thought they were out of fried oysters; we had a wonderful experience! Kenny the server was fantastic!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A wonderful meal but the football game was much to loud to enjoy a quiet intimate dinner for my birthday.

The bar patrons were very happy to announce that they were anti vaxers as they chased people away from their seats.

Our server was a wonderful, helpful young woman. Very polite and efficient. Truly an asset to the restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for lunch. I had the She Crab Soup as an appetizer and it was outstanding! My wife and I both got the fried shrimp, and it came with “creamed corn” that was creamy and had great texture. The fried shrimp was cooked to perfection, so good. Our waitress was prompt and did a good job. This is a nice restaurant. Good place to go on a date, anniversary, or whatever.

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Avalon
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and great vibe in a fun, convenient location - and at a great price!

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MichaelB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very noisy, but toned down by 8:00. Very friendly and attentive staff. As a tourist it was a good sampling of Charleston. felt very safe walking the streets in the evening

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vipPamQ
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good consistent dining in Charleston.

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vipNJfoodie
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a MUST DO if you are in Charleston! I visited 2 years ago and was introduced to sweet tea vodka at Amen, along with very good food, and I am now an avid fan. Amen was our first stop when we got settled into Charleston this time. I tried the shrimp corndogs - FANTASTIC! Who would have thought? And the blackened mahi mahi was some of the best, if not the best, I have ever tasted (and I love mahi mahi and have tasted alot). The key lime pie is a winner too! My husband had raw oysters for an appetizer and said they were very fresh and delicious. You can't go wrong at Amen - make it one of your stops while in Charleston.

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immom234ever
E. Tennessee
4 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The Mahi-mahi sandwich was the best entree at the table! Better than the tuna tacos. Better than the shrimp and grits. Don’t waste time on the soup… go to Henry’s right up the street if she crab soup is what your after. The soup disappointed. The oysters were awesome. The fried green tomatoes were probably some of the best I’ve ever had which was odd and I didn’t expect that. The hush puppies were disappointing to me. They were a little under done in the middle. I think pricey but if we went again it would be worth it to purchase the things that we liked. Oysters were delicious…

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent choice, great food and service. We will be back next year!

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RichardH
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience1

I ordered the tossed salad with buttermilk dressing and a crab cake. We shared fried green tomatoes. My husband had blackened mahi-mahi magi. All were very good.

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RozR
Atlanta
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Was visiting Charleston and decided to visit Amens Seafood Restaurant. The She crab soup was absolutely delicious. We shared the crab cakes and they were just as good. Service was perfect.

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vipVikki
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

so awesome! perfect location and food.

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Geri
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall a great lunch! The drinks were perfect and our meal was fresh and delicious!!

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AudreyH
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience2

The hostess was terrible. And the way she handled other complaints was not good. But our server was amazing. And prompt. And attentive. The peel and eat shrimp was fabulous. And dinner was delicious. Would go back again. Definitely recommend reservations just due to fact of hostess not being aware.

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RhondaM
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in Charleston for a few days for our 40th anniversary. After searching the area we found this wonderful restaurant. Service was top notch and the food was excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. The hush puppies and shrimp and grits were amazing!

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vipGolfer328
New England
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is a very good restaurant. Prices are a little more reasonable than some of the higher end places. Nothing special but solid.

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GAfamily1
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious fish of the day and other 2 entrees. House oysters were tasty too.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice raw oyster bar and fun cocktails. The burger was tender and cooked perfectly. The seafood tower has something for everyone and the daily fish special was delicious. Be sure to make advance reservations!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Shrimp and Grits I have eaten.

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Rachelw
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely amazing food, great service and atmosphere! Would highly recommend to anyone visiting!

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NickD
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food. Very memorable. Great service. Our complements to the chef.

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LindaC
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would recommend and return. Local fresh dish very good

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OpenTable Diner
Austin
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing food. Will go back for sure.

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 4.6 stars by 3542 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.