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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.7
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2942 Reviews
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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.

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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2942 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The She Crab Soup is fantastic! Rich but worth it! I also enjoyed that they feature fresh fish daily in different preparations. Finally, the fries are a “must”. They cut them fresh and then do an in house batter to add a unique flavoring!

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Snowbird
Louisville
13 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous early dinner experience!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our 39th anniversary

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Tenneseeans
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

This was our third time at Amen during our visits to Charleston. We like the atmosphere and food is always good. We did miss the mussels on the menu this time. They still remain the best ones we have ever had. Please bring them back!

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vipSean
Washington DC
49 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate here for lunch and absolutely loved all our food. From the Oysters, Fried Green tomatoes to our super fresh Mahi Mahi and Fried Flounder, everything was great. We will certainly go back here again.

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vipDebbie
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always love eating at Amen. Service was a little slower than normal but still spot on. The best She Crab Soup.

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MartyG
Greensboro
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great meal with friends. The fried seafood platter was very good. 2 members of our party had the crab cakes and enjoyed them. 1 member of our group ordered the shrimp and grits (a favorite of hers) and said this was the best she has ever had.
Took dessert to enjoy later and it was exceptional.
Definitely would recommend this restaurant.

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trixie
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Picked this restaurant by mistake. But what a pleasant surprise. The food was excellent. The only thing I would not order again was the ceviche it was good but not great. The tuna tartare is incredible. We had herb crusted grouper that was outstanding

Highly recommend

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vipJimboelrod
Charleston
59 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a welcome change to our normal visits to downtown eateries! The food was excellent and the service was just as great. As locals who are always looking to step up our game and entice our pallets, Amen was just what we needed. Our new “Go To” spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome service. Food was great. Definitely a must do in Charleston

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Charlestoncat
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal, delicious oysters from the raw bar followed by the fried seafood plate and a delicious Caesar salad with salmon

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Sheryl
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious from the tuna tartare appetizer to the crabcakes. Outside dining is available because of COVID and we enjoyed sitting outside and watching all the activities around us. Service was exceptional!

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Gina
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both excellent! We tried the oysters and they were so delicious. Can’t wait to go back!

MB
MikeB
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and a great location. Service was quick and courteous.

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vipJohn
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Great food, great service. Only thing questionable was sitting outside and the amount of traffic which isn't the restaurants fault.

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall good experience. Had to wait even though we had reservations. Service was good, food was great and prices weren’t terrible. Would recommend the blackened grouper.

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vipMarkysparky
Western NC
41 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all the way around. Food, service and ambience was top notch.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

We have been several times to Amen and really enjoy it. Totally recommend. This time, however, the fish was over cooked and very salty. Times are tricky these days, so hopefully a one time set back.

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vnawn
Columbus
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and great food

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vipArtB
Little Rock
22 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The grouper that ordered was somewhat tough and overcooked. Service was good but not spectacular. Expensive for the size of the portions.

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vipFoodie
Columbus
14 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were disappointed that they were out of crab cakes and flounder BUT the mahi mahi and scallops were delicious!!

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HappyAgain
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, everything was Covid clean.

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HeyRenee
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our lunch at Amen Street was as wonderful as two years ago when we visited Charleston. Our waitress was delightful and did not hurry us whatsoever. Their commitment to cleaning and social distancing is extremely evident in this time of Covid. We will return again next visit.

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CamiloF
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good, fresh food, and even better service, especially for the value. Was a very nice experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, great service, clean and socially spaced out, and will definitely be going back!

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BradyB
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Amazing food and very good drinks! You can't go wrong with oysters!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The absolute best shrimp and grits I have ever eaten. I will be back!!!

JK
JuliaK
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an awesome lunch at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, we sat at the bar and we received wonderful service and great food!

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BarbaraH
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Due to Covid, we opted to eat outside for lunch. Very nice little tables set up along the sidewalk. The inside of the restaurant was very nice, clean, welcoming and practicing all recommended protocols. Wait staff was friendly and attentive. The raw bar was awesome - we had Wellfleet MA oysters on the half shell. Entrees were amazing. Fried oysters were plump and perfectly fried. Shrimp and grits was so good - plenty of shrimp and the local grits were yummy. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed the food and service as we usual. I’m glad they are still open

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! And homemade ginger beer is the best anywhere!!

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JenniferL
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I would highly recommend Amen Street for anyone visiting Charleston. My fiancée and I visit Charleston at least once a year and we make a point to stop at Amen Street every time. The calamari is some of the best I’ve ever had and the raw oysters are fantastic. The shrimp and grits are also delicious if you’re looking for some truly southern food. Simply put, if you visit, you won’t be disappointed!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Loved the oysters

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ANDREWV
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

as always a solid experience , food is always good and so is the service

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been traveling through the south on a road trip (post COVID lockdown) and have eaten in many cities over the last 7 days. This was by far the best meal we’ve had. Fresh, great options and good drinks, price point was decent and the ambiance and waitress was lovely. Thoroughly recommend!

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vipJeanne
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First visit to Charleston and this restaurant was 5 stars. Food was amazing and service was exceptional. Highly recommend the desserts. We had all 3!!!

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Peggy
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my first trip to Charleston. The food was amazing

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BrianS
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was recommended by a valued friend and we were NOT disappointed. My wife of 30 years tried raw oysters for the first time, and loved it. The shrimp and grits were phenomenal!

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jonp
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This restaurant was much better than I anticipated. My wife and I were in Charleston for a long weekend and decided to try Amen Street Fish. I ordered the fried oyster plate and my wife had the fried shrimp plate. The absolute best we've ever had. We will definitely return when in Charleston.

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 4.7 stars by 2942 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.