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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar, Charleston, SC

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
4.6
4247 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.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (843) 853-8600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Da' Von Keeling

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Cross street

    Cumblerland

  • Parking details

    On Street parking and nearby parking garages

  • Public transit

    Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Valentine's Day 2023

    $75.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Special Valentine's Day menu. $75 per person, 3 courses

Popular dishes

What 4,247 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • South Carolina

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

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  1. CS

    CynthiaS

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing😋 Service was top notch !!!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food was cold- service was slow . Credited the meal we sent back, but acted like it was our fault. No thanks- too many other great spots in this town
  3. CB

    ChrisB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The restaurant was exceptional. The food was great and the portion sizes were huge.
  4. CJ

    CJfromUpstate

    Raleigh

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious, waitress addressed a small issue with overcooked fish promptly and courteously, the calamari was just as amazing as I remembered!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome service & food!! Highly recommend!!!
  6. K

    Kelly

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    The service was extremely slow and the restaurant was not crowded. The food came out dry and not very hot, as-if it had been sitting for a while. I had to add broth from the mussels to my risotto to cut the dryness.
  7. W

    Weronika

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was very nice and knowledgeable. Food was great! The shrimp app was amazing!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Good but a tad pricy for quality and service a little slow
  9. RF

    RichardF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food, Awesome atmosphere, Awesome service!
  10. CJ

    CarolJ

    Baltimore

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service! The she crab soup was memorable and the oysters were fresh, salty and cold! Delicious!
  11. L

    Lillik

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Service wasn’t the best. Under cooked food and cold fries. Pie was warm. For the price save your money and go to Halls.
  12. WN

    WNM1973

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was awesome, as was the food and atmosphere. A highlight of our trip!
  13. M

    Melvin

    Fort Lauderdale

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Con: corner window seat at night facing the street - windows are not tinted enough so the car lights shine in easily Waiter disappeared toward the end of service. Pro: Great seafood restaurant with oyster bar. All the food was great
  14. LV

    LewisV

    E. Tennessee

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We eat here every time we come to Charleston. We have never had a bad experience.
  15. SC

    SCRESpecialist

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was great, and we had a great time with our friends enjoying great seafood and drinks!
  16. BG

    BarbaraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am a native of the Charleston area, I have a business downtown & because of the high quality of the seafood, the fact that it is well cooked & in wonderful recipes, it is my favorite restaurant. My husband has been a commercial fishing captain all his life & many of our friends we bring to Amen street hold high positions in the fishing industry. Thank you!
  17. P

    Pqueen

    Orlando

    93 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    We had a quiet table toward the back which was nice. We weren’t rushed. The fried shrimp was great as was the blackened mahi sandwich. The tuna tacos didn’t have much on it except lots of corn chips. I would have expected better. A kid at table nearby dropped his grilled sandwich on the floor. The waitstaff cleared their table, stepped on the bread and just left it. It took forever for that food to get picked up off the floor. Our waiter was very nice but they were understaffed.
  18. BM

    BobM

    Cincinnati

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit here. The shrimp corn dogs were unique and fantastic—great idea! Both meals were delicious: the scallops w/ rice and the blackened mahi mahi unlike any mahi tasted before. Also great drink selections with variety of cocktails and beers unlike some other Charleston restaurants. And our server was knowledgeable, charming and friendly. Highly recommended!!
  19. JT

    JohnT

    Coastal Georgia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is GORGEOUS and the food is the best I have ever had! Our server, Francis, made the experience even better! Her service was impeccable and her upbeat vibes are just what we were looking for to celebrate 2 birthdays. One of our guests commented that the Lobster Gnocchi was “the best I have ever had!” The Shrimp Scampi was equally delicious.
  20. A

    Ashley

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Would be five stars across the board except that I thought the fish portion in our sandwiches (lunch menu) were a little skimpy. Times as they are, I would still rather pay a couple dollars more for a bit more of fish than getting a smaller portion at the regular price. Other than that, great! Service, atmosphere, food taste and quality were all top notch.
  21. WH

    WHTravellers

    Greensboro

    83 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Ate here with some friends during a recent visit to Charleston. The food was great, freshh and nicely presented. The service, even though the place was quite busy, was friendly, professional and welcoming. We have eaten here on our last several visits to Charleston, and will do the same next time. The level of food and service is always exceptional.
  22. b

    buckeye21

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Walked Pat here numerous times but have never been in. Decided to give it a try and am very impressed. The setting is old Charleston , the location perfect for a night in town. Had she crab soup which was phenomenal. Followed that with shrimp & grits. There are so many ways to prepare this , but Amen Street nailed it for what I like best. Feat fresh shrimp, creamy grits, not thin , and so flavorful. Server was busy due to a no show, but still on point and attentive. Really glad I gave it a try. Will add it to the rotation for sure
  23. DR

    DRomig

    Jacksonville

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband had the baked Oysters and corn dog shrimp as appetizers. He raved about both! The shrimp were big and properly cooked with a very flavorful corn dog coating. He had a burger for dinner and I had shrimp scampi. Both were excellent! We will definitely be back!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Amen Street is one of our favorite restaurants. They have a Very good happy hour menu. Fresh oysters and we love the calamari! My husband had the seafood platter and I had the scallops. Both amazing. We’ve tried about everything on the menu and it’s all really good.
  25. m

    marina

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The server made excellent recommendations and and all the food was delicious. The ambiance was pleasant and welcoming.
  26. s

    samanthasnacks

    Atlanta

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    My 2 sisters and I took my grandfather to lunch here while on a family trip over the weekend and we loved it! It was a bit pricey but overall we really enjoyed it! Our server was great, was totally honest about what was best on the menu, and lively/jovial. We sat outside which was really nice. Cocktails were great too!
  27. r

    ronaldb

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Just a fabulous time Great food Great Service Good cocktails Tuna Tartar, baked oysters, she-crab soup, raw seafood platter
  28. d

    davelink

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every thing was great
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2023

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Food was good. We were seated in the back room, which does not have a good a vibe as the front. We had to wait a long time for food . The waitress was competent but workman like, not particularly inviting. Overall, we were expecting a better experience. We can’t complain but probably won’t be back, given other options in the city. It might be more fun to sit at the bar.
  30. A

    Ashlee

    Oklahoma City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience, awesome food, great service! Loved my first time here that we have already been back.
  31. LM

    LisaM

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    This is a really beautiful restaurant and our wait staff and all the different people that served us were gracious and lovely. However- Neither my husband or I were happy with our food. We felt the menu was overly complicated with too many competing flavors included. The pairings in our opinion we’re not good.
  32. DT

    DeniseT

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2023

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    I really wanted to love this place. The old building is beautiful and the service was very good. Unfortunately it smelled like a fish market the moment we walked in. The oyster bar is near the door, but I’ve been in several other restaurants where the oyster bar is prominent and there was never a smell like this. It pervaded the whole restaurant, and the ladies’ room was far worse. As for the food, the she-crab soup was fine but rather bland, as was the shrimp in my shrimp roll. My husband did enjoy his kale salad as it was topped with plenty of bacon vinaigrette and six large fried oysters. I realize there may have been unusual circumstances causing the smell and may give it another try one day, but with so many excellent places in Charleston, it won’t be any time soon.
  33. D

    Dizzyalm

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant, good food, good service and just a good vibe all around. Love their fried green tomatoes, oysters and calamari steak fries as starters. From fried seafood platter to special saffron and lobster pasta, yum yum yum.
  34. PL

    PandL

    Wilmington

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent shrimp & grits!!! Service was very good on New Years Eve. Grilled Cod with veggies was excellent.
  35. CM

    CynthiaM

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food, warm service, cool ambiance!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We stopped in for oysters and a salad. Everything was great.
  37. RR

    RhondaR

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Fabulous food! The best fried green tomatoes in Charleston! Delicious grits, oysters, and all our fish dishes were superb! This is a new favorite in Charleston and we look forward to returning.
  38. JP

    JonP

    New England

    83 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    83 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Loved the frozen screwdriver and blackened mahi mahi. Kids went crazy over the fish sticks and the wife loved the baked oysters and shrimp sandwich.
  39. p

    pattyc

    Raleigh

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    Food is good but the service was outstanding.
  40. J

    Jennifer

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress was fun, attentive, happy and made great recommendations. The food and drinks were excellent and the house hot sauce is down right amazing!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4247 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 34 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

205 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cumblerland

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Charleston

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    On Street parking and nearby parking garages

  • Public transit

    Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Da' Von Keeling

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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