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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar, Charleston, SC

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
4.6
4783 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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

What 4,783 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
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

4,783 Reviews
  1. JohnS

    Raleigh

    19 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I have dined at Amen for 10 years or more and has always been a good experience. However, today we arrived early for our reservation and we went to the bar for Happy Hour. When it was time to check in for our reservation we were told we could not take our drinks to the table. We bought the cocktails there (Amen’s)and had paid for them at the bar. Never heard of anything like this before. You are telling me I can buy a drink at your bar and can’t drink it at the table for dinner??? Interesting thing is most of the people at the bar enjoyed happy hour and left without having dinner and they tell you as a full patron of their business you can’t finish your drink at your dinner table??? Not very appreciative of their customers.

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  2. BeverlyS

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael was our server and he was very engaging and answered all of our questions with a lot of friendly humor!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. Will definitely be back!!!

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  4. DRae

    Kansas City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We did not get the booth that I requested, however Amen never disappoints. The service was wonderful. I had the scallops and my husband had the shrimp and grits. We were both delighted. Compliments to the chef!

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  5. EmilyN

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food and great ambiance. Our server, Michael, was wonderful and enthusiastic. We would definitely go back

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  6. FromDC

    Washington DC

    45 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    45 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We really enjoyed our meal. The hush puppies are outstanding. The fried shrimp platter was excellent very well done. 

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  7. MacDaddy

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding from top to Bottom. Great server, delicious oysters. Great fried fish. You need to work on your draft beer selections.

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  8. Lgariepy

    West Palm Beach

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, the food here is fabulous. Great oysters, great mussels, great shrimps. Never disappoint!

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  9. CeeJAY

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were warmly greeted. Our server was relaxed and confident. The manager treated us as special guests. Very affable and generous!

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  10. Nessa

    Orange County

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    If your looking for a casual, easy meal this would be the place. Nothing fancy but good solid food at a good price. We enjoyed our meal. Service was excellent. Restaurant seemed like a good family place.

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  11. Seattle

    Palm Springs

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful restaurant. Fun vibe, cool artwork. Delicious food.

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  12. Jenji

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome birthday experience. Would definitely return!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and our service was excellent. I’m glad we skipped lunch as the portions were huge. Great beer options as well. Kevin served us with great suggestion and expert knowledge of the menu. We will be back next time in town.

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  14. KandWill

    Charleston

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and meals were delicious! Inviting atmosphere, bright and quaint!!

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  15. HeatherLC

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome location by the historic City Market and Bay Street. Beautiful interior. We were promptly greeted and sat, despite being 5-10 minutes earlier than our reservation. They feature a nice selection of local beers on tap, as well as some original and interesting cocktails. We did not try anything on the raw bar menu, but it looked amazing. I had the blackened Mahi entree and my husband enjoyed the New Bedford Sea Scallops entree. Our server was very busy with a large party and other tables throughout our stay, but we went without a polite check-in and we did not feel rushed. Highly recommend if you are looking for a warm place to eat with great seafood!

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  16. ALION

    Houston

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it but way way too noisy at the back when eating, could barely hear.

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  17. JDDec

    Greensboro

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a wonderful dinner at Amen Street! Our server, Michael, was excellent and made us laugh. The food is wonderful and a good variety. Love Amen Street!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat at the bar. Took some time to be served a drink, but once we had the bartender's attention, the rest was great! We ordered 2 dozen raw oysters at Happy Hour price, a great value. Very fresh & served with 3 different sauces, as well as a bottle of yummy local hot sauce. Lovely place, very popular. All ages were welcome.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent! Our party had fresh oysters, she crab soup, fried green tomatoes, salads, crab cakes, fried oysters, lobster roll, key lime pie. All perfect.!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cute and great food and service ! Would definitely go back!

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  21. JLPL

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Casey did an outstanding job serving us and making very helpful suggestions!

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  22. Andyn

    Austin

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food outstanding. Waitress got us out the door quickly when we discovered we were running close to a tour reservation.

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  23. southsalem

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic service, 2 of 3 meals were excellent and 1 was ok. Oysters and calamari were fantastic. Did I say fantastic service? Waiter was one of the top of the industry for sure.

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  24. lynneg

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Freshest seafood. Great raw bar. Nice surroundings. Excellent service.

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  25. JimH

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service, waiter and food were all excellent. We were able to sit outside and it was a beautiful day to enjoy the view!

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  26. Leea

    Wilmington

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The calamari and sweet and spicy shrimp was excellent!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing, was very busy but did not take a very long time for food to come out. I got the surf and turf with the she crab soup and both were outstandingly good. Our server was amazing outside seating is small and lots of people will pass you but was still an amazing experience.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tried soft shell crab for the first time, was great.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was good and I liked the ambiance. The food was a little bland for the price. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t as good as I expected.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    She crab soup was amazing. Blackened mahi and shrimp and grits were also very good.

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  31. Brent

    Dallas

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was outstanding. Best fish/seafood in Chrleston. Selection of raw oysters incredible. Our server, Josh, was the absolute best. If you don't include Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar on your restaurant list you are missing the best.

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  32. SherwineT

    Atlantic City

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Oysters were fabulous! So many different types. Service, food, atmosphere were perfect! Especially dessert lemon cake with strawberry puree🥰

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Had oysters for the appetizer, my husband had surf and turf and I had fish. Split key lime pie. Everything perfect.

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  34. AnnH

    Coastal Georgia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great service, good food, nice location. On the pricy side, but then you get what you pay for.

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  35. JohnP

    Greensboro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    excellent dining experience. Food was outstanding. Service top notch. Highly recommend the restaurant. Calamari appetizer and the cream corn is outstanding

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  36. LeslieU

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed the oysters, calamari and mussels and our service was extraordinary!

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  37. SteveT

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location! Excellent food and great vibe! Micheal was a top notch server!

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  38. Ashley

    Charleston

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was great! However we went for our 10th anniversary and nothing was celebrated even though it was noted on the reservation. We asked for a spot by the window but were seated at a six person booth in the back. That was a little awkward being just the two of us. They had other smaller tables available. I would not recommend coming here for a special occasion. You will be disappointed. The food tasted great. I got the surf and turf. I think I am use to the halls experience so this was a let down experience wise.

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  39. AllyW

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious selection of raw oysters. The scallops were great too. Our server was excellent and brought us an extra baked oyster (6 instead of 5)!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was delicious and portions were generous. We asked to move from a table in the center of the dining room and we’d graciously accommodated. I was pleasantly surprised when presented the check, especially considering this is Charleston

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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 4783 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 63 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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