Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
3429 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 3429 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BethM
Columbus
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

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Jagerdoo
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was even better.

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viptravelinginthesouth
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Menu has definitely changed. We miss the fresh fish selection with various options. Now it's more of a quick seafood sandwich and salad place with raw oysters. Hush puppies and shrimp corn dogs stayed on the menu which is good. Recommended if you're looking for shrimp roll.

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Sandra
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I would label my experience at Amen as "mediocre. Food was mediocre. Service was mediocre. There are lots of other places in Charleston that have better food & service.

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vipMichaelH
Tampa
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious seafood. Shrimp and Grits was fantastic. Service was right on
A real flavor of Charleston

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SamW
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely one of the tops spots for lunch. Excellent oysters, mussels, crab cakes and the she crab soup is very good, along with good salads and sandwiches. Doesn't seem touristy or overly "in", just a good place to eat. Service was good so we were in and out quickly without being rushed.

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BrianK
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, we’d return for more! Shrimp and grits was flavorful and delicious, our server Michael was attentive and knew the menu- very friendly and helpful, key lime pie was the best we’ve had so far in Charleston. Make reservations, it’s a busy place for good reason.

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Luvstodineout
Charleston
63 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A friend and I had lunch here; I had the fried shrimp and they were delicious and fried just as they should be - light batter - perfect timing! My friend had the beet salad and the crab soup - she loved the soup so much she ordered another! (great flavor on the she crab soup but be advised it is more of a bisque -- not a thick soup). Loved this place and our waiter was great.

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DavidK
Boise
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Food was good although they were out of a lot of items which seemed very odd for lunch. Our waitress was very good and helpful although the place kind of had an odd vibe hostess didn’t really say anything to us and it took awhile before one of the waiters could find her so we could be seated. Again, very odd.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Charleston!!

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Excellent
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
Service was wonderful
Love love love love

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vipCgrace
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, overall wonderful experience

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vipLexgal
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Charleston must. Food excellent. Ambiance is great. Casual Chicago like exposed brick interior.
Drinks reasonable.

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ScottW
St. Louis
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great seafood! Highly recommend!

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Traceyh
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious, service was good, and ambiance is unique and happy!

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ScottM
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Service was very slow. Food was average. There are Better places to eat in Charleston

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vipJulieT
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Good food at a reasonable price. Amen has a nice casual atmosphere. Service was good.

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EllenT
E. Tennessee
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and the ambiance were outstanding at Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar. I didn’t think anyone could do Shrimp and Grits as well as SNOB across the street - Amen does! My husband had the fried fish platter and said it was excellent. Make sure you get a dish with hush puppies or order as an appetizer - they are delicious.
We love this place and will definitely be back when visiting Charleston. Our waitress was attentive and friendly, unfortunately we didn’t get her name. A great experience from beginning to end.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Savannah
10 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was delicious!! The wait time for the food however was pretty long. I would still go back but probably for lunch and not a date night dinner .

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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LisaK
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Long wait for food. Plate was hot but not our food. Disappointed

OT
OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in the city. Food and service is always outstanding.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner. We went there because our hotel’s concierge said they have the best Shrimp and Grits. It did not disappoint my husband loved his. Also, I got a Bloody Mary that was one of the best I have ever had. Our server was in training but she was excellent.

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AndrewS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service was excellent. But our small table foe two was wobbly and annoying.

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CShaw
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous calamari and blackened mahi-mahi cooked yo perfection! Shrimp corn dogs were great too. Outstanding service

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DaveF
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for lunch. Wife had Tuna taco’s and I had a Caesar salad & blackened Mahi- Mahi sandwich with fries. Food was excellent. It was very tasty and came to the table hot. Service was fantastic.

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1sttime
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and loved the atmosphere! The oysters and mussels were delicious.

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JohnA
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner we had in our short stay in town. Oysters were delicious and the calamari was great! Will return!

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Saro
Jacksonville
18 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu choices and the cocktails were different but very good. Service was friendly , informative and attentive.

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Thomas
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a great place, we really enjoyed our experience.

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KennethG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food, however, glass of wine was more expensive then some cocktails.

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LeeG
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server Danielle!
Food was truly fantastic. Shrimp and grits wow!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful and the tuna tacos were delicious.

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vipGail
Greensboro
39 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Mussels undercooked and taste old,fried seafood platter oysters 4* shrimp 3* all else 1*, scallops risotto 4* but full if milk and cheese, crab cakes size if sliders . Calamari first class.

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KellieK
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Shrimp and grits were excellent! My husband had the tuna tacos. He also enjoyed his meal but stated it was not very filling.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
8 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

We were very disappointed in our experience. While we understand that sometimes things happen, they ran out of the shrimp roll during a 5:00 reservation, and did not let us know until quite a while after we ordered. In the meantime, someone near us who ordered after us got the last one. Our server was inattentive despite not being busy. The salad that was ordered in place of the shrimp roll was not good. The lettuce was extremely bitter and soggy. While Amen clearly specializes in oysters it is important that those dining on other things also have a great experience.

JM
JohnM
E. Tennessee
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amen Street was amazing! I highly recommend this fine restaurant. The food was delicious and the waitstaff (Kenny) was fabulous!

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Judbell
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our dining experience. Mike is an excellent server. Knowledgeable and attentive. We look forward to our next visit.

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LisaV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

we happened to pass by Amen Street one night around dinner time. While they had no tables the very personable hostess recommended that we sit at the bar. What a treat! We were there for happy hour - food and drinks were great! Mussels were superb, as were the Scallops with Risotto ... the food and the experience were so good that we returned two days later for lunch. Also good are the calmari steak strips and shrimp roll.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Waitress was hit and miss, mostly miss, got appetizers quickly but waited 1 hour for entree. Rubber shrimp in shrimp and grits, mediocre crab cakes, no follow for drinks not even water! This is 2nd time but no more and will never recommend

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 3429 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.