Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.7
3139 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3139 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Constanceb
Atlanta
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shrimp and grits were outstanding along with blackened shrimp appetizer.

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SDerrick
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shared several various items!
Loved them all and will go back... great place

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ScottN
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar was fantastic....great oysters!!!!

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vipAnnS
New England
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lunch was a welcome respite in our day in a well appointed historic building. The seafood was good and the ambience and service commendable.

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PaulS
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great lunch, the fried flounder and grilled mahi mahi sandwiches' were really good.

JP
JamesP
Western NC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very safe, clean with excellant service. Shrimp and grits are amazing. Try the oysters. We will be back.

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PamF
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Once we entered the restaurant we were sat right away (with our Open Table reservation). Our waitress was very attentive and knowledgeable of the menu. We really enjoyed the fried calamari steak appetizer (favorite part of the meal). Our fish sandwiches were good too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Columbus
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service & amazing food. Loved our night out!

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Sonny
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service was outstanding. Enjoyed fried oysters and blackened shrimp appetizers, blackened salmon with jambalaya was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The place was great the she crab soup was delicious but the menu was very limited, the do have a good selection of oysters and the corn dog shrimp was very creative good place over all.

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vip1turtleman
Charleston
78 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food-Drinks-Service were all spot on.

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Grizz33
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Had oysters and calamari as appetizers and the House beer salad with fried oysters. All were delicious. Service was outstanding. I believe her name was Casey!!!

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rire2g
New Mexico
20 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I stop for lunch. The service and oysters were great. We had both raw and Rockefeller. Both great. Very good Bloody Mary. We will return.

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vipswansailor
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent location, attentive and pleasant staff. Oysters were great

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vipGaryM
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Had a large Palmetto Bug at our table while ordering, it happens in Charleston and we did get comped a round of wine. My wife's scallop dish was only average. The mussels and and oysters were good. We'll likely give them another try.

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vipPhiladiner1
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great oysters & surprised at the wonderful fish dinners, presentation & flavors!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had a booth in the bar which we were happy with as we felt more ambiance and energy.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Oysters weren’t as fresh as usual. Waitress was ok, but not welcoming and very friendly.

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LoriC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our food was amazing. Everything we order including our drinks was very good. Food was full of flavor and service was fast.

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Angel
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you haven't tried here, DO IT! IT WAS AMAZING! The oysters are incredible, the mussels were excellent....the shrimp and grits, holy moly and the blackened swordfish was out of sight. Don't get me started on the cocktails. The service was amazing. Don't go without a reservation. Parking is easiest if you use Cumberland St parking deck. It's right behind restaurant. Otherwise you just waste time driving around.

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vipKellyL
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food was awesome and the waitress was so very friendly. We were seated in the middle of the restaurant by the in/out of the kitchen. We asked if we could sit at another table that wasn’t in the path of EVERYONE and were told no because someone requested a table that wasn’t in the middle. We reserved through Open Table too and not sure how we were chosen for that one table. Hostess was NOT friendly. So others reserving through Open Table request a table by the wall or you will be involved in everyone coming in and out of kitchen, everyone being seated, everyone going to the restroom.

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BrianS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service was good. Ordered oysters on the half shell. They were very small.

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BKW1
Birmingham
30 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall great experience! Food and oysters were great. Had a special Valentine's Day special with strawberry mignonette oysters which were fabulous! Mahi with the lowcountry prep was great!

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JanetR
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere and food. Would highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience! Always a nice time here.

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Local4
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and sweet server

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TammyP
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have dined here several times when visiting Charleston. The raw oysters and Bloody Marys always fresh and delicious. The weather was miserable this past trip, but Amen's was a delight, as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
156 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Solid nothing special but very solid.

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auandjan
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the whole red snapper and it was excellent, very moist, tender and well seasoned. My wife enjoyed the shrimp risotto and it was also very good. The risotto had a lot of cheese which made the meal a little heavier than mine.

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Lunkolee
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very busy for 1530 but the food was awesome. Noise level was a bit loud. Service was good. Pricing was probably normal for a downtown restaurant.

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Ladycab
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Get the calamari! Best I've had. The shrimp and mushroom risotto was outstanding!

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vipMela526
Chicago
376 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wonderful seafood for sure. Love the atmosphere. Warm and comfortable booths and the service was very good. Nice wines too. Ordered the fish tacos which were very good. I think that if I would have ordered an entre type dinner my rating may be outstanding as I saw some of the dishes and they looked just great. Next time for sure as it is worth going back. My husband enjoyed his fried shrimp platter. Great hushpuppies!!!

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vipChicoGordoLeEncantaComer
Washington DC
42 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and atmosphere were awesome and our server Danielle was attentive, professional, and knowledgeable. I will recommend and can’t wait to come back.

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vipBeamer1
Nashville
36 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful shrimp! Always visit while in town!

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jamespb
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The she crab soup was just warm and bland without any good character to note. The burger was ok but the fries were cold and as hungry as i was after traveling all day, they were not edible. Service was disappointing with little attention and no inquiry to the food or offer to refill the wine & water. I will not be going back to Amen street Fish.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amen is one of my fav restaurants in downtown Charleston. Great service and food every time.

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LynnM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. This was the first time I have visited Charleston since covid. It seemed a little crowded based on conditions. Bar stools were bumper to bumper with people. All tables were full. I travel to 10 other states for work. SC seems to have more lax rules. Sunday brunch was the same at another location. Highly recommend for food.

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PeterS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Very bad experience. Server seemed overwhelmed. Drinks arrived 10-15 minutes after ordering and diluted with melted ice. Food delivered out of sequence . . . Nothing worse than getting your salad before the appetizer. When the main (sautéed Mahi) it was as tough as shoe leather. Dried film over rice was evidence that it sat under a heat lamp for an extended period of time. Start to finish, it was a disappointing meal. When you spend $150 on dinner for two, you shouldn’t leave regretting that you ever went out.

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vipJohnS
Raleigh
9 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Waiter was not attentive at all especially considering half the tables were empty.. He got 2 items of our order wrong. Food was excellent.

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vipout2eat
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance and service was great!!! Love thus place and location.

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 3139 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.