Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
3447 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 3447 people are saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRobertE
Denver
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy/Popular Restaurant. Do not miss the Fried Green Tomatoes and the Shrimp Corn Dog! The Antarctic Salmon was also excellent. The raw bar was very busy, we only tried the Ahi Tuna and it was very good. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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TomM
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Oysters very good, she crab soup very good, crab cake very good. Caesar salad lackluster, dressing bland.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Crab cake was very small and seafood sampler was very small.

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LillyK
London
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Authentically Southern seafoods, tasted good (nothing extraordinary) and adeqaute prices. However, I didn’t quite enjoy the ambiance; I went to the restaurant for a very early dinner, so I might not have gotten the full experience. I was eating by myself and they placed me off the beaten path at the very end of the restaurant…. not a good start. My server was kind, but towards the end it seemed that she forgot I was there.

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PamelaA
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Excellent fried oysters for a none oyster eater. I liked that they had a kids’ menu. I’d recommend the key lime pie! Yum. A little too noisy as lots of bridal parties.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful!!!

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LiamsTT
Louisville
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our server was outstanding. She was very nice and did a great job! The calamari is my favorite. I got the beet salad which was very fresh but I wasn’t a fan. Just was not for me. Hubby got the blackened mahi and loved it. We visit every time we are in Charleston. Love the atmosphere here as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

First timers, great experience definitely would come again and suggest to friends.

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Ashley
Western NC
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food! The only thing I'd want others to be aware of is the portions of some of the dishes (we had mahi and baked oysters) are a bit smaller than average for the prices. That's the only reason I gave 4 stars rather than 5; otherwise, we were all 4 happy with our experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place. Will definitely come back!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch ! Our server was phenomenal!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Need reservations which we had. Delicious dinner. Recommend the Scallop dish and shrimp and grits.

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TeenaP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Will definitely go back!

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cmckelvey
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Amen burger was delicious and the oysters were out of this world. Good local beer selection and my husband loved his shrimp and grits.

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vipTaraD
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Service was very good and the oysters were excellent but that’s where it fell short. Overall we found it to be extremely expensive for suboptimal food. Mahi sand which was over cooked, shrimp and grits were ‘chunky’ grits and mussel shells served cracked. The burger was decent. Disappointing lunch.

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SusanC
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Service was the worst we had during our trip. It just seemed like she was in a bad mood. The food was good, but overall spoiled our experience. Probably would not go back. There is so many excellent restaurants with exceptional service to pick from.

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JoeH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All southern staples knocked out at 1 restaurant. Green fried tomatoes, she crab soup, and shrimp & grits. Oh my gosh !! Did not disappoint. Michael , our server was impeccable. Thinking about going back again tonight and repeating the same meal

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DanR
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic dinner! Scallops with a creamy shrimp risotto was amazing; will definitely go back next time we’re in town.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Oysters and she crab soup!!

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Pamela
Denver
19 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Antarctic salmon was one of the best dishes my husband and I have ever had. The house oysters were briny and delicious.
Service was perfect.

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BethM
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service! Great food!

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HandJ
Charleston
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Raw oysters were wonderful. The rest was not made in house, and a bit tired. The fried green tomatoes were obviously purchased frozen. The pickled okra was from a jar that you can buy at Walmart. The shrimp sandwich was fine, but again seemed like precooked chopped and frozen shrimp. For a good-centric city, with so many great choices, don’t waste your meal here.

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Jagerdoo
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. The service was even better.

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viptravelinginthesouth
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
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 on July 22, 2021
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 on July 22, 2021
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 on July 22, 2021
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 on July 21, 2021
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 on July 21, 2021
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 on July 21, 2021
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 on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Charleston!!

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Excellent
Memphis/West TN
9 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing
Service was wonderful
Love love love love

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vipCgrace
Nashville
8 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, delicious food, overall wonderful experience

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vipLexgal
Cincinnati
24 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
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 on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great seafood! Highly recommend!

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Traceyh
Orlando
8 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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

SM
ScottM
Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
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 on July 18, 2021
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
11 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 .

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 3447 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.