Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

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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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Savannah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Megan was fabulous, oysters and shrimp corn dogs !!!

E
London
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely meal in buzzing restaurant. Food very good quite noisy.

L
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Oysters, Scallops, Mussels, all good. I would definitely recommend! Very accommodating on my wife's dairy allergy. Huge thanks!

OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable. All around

P
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Was not pleased that both people celebrating birthday received nothing. Why ask the occasion then?

OT
Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a favorite when we are in Charleston. Seared scallops and shrimp corn dogs are a must! Michael, our server tonight was super professional and fun!

OT
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Fun upbeat restaurant in a great location. The Low Country Grouper was excellent and the grouper special was very good a well. We sat near the hostess stand and bar so it was a little loud but still a fun night with an excellent meal!

JF
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Found out about Amem from visitor center. Nice find. The happy hour food was delicious especially the mussells and calmari.

LS
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was spectacular and service was amazing! We will definitely be back.

D
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

I’ve eaten here numerous times. While the food is very good, about 75% of our visits they are out of fried oysters. And that’s disappointing. If you are set on fried oysters, you are well advised to phone ahead. Be prepared to be disappointed in the response. Mind you, the place is full of oysters on the raw bar, but we’ve been told multiple times, “We’re out of fried oysters.”

B
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hostess and waitress were friendly, warm and very helpful! Best calamari we have ever had! Additionally, our reservation was handled efficiently on a busy Saturday in downtown Charleston! Perfect!

EB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amen Street is our favorite place to eat in Charleston, the food is always excellent and not overpriced. I would highly recommend giving Amen a shot vs any of the fine dining or seafood restaurants.

MF
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Frances was a superior waitress!! Food was terrific. Great evening!!

OT
St. Louis
11 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

For being located in the tourist trap area of Charleston, I was extremely pleased. Great service! Our server was awesome. She was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. The house oysters were very good as promised. Fish tacos and shrimp tasty. Glad we found our way to Amen!

D
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic! We enjoyed our meal!

c
Charleston
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE Amen Street!

RC
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A must for our family when I’m Charleston! Best shrimp and grits in town!

OT
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time and will come back!

LS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The shrimp and grits was sensational -the best we have ever had. I would go back to Charleston just to have it again. Our server, Michael, was wonderful and helped make the experience as fabulous as the food.

PJ
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great lunch experience. Relaxed atmosphere, excellent music, and good service. The food was excellent. Will definitely be a regular stop.

JG
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Amen Street. All the dishes from the raw bar were excellent and cocktails were delicious. However, we ordered a few dishes from the kitchen that were a little bland. Our server was very personable and did everything she could to ensure we enjoyed our meal. Overall, my date and I had a great time and would definitely go back.

OT
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service is outstanding. Food can take a little bit but tastes absolutely amazing. 10/10

EB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server Danielle was lovely and gave great recommendations. We will absolutely be back.

b
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun night! Good food! Great service!

MJ
Denver
22 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening at Amen. This was our first time in Charleston. We arrived early and had a drink at the bar before being seated. Everyone was so friendly. The atmosphere was welcoming and the food was delicious! Our dinner at Amen was the perfect introduction to Charleston. Highly recommend.

KM
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! I recommend the red vinegar sauce for oysters

OT
San Diego
23 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious, attentive waitress, and nice vibe. I’d return without hesitation.

J
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Food and service is always outstanding!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the best service!

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Charleston
219 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal and outstanding service! Even the young lady at the front door did a great job. Will b back soon!

p
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good dinner. We had reservations at 6:30 pm and were promptly seated. Our server, Michael, was attentive and not intrusive. She Crab soup was excellent. Our seafood platter was very good with every item cooked to perfection. Serving size was more than ample.

As with many restaurants in Charleston, the noise level grew as the number of dinners increased making conversation difficult. Perhaps some improvements could be made in the noise dampening area.

Other than the noise level, we had a most enjoyable meal and look forward to dining here again.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

9-19 19 Hood fried oysters

SS
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, food and priced right. Was there two times in three days because of the food especially the shrimp dogs on a stick.

HI
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was amazing. Gracie was very patient and very pleasant. After a long day she made the day end right. Will definitely back. The bar area is very energetic and welcoming.

TJ
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All we can say is that we went first on Monday, again last night and will be there this evening Wednesday. Excellent food and a great brick building. Lots of opportunities to avoid fried food. Absolutely recommend this place

OT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner, our server was outstanding! Loved our meal. Especially loved the mushroom, shrimp risotto.

C
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Oysters, She-Crab Soup and Tuna Tartare we’re amazing. Staff very friendly. Would definitely recommend and return.

OT
Raleigh
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Disappointed in the she crab soup which we had heard was excellent. We barely had any crab meat at all in our cups. We thought the shrimp corn dogs were interesting, but overpriced. Atmosphere was nice and if we had wanted a burger, they looked excellent. However, we were there for the seafood.

BB
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Disappointed that the she crab soup was thin, tasted watery with no lumps of crab. We went for restaurant week and think maybe they were trying to stretch it too far... However the rest of our meal was great. Delicious grouper and shrimp scampi. Nice atmosphere and good service.

l
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was excellent. Meghan was an attentive and friendly server. Thank you !

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