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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar, Charleston, SC

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
4.6
4727 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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 41 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 4,727 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
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

4,727 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed watching the food being prepared and the interaction between the food service team! Great vibe!!

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  2. MaryL

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food and service. Would go back there again.

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  3. StewartM

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and a very attentive wait staff member! We had an excellent time at Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar. Highly recommend it!

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  4. Kiwi

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was just right - not too fancy but really good food. The shrimp and grits were amazing; the horseradish with the oysters was very fresh and the drinks were fun. Staff were friendly and attentive.

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  5. TomP

    Pittsburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent. Had the hush puppies as an appetizer and the salmon for my meal. I took half of my meal home and it was excellent reheated.

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  6. jasont

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere!! Food was great. A little expensive but it is downtown Charleston and paying for that!! Would recommend without hesitation. We will be back!!

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  7. Local1

    Naples

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience.

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  8. DavidL

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was the best we had in our trip to Charleston: oysters, She-crab soup, scallops over Carolina gold risotto, and blackened Mahi-Mahi on a bed of jambalya. The service (Michael was our server) was as good as the food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I was told by a friend to try the shrimp and grits and the fried green tomatoes. BINGO!!

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent experience. Shrimp and Grits were the best I’ve had. Service was excellent.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michael our waiter was fantastic! Such a nice experience- and the calamari steak app was delicious! So was the fried shrimp!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oysters excellent, filet delicious, the swordfish catch of the day was dry. Server superb. The flourless choc cake was heavenly

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  13. SeanD

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyed the restaurant, food and drinks were excellent.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    E. Tennessee

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were both fantastic. The shrimp and grits were amazing.

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  15. JenniferE

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant came as a recommendation from a friend in NY of all places! Raw bar - totally had to give it a try and SO glad we did. We thankfully made the reservation on OpenTable because the place was packed - Friday at 4:45! Our waiter was outstanding! He accommodated my drink request not on the menu and it was so yummy I had 2! We had she-crab soup to start and a dozen oysters (2 of each kind). The She-Crab soup was delicious - the spices were different then what I was expecting. My husband had the Fish of the Day sandwich and I had the Tuna (tartare). The food was fantastic and the atmosphere was energetic but I could still enjoy my conversation with my husband (so not too loud). I would highly recommend you give it a try!

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  16. Old1950Montrealer

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great staff, prompt and friendly service: interesting food but mussels could have been more tasty, broth uninteresting. Nice atmosphere but we got stuck in a corner(nobody’s fault).

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  17. Chris

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The she crab soup was delicious. So was the salmon and the lowcountry prilou. Will definitely be back!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great experience. The food was good and the service was even better. Will definitely be back! Steak Calamari is a must try!

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  19. GeorgeP

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    When I read the reviews they were mixed but I did what I always do: I wanted to find out for myself. My husband and I absolutely enjoyed our meal. We had the seafood platter. It comes with a corn side dish that my husband said reminds him of his mother’s. Generous portions—I couldn’t eat it all. There are other restaurants that may have better reviews but I’ve tried most of them and Amen Street is my favorite. I don’t remember our waitress’ name but she was awesome. We were there at 6:30 on February 14. We had reservations.

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  20. WendyOIB

    Charleston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We dined here to celebrate Valentine's Day. We really enjoyed the food. Service was great. We definitely will come back here when in town!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and service were good however the oysters Rockefeller were small size and only 6 on the plate.

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  22. StewartM

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding - the Salmon and Mahi Mahi entrees! Service was awesome, allowing my guest and I to catch up with one another. Noise levels good and ambiance excellent! Highly recommend Amen Street!!

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  23. GetInHereAndEat

    New Orleans

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food-raw oysters, shrimp, and beautiful greens for house salad! Danielle was so knowledgeable about various oysters, we learned so much from her and had fun to boot!

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  24. WoodyK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I ate here last night. The service was great. The food was delicious. We had oysters and she-crab soup for appetizers. My husband had the seafood perlot and I had the salmon. Both were outstanding.

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  25. PamelaS

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was excellent! Service was excellent. Noise level was a little high. Overall very good experience. Definitely will return.

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  26. CHSFlyer

    Charleston

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great and the shrimp corn dogs not to be missed

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  27. Evie

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had reservations and were seated promptly when we arrived. Our server was pleasant and attentive. I have Celiac and therefore am gluten free. The menu has GF next to each entry that is gluten free. Food arrived in reasonable amount of time. I had the FRESH CATCH which was grouper. It was supposed to be on top of succotash. It was on a mix of corn, peas, lima beans, and way too much okra in a broth. Okra makes me sick…. so I pushed that aside. Everything except okra was very good - tastes fresh. The problem is that the piece of grouper was barely only 2 inches x 3 inched. At $36 it was not a good value. I am a small eater, 115 pounds and I left hungry. I do not eat deserts/sweets to fill me up. my husband had the same issue with another fish dish.

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  28. rcssc

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited at Lunch. Food and service were excellent.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Limited menu. Service was limited. Crab stew was good

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  30. AshleighGroe

    Denver

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful! The food and service were great and I would recommend visiting.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Unfortunately the oysters weren’t that good. Shrimp and grits and lobster roll however were fantastic

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  32. scottg

    Cleveland

    210 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    210 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Have always enjoyed the fresh catch sandwich-this time it was more the size of a slider-quality and quality have gone down in recent visits

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  33. Badgersrock

    Western NC

    121 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    121 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We enjoyed the ambience and had no trouble conversing with each other. Our first wait person was polite and enthusiastic. The only feedback is please don’t share the items you like best unless asked. The 2nd wait person was great. The Canadian oysters were briny and delicious and accompanied by an excellent mignonette sauce and a zesty seafood cocktail. My husband’s roasted beet salad included mixed greens, candied pecans and fried goat cheese with a vinaigrette dressing. The sweet and spicy chili shrimp were perfectly cooked and the sesame seeds added a nice touch. My mussels came in a amazing tomato wine broth with bread to sop up all the goodness. This is our 2nd visit and we will return.

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  34. VitoB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service was very good. On our next visit we plan to try the various fresh oyster selections.

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is always great and the food is phenomenal.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ashley was our server, she was beautiful and attentive. She served my friend and I and when another person joined us after we paid our initial tab, she didn't miss a beat! She was accommodating and nice and really attributed to a great night out. Oysters were delicious and the she crab soup is the best in Charleston!

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I read some reviews ( I always go to the lowest first) and I can't help but think that other restaurants trash each other so that no one gets all rave reviews. I was extremely pleased with all aspects of my dinner experience. Francis was our server, and she was awesome. You could tell that she knew what she was doing AND truly cared about people. Food was great, prices were more than reasonable, drinks were delicious and I will go back the next time I am in Charleston

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for restaurant week to celebrate a birthday, food and service was amazing. Would recommend earlier reservations, it fills up quick!

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  39. LouisM

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I had a 4:30 reservation but was told the Restaurant Week menu did not apply until 5 PM. That was not mentioned on the restaurant website and was disappointing. The food was very good and the service was excellent. I thought the portions could have been a bit more generous. We did receive the Restaurant Week Menu after 5 pm.

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  40. EleenB

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Overall we had a nice lunch and enjoyed the service. If we could give some gentle feedback. The welcoming was very basic and I would expect when making a booking or when entering a restaurant to be welcomed and not just guided to a table. Music was a little too loud but that is very personal of course. We truly enjoyed an old fashioned specialty cocktail but the price was very surprising (= expensive) when I asked for the check. Why not make a chalk board showing today's specials incl price? Then nobody is left surprised.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

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 4727 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 41 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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