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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar, Charleston, SC

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.5
4.5
4078 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

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • 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

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What 4,078 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Charleston

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous salads!!!!
  2. GR

    GregRib

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The fried calamari steak was excellent! My husband had the seafood sampler and loved everything but the fried oysters. It was his first time eating fried oysters and I think it was more of a texture issue. I had blackened Mahi Mahi that was excellent. My husband loves the creamed corn, it was fresh and obviously handmade! Staff was great!
  3. BB

    BeachBikeCruise

    Raleigh

    105 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    105 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! The shrimp and grits were the best I've had in Charleston and my husband thought the fried oysters were the best he's ever had! Lunch was not crowded and we will definitely be back!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Waitress was delightful and food was amazing!! Incredible cocktails
  5. b

    bfhdines

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Fresh seafood and the risotto was quite good.
  6. AC

    AngieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Possibly the best seafood we’ve ever had! The local catch by Chef KJ was incredible - and Kevin provided awesome service! One of our favorite spots when we’re in town!
  7. AD

    AutD

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Service was good. Shrimp corn dogs, scallops and key lime pie were delicious. Fried seafood was good.
  8. RB

    RhondaB

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great experience! And Kevin was our server! He went over and beyond!!! He was fantastic!
  9. f

    fortheloveofit

    Atlanta

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    I would say this restaurant is more for lunch than a dinner, based on the menu options, there is not a lot of choices for dinner. We had the raw oysters; they were fresh and delicious. We also had hushpuppies and the fried seafood platter; both were very good. I would dine again for lunch.
  10. S

    Sandyjackson

    Charleston

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food
  11. SR

    StanleyR

    New York Area

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    I had wanted tuna tacos which appeared on the online menu. I was told that they only have that at lunch. I had blackened Mahi-mahi which had no flavor except for the spices on top of the fish. My husband had the fried Seafood platter which was plentiful but nothing special. I would not return or recommend.
  12. JM

    JuliaM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The shrimp and grits was delicious! Wait staff attentive and accommodating! Enjoyed our meal.
  13. DD

    DDLKN

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service - fresh and delicious. Loved the location.
  14. KB

    KevinB

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Good oysters. We loved the tuna caeser & mahi entree. Friendly server
  15. B

    Bill

    Houston

    49 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Disappointing. Noisy and loud for a Sunday night. Smallest oysters on the half shell I have ever had..The fish pot broth was a small serving…Surprised at the high rating…
  16. R

    Riley

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was great a bit pricey Only issue was oysters were really small
  17. CT

    CarmelaT

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was excellent!!! Our waiter, Michael was excellent!!!! Very informative on the menu, very personable. Very attentive to our needs. We’ll be back if Michael can be our waiter.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my husband went for our anniversary dinner. The fried oyster are amazing the tuna tacos are amazingly delicious and our drinks gave us incredible vibes. Our waiter Kevin was so attentive, sweet.Kevin also got me to try raw oyster it was good but I will stick to steamed or fried.
  19. C

    Cheechburger

    Richmond

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    Raw bar barely acceptable. Over priced drinks. Cutesy. Menu need s reface
  20. MW

    MelW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Dining with 4 friends. Excellent oysters from raw bar. Tried the shrimp corn dogs. Delicious. 3 diners had shrimp and grits. Very good. 4th diner could not stop raving about the rissoto with added scallops. Knowledgeable server. Front if the house a little too noisy and wooden booth uncomfortable but overall would recommend.
  21. CL

    CallieL

    Greensboro

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    We sat outside and wish we had decided to sit INSIDE. So much traffic and pedestrian traffic out there. Overall a good experience and I highly recommend the shrimp roll!
  22. c

    cowrats

    New Orleans

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was great but our server, Micheal… I think, 30 years experience, glasses, told us about the vodka soda girls… was the most professional, funny, personable server we have ever had. A real pro who represented his restaurant very well.
  23. CB

    CynthiaB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Enjoy our visit. Food was good and Kevin our server was friendly !
  24. F

    Foodie

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very good everything!!
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My boyfriend and I came here for restaurant week and we loved it! We both got the surf and turf. The potatoes were delicious. The key lime pie was perfect. Definitely worth it!
  26. MD

    MDGirlinCHSnow

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I am always pleased with my dining experiences at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar. This recent visit, however, topped my previous visits for a couple of reasons: the quirky, but delicious shrimp corn dogs for appetizer; and, to end my meal, Mr. Paul’s peach bread pudding for dessert, which was so outstanding I felt compelled to ask the waitress if it were possible to meet Mr. Paul. I wanted him to know how much I enjoyed the peach bread pudding made with his family’s recipe. All in all, I look forward to future dining experiences at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar. P.S. The entree, local catch (flounder), was an eye-catching visual presentation and was YUMMY as well.
  27. RR

    RonR1948

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was outstanding and the service was excellent. Highly recommend!
  28. CM

    CarolM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    The staff was friendly and attentive and the atmosphere was good but our entree was barely eatable. The starter and dessert were good.
  29. G

    Gourmet4

    Greensboro

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! The shrimp roll is delicious!
  30. JH

    JettaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited on my birthday 9/12 for restaurant week. The food was outstanding and so was the service
  31. s

    sasha

    Detroit

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waitress Ashley was fantastic. Food was great!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Second time eating here. Food is of good quality but a tad bit salty.
  33. KB

    KathyB

    Charleston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    This was my first time eating at Amen. I would recommend this restaurant. I will eat here again.
  34. WR

    WayneR

    Naples

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oysters, she crab soup, and fried green tomatoes with sweet & sour okra everytime I'm in Charleston.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A+ for Amen! The food was excellent. Service too. Loved the entire dining experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shrimp and grits were awesome. Nice atmosphere. Great service.
  37. KB

    KimB

    Charleston

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been going to different restaurants every night since Restaurant Week has begun. Our experience last night at Amen was by far the BEST!! Our Server "Kevin" was very personable & efficient.. The Chef was asked to cook my Steak extra rare, ""Chef KJ" did an outstanding job. The steak was perfectly cooked as well as favorable & tender. It was a wonderful evening!!!!
  38. P

    Perfect

    New York Area

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went during restaurant week. The food was very good. The service was prompt and our server was very helpful. We would return again!
  39. RK

    RosieK

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Nice atmosphere for a local restaurant. I would rate the food as average nothing outstanding. I would recommend it but not for fine dining.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. The restaurant week menu was perfect!

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 4.5 stars by 4078 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 45 times today
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

  • 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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