Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.7
3016 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
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 3016 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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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipWSHurricane
Greensboro
29 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Food is always great. This time my entree was a touch salty but still very good

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HopJim
Charleston
42 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not as positive a visit as in past but still a nice dinner out. Crab bisque and some of the entrees tasteless. Service and wine very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is delicious perfection! It was easy to get a reservation and service was great! Would definitely recommend and will certainly be back!

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BrianS
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Dinner! The house oysters and the shrimp and grits were phenomenal!

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Megan
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an awesome find! We had amazing food and service at Amen Street. We decided to get a reservation here based off reading the menu online and we're hopeful it would be as good as it sounded. It was! Four people who love food all loved the food. The she crab soup was great, the tuna tartare was amazing, and every dish that came out was perfect! Our waitress Danielle did awesome handling grumbling questions from hangry people and she was great at handling it all! She knew the wine menu down to which wine was more oaky or sweet and the food menu just as well! The next time we go to Charleston, we will be stopping in for sure!

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DanielD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best shrimp and grits I’ve ever had! Great atmosphere and service! Probably my favorite restaurant in Charleston.

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lisal
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Calamari was the best I have ever had it- so we had it twice 🤣
Service was friendly and impeccable

KW
KarenW
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love everything about Amen Street. We come here every time we visit Charleston. The food, oysters, service and environment are fabulous. Social distancing and masks worn by staff!

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MaryruthH
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Charleston this weekend and made
A reservation for there on Friday. We loved it so much that we went back and ate there again on Saturday.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our serving was amazing as well as the food and drinks! Amazing Oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment you enter the restaurant you have the attention of the host and then the waiter/waitress, great service and delicious food!

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ErinB
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. House hot sauce was so good we bought some to take home.

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BettyB
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the fried shrimp dinner and the tuna taco plate. Both were fresh and beautifully presented. Shrimp was lightly fried not greasy. Service was excellent. Highly recommend for great Charleston dining!

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere!

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vipTamaraR
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome oysters and great customer service!

NC
NCNative
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing particularly the corn dog shrimp!

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vipRYLI
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Good atmosphere right in town with easy on street parking.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience and food.!! Thank you Vince for making our meal so enjoyable Vince!

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PhillipJ
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We spent our anniversary in Charleston and called Amen around 2 pm to reserve a seat at 7:15
We walked in, were seated and served immediately. The food was excellent and the atmosphere was pleasant,.

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KMeats
Greensboro
7 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our meals at Amen Street. Great raw bar, appetizers and fresh fish selection is excellent.

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Wilson
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spot on, 100%, h2whoa drink is,,, well had to have another. Ordered 1/2 dozen house oysters, calamari steak, fried shrimp dinner, fried oyster dinner. Everything was the best it could be.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife swears that her meal was the best dining experience in Charleston since we moved here 3 years ago.
Reservation system worked flawlessly. Service was very good.

DM
DiMK
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, outstanding service, delicious food! (highly recommend the mussels & fried green tomatoes). Wonderful meal out!

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The food was good, but not great. We had the hush puppies, raw oysters, fried oysters, and she crab soup. I ate here years ago and remembered thinking that it was great. The service and everything else was great. I think maybe we just caught them on an off night.

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Paterra
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very friendly service, and gave us plenty of time to enjoy our dining

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MikeL
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The oysters were great.
The scallops were fabulous.
The service was wonderful especially Frances!

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vipNCGardenTraveler
Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food (fried green tomatoes, shrimp & grits) and service (Michael was great)!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch with a friend. We had steamed shrimp and a blacked mahi mahi sandwich! Perfecto!

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PaulV
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. A little less socially distanced than ideal.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great place, great food and great service but they allow panhandling by con artist who are seated outside. I watched a senior citizen get hustled.

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KKLPH
Atlanta
30 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Appetizers to dessert everything was excellently prepared, presented, and served. Cocktail recommendation of Holy Basil was spot on.

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BobW
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not fancy but the food, beer and service were good. The low country fish prep was great. The house fresh oysters were very good although at bit small. The fried green tomatoes were the best I ever had. The fried oysters were tasty and nicely presented.

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Peach
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites! Great ambiance, great service, delicious food!

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kelliet
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great looking place!

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MarkS
Dallas
5 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My daughter and I ate at Amen on Saturday night. We requested outside seating which we were given. Our server was wonderful and attentive. I had the tuna tacos. The sauce on them was delicious. My daughter had the Shrimp Risotto. She said it was the best food she had on our trip. We highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely exquisite time. Food was delicious, service was great! Went on a food tour and retried several dishes and Amen Surpassed everything we tried hands down! Will go again and suggest to all friends and family that visit area.

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DavidG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience. Oysters on half shell were good and salty and fresh! The seared scallops were amazing and the Shrimp & Grits was one of the best I've ever had, bar none!

JM
JohnM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Wonderful dining experience . Definitely recommend . Great seafood

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spent a few days away to recharge and had an awesome meal from start to finish at Amen Street. The service was great and the food, from the raw bar items to the main entree to dessert were all amazing. Absolutely loved our time there and would definitely go back.

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GeorgeS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent
Presentation and the overall experience was most enjoyable. Not the first visit and certainly will return.

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 3016 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.