Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.7
3085 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
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3085 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KarenW
E. Tennessee
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come from out of town to Charleston different times each year. We always eat here bc everything is great from service to food!

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LisaM
Nashville
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We loved the mussels and hushpuppies appetizer. The crab cakes were gooey and extremely fishy and the potatoes in my kale side were hard. The service was great, though. We had an awesome waitress. The manager took the crab cakes entree off my ticket and replaced with the scallops, but sadly they weren’t up to par either and we’re not cooked well.

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TonyN
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their calamari is the best in town. I also loved the she crab soup.

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MeredithGray
Dallas
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great. Our waitress gave great recommendations. I was very happy with my cocktail- the Tropic like it’s hot! We got the shrimp corn dogs as an appetizer, and we were very skeptical but they were delicious. The ketchup and mustard was made in house and tasted great. We were disappointed with the crab cakes. They were very expensive for the amount of food you get. You only get two crabcakes and a salad for the price they charge, and the crabcakes are only about 2 1/2 to 3 inches in diameter. The shrimp and grits it’s something my husband and I would highly recommend. It has been one of our favorite things we have eaten since being in Charleston.

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AndreaH
Western NC
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive service, great food, nice atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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PamFaves
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited Amen Street for Restaurant Week. The physical space is lovely and inviting. The food and cocktails were delicious. Our server was friendly and efficient. We will be back!

KM
KathyM
Tampa
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, the waitress was pleasant and they adhered to Covid rules

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Clara02
Richmond
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Quaint seafood restaurant. Service could have been better but definitely wasn’t bad. Prices are fair. Dessert was not very good. Would love to go back on a less busy night. Overall our group enjoyed the meal and experience. It’s worth checking out.

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Dave
Washington DC
19 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food, excellent service and very nice atmosphere. Noise level was a bit much for our liking.

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AmiM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

It was just ok. It wasn’t bad. Nothing special. I would go again if someone else wanted to, but I wouldn’t initiate going there.

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vip1876
Charleston
37 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is always a great place for lunch!

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ElizabethD
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service , and wonderful atmosphere! Amen Street has it all. The meals are prepared beautifully and are reasonably priced. The shrimp and risotto was delicious, and 3 in our party ordered the tile fish...prepared different ways, and each one was enjoyed.
Will definitely return to Amen St

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vipEsterP
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We ate during restaurant week, loved that menu but was disappointed to see that these meals are not on the regular menu? At least i didn’t see them, but great salmon & catfish dishes!

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Indulge
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was incredible! I was there for restaurant week and have already looked at their regular menu and am planning on going back. We had appetizers, entrees, and dessert. It was all delicious....would not change a thing. The water for my after dinner hot tea was also piping hot...believe or not I am used to lukewarm tea water which is a bummer! Can't wait to go back!

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JenniferW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for restaurant week. We’ve wanted to try this place for years and it seemed like perfect timing. The three course meal was amazing. I would definitely recommend

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vipFoodie
Charleston
62 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good food. Great service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing oysters with a great variety. Best calamari appetizer I’ve ever had. We never miss it when we visit Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

When we first sat down it took about 15 to 20 minutes before we were greeted and another 10 minutes before we got drinks but our waitress was very nice and the food was phenomenal!

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TaniaM
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down, the greatest shrimp and grits in town.

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AnnaB
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Amazing! It was very busy and the bartender was very overwhelmed; however, she was still very attentive! Food was delicious as always. The shrimp cheviche had some heat and was the perfect size for lunch.

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DebbyK
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fried Green tomatoes were the bomb and the service was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Wonderful atmosphere, good service, delicious food, and tasty cocktails. Highly recommend!

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Leanne
Richmond
54 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The oysters were amazing! Loved the decor of the restaurant, although sitting at a table in bar area when we thought a reservation got us in the main are was a bit disappointing. Food and drinks were great and friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience5

The food was delicious but the cocktails were terrible.

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MarkW
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch and oysters were yummy and fresh. Wine prices (by the glad) were average. Service was above average. Despite a crowd of people waiting, our Open Table reservation was recognized and we were seated at exactly the appointed time.

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OpenTable Diner
Naples
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat and enjoy your family

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TraciD
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was amazing, but we sat at the bar because there is limited seating and service was a little slower. They were awfully busy, and the food was awesome and service was great with how busy they were. I would definitely return again and again.

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Mags53
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our third trip to Amen...we love all your food especially your she crab soup and of course your oysters. We were thrilled to find out about happy hour. We ate oysters to our hearts content. We had amazing bar tenders...Grace kept our glasses full. One of the best happy hours I have ever been to. Not sure when we will return to Charleston but Amen will always be one of our stops. So glad you are still open and thriving during these difficult days.

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Doug
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Looking for a great meal (specialty is seafood and raw bar)? This is the place. I consider myself an aficionado of soups, especially the seafood variety. The best She Crab soup I have ever had...and I have had a few.

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Kristyh
Indiana
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amen had a wonderful happy hour with yummy oysters, and mussels. Fun atmosphere, excellent bar tender, overall a good time

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a reservation so we were seated immediately upon arrival. Our server was prompt and courteous. Food was fantastic! We had mussels, tuna tartare, mahi mahi sandwich, tuna tacos, and bloody marys. This will be on our “must visit” list when we travel back to Charleston.

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2OutofTowners
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Casey was very attentive. Great meal as always. Premium oysters, Tuna Tartar, Grouper, Shrimp & Risotto. Great cocktails that includes oyster shooters.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience! New to the Charleston area and the fresh oysters didn’t disappoint. Tried the fresh striped bass lowcountry style and I must say it was a special experience. Service was excellent and the ambiance was truly fitting. Definitely make a trip here if ya can!

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KristineH
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and fantastic service. We were very happy with our experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Decent food, but not worth the price. The grits were cold, but the fish was excellent. Loved the ambiance as well! Probably an off day, would try again.

DC
vipDebbieC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, delightful service, cool vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
61 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Passing through Charleston on our way to Pawleys Island and we were able to reserve a table by the window for a late lunch here. The service was amazing! I ordered a French martini but the bartender didn't have Chambord so she crafted a special martini for me. The She Crab soup, beet salad and flounder sandwich were so delicious! Will definitely be back.

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vipluvtodine
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The happy hour is very good. 5 dollar wine with a few appetizers that were reasonable. The fresh fish catch of the day made low country style was excellent. The restaurant was friendly and clean for Christmas Eve dinner.

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JamesB
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food downtown! Our favorite place!! Oyster paradise!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, amazing food and great service. Very impressed with the safety precautions as well.

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 3085 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.