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About Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

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.

205 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Dining Hours: 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Full Bar until 2:00 a.m

Cross Street:
Cumblerland

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 853-8600

Website:
http://www.amenstreet.com/

Parking Details:
On Street parking and nearby parking garages

Public Transit:
Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Adam Miller

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar enjoys hosting special events and parties for our guests. Please contact info@amenstreet.com for further details.

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (41)
Local Ingredients (40)
Good for a Date (36)
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Authentic (25)
Special Occasion (24)
Fit for Foodies (24)
Bar Seating (23)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Great for Lunch (22)
Good for Birthdays (19)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Happy Hour (18)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Romantic (15)
Fun (15)
Good for Groups (14)
Quick Bite (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Business Meals (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Worth the Drive (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Cozy (11)
People Watching (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Great Beer (7)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Live Sports (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Healthy (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

Not the best ever After making a reservation was seated at a worse table than the folks in front of us who were a walk in. Asked to change answer was no but then once again two better tables open but not for us. Will not go back

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 (Charleston)·Dined 3 days ago

It was as expected, nothing outstanding though. First time there and was expecting a bit more. Made reservations weeks ago and were there early so we sat at the bar for drinks and appetizer. When we went to be seated they said there were only large tables because of reservations? Yep. That's why I made one. So two of us sat awkwardly at a six top.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

Michael was our server and he was great! He was very responsive to our needs. Gave good suggestions. Food was great and reasonable.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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·Dined 6 days ago

Staff very accommodating. Food EXCELLENT. It was a return dining experience for us who live in Maryland and we introduced family members from North Charleston to your restaurant! Thank you for being consistently excellent!

Tags: Healthy, Waterfront, Tapas, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Excellent service! The Tuna Tacos and Shrimp and Grits were very tasty. Atmosphere wonderful in a booth near the bar!

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great Beer
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 (Charleston)·Dined on February 4, 2018

Love this place! Want to eat every oyster they have.....

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Tasting Menu
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Overall a nice spot, large group next to us contributed to the noise level.

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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on January 29, 2018

WOW! I don't usually write reviews. Amen's service and food compelled me to do so.
We had 8 of us and had 6 different entrees, EVERY ONE of them was outstanding!
The shrimp and grits, tuna tacos, each fish selection / prep and the fresh oysters were all 10"s!!
Danielle was the most attentive without being overbearing waitress we have had in years.
She also knew the prep and tastes of every dish on the menu and made your mouth water describing each one.
IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE DO NOT MISS AMEN!!

Tags: Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Casual, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great food and Servicea

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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Great oysters and fish, nice wine selection, casual vibe

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Amazing!!! We loved the oysters, blackened shrimp salad, and fried shrimp!!! One of our favorite places to eat while in Charleston!!!! Key lime pie was the best ever too!!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 20, 2018

I sat next to the front door. Cool lights, but didn't see much of the restaurant, so I can't comment on the ambiance.
Had a specialty oyster sampler, she crab soup, and a "Bryan Cranston" cocktail. Not a cheap meal, but really good. Great service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Went here for Charleston restaurant week, with family that was visiting. Was very disappointed with the food, It was very bland and portion size very small. My husband order seafood stew from the menu which is an entree and was very disappointed with the size. The best part was the drinks and dessert and our waiter. Left disappointed.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 19, 2018

We went during restaurant week and found the regular menu more appealing. For the price of the meal, I expected more especially in a foodie town. The food was extremely rich and left me feeling like I’d just eaten a half pound of butter.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We've just moved to Charleston and this was our first experience with restaurant week. My daughter and I thought the Amen menu looked very interesting and we were told that the oysters there are excellent. So true! We shared delicious raw oysters to start, and the rest of the meal was fabulous! The server was very attentive and personable. And the bar is very extensive! We will definitely return!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Went for restaurant week and the food was very subpar. I dont think they displayed the dishes that they do best on the restaurant week menu and instead threw dishes on there that they could make quickly. They lacked flavor and creativity, which is something most other reataurants in the area do for reataurant week. The service that we had was great, but I have no desire to return back for the food.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 17, 2018

The food at Amen Street is absolutely delightful! The shrimp and grits is the best around, the fish tacos are fabulous, the burger is juicy and flavorful (made from grass-fed angus), and each of the starters and sides I've been lucky enough to taste have surpassed my expectations. This place is a true gem and the food is fresh and impressive!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Good food nice employees beautifullocation

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We went for Resturant week and the food and service was excellent. We have Visited several times and food and service has been great.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great server with intricate knowledge of menu!

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 (Orlando)·Dined on January 13, 2018

My friend and I had a great dinner here during our weekend stay in Charleston! The seafood is amazing and price was not outrageous. We especially loved the shrimp corndogs, those are well worth the calories.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great food & service. Very accommodating to every wish!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time experience was excellent. Food was plentiful and well seasoned. Best she crab soup I have ever eaten! Our waitress was friendly with great personality. No complaints from our party of four, will definitely return for another experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good! Food was good, they were very busy and food took a little while (as usual) but it was worth the wait

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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really good...Mussels are must get....good place to Elam and eat well

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great quick meal. We were looking for some place we hadn’t tried before that was not too expensive. Blackened grouper and shrimp corn dog appetizer were great. We’ll be back

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Once seated the meal, service and atmosphere was very good. Odd, there was a 45 minute wait when we walked up so we left. Made a reservation for the next quarter hour and was seated straight away. Thank you open table.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

We are visiting Charleston and ha dined at Amen Street when we were here two years ago. I was on our list to be revisited. The food is exceptional and the service was great. Kerri, our server, could not have been more helpful or pleasant. We highly recommend it.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delish. Would definitely recommend. Best oysters in town

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was amazing! Everyone at our group loved it. I had the arugula salad with roasted salmon. The salmon was perfect, very moist and tasty. I would go back again and again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We really enjoyed our meal at Amen Street. The raw oysters were wonderful as our starter. I had pan seared grouper that was excellent. My friend thought the crab cakes were good, but not as full of crab as the cakes up north. But our wait person told us that, so no surprises. The service was exceptional. It is noisy. Not the ideal venue if you're looking for a quiet, romantic setting. Would go back.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fun, Casual
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were vacationing and wanted the best seafood and we got it at Amen Street.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great restaurant, menu and wait staff. Dinner was really good with lots of flavor ! Would definitely recommend

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

We love everything about Amen Street.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food! We had a dozen oysters on the half shell, shrimp & grits, blackened grouper, and a seafood platter. Everything was prepared to perfection. I also ordered a spicy Bloody Mary. Simply divine. Matter of fact, I had two.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great experience! We brought out of town guests for lunch and we all had excellent food and the service was excellent as well. Good mix of options for our group plus nice selection of spirits.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious as ever, but the place has caught on. Very busy and loud. Conversation was difficult at lunchtime. Fried green tomato sandwich remains my favorite on the menu, and our service was great- so we’ll return, but at an off-time.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Blackened fish was cooked perfectly!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Amazing wine and oysters and entrees

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 27, 2017

great atmosphere, excellent seafood with a wonderful side of creamed corn - delicious. Would definitely recommend and will go back again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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