Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
3484 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
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
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vipmyopinion
New York Area
58 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The she crab soup and Salmon entree were both excellent. The best Salmon I’ve had in along time. Unfortunately the dessert was not very good. I will certainly recommend Amen

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MarkP
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We got there just ahead of our reservation. We requested a regular table but would have to wait. We took a booth instead since we traveled by car 6 hours. Place was busy. Our waitress, can't remember her name, was pleasant and attentive. I had the Fried Oysters app and my wife had the beet salad. Both were delicious. We had the Scallops over shrimp and mushroom risotto and the Cherry Point Swordfish over watermelon plank. The Chocolate Tort was a great ending. Investing in a espresso machine would be a great touch.

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Thanksgivingfeast
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Sadly our food coming out was extremely slow. My husband had shecrab soup and it was just warm. We know it sat up on the pass for a bit waiting on my salad as we could see it. We ate off of the Restaurant week menu and had fish it came out Hot and delicious. But due to the length of time sitting and the extreme loudness we brought dessert home it was delicious.

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MichelleV
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!’
Thank you for everything!!
The food was wonderful and restaurant week was well worth it!

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Billy
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Early for our reservation - we were placed in a booth near the bar and front door. Plenty of seating available in the main dining area.
Ridiculous amount of customer traffic and activity at the front door. Too much noise and room temp was hot because of idiots holding the front door open.
Restaurant missed an opportunity to make a good first impression.

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MarianH
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice restaurant. different in design from a lot of others on Eastbay.Very difficult to talk across table because of external noises. celebrated restaurant week by having the special. I have had many different she crab soup on the peninsula but I did not like this one at all. Way too much spiciness rather than the creamy buttery taste of others. Service was excellent since there are still a lot of restaurants experiencing problems with staff. waitress was more than happy to change my soup for caesar salad. She was very attentive and respectful during our meal even though she was very busy. We also had the local seafood entree which was wreck fish. this is a tasty white fish similar in texture to halibut. it was seared to perfection, and served on a bed of hopping johns and fried okra. I don't like hopping johns very much but this went well with the fish. I don't eat oysters but they had a very beautiful oyster bar in the front of the place and lots of booths and tables. The couple next to us had an oyster appetizer with was raw and contained a variety of types if you are in to that kind of thing, they said they enjoyed them very much. I can't believe that as long as the place has been here this was my first time. Oh, also the desserts (chocolate torte and key lime pie were delicious and just the right size serving after the entree.
They had an interesting drink menu and depending on your preferences for liquor ,
i would certainly recommend you try one. Prices overall were also very reasonable.
It may have been my first time there but I look forward to bringing friends here in the future

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Gigi007
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great food! Service a little slow, but good. Very loud atmosphere.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service. Enjoyed everything about the meal. The local tilefish was slightly over cooked but otherwise delicious. All other elements were spot on. She-crab soup, Caesar salad, oysters, salmon, Hoppin’ John, grits… all fantastic.

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vipLrrhodes
Naples
28 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service. Well prepared food. Not inexpensive, but good value. Not crowded at our lunch, but probably would be noisy if crowded.

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RobertM
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Waitress was very helpful as we were newbies to the raw seafood scene.
Great food, nice ambience.

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vipFlower
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Drinks awesome service by Ashley was outstanding.

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vipkbrugg
Minneapolis
19 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent fried green tomatoes, she crab soup & shrimp & grits. The scallops with risotto was too garlicky & oniony for my taste.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh and beautifully served. Waiters suggestions were spot on and his service was spectacular. Tried it for restaurant week but definitely going back!

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BobB
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

I haven’t tried many Restaurant Week specials in the past because I didn’t think I could get an establishment’s best efforts or food, but my meal at Amen Street has made me rethink that. All three courses were hot and delicious. My only complaints would be that the oysters on the half shell were not loosened from the shell and the risotto was just a bit dry. Having said that, I’d recommend Amen Street to everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We loved the food. We sat outside which was a little noisy. It seemed pretty noisy inside too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for restaurant week to try this place out. Was not disappointed. It was excellent!

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MicheleT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Thank you ! Perfect meal for restaurant week. A def go back

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HWMtP
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My food was delicious, but my husband’s halibut was small and bland.

Our waitress was awesome! The hostess was not - glad we didn’t have to deal with her bad day for very long.

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KenB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

While my blackened mahi was good, my wife's crab cake "entree" was more like an appetizer, with no sides included other than a small serving of red cabbage. We both got the beet salad, which was very bad --- no flavor, no dressing. Finally salvaged it by adding red wine vinegar, but just a really poor recipe to start with. Really surprised that this restaurant was near the top of the list of Charleston restaurants!

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KarenJ
Indiana
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amen St. is on our list of must visit restaurants when we are in the Charleston area. They have a very small outside dining area which is where we ate due to Covid (our choice). That is why I gave the noise level a moderate rating. The food was fabulous as usual. Our waitress was great - she was a little late in getting to us but apologized profusely and was attentive the rest of the evening. I highly recommend Amen St. whenever you are in the area!

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AEVY
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had lunch at noon and they ran out of peeled shrimp for the seafood tower. They substituted oysters which were good as were the clams. The blackened shrimp was delicious, but the oyster shooters were not. The alcohol killed the taste of the oyster. There is a good selection of wines.

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vipSamBrown
Nashville
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Seats and table and not been wiped well

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The blackened shrimp appetizer….amazing!!!
Blackened Mahi-mahi…amazing!!!!!
Key lime pie…..amazing!!!

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lorisea
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a salad with fresh greens and grilled salmon. Simply the best!

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Right322
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Felt a little rushed. Our soup came out at the same time as our entrees. We got oysters, apps and entrees and were out of there in less than 1 hr.

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Hope
Louisville
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I loved eating at Amen! The atmosphere was nice, the service fast and friendly, and the food was delicious. Fresh oysters and the scallops were delicious. Wish I had had time to go again before I left Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great location!

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RonaldC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated promptly. Of course we had Oysters and Oyster Shooters and they were fantastic!! Our server Amanda was the best. We will return for sure.

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AnnW
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can’t wait til I can go again!!! Everything was top notch!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting Charleston South Carolina and first time eating at this restaurant. Ordered dozen house oysters, Shrimp and Grits, and Crab Cakes. The food was delicious. And the service was awesome. Would definitely recommend.

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MaryS
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive staff and the food was delicious! Best fried oysters ever!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Absolutely delicious! The shrimp corn dogs were a huge table hit. But the oysters, oh the oysters, were fantastic. Best we’ve ever had. The service was slower than normal due to the pandemic and staffing issues but I’d love to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was fantastic !! Go for the scallops. Server was kinda crap and it definitely wasn’t busy. Still had a great time overall

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and happy hour.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around. Service was spectacular and the shrimp corn dogs were a great surprise and a must. Scallops were the best I ever had. Will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t say enough great things about our dinner last night. Mike was our server and he is one of the best in the business. He guided us through the menu perfectly and everything we ate was fantastic. Shrimp corn dogs, calamari, oysters, etc were delicious. Mike made our experience so wonderful, we will definitely be back and have him take care of us again.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, especially the she-crab soup. Waiter was very friendly and the food came out quickly. Definitely a restaurant I’d eat at again!

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Yumyum
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Loved the service but my she crab soup was way overspiced and salty.

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JimS
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. The energy was high, the seafood just stunning -- shrimp, oysters, scallops and tuna all prepared to perfection in several creative ways. (We were two, so this is appetizers and main courses. Just a great restaurant.

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Awesomeness
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food. We decided to do only apps but had she crab soup, mussels, hush puppies, fried green tomato, baked Oyster and beet salad. All were fantastic. Service was superb. Great drinks too. Try the Sin a Bon

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 3484 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.