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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
4.6
3859 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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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

Popular dishes

Menu

Available at the Bar, Monday-Friday 3-6

Drink Features‎

  • Yuengling, Draft$3.00

    • Miller High Life$3.00

      • Budweiser$3.00

        • Bud Light$3.00

          • Miller Lite$3.00

            • Amen's Award Winning Oyster Shooter$5.00

              House‎ infused lemon & pepper vodka, bloody mary mix, hot sauce and fresh shucked oyster

              • Vodka$4.00

                • Gin$4.00

                  • Rum$4.00

                    • Tequila$4.00

                      • Bourbon$4.00

                        Wine by the Glass

                        • Sparkling$5.00

                          • White$5.00

                            • Red$5.00

                              • Rose$5.00

                                Bar Bites‎

                                • House Oysters

                                  • Half Dozen$9.00
                                  • Full Dozen$14.00
                                • Fried Green Tomatoes$7.00

                                  Sweet‎ & spicy okra, pimento cheese

                                  • Crispy Jumbo Calamari$10.00

                                    Lemon aioli, corn, tomato, bacon, green onion

                                    • Mussels$10.00

                                      White wine, tomato, garlic, grilled bread

                                      Last updated: March 17, 2022

                                      What 3,859 people are saying

                                      Overall ratings and reviews

                                      Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

                                      4.6
                                      4.6 based on recent ratings
                                      • 4.6Food
                                      • 4.6Service
                                      • 4.5Ambience
                                      • 4.3Value

                                      NoiseModerate

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                                      1. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Dallas

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent dinner! Our waiter Michael was knowledgeable, interesting and very kind to us. Food was wonderful, great value and good variety. Highly recommend!

                                      2. TD

                                        TimD

                                        Chicago

                                        33 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        33 reviews

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food4service5ambience5

                                        Oysters excellent, grouper sandwich excellence, nicoise salad with tuna excellent, shrimp corn dogs great, shrimp and grits were a little bit too smokey and sausagey and I am not sure what kind of shrimp they used whether local or foreign... If local they would have been big and white.

                                      3. D

                                        Daisymae

                                        Philadelphia

                                        17 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        17 reviews

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Shrimp and oysters were delicious and prepared perfectly! Great restaurant with a casual vibe.

                                      4. l

                                        lovethesauce

                                        Tahoe

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 1 day ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Excellent meal and service….we return here with each visit to Charleston.

                                      5. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Fort Lauderdale

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We had a great meal and a great time!!

                                      6. CG

                                        CarolynG

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall2food2service4ambience2

                                        When you walk in and the hostess is in a stained white tee shirt and leggings there is immediately a problem. Calamari sticks as an appetizer comparable to chewing on rubber. Bacon on top had no place in the dish. Crab cake on risotto had a distinct charred taste, probably too close to the burgers in the kitchen. The kits from the grocery store are better than the Caesar salad. Disappointed in overall food considering the “5 star” rating online. Would not return. Charleston has superior restaurants and this one needs to go.

                                      7. P

                                        Pama9912

                                        London

                                        17 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        17 reviews

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall4food5service5ambience4

                                        Amazing food

                                      8. W

                                        Woopieboy

                                        Denver

                                        9 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined 2 days ago

                                        overall3food3service3ambience3

                                        The oysters and starters were very good but the entrees lost a step. Avoid the shrimp roll! It’s not what you would imagine it to be. Our hostess gave us a menu that apparently was for lunch and it was 5pm in the afternoon. When we were ready to order, our waitress told us we had the wrong menu and gave us their dinner menu so we had to regroup for our entree. Our waitress was friendly but the overall service was mediocre. It’s unfortunate because we were visiting from out of state and booked a reservation weeks before. As they say, been there done that. We will look at other restaurant options for our next time in Charleston.

                                      9. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        overall5food5service4ambience5

                                        Had a great time! The oysters were amazing!

                                      10. EW

                                        EWayneS

                                        Calgary

                                        1 review

                                        2.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 4 days ago

                                        overall2food3service2ambience3

                                        Food was ok, calamari was good. But the girl who greeted guests (Audry) had a sour look on her face, chewed gum and was not inviting in any way. She sat all guests like she was a (gum chewing) robot. This set a very bad start to our visit and likely the same for others. Her attitude could be easily changed with a word from management. All waitresses seemed to be friendly and respectful

                                      11. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Chicago

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall3food5service1ambience4

                                        Our server was terrible. We were waiting a good 10-15 min to even get spoken to, then we barely even saw him. He did speak to the table next to us. The oysters were spectacular! I’m big on costumer service, and it just killed the whole Mood.

                                      12. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        3 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great food, atmosphere and service!

                                      13. C

                                        Carlr

                                        Naples

                                        44 reviews

                                        vip
                                        2.0

                                        44 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall2food2service1ambience4

                                        We had an early dinner last night. Was seated relatively quickly but couldn’t get a water/waitress’s attention. Finally did. She was helpful but poor on follow through. Finally the soup came. Ordered she-crab. A Charleston favorite. At Amen it was terrible. Overly salty and crab was very light. Oh, forgot to add that it came quite cool. Lukewarm. By the time it was returned to the table my wife had finished her salad. Had scallop and grits. Large sea scallops were good. Grits weren’t. What was considered Andouilly sausage was in fact two dime size slices. We left, not bothering with dessert. Had it elsewhere. Across the street you’ll find a great Italian bakery/cafe. They had great cannoli cake!

                                      14. SB

                                        SB65

                                        Austin

                                        2 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined 5 days ago

                                        overall4food5service3ambience4

                                        Food was great and a nice menu with interesting and tasty options. The hot sauce is awesome! Prices were good for Downtown. Average mark for service, but it may have just been our server because the others looked pretty on top of things.

                                      15. BB

                                        BobB

                                        Houston

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                        Good location. Nice ambience away from the the front of house. Service was uninspired. Entree (market fish) was interesting and well prepared. Starters were very average. All in all a nice spot but would probably try somewhere else first before returning.

                                      16. RP

                                        RobertP

                                        Cleveland

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined 6 days ago

                                        overall4food5service5ambience5

                                        Would definitely recommend to others. Loved the food and our waitress!

                                      17. HB

                                        HollyB

                                        Los Angeles

                                        5 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        5 reviews

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        Food was delicious. Shrimp and grits and veggie risotto cooked to perfection. Recommend the frozen peach Bellini

                                      18. JM

                                        JandM

                                        Charlotte

                                        28 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        28 reviews

                                        Dined 7 days ago

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic all the way around!

                                      19. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 13, 2022

                                        overall4food4service4ambience4

                                        Food was good! Portions were decent. Service was good and so were recommendations on items.

                                      20. DH

                                        DonH

                                        Phoenix

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience4

                                        The food was delicious. We went back twice during our stay in Charleston. Great service and very reasonable prices.

                                      21. EJ

                                        EricJ

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service3ambience5

                                        Great food. Slow service in drinks. Would have spent 2-3 more drinks per group of service was more timely.

                                      22. PL

                                        PennyL

                                        Kansas City

                                        12 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on May 12, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Kenny was a wonderful server!

                                      23. M

                                        Mustangs25

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We've been coming to Charleston for the past 5 years and we can definitely recommend Amen Street. It's our favorite oyster bar/restaurant in Charleston. Food is great and so is the service!

                                      24. j

                                        jims

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 11, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Second time in a matter of days to eat at Amen’s and going back was intentional. The food is exceptional and the service just as good. You can not go wrong. Try it.

                                      25. 2

                                        2bigeaters

                                        Tampa

                                        407 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        407 reviews

                                        Dined on May 10, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Great place for a quality lunch. Our server was totally terrific, prompt and efficient. The oysters were really fresh, tasty and easy to eat, with a delicious selection of traditional sauce or mignonette.

                                      26. f

                                        foodie5star

                                        New Mexico

                                        10 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        10 reviews

                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                        overall4food5service4ambience4

                                        Lots of great food choices and all we had were exceptional. The seafood platter is a must as the shrimp and oysters were cooked to perfection. We liked the hush puppies, too.

                                      27. L

                                        Lauren

                                        Baltimore

                                        14 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        14 reviews

                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                        overall5food4service5ambience3

                                        We enjoyed our dinner at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar. The oysters were great! The service was very kind and gave great recommendations. Drink we tasty too!

                                      28. JS

                                        JesseS

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 9, 2022

                                        overall4food4service3ambience4

                                        Nice restaurant and the food was very good, only the crab cakes arrived cold and could have used a little more time and care to get them right. They either sat waiting for the rest of the food and got cold or just were not cooked long enough to properly warm them up. They are a seafood restaurant with a excellent selection of fresh fish, shrimp, oysters, etc., but you can't simply order fish n chips. That seems incredibly bizarre to me that you can have this great selection of fresh fish but dont have something as simple and delicious as a great plate of fish n chips. Nice ambience, service was ok, shrimp corn dogs were fantastic and the shrimp platter as well as the creamed corn were all very, very good.

                                      29. SR

                                        SusanR

                                        1 review

                                        3.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall3food3service3ambience4

                                        Fresh local oysters were very good. The cheeseburger was a lot better than the Nicoise salad with local fish (wreck fish). Salad did not have the traditional haricot verte and the fish was dry.

                                      30. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Louisville

                                        2 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        2 reviews

                                        Dined on May 8, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We went for lunch on Mother’s Day. The food was delicious! We split the calamari steak appetizer, a Caesar salad, and the mussels. I also tried my first oyster! Everything was great and I can now say I like oysters. The service was wonderful as well.

                                      31. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        Charleston

                                        3 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        3 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        It turned out that the four of us were not very hungry for dinner after having a large lunch, so we got a couple of dozen oysters and three of us got salads. The fourth person got the shrimp roll. And, of course, cocktails. Everything was delicious, service was very good.

                                      32. K

                                        Kathy

                                        Charleston

                                        1 review

                                        4.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Great restaurant in the heart of downtown Charleston. Everything I’ve ever ordered has been very good. Service is excellent.

                                      33. EN

                                        ENH3

                                        Charleston

                                        20 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        20 reviews

                                        Dined on May 7, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        Fantastic as always. Hot sauce is the best!

                                      34. KT

                                        KirstenT

                                        Cincinnati

                                        12 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        12 reviews

                                        Dined on May 6, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        When I walk in a restaurant that smells like Old Bay is being used, I am home. Had some delicious shrimp and salmon and the pecan pie was divine. Will def come back when we return to Charleston.

                                      35. M

                                        Mikeyb

                                        New York Area

                                        4 reviews

                                        4.0

                                        4 reviews

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall4food4service5ambience4

                                        Tuna tacos were excellent. Ambiance was just ok.

                                      36. TA

                                        TomA

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 5, 2022

                                        overall5food5service5ambience5

                                        We are in Charleston at least once a year and eat at Amen twice each time. The shrimp dogs and calamari are incredible. Sometimes we make a meal out of appetizers. Our server was very knowledgeable and fun.

                                      37. TD

                                        TheDiningDuo

                                        Chicago

                                        7 reviews

                                        vip
                                        5.0

                                        7 reviews

                                        Dined on May 4, 2022

                                        overall5food5service3ambience4

                                        Food was outstanding. Recommend the shrimp corn dogs and anything from the raw bar. Service was slow but we had no where to be so we didn’t mind.

                                      38. BH

                                        BeerHo

                                        Philadelphia

                                        9 reviews

                                        5.0

                                        9 reviews

                                        Dined on May 3, 2022

                                        overall5food4service4ambience4

                                        Fabulous dinner at Amen Seafood and Raw Oyster Bar! We had fried green tomatoes, calamari steaks, raw oysters on the half shell, she crab soup, I had the sea scallops over grits and and my wife LuLu had the blackened mahi-mahi! For dessert we shared a Key Lime pie! All were fabulous! Good fresh southern cooking!

                                      39. K

                                        Kodawg1980

                                        Mississippi

                                        21 reviews

                                        vip
                                        3.0

                                        21 reviews

                                        Dined on May 2, 2022

                                        overall3food3service2ambience4

                                        Went for lunch. Supposed to open at 11:30, but made us wait outside until 11:50. Host was rude. Food was Ok, but not great. Disappointing visit. Was there for dinner last year, and was very enjoyable. Hope it is a one time thing.

                                      40. OT

                                        OpenTable Diner

                                        San Francisco

                                        1 review

                                        5.0

                                        1 review

                                        Dined on May 1, 2022

                                        overall5food5service4ambience4

                                        Delicious!!!

                                      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 4.6 stars by 3859 OpenTable diners.

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

                                      Make a reservation

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                                      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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