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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.6
4.6
3917 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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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today

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

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What 3,917 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Charleston

    Great for Lunch

  • Charleston

    Seafood

  • Charleston

    Most Booked

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    Our server was very rude, I had to go talk to the manager just to get a dish I eat there regularly. He automatically selected 25% auto gratuity after being rude the entire evening. All together we spent about $500 and were afraid to ask for more dressing for salad because our server was annoyed with us. But the dish I got I always get and it was sooooo good.
  2. AD

    AlekaD

    Raleigh

    11 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    It’s was my birthday and it was never acknowledged. We agreed to change our reservation time to sit indoors and once we were seated (bar experience was exceptional) we were treated terrible, ignored and never placed a food for for 25 mins after we sat down. I absolutely didn’t want to give the server a tip and then she stood over us while we swiped our card. I would never go back and be seated at a table again. This place came highly recommended for my birthday and it was a huge disappointment.
  3. SK

    SusanK

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was ok. Waitress was not the best. Good location
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Much more of entree selections this time here. Will definitely be back.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The fried oysters, salmon and swordfish were to die for!!
  6. MH

    MarleneH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Had dined here before and loved it so booked for my husband's birthday. We live out of state so don't get here often so when we do it is special. On checking in, they acknowledged a birthday celebration, then attempted to seat us at a table by the kitchen. We asked for a different table and were given it. After sitting there for some time we were finally given menus and eventually the waitress appeared. It was hard to hear her over the noise and she never acknowledged the birthday until I finally mentioned it to her. Food was good, service was adequate - although I later discovered by overhearing another waitress, that there were specials we were never told about. We were also given a complimentary piece of pie for the birthday though it would have been even nicer with a candle on it. Overall, what I hoped would be a really special evening, was disappointing.
  7. KL

    KristrunL

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks. Good service. Really liked the restaurant
  8. JD

    JessD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Great food and ambiance. We arrived very early for our reservation and they were able to accommodate us. I loved the fried green tomatoes and the famous shrimp corn dogs. We would go again!
  9. KC

    KuuleiC

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First off…Michael our server was amazing! One of the best servers we’ve experienced. He is knowledgeable and honest and funny. The oysters were fresh, she crab soup was good, and loved the fried green tomatoes & the fried platter was delicious along with the yummy drinks!!!
  10. DD

    DianeD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food was very good. We especially enjoyed the hush puppies and she-crab soup.
  11. k

    kelly

    Charleston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Menu did not have that much choice. The server was not very good and our drinks came out wrong as well.
  12. BH

    BeverlyH

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amen continues to be an outstanding restaurant. The service, the price, the ambiance and most importantly the food was fantastic. We had the large raw plate, shrimp & grits, and fresh fish of the day. All of the food was excellent. The fresh fish dish came in a fantastic broth that I thought my husband was going turn the bowl up to get every last drop. Very, very good. We’ve been multiple times during past visits to Charleston and will continue to make sure that Amen is on our reservation list every time we visit.
  13. JB

    JerryB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Amen St is one of our favorites. Fresh fish, oysters and a good vibe!
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and the service are always good at Amen Street restaurant. We always enjoy eats there at least once while we stay in Charleston.
  15. C

    Canadiansfan

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!! Wonderful service!
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff took great care of our large party. The food and service were both excellent!
  17. JA

    JenniferA

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great meal! Great service! The calamari is amazing .
  18. CB

    ChrisB

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    On vacation. Michael was our server and did an awesome job. He was fast, courteous, and very kind. The blackened mahi was the absolute best. This is a have to for visiting Charleston!!
  19. DD

    DebiD

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Father’s Day meal. Dinner and service were top notch. She Crab Soup was very good. I would have liked it to be hotter, as I like my food piping. Crab cake dinner needs a heartier side than a small serving of red cabbage. We added cheese grits which brought the cost of the meal to $49. Although they were great crab cakes we wouldn’t order them again. The seafood platter was generous and perfectly fried. We would definitely choose to eat hear again.
  20. GH

    GinaH

    Atlantic City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great visit to Amen! The service was great. We weren’t rushed and we were able to have a fantastic meal and enjoy it. The food was fantastic as well.
  21. JW

    JosephW

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great! Would come back again.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious seafood and great service
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious and staff was attentive and pleasant.
  24. MJ

    MarianneJ

    Austin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Shrimp and grits amazing! Fried seafood platter was great. Lots of oysters.
  25. GA

    GAcouple

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, service excellent. Too many small children and babies, lots of screams and crying. Not much can be done buy annoying.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Serves was terrific and the food was great
  27. CB

    CherylB

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, great service. Just too loud.
  28. D

    Dana

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    This was my second visit to Amen Street Fish. I enjoyed my first visit so much I decided to bring an out of town visitor yesterday; 14-June-2022. A wise choice!

    Amen Street Fish + Raw BarResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you for the awesome review, Dana! We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Kevin made out good evening a great evening!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    We are new to the area and have been trying all the oysters bars that we can. We ordered the seafood tower instead of a dozen oysters as we wanted to try more items, apparently was a fail from our part. I was not impressed. Comparing with restaurants as the oyster house and rappahannock, the oysters and clams at amén where not at Charleston level. We will probably will go one more time to give it one more chance but definitely not impressed by food. Server was very kind but not thorough as the rest of the restaurants in the area have servers in oysters like. The place was absolutely beautiful and if the food would have been what it is to be expected from Charleston area, It would have become my new favorite place. Let’s see next time.
  31. L

    Laraine

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent. Ask for Michael's table you will be in for a top notch server and guide to all things Charleston.

    Amen Street Fish + Raw BarResponded on June 17, 2022Thank you so much for your kind words, Laraine. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Michael is truly a gem to have on our team! We look forward to having you again in the future.

  32. DL

    DLPP

    Orlando

    64 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Danielle was an excellent server, and the steamed oysters were delicious. Trigger fish special was ok, over salted, salads were basic, but she crab soup was not good, and for the price, we were disappointed.
  33. c

    cb843

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The fired oysters were the best I’ve had. The tile fish special was superb and our server was excellent!
  34. SM

    SMGtig1

    New Orleans

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great lunch spot. Very casual. Was better last year when we were here
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing!!
  36. HJ

    HaroldJ

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Amen St. was great. Wide selection of menu items and beverages. Wait staff was pleasant and efficient. The one mistake on one plate was quickly and pleasantly corrected. We arrived early for our reservation but were seated immediately. I had the fried seafood platter and it was fresh tasting and plentiful! My wife’s burger looked delicious as well.
  37. FG

    FaithG

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server was friendly, informative, and efficient. We enjoyed the salmon and mahi mahi dishes.
  38. FO

    FOODLOVER33

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so great! the happy hour is amazing and the oysters are amazing!!! (from an oyster snob)
  39. DE

    DEEH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great evening with great friends.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Leicestershire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall a great experience. Good cocktail, beer and wine list. Excellent service and food except the dessert was disappointing. Seafood is awesome. We will return if back in Charleston in the future.

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 3917 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 54 times today
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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