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Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar

4.5
1965 reviews
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$30 and under
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Seafood
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Seafood, Contemporary Southern, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dining Hours: 11:30 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Full Bar until 2:00 a.m
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Phone number
(843) 853-8600
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Adam Miller
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Cross street
Cumblerland
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Parking details
On Street parking and nearby parking garages
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Public transit
Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
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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.
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

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What 1965 People Are Saying
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1.0Dined 2 days ago

We enjoyed the food a talking with other guests. Danielle was awesome and knew her stuff about the oysters. We will be bringing my sister here to try oysters next month!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Since I travel over 100 times per year, its special when I get the opportunity to eat somewhere where the food and atmosphere is different in a good way. This was one of those times. Everything was good, spiced/cooked in a uniquely positive way from calamari to salads to oysters. Nice setting and atmosphere. Even found a few things on the wine list I had never seen that I loved. Hope to be able to go back.

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Our server Frances was wonderful and very attentive! All was wonderful and the atmosphere was great!

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Food was very tasty with a great southern flare on seafood and great service!

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

Loved this place. Great oysters, she crab soup, ambiance and good wine selection. Waitress v knowledgeable and helpful. Will return

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The Salmon, Shrimp, and Flounder were amazing! Great quality and service. Will return soon.

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4.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Amen Street and its sister restaurant next door, Paw Paw, are both good choices for East Bay dining. Amen is more spirited while PP feels more upscale. All food choices are reliable. Amen is certainly more for the lovers of seafood. They seems to go to lengths to have well conceived menu selections.

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3.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Waitress was great but 3 times I was asked about what the special occasion was from the time of booking - to calling to confirm and when being seated. Each time we said it was my birthday. Nothing special happened. Strange. We sat in a booth. That’s it. Why ask then?

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

We had an unbelievable meal at Amen Street...
We covered oysters, she crab soup, crab cakes, mussels and scallops and every single bite was out of this world. Our server, Danielle, was very professional and knowledgeable, happily answering any questions we had.
We loved it there and next time we are in Charleston, it will be the first place we go for dinner!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A wonderful meal in a great food city. The three of our party enjoyed all our meals and our cocktails. The shrimp risotto was excellent with great flavor and consistency. The shrimp “corn dogs were also excellent. I will definitely return when I am back in Charleston!

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1.0Dined on April 9, 2018

I am sad to write such a bad review - we looked forward to dinner at Amen. It apparently was overrun with diners last evening by virtue of a nearby power outage. We showed patience to the host and bartender - who were visibly stressed - even telling them we can have a drink and wait. When they seated us however everything was awful. They put us in a back corner behind the bar in a tall table and seats - extremely uncomfortable. The raw oysters were meager. Our dinner was not served for 1 hour and ten minutes after our arrival and more than 50 minutes after we ordered. We told our waitress, who was very rude to us throughout dinner, that we were going to leave without paying if our dinner wasn't served. Soon it came - and it was cold.
We were quite upset by this point and spoke with the manager who also was rude to us. They did provide us a discount. We got up to leave and I bumped an empty tray that they had placed on the bar next to our corner seats. We tried to joke about it with nearby diners when a man stood up and threatened us, asking did you knock that tray on purpose. I don't know who he was but I warn you against this restaurant. It may have good food - but obviously not reliably so and many of the staff and even customers are very rude.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was delicious and service was friendly and attentive.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great food, reasonably priced and exceptional service.... can’t complain one bit. All was well done and we’d be back and recommend to anyone that want quality everything!!!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Bridge run

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Arrived early and they were great about accommodating us. Food as usual was awesome. McKenzie was an excellent waitress. Great environment, great location.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

My group of ladies were in town for the Cooper Bridge Run. Amen Street was a recommendation from a friend who lives in Charleston. We loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

She crab soup - it's a must if you visit! Everything was delicious, amazing flavor combinations and very fresh.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We were seated immediately and our server appeared promptly. We asked for both drink and food recommendations and both were spot on. Don’t miss this when visiting Charleston.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Excellent service, great food, unique vibe

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3.0Dined on April 3, 2018

It was crowded and it took them forever to serve us. My wife only ate about half of her meal.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great service, great food, good afternoon late afternoon lunch.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Good relaxed atmosphere. Delicious beetroot salad was enough for me. Exposed brick decor with seating at the bar and in booths or regular tables.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great cocktail options, fresh local seafood, and friendly service! I don't know why it took me so long to go here.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and nice atmosphere. Enjoyed our meal and due to the food being a little slow, without out asking, they took desert and appetizer off the bill. Very kind of them.

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2.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Incredibly underwhelming in every way. We ate all over Charleston and this was by far our least favorite restaurant. The drinks were watered down and over priced. The she-crab soup was good but cold. The crab cakes were bland. The tuna tacos were meh. Worst of all was the special of the night, soft shell crab. Over cooked, over seasoned, not good. The oysters were good, the shrimp corn dogs were also good. But we all wished we’d gone somewhere else. It felt like a tourist trap.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Best raw oyster bar in Charleston ! Fantastic service by Michael. Great food. Great price great food great service. The only downside was ac too high. And could be even better with more comfortable seating ( we couldn’t get a booth). Will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

An absolutely fabulous and delightful spot in the old city! Superb menu, seasonal, fresh and everything is so well prepared and served. Wait staff are great - friendly, knowledgeable and fun!

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Food is fantastic! Seated a little late.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Sons birthday

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

The food was delicious and service spot on. Try the key lime pie!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

fantastic......the staff...food....atmosphere was just great!!!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Lowcountry Seafood prepared in a fresh clean inventive way. Oysters Rockefeller scrumptiously delicious. Asparagus perfectly cooked. She Crab soup no complaints. Service attentive friendly

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Perfection!

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4.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Had lunch at Amen Street while in Charleston. The food was excellent, especially the She Crab soup, but the service was just OK .

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

So glad that we booked a table at Amen. The warmth of the venue plus the variety of items on the menu made for a wonderful visit. Our server was very efficient and friendly. The food came out in a timely manner and was delicious...as were the drinks. If I lived in town, I certainly would dine here again!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Food was excellent

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Amen Street is a go to for us for before theater dining. They are very accommodating with menu choices and substitutions. We were a party of 6 and our server took very good care of us. THEY HAD SOFT SHELL CRABS. I was so excited. The first of the season for me and they were very good. My wife had the crab cake salad which she would recommend. Our meal was not rushed and we made the theater in plenty of time thanks to our server. All in all a great night for us all.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Every visit is a pleasure!

Fun and delicious. The wait staff is exceptionally helpful and humorous.
The fried green tomato appetizer is superb!

Softshell crab was served to perfection!

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Slooooowweee serevive and tiny portions. It took 45 minutes to get a salad and a hamburger. We almost walked out. The fried oysters were fantastic, though, but anything would after waiting so long.
I ordered the salad with salmon. The flavors were wonderful however the portion looked more like an appetizer. The piece of salmon was teeny and it was atop a half handful of scruny arugula.
My husband ordered a hamburger and they completely over cooked it and it was just average. Not going back. Charleston has so many other restaurants to try. We should have walked out. Waste of time and money.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Great shrimp and grits

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