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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.
Charleston, SC 29401
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
On Street parking and nearby parking garages
Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar enjoys hosting special events and parties for our guests. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
This was our first trip and we couldn't have been happier. We tried a little bit of everything except the raw bar and it was all amazing! This place does get crowded so plan accordingly, but the food is worth it even though you're paying a premium for being in downtown.
Hubby & I try and frequent Amen at least once a month. We decided to have our annual family Christmas dinner there and once again was not disappointed. Service was excellent, appetizers very tasty and dinners excellent. We love coming here dressed up or dressed down, its a great place to relax and enjoy! Never disappointed. See you in the New Year!
Amen Street was generally OK, but Charleston has many better places, so I couldn't really recommend it. Food was mostly good: I had a selection of generally fine oysters to start, and my wife liked her beet salad. Her fish (herb-grilled grouper) was good, not overcooked, but I must say my crab cakes were a huge disappointment. The crab was stringy and the overall consistency was more like a potato cake than crab. A crab cake should be lumps of crab with just enough binder to hold them together. These were, alas, nothing like that. Pecan pie was good, the filling nicely caramelized. Service was OK, though nothing special.
Wine list was limited, but adequate for one visit.
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