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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.

205 East Bay Street
Charleston, SC 29401
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Cumblerland

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(843) 853-8600

Website:
http://www.amenstreet.com/

Parking Details:
On Street parking and nearby parking garages

Public Transit:
Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Adam Miller

Additional:
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 info@amenstreet.com for further details.

Amen Street Fish + Raw Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

91% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (47)
Local Ingredients (44)
Good for a Date (33)
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Neighborhood Gem (30)
Fit for Foodies (29)
Authentic (27)
Bar Seating (26)
Special Occasion (24)
Good for Birthdays (21)
Happy Hour (20)
Great for Lunch (20)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Good for Anniversaries (18)
Good for Groups (18)
Fun (18)
Romantic (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Worth the Drive (14)
Quick Bite (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Business Meals (11)
Cozy (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
People Watching (9)
Tasting Menu (8)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great Beer (6)
Healthy (6)
Live Sports (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Late-night Find (4)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Spicy (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Kid-friendly (2)
Seasonal (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing!!! We loved the oysters, blackened shrimp salad, and fried shrimp!!! One of our favorite places to eat while in Charleston!!!! Key lime pie was the best ever too!!!

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·Dined 3 days ago

I sat next to the front door. Cool lights, but didn't see much of the restaurant, so I can't comment on the ambiance.
Had a specialty oyster sampler, she crab soup, and a "Bryan Cranston" cocktail. Not a cheap meal, but really good. Great service.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find
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 (Charleston)·Dined 4 days ago

We went during restaurant week and found the regular menu more appealing. For the price of the meal, I expected more especially in a foodie town. The food was extremely rich and left me feeling like I’d just eaten a half pound of butter.

Tags: Happy Hour, People Watching
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·Dined 5 days ago

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!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Tasting Menu
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined 6 days ago

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Casual, Business Meals, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Good food nice employees beautifullocation

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 (Wilmington)·Dined on January 15, 2018

We went for Resturant week and the food and service was excellent. We have Visited several times and food and service has been great.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great server with intricate knowledge of menu!

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

My friend and I had a great dinner here during our weekend stay in Charleston! The seafood is amazing and price was not outrageous. We especially loved the shrimp corndogs, those are well worth the calories.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Great food & service. Very accommodating to every wish!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

First time experience was excellent. Food was plentiful and well seasoned. Best she crab soup I have ever eaten! Our waitress was friendly with great personality. No complaints from our party of four, will definitely return for another experience.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Tasting Menu, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Good! Food was good, they were very busy and food took a little while (as usual) but it was worth the wait

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·Dined on January 13, 2018

Really good...Mussels are must get....good place to Elam and eat well

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients, Authentic
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Great quick meal. We were looking for some place we hadn’t tried before that was not too expensive. Blackened grouper and shrimp corn dog appetizer were great. We’ll be back

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 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Once seated the meal, service and atmosphere was very good. Odd, there was a 45 minute wait when we walked up so we left. Made a reservation for the next quarter hour and was seated straight away. Thank you open table.

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Spicy, Casual, Authentic, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Charleston)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Delish. Would definitely recommend. Best oysters in town

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 2, 2018

The food was amazing! Everyone at our group loved it. I had the arugula salad with roasted salmon. The salmon was perfect, very moist and tasty. I would go back again and again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (Detroit)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Business Meals, Fun, Casual
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We were vacationing and wanted the best seafood and we got it at Amen Street.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Cincinnati)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Great restaurant, menu and wait staff. Dinner was really good with lots of flavor ! Would definitely recommend

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We love everything about Amen Street.

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·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent food! We had a dozen oysters on the half shell, shrimp & grits, blackened grouper, and a seafood platter. Everything was prepared to perfection. I also ordered a spicy Bloody Mary. Simply divine. Matter of fact, I had two.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great experience! We brought out of town guests for lunch and we all had excellent food and the service was excellent as well. Good mix of options for our group plus nice selection of spirits.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Delicious as ever, but the place has caught on. Very busy and loud. Conversation was difficult at lunchtime. Fried green tomato sandwich remains my favorite on the menu, and our service was great- so we’ll return, but at an off-time.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Louisville)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Everything was wonderful. Blackened fish was cooked perfectly!!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Amazing wine and oysters and entrees

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

great atmosphere, excellent seafood with a wonderful side of creamed corn - delicious. Would definitely recommend and will go back again.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (E. Tennessee)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Oysters are great. Try the creamed corn it is a treat. Fish is fresh and delicious

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Shrimp and Grits were really good. Was disappointed they didn't have lobster and shrimp roll (waitress said it was seasonal)

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Amen is ALWAYS on our agenda when we visit Charleston! The mussels are always a great starter, and the shrimp & grits can’t be beat.

For an EXCEPTIONAL dining experience, request seating in Michael’s section.

We’ll be back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We all had great fish dishes, especially the Mussels were outstanding, great ambience, great service

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Local Ingredients
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Michael was a terrific server. Food was the best we’ve had in Charleston, and we’ve lived here for 30+ years. Ambiance was warm, upbeat, and friendly.

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 24, 2017

I came here on recommendation and was disappointed with how generic it was. The food was fine, the service was good, but i was only in town for 3 days and wish i had eaten elsewhere. Totally fine for a quick meal if you live in town.

Tags: Live Sports, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Charleston)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Casual, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

As always great service food and atmosphere. Bartenders very knowledgeable and friendly - especially Scott.

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Western NC)·Dined on December 22, 2017

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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