Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston

4.4
2087 reviews
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Seafood
Charleston’s freshest seafood, with laidback Lowcountry style. Coast’s chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce available. Featuring wood-grilled fish, a full raw bar, and a refreshing drink list. Open nightly from 5:30. Outdoor seating available.
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SB
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious! It is reasonably priced and always consistent. COAST is our go-to place to celebrate any occasion. I wrote a note on Open Table when I reserved the table. It was a note to bring out a dessert with a candle for my son. I didn't have to remind anyone! It came out and he was very surprised and it was delicious!! We will be back!!

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LC
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Prompt and friendly service even though it was busy!

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AM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice casual place with interesting coastal art and great service. Food was good, though not exceptional. And like most downtown options in Charleston, pretty pricey. Overall, a good experience.

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S
Charleston
31 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Headed next door to a concert and Coast is our go-to restaurant. We each had a different variety of seafood and it appeared everyone enjoyed their food immensely. Our waitress was very very helpful and prompt with our service. Hope to return soon.

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D
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place. It was pleasantly crowded, but we not too loud. Our food was inconsistent. My crispy flounder was exceptional. So were the bacon-wrapped scallops. Crap dip was disappointing, and so was shrimp and grits. Our server could not have been nicer or more attentive. Nice ambiance. We were seated right on time. We were glad to have had reservations. We will recommend COAST to our friends.

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CT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

amazing food and the restaraunt environment is super nice big and openn

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DP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a birthday here while in town on business. Service was great. The menu, wine list and food were all wonderful. It was a great evening and we would definitely come back to try something else.

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SG
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fabulous especially the oysters and crab cakes and the blood orange margarita.

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RH
Atlanta
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service! I try to visit whenever I'm in Charleston!

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BM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 1

The oysters were over cooked. The coast soup wasn’t as good as expected. The striped bass was good, but the green beans were undercooked. Very disappointing overall,

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BD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great. Too many kids and a screaming baby so there was no atmosphere.

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TK
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Coast never disappoints. We have always had amazing food and service. It is one of our favorite restaurants.

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Jacksonville
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

The hostess was not the most friendly nor was our server. Food was average. We picked this place due to the proximity of our hotel and needed to feed our kids after being in the car for a long drive. It was pretty average so disappointed knowing there are so many other options in Charleston for great food. Oh well. It wasn’t the worst place but I would recommend something else

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, food and service. Great local spot

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Over rated local chain restaurant. Marginal food and service. Will not return to any other of this management groups restaurants

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KK
Charleston
34 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We ate at Coast for the first time perhaps 10 years ago. It was excellent then and it was excellent this last visit. We've enjoyed many meals since that first time & usually get the fish special for our entree. It's always fresh and delicious. Drinks are very good & they offer 1/2 price wine bottles on Sunday.

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KH
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fresh delicious seafood! The buffalo shrimp appetizer was the best I’ve ever had! The salads are large and could be shared.

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l
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

For the money, Coast is a great choice in a very expensive food town. Very casual, beachy atmosphere in a good location downtown off of King. I didn't get their specialty, the trio assortment of ceviches, which I have heard is wonderful, and looked wonderful (already had similar the night before). My seafood ravioli was very good and very rich. I could only eat half. The service was really fantastic. If you get tired of the super high prices for too fancy food, this is one of your best choices in Chas

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g
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

When we got there our table was ready. Our waiter had great suggestions. The food arrived quickly and was great.

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S
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent local and authentic southern cuisine! Would definitely recommend to my friends who visit the area.

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ED
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant, my wife and I have been here multiple times. Mixed bag crowd. Love the atmosphere, and honestly changes a good deal based on what’s going on in town. The staff is absolutely lovely, and the food is fairly good. Somewhere between a Hometeam BBQ and Halls Steakhouse.

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g
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, and a reasonably priced menu and wine list.

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KK
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

Normally very good, frequently et here, but this night the food was dry and overcooked. Service, as always, was attentive and on point.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

From the moment we walked in until we left everything was outstanding.. The service at the bar was wonderful.. Our server during dinner was very helpful in helping us decide what to order..First time for us going since we were all from out of town.. The good was absolutely outstanding. The only thing I am sad about is that I am from out of town..But the next time I am in Charleston I will go again..

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Atlanta
5 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious. Wait time was reasonable. We throughly enjoyed our entire dining experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience at Coast. The Calamari, and Cashew Encrusted Grouper entree were exceptional. Even the side veggies were perfectly cooked and seasoned squash and carrots. Our server was friendly and accommodating! Other than the noisy venue, which wasn't a surprise since it was in a former warehouse, this was a perfect dinner. We will definitely return when we are back in Charleston.

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M
Indiana
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Coast is our favorite seafood restaurant on Charleston! Food and service are always great.

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SB
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visit Charleston at lease once a year and always make a stop at Coast. Incredible food and great service.

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E
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful meal at Coast Bar. The food was terrific. Cerviche 3 ways was excellent as was the blackened swordfish. The ribeye was very tasty (well seasoned) but was a bit fatty. Our waitress could not have been nicer. We had to wait about 20 minutes from the time of our reservation to be seated and the bar was very crowded but the drink selection was excellent although the bar floor was a bit sticky.

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HW
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

My first Time there and the Food was very good. But very very loud, I could hardly ever understand, what my partner said.

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E
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Coast was strongly hyped by people we met. Our experience, while not unpleasant in any way, was just a nice, common dining event. My husband and I both had seafood dishes which were fine but we definitely preferred dishes we get regularly at some of our favorite joints in coastal Delaware.

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JJ
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A cool environment, very upbeat. We loved the shellfish ceviche wee and the grilled and broiled grouper. Can’t go wrong here, especially if you’re staying near Marion PArk

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W
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First night visiting our son at local college we met at restaurant. Reservation scheduled was right on time.
Very busy restaurant did great job right through dessert. On our list of regular stops in Charleston!

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Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bacon wrapped scallops was one of the best appetizers I've ever had. If you like spicy then try the Adobe shrimp.

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SC
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the shrimp ceviche and my wife had the tuna and both meals we perfectly prepared and presented. The service was also spot on.
I would strongly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great evening out.

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MD
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was alittle expensive for the food. However, the food was good and nicely prepared. Service was efficient and friendly. I loved the coastal vibe.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place. Food is great and the service is wonderful too.

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VK
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed it so much, I ate there twice in my 5 day stay. Bacon wrapped scallops were awesome.

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LM
Washington DC
22 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Very limited menu but the fish was very fresh

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JS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Our food was wonderful and service was awesome. Thank you for a wonderful date night with my hubby!

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