Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston

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$30 and under
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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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OT
Charleston
22 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was amazing and so attentive sometimes the service makes your expiereince and this was an example of that

C
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coast was fabulous!!! I’m a seafood fanatic and their seafood was definitely on point! The menu is quite diverse, we are excited to be going back frequently.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Oysters my husband said he ever had.

TW
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience4

We ordered the grilled scallops off the menu. We understand that they were probably to be cooked on a gas grill but the gas taste was so strong they were inedible. I sent mine back to which the server came back and stated “if I didn’t want them to taste grilled I should have ordered pan seared”. I have a gas grill we grill often and the food never tastes like propane. Needless to say we won’t be returning. This was a special date night and this was very disappointing and why we hesitate to try new places.

d
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Awesome place. Awesome location.
Great food at a very good value. Their happy hour specials are amazing. Service is great too!!

JP
Charleston
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The flavor of the steak and shrimp was both burnt. Should have been much better — very disappointed

LR
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Delicious food. Waitress was slow and not as attentive as one would expect.

OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Despite telling the server about food allergies and trying to review everything, I ended up extremely sick after the meal. Clearly the allergies were not communicated to the chef and/or the chef made a mistake. Very unfortunate as I lost out on a concert for which hundreds of dollars had been paid in addition to the pain and illness from the allergy.

n
Charleston
23 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This is our go to place for dinner prior to a performance at Charleston Music Hall.

OT
Louisville
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PHENOMENAL!

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m
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Restaurant week menu
The appetizers: oysters and shrimp were very good
Entrees: shrimp and grits good
Surf and turf jalapeño shrimp good
Steak charred and just ok
Dessert chocolate mousse good
Coconut cake recommended by the server dry and tasteless
One person in the party ordered a ribeye and was not happy with the steak fatty and to much surface char
The server was very nice and attentive
I would recommend Coast to a friend for sea food only and to think twice before ordering off of the restaurant menu

k
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

My steak came back well under cooked for medium well, the waitress agreed and had it re-cooked and when it came back it was completely charred. We ordered bacon wrapped shrimp and the bacon had been burned as well. It was during Charleston restaurant week so it was very busy but even though I've had other positive experiences there in the past I will not be returning.

B
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sirloin was better than most filets I have had... The Ceviche was amazing, and I will definitely enjoy dinner there again.

LZ
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place close to our hotel. Good selection of seafood dishes. Everyone in our party enjoyed their meal.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

I don't like the choice of "Energetic" as a noise level. This implies that somehow "Energetic" (which means noisy) is a good thing. It is not. Restaurants should be quiet enough carry on a conversation with your guests.

KB
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was delicious and good portion size for the money. Mussels were very tasty! Highly recommend.

j
Raleigh
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was perfect. We visited Charleston for a few days to see the town and enjoy the seafood. Coast has perfect seafood. We enjoyed the crab cakes and scallops, done perfectly. Wine was 1/2 price bottles. Got a great wine to enjoy. Key lime pie was super for dessert. Service was enthusiastic and the table in a perfect locatin for conversation. Next time in town, this is the first place we'll go.

OT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent, service was excellent! They ran out of the Chefs special which was my first choice, but the Cioppino was a delicious second choice! Will definitely be back!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and a good time. Very satisfied.

DM
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Charleston for New Years and have been to coast before and loved it so we went again!
When we visit we usually go to one of your restaurant

JG
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Service with a smile was very good. Food portions varied. Four Bacon wrapped scallops appetizer was good and okay value at about $14. Seared scallops, also four, with mashed potatoes $30. Asked for cole slaw instead of veg. I was okay with a $2 upcharge but I received a portion I could not see without my glasses and it was just average. Crab cakes were nothing to write home about. Desserts were good.
Unfortunately we leave enough time between visits to Coast that we forget that we were disappointed last time, the time before that and once again this time. Ambiance is good, service is pretty good, but somehow the food value for money does not pull it all together. Too bad.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Grouper was very under cooked.
Same piece returned with a gas grill or burnt skin taste.
Maybe “wood fired “ is not for me.
Very good crab soup and dessert.

m
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice cocktails. Good service. Lots of fish choices.

CF
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We got four different appetizers and an entree to split. Mussels, crab dip, ceviche and calamari. They were all fantastic, except the ceviche had maybe just a tad too lime. We got the surf and turf for our entree which was supposedly a chef special for the night, and honestly it was just awful. It had wood fired salmon, a steak medallion, and jalapeño wrapped scallions. All you could taste was smoke with the salmon, the jalapeño wrapped scallions didn’t taste like anything except for jalapeño, and the steak was so tough that we couldn’t even bite through some parts (it was even cooked medium rare). Honestly the meal would have been fantastic if we had just ordered the appetizers. I would still go back, but now I know what to order.

l
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Sea food was delicious and service was efficient. The only complaint we had was that we had food delivered to our table but didn’t have silverware. Once we made the waitstaff aware, they were prompt.

IA
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food as we expected, always good

PS
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice atmosphere at this restaurant. The design was well built as the ceilings were high; the additional roof lines that were added inside the space provided a feeling of eating near the water in some fish shacks. Made it feel more intimate. The food was tasty as were the drinks. A very good overall experience with a last minute reservation.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were passing through and saw that they had good reviews. Boy did they exceed our expectations! Service was fantastic, food portions were huge, atmosphere was incredible. The food was fresh and savory at every bite. I highly recommend this restaurant for any type of occasion. You will not be disappointed!

KW
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Would definitely eat there again.

MC
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service and atmosphere. We’ll go back again and again!!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were wonderful, even better than expected

AB
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing appetizer recommended by our server- the crab and avocado ravioli. Wouldn’t have picked it off the menu myself but it was SO good. Also would recommend the rare seared tuna. Delish!!! Will definitely be back.

OT
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Wood fired fish a bit too charred tasting which overpowered the fish flavor. Side items were delicious. Good cocktails.

RL
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Out waiter was outstanding and very helpful. Our meal was very good. We had the Grouper I would order again.

j
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner for my birthday! Coast’s crab cakes never disappoint!

CW
Little Rock
266 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Very rushed service. “ Kitchen closing at 8pm.” I understand it’s Xmas eve, so why did you take my 7:45 reservation?
Shrimp cocktail was ok. Crab cake was terrible. I’m not even sure it was real crab.
Everything was over-salted.

P
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Our favorite restaurant!

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K
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall was a good date night place . Food price didn’t match the atmosphere I don’t think. Good food , no issues with the taste / quality.

5
Charleston
237 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful meal and outstanding service! Phil knows how to run a restaurant!

CT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoroughly enjoyed my seafood entree. Great location and great service.

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