Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston

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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
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Went there for Valentine’s Day but only had a reservation for 10:15pm. Knowing the reputation of the restaurant we knew the price was going to be expensive but the quality would be great. However when the meals arrived it was after they had closed at 11pm. The fried seafood that my wife got looked and tasted burnt and possibly prepared in old oil. Not acceptable for a meal that cost close to $30.00. Someone who looked like a manager brought the food out to us instead of the server (who was great). We asked after trying the food if we could swap the meal with something that wasn’t fried knowing that they probably didn’t change the oil out at the end of the night. With this being a special occasion my suggestion is maybe don’t accept such late reservations if you know that you won’t be able to achieve great food quality for such a special day. Unfortunately the next time we plan a date, we will have to pick from the many other locations in our area other than Coast to spend our time and money.

OT
E. Tennessee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! Atmosphere was energetic. Definitely on our return list!

MH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous as always! We love Coast - it’s our favorite restaurant downtown.

JG
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Ordered the beef fillet and lobster. Lobster tail might have been at the best 3 ounces and over cooked. Beef fillet was sent back twice and each time it came back bloody rare and not med. Manager cooked a second streak, it too came back bloody rarer not med. we also ordered Oyster Dinner. As the grill, oil was too hot, in this case over cooking the oysters to crusty brown nuggets.

This place has gone way way done hill It might be good for tourist, but not locals any more. It’s a shame how bad it’s gotten.

OT
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for Valentines Day and the front desk staff was so kind and helpful and our waitress Ashley was amazing! She was very helpful on GF selections etc! Food was so good and the place is adorable!

LS
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time dining here. Food was perfectly prepared and presented and delicious. Dustin was personable and knowledgeable about the food and spirits. We will definitely return when in Charleston again!

OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great dinner for two, and the staff was accommodating to a special request. No complaints at all.

NC
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, but it can become pricey if you like oysters, may be market price, not restaurant issue but it can get expensive real fast.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Everything was burnt to a crisp. The service was good though.

A
Tulsa
70 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and service were very good. I recommend it highly.

KS
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Great portions and cocktails as well as service. The restuarant is large and has great ambiance. I would recommend to anyone visiting Charleston, especially if you want some great seafood.

OT
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner😍😍

OT
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The brussel sprouts were Amazing! Best I've ever had. Will definitely be back again

OT
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server was knowledge on the oysters and fish of the day. Food came out great and timely.

L
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent fresh fish . Vibrant atmosphere. Walking distance to major hotels. Nice bar .

CL
Charleston
44 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The sauce on the salmon was excellent! The salmon was prepared just as I like it to be; cooked through but not dry in the least. I dined with 3 others and each of us enjoyed our entrees enormously. As it was my first visit, I can not say outstanding until I return (which I will!) and find it to be consistently wonderful.

G
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Coast Bar & Grill was a great place to check out while visiting Charleston. The service was good, and the food was great. The only problem we experienced is that our reservation was forgotten not once but three times. We were the first customers to arrive and by the time we sat down, other customers had already completed their meal. Other than that, we will return for the food and atmosphere.

SS
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was fun for a birthday kinda touristy great service . Food was good kids menu awesome ! I wouldn’t go back but I’m glad I went .

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were great!

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Food plus outstanding service but we get this every time we go!!!

OT
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and was for a business dinner.
Wasn’t sure but after 1 minute we were glad we chose this place... chowder and soup were great appetizers and then the blackened swordfish was AMAZING!!! My co- workers got the salmon and the other got the tuna.
Let’s just say that no one had ANYTHING left on their plates.
Will definitely be back!!

OT
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience4

The shrimp in the appetizer was still frozen when it was served, the lettuce in the wedge salad was hard/old, and the entree was very bland. Our server was terrific. Just think we caught them on a bad night.

AJ
Richmond
48 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good oysters, shrimp, and grouper. Oysters a little pricey. Wood grilled grouper was delicious along with sauteed veggies.

M
Cleveland
30 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect, as always!!

t
Nashville
15 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for dinner and drinks. Good atmosphere.

BP
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Server was great, one of us in the party has a food allergy and the server was very knowledgeable. Food tasted great as well and it was in a cool location. Definitely recommend making reservations for a Saturday as it was an hour wait without one.

MS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and delicious food! I love this restaurant for special occasions.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Reunion group

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F
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great seafood and local ambience. Super waitstaff.

PS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Dinner was fine. Server was very good. Odd thing to notice but place needed a good dusting and maybe a cleaning.

MS
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We have been to Coast several times. The food is always fresh and we enjoy the laid back atmosphere. The bacon wrapped scallops are one of my favorite appetizers. If you like Brussels sprouts, theirs are delicious. If you are looking for a fun atmosphere to hang out with friends and have a drink, this is the place.

DM
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant. The food was seasoned well. I had the grilled Tuna. I was very good, just not very warm.
Our server was wonderful. Very attentive. The restaurant needs cleaning. We sat in a booth and there was a layer of thick just on the divider over my shoulder and remnants of wrappers from opening a wine bottle.

OT
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. They claim to be the best seafood in Charleston, and they might be right. The service was outstanding. Olivia, our waitress, was super friendly and the food came out fast. The price is on the higher end, but the quality fits the price. A nice night out in a great atmosphere.

Walking distance to the Music Hall, so dinner and a show is all right there. A++

My only negative was the price of local draft beer. A little high.

RC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good for a casual meal. Convenient to jazz concert venues.

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m
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had to back the next day to get more raw oysters. They were wonderful!

SB
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

This is our third or fourth time at Coast, but the food this time was excellent. I can’t say enough how delicious it was. The only negative was that the waitress gave us food before she gave us silverware to eat it with and then for our main course, they delivered my steak but we had to wait and ask for a steak knife.

LH
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Server was rushing the entire time to turn the table
Not friendly or helpful with menu choices

Last week at restaurant darling oyster bar the server was awesome
Made recommendations
Knowledgeable about menu

This server was no help

MM
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Comfortable surroundings, plentiful menu choices and terrific service! Close to a host of Charleston destinations and parking is immediately adjacent.

OT
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the CMH for a concert!

BA
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Great service, decent food great ambiance.

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