Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston

4.3
3323 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston during COVID-19

Offers

  • Live Music!

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

    Come to Coast Bar and Grill for the great food and drink specials but stay for the live music every Sunday from 6-9 p.m.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3323 people are saying
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WCMG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Love the fresh fish selections.
Our servers were terrific.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Screamo music at a nice dinner kinda strange

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vipTxtraveler
Houston
16 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Spent 4 days in Charleston. Coast was easily the poorest of the restaurants we visited. Service was weak and food was just average. Asked to be seated away from any doors close to exits due to being cold outside but they seated us next to an exit door anyway. Go figure. Not impressed. MANY better restaurants to choose from in Downtown Charleston.

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clifffish1
Chicago
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service was cordial and efficient. I would certainly dine here again and so should you.

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ThomasE
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful birthday dinner with my husband. Restaurant is located in the heart of downtown Charleston down a quaint brick “alley”. Loved it and would go back again in a heartbeat!

KJ
KatharineJ
Greensboro
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The waitress was very good. The food was fine, but not great. For $62 I would hope for better.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great night night, great bar tenders and tasty food!

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LisaG
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Both the food and the service was good. I would definitely return.

MB
MelanieB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Convenient for pre-concert dinner. Great service. Food was just ok and quite expensive considering what you got. My grouper was good but was swimming in puréed carrots and some other liquid sauce that ran all together.

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SamanthaC
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Not worth the price of over seasoned and generic seafood menu

NF
NickF
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Fun place for a beer and something to eat.
Would try something else next time.

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Socialworkstud
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Mixed reviews on the food. My wife and I were visiting Charleston and sought a good fish restaurant. I ordered the scallop entree which was good, average, however I’ve certainly had tastier scallop dishes before at other restaurants. My wife ordered blackened sea bass which was highly disappointing. When a fish is blackened it’s usually exceptionally flavorful. She described this dish as exceptionally bland. Enough criticism though, now for two positive notes. The mussels were exceptional, with one of the best broths I’ve ever tasted. I initially declined ordering bread to go along with the mussels until the adorably cute and solicitous waitress convinced me that it would be a shame not to have bread for sopping up and enjoying the delectable broth. She was so right !

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TH01
Tampa
11 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food

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bridgetw
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Inviting atmosphere. Great food and special meal with new friends.

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Rick
Louisville
18 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Coast Bar & Grill. The menu offered something for everyone, but we went for the seafood. Our group of four started with two types of ceviche, shrimp and scallops. Both were excellent. We also had a dozen oysters (asked for a variety). They were cold and succulent! Two of us had the grouper special. We turned to each other and said WOW! The grouper was char grilled to perfection. Beautiful, tasty char, and moist fish. There is an art to getting a good char on fish without drying them out. My wife had the grilled scallops she raved about them. Our other guest had the surf and turf special, again, rave reviews. Our server was superb, just the right amount of attention, knew her menu, and a pleasure to have take care of us. All in all, one of the best meals in a long time.

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LisaB
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Bailey, was absolutely a rock star! She told us the specials and gave us a run down on most liked dinners. My husband had wood fired swordfish and I had wood fired scallops. Each meal was delish! From cocktails to dessert it was wonderful!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Coast felt like a tourist trap. Overpriced, unimaginative dishes and drinks. If I hadn't been so hungry I would not have eaten a thing on my plate. The pasta and salmon were literally swimming in butter. I POURED AS MUCH AS I COULD OUT ON TO ANOTHER PLATE! I mentioned it to my server who apologized and had the manager came over. He tried to accommodate me as best as he could and without any fuss removed the dish from our bill.
If you are even remotely a foodie this is not the place for you.

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vipPattiH
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and our service was outstanding! They are extremely generous with their portions. We will go there again next time we are in town.

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BigGee
Savannah
11 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not our first time here, probably our 6th or seventh in 3 years. Celebrated Veterans Day with our vet! Only down side was bathroom was super hot, floors were slick and paper towels were all wet—-ugh. Food and service —by Cassie— was fantastic. We will go again next visit.

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KrisS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great bar, cozy setting, excellent service and food!

LH
LoriH
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a superb meal, outstanding service and close to everything downtown. Love this place!!! If you are visiting (or live here) don't miss this restaurant.

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TaraV
Nashville
22 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience1

I had read where this restaurant is where locals go for seafood....I have to think that is not true because this restaurant has a big chain feel to it. Run down, not is a good way, but a tired, not so clean way (especially the bathrooms). We had 3 appetizers and three mains. Out of all - the calamari appetizer was the best. We also had the baked oysters (very small oysters) and fried brussel sprouts (more parm cheese than brussel sprouts). The shrimp and grits were ok; the salmon / penne did not have any flavor and the grilled scallops were good. I would not go back and will not recommend to anyone.

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JohnS
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, great service at a decent price. Would definitely go back.

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SheriB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Found this place by chance. What a wonderful experience. I’m not a seafood person but my husband thoroughly enjoyed the ceviche appetizer and his grouper. I had the wedge salad and ribeye. Both were so tasty and the portion size was huge. I had to take 1/2 of my dinner home. So glad we happened on the restaurant.

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tracey
New York Area
30 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

So the waitress was lovely but not attentive. The food was mediocre at best. Calamari breading had no flavor. The style abs flavor of the Ceviche was not what we are used. Soup was blah. We left and cancelled our food. This the first time we have had a bad meal in Charleston

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vipMarlies
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Started with cocktails, than Oysters and Seabass from the Grill - enjoyed it all. Service was outstanding!

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JoeS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Top notch dinner at Coast Bar and Grill. It was great food paired with friendly and efficient service, with a great atmosphere. I'll be back.

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vipSandraG
Charleston
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braised drum fish and shrimp ceviche was wonderful! Server was so attentive and helpful— great evening,

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DeAnne
Richmond
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Located in a historical building that the owners have renovated into a trendy, fun space, Coast provided a unique dining experience while in Charleston. The food was outstanding, the best Shrimp and Grits we've had, the wood fire-grilled Grouper was also delicious. We indulged in dessert as well, the Triple Chocolate Mousse dessert and the Carrot Cake were both outstanding, a wonderful end to a fantastic meal. The only downside was a server who seemed distracted and not all that friendly on a not-so-busy night, but anyone can have an "off" day. Other than that, everything was wonderful!

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JAYA
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Food was not at all as expected. Boring and more like “fast food” than anything else. We came for the grilled fish but it was just tasteless.

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vipase1707
New York Area
476 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Coast Bar & Grill is a comfortable place with a menu filled with varied seafood choices. Unfortunately, the fried oysters arrived warm, not hot, and the french fries were soggy. They need to upgrade their food.

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vipCalypso
Charlotte
20 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such an incredible meal! It gets better every time we go to Charleston! Do not pass up this wonderful restaurant.. such a varied menu with great specials. Our waiter was probably the best we’ve had anywhere we’ve been..FANTASTIC!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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philA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food....excellent service...not great wine selection...very informal setting

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Very greasy Calamari in a puddle. Hush puppies called sent back the grits and still paid the up charge.

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Greatoak
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great fresh fish and oysters.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dinner! 3 of us had the drum fish dish. It was amazing! Can’t wait to go back for more!

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vipPatttyGirl
Atlanta
12 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food and prices. The mussels for an appetizer is delicious!

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GAGirl
Atlanta
16 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, good food, good live music. The adobo shrimp is very good!

LB
LarryB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The service and atmosphere were great. The food was pedestrian at best.

FAQs

Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 722-8838.

Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston is rated 4.3 stars by 3323 OpenTable diners.

Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://coastbarandgrill.securetree.com/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.