Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston

4.4
2907 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.

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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 2907 people are saying
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
27 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service

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vipSCBeachBum
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants in Charleston. Nice rustic decor, comfortable atmosphere, playing great music at an easy level for conversation. The shrimp and grits were amazing. Service was excellent. Looking forward to eating there on our next visit to town.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Awesome ambiance. We were sat next to a man with volume issues for his voice. We asked if we could be moved to a different table and the waitress apologized saying they couldn’t make any changes. Then the manager came over and sat us in a new place. Very nice manager and awesome service from that point.

We will go back for sure.

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vipLindalu
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Thought we'd give it a try. Food was tasty but a bit overcooked. Definitely a bar atmosphere. Will stick with Rue de Jean

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
6 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went before a concert and the food and drinks was great as usual. I love the hot crab dip.

RJ
vipRicknJan
Pittsburgh
106 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the swordfish with jalapeño cornbread. Wonderful dish as it was recommended by a person I met at my hotel. Fish was a large portion, thick and perfectly seasoned and cooked. Server was great also with perfect timing on appetizer (shrimp), drinks and dinner. Worth a visit.

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NickB
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience3

The food wasn't the best especially for the price as well as the drinks. The restaurant itself is nice and so was the staff.

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Sheere
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grouper, lemon beurre blanc...my favorites. Half off bottles of wine-great deal

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Made last minute reservations on our weekend trip to Charleston. Service was a little slow, but our waitress was knowledgeable and kind. Overall a good experience!

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vipSeafoodLover
Richmond
40 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Fried oysters and French fries looked like they were fried in dirty oil? Not appealing looking, taste very mediocre. Grouper was good but swimming in all the sauce was not appealing either. Disappointing evening since there are not many seafood restaurants in that location- walking distance of Hotel.

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vipSummer
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved this place! Food was good. Service was excellent and we ate outside in the porch all by ourselves with abundant heat. Appreciated the attention to service and our waitress was so nice!

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EricP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outstanding service. Menu with nice variety as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Valentines Day dinner and it wasn’t bad. Unfortunately I’m not a seafood guy, and 99% of the menu is seafood. I had the steak, and it was average. My wife had a piece of fish and simply loved it. I would give it a second try, but it’s not really a place for anything fancy.

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vipJanetV
New Orleans
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentine menu was wonderful, filet was great and half price bottles of wine? Definitely recommend. After dinner Ole fashions were wonderful.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience on valentines day! Great service, food, and setting

KM
KevinM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Husband enjoyed the mix grill special and I had the baja tacos. The service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My Seafood Penne was delicious. The steak and salmon were good but could have used more seasoning. Dessert was fantastic and the crab dip was delicious. Server was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here everytime we are in Charleston. As always everything was great. It was not as crowded this time, becuase of covid, but food was awesome. If you have never visited, you need to!

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SheS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We were there early evening. Apps were delicious Fish special on the grill was not very flavorful and overcooked

DZ
DeedeZ
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Celebrating our daughter

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Goodeats
Charleston
17 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Disappointingly average food, not as I remembered it from a few years ago.The calamari was very bland, as well as the sauce it came with. The grilled shrimp were undercooked. The wedge salad just average. With so many amazing restaurants in Charleston, Coast needs to up its game to keep up with the competition. I wouldn’t go back unless the place is revamped.

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DrCook
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food I’ve ever had! Relaxed vibe on a week night visit

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Cvers
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tuesday nights are date nights with one of the grands and our dinner at Coast was special. From the time we arrived my granddaughter raved about how she liked it, from decor, to the attentiveness of our service, to the ‘best crab soup I’ve ever had’. She loved her wood-grilled salmon, and couldn’t resist a piece of key lime pie for desert.
If the staff at Coast can make my granddaughter feel that special, I figure you must be pretty good indeed.

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vipSpunky2
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are visiting the area and Coast was recommended to us. We enjoyed several things. Mixed green salad with shrimp, wedge salad, shrimp cocktail, hush puppies, calamari, braised grouper and grits and, mixed grill. Everything was very good. It was Sunday so our bottle of wine was half price. You can’t lose going to Coast! Our server was knowledgeable and very helpful along with being attentive.

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henrys
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coast is our favorite in the Lowcountry and the recent experience was great. We had the mixed grill and the grouper and both were excellent- cooked just right and sauces had great taste. The staff really worked to make it all go well for us.

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Dogs
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience1

Overall poor
Not vibrant
Not clean
Food warmed over

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MorganW
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! Had a great time celebrating my birthday and enjoyed every second!

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AbbyR
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food, casual restaurant with a steeper price tag- but not unreasonable!

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Our server was very knowledgeable on how the chef cooked the entree. She was very good in making suggestions too. We were very pleased with our choices it was a great experience at Coast for a super evening in Charleston

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VictoriaL
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to try the restaurant week menu and it was great!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ate off the restaurant week deal with an added order of oysters. The calamari and the crab cerviche appetizers were both excellent. We both got the same main course, the surf and turf, which was also very good, ribeye cooked perfectly. Both deserts were also great. They had a nice beer and wine selection, had an IPA and a Pinot noir which were both very good. The wine list was a little pricey with the cheapest bottle being $40. Riley was our server, she did a great job, knew everything about the menus, beers and wines. The courses were timed perfectly, never on top of each other and never had to wait. Would definitely return on our next trip to Charleston.

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CarolP
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. They have amazing cocktails. Never have been disappointed with the food or service.

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OpenTable Diner
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent fresh seafood along with terrific service! We had oysters in the 1/2 shell as well as the citrus salmon.....both were excellent! Casual atmosphere which was nice since we were in town as tourists and had been out and about all day. Will definitely return in the future.😊

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant is 4+, in my opinion. But the undercooked blackened whitefish and the steamed muscles on the jambalaya were a bit much for my wife. Whitefish in the raw side of things doesn’t have the aesthetic impact that say Ahi Tuna would have, so it turned her off right away. I tried both, the muscles and the undercooked whitefish, and they were good. But the decrease in stars is based on expectation of what jambalaya typically is vs what it was this round. It might be a low country thing, but being new to Charleston, this was a first for us on the whitefish thing.

I had sirloin medium temp, and it was cooked to perfection, but a little on the thin side, and a little gristley. I don’t expect much though since this is a fresh catch joint. The salmon was good, and the shrimp ceviche was outstanding (but missing avocado we thought). But the bacon wrapped jalapeño shrimp, as well as the grill marked pound cake, was outstanding. Decent wine offerings as well, with Bonanza, my personal favorite, on the menu.

Fun place, excellent service, and all around good restaurant.

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johnp
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding fabulous seafood in a town full of seafood choices

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and Tyler was awesome offering suggestions and recommendations. There were young children in the booth next to us that made it a little challenging. They weren’t really happy being at a nice restaurant lol

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DavidP
Charleston
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Within 30 seconds of our server greeting us she literally told us “I’d rather not be here right now” Appetizers came out 2 minutes after ordering them so either they were a mess up from a different table and just sat in the window or they are pre made and just sitting out, either way the Calimari was like warm at best. The steak we both got was way charred and overcooked. The bacon wrapped shrimp were also so overcooked you couldn’t cut them with a knife. Dessert was alright, hard to mess up ice cream from a bucket. We chose to go there for restaurant week because it came highly recommended and the “freshest seafood in Charleston” slogan appealed to us. It was an absolute let down that we chose to go there.

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SurfNTurfFan
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Coast is always terrific. The food was amazing. Service was spot on. We will be back again soon!

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Beautiful1
Savannah
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I will go back soon. Taco Tuesday is on my radar since it is quite a deal!

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IvetteT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ambiance is great, so was the service! Shrimp ceviche is the best we ever had, steak and sides were just ok, I’d stick with the seafood!! Delicious! It’s a bit pricey...

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 4.4 stars by 2907 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.