Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston

4.3
3285 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 3285 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
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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GAGirl
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LB
LarryB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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

MH
MichaelH
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Nice people. Mussels were good. Steak was crap, very undercooked

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Startwithdessert
Charleston
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything was fine. LaurieAnn (our server) was especially helpful

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just an Awesome place to dine....
Grilled Swordfish was probably the best I've ever had...
Layed back atmosphere with great food....

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Shirleyw
Richmond
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food !! fresh n cooked perfectly!
Great food beer and cocktail selections!

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BradW
New Orleans
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible atmosphere and food. Service was exceptional. (Amelia). Highly recommend if you can get in!!

SG
SheilaG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Riley our waitress was excellent! Coast has been our favorite Charleston restaurant for many years. Since Covid they no longer offer the cashew encrusted grouper dish which we always enjoyed and someone if not everyone in our party would order.
I don’t believe we will return until that dish is back on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In town for business. Always make this a stop for great food.

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Emjay
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service good, if a little slow...i know it is difficult for all restaurants to find servers. We were seated in a booth, and the top of the half wall separating us from another booth, plus the wood lovers above it looked like they had not been dusted in a year. In a time when cleanliness is paramount, this was troubling.

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vipDavidL
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

This was very over priced for the quality received. We had a 7pm reservation and were out of what I would consider to be staples. The waitress had an attitude, that was off putting. I would consider this on par with a red lobster at best.

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vipL5JW
Charleston
53 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, superb service, and wonderful casual ambiance with live music by Graham Worley playing guitar.

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vipEat2live
Orlando
65 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Found this restaurant rated highly on Open Table and dined there on our first night in Charleston. Te ambiance is very cool. The service was excellent and the food was delicious. Loved the hush puppies and the Spicy Adobo Shrimp. Two comments - We had a reservation but arrived 10 minutes early. Even though there were quite a few tables open they had us wait until our reservation time to be seated. The only other complaint is that the booth seats were badly ripped and should be replaced. It made the place look run down.

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badgerette
Chicago
44 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent service. We sat outside but unfortunately when the music was playing, it was tough to have a conversation. We were there on Sunday before 6.

I would recommend the mussels which had a terrific broth. The calamari needed something. The sauce helped, but otherwise it was tasteless. Same with the fish tacos

The jerk chicken and spicy shrimp were good. We all put the mussel broth over the dried rice.

It is still a good value dinner.

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MrsHickeySC
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not the Coast it used to be. Food quality has taken a hit. No plans to return.

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vipMitchB
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice experience at Coast this week. They allowed us to be seated 20 minutes before our reservation since we were early. We had a wonderful server Natalie, who was a pleasure. The food was excellent, probably the best meal we had in a week.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great waitress great food!

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GinaM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and fresh service was excellent.

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SallyL
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great restaurant with casual ambiance. Terrific food and very friendly staff. Close to the Charleston Music Hall if you are attending an event. Highly recommend.

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LyndaP
Atlantic City
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Outdoor seating is pseudo outdoor and server was not wearing a mask. The food was amazing and big portions. The roasted brussel sprouts were amazing. My husband had grilled grouper and it was very large and yummy. I got fried shrimp and fried fish. My waitress forgot to bring my iced tea but otherwise service was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, neat atmosphere

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bwly
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience3

We were greeted by a smiling Hostess and promptly seated. The waitstaff was nice. We both ordered the Grouper which was grilled and slightly over cooked. The potatoes were very good but wish there had been more julienne vegetables. Overall a nice experience.

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JackieS
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

It used to be one of my favorite places. Now: not so much. The food is ok; not great. But the atmosphere and staff made up for it.

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vipKellyB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had great service from Bailey. Overall food was good but not exceptional. Half price bottle of wine on Sunday is a nice promo! Enjoyed the wedge salad (shared with my hubs) and tried the salmon penne Florentine. Was tasty but salmon was quite undercooked in the center. I mentioned to Bailey and she was kind enough to take that item off our bulk. Key lime cheesecake for dessert was yummy.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was lovely!

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vipBlairL
Louisville
33 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our experience at Coast. They have some of the best grilled swordfish around!

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nmwhitebird
Western NC
64 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

This was fun. The fresh fish was terrific, and we had exceptional service. We got there early, and things definitely revved after 6 p.m. This kind of a hidden gem in an ally. We would return.

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NashvilleTrip
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a later reservation. 9pm. Got seated immediately. It was not crowded at all but not empty either. Food was delicious. Shrimp and grits were especially good and also the Drum fish special.

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john
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very nice meal and lively atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent, server was polite and knowledgeable about menu options. Drinks took a while to get from bar but that was the downside. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best experience! The food was fabulous and so was our sweet waitress Bailey. She was so attentive and informative about any questions that we had. Highly recommend Coast.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food! Wedge salad with salmon was one of the best I’ve ever had. The fried oysters were huge and juicy and my husband still raves about the pork tenderloin. This is our favorite restaurant in Charleston!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!

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WestHam
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the food. We had the prawn cocktail to start (prawns large and very tasty). Grouper to follow, that also excellent come with marsh and the veggie. Definitely will go back when we are in Charleston and highly recommend Coast Bar and Grill. Service was very good too.

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TruBlueRaider
Savannah
19 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great service and very comfortable environment with live music. Enjoyed the evening.

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Leslie
Western NC
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

We really wanted to like this restaurant because of the ambiance and history but it fell short of impressive. My order was wrong and instead of taking away the food I asked not to have, the server made excuses for the mistake, and punted the blame to the kitchen. The fish tacos were terribly bland. The wine 🍷 was excellent, of course!

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DonD
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Priced right, plenty of room, fun atmosphere and food was exceptional.

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MarybethC
Charleston
16 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service. We are regulars!

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ErinC
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was very good. However, my oysters were just a little too overcooked for my liking. Otherwise, everything was wonderful. The mussels were delicious. We truly enjoyed our visit. We went early and so it was very quiet and enjoyable. Our waitress was very kind and helpful.

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 3285 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.