Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston

4.4
2830 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 2830 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.4
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Phxflo
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Friendly staff but the food was average at best

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vipLorieW
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant! Great food, service and ambiance! Loved it!

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vipmarchelo
Miami
17 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, grouper outstanding, everything Is good,

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SteveH
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff. Fast service. Good delivered quickly to the table. Greeted by manager frequently

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MichaelW
Tallahassee
3 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Service was spotty—food good—need some training and leadership

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DavidG
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Selection was alright-limited variety. Food tasted “average”... nothing extraordinary. More on the bland side.

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vipnage
Charleston
24 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We ate at Coast, as usual, before attending a concert at the Charleston Music Hall. Both Coast and the CMH did an excellent job of providing physically distancing which made us feel comfortable while eating at Coast and enjoying the concert at CMH. It was so nice to finally get out and feel as safe as possible under the circumstances.

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vipladiesnightout
Seattle
77 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great seafood, fast service.

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CharlesP
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'd recommend Hanks and Magnolia's besides Coast. Coast being my first choice because of the taste of the food and price. The ambiance is better at Hanks and Magnolia's but pricier

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AmyS
New Orleans
17 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience2

The food was better than average but the atmosphere felt a little dark and dingy feeling. Our server was polite and well
Informed. Skip the grits, they were lumpy and lacked taste. I had the appetizer special and it was very good.

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vipCharlie
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food!

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SoozieB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really liked the restaurant, food was great and the service perfect. It's in a cool building and does have patio dining. I would definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience and even better food. Trust me, if Corvina is on the menu... order it!

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PattyB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Very disappointing! We look forward to dining at Coast every time we visit Charleston. The menu was drastically reduced with very few choices; the food we chose was below par, especially the fish tacos. Also our waitress was not very polite and bordered on being rude. Sadly we have to cross this place off our list!

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RosanneH
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an early reservation and almost had it to ourselves. Tanner (I think) was our waiter and was wonderful with service and food suggestions. I have eaten here several times while in Charleston. Coast never disappoints!

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DonnaC
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Plates were overloaded with potatoes. Took away from the presentation on the plate

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I spent our 31st Wedding Anniversary in Charleston and dined at Coast Bar & Grill. Food and service was great!

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donnam
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were disappointed you didn't offer the fried flounder which we love!

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vipCotoguy
Nashville
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The fish tacos were sent back - inedible because they were so fishy. The crab and scallops ceviche was almost all scallop and not very flavorful. Would not order it again. Very disappointing. Shrimp cocktail was made of several small blackened, overcooked shrimp. Again disappointing. Fresh oysters were very good however and the server was very nice and attentive. Just expected more from a restaurant that advertises it has the freshest seafood in Charleston. Would not recommend unfortunately.

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KathieW
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice atmosphere.. service was a bit slow. Food was just okay

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GraceR
Charleston
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were both phenomenal! We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience overall.

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CarmenB
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it across the board!
Highly recommended and excited to return

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GaryK
E. Tennessee
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Very enjoyable!

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AshleyW
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! Everyone was so friendly and they made sure to wish my husband a happy birthday. It was an AMAZING dining experience! We will be back!

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vipStepmom3
Birmingham
20 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great seafood!

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vipJabi35
Tampa
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very nice dinner spot that seems to be bouncing back from COVID challenges.

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KACHES
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and the serving size was well worth the money. Enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and live music. The music was just right not to loud and not to low. The wait staff was very accommodating and you even had the feelings as if you were friends by the time you left. I would highly recommend Coast Bar & Grill to anyone in the Charleston area. It is our first choice after spending the weekend in Charleston

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DonK
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant in a difficult to find alley location

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SheilaG
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great atmosphere, great service and very good food. Disappointed that cashew encrusted grouper is no longer on menu. We have gotten this dish many times over the years.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Dark dingy Food was ok. We were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary, informed the restaurant but no recognized. Disappointed will not return or recommend.

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CaitlinM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was hands down the best food we had while in Charleston. The "Coast Crab Soup" was the best we've ever had. I could eat the "Shrimp and Bay Scallop Penne" everyday!
Great food, amazing service! We will be back again!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

If you sit outside it is nice. Service, like the food is what you would get at a chain restaurant.

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garyd
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food and outdoor seating, server was meh

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Jeff
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food and service were both good! Please bring back the Paella.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service! We always enjoying coming here when in the Charleston area.

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CraigS
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, great service, a little pricey but had a good time.

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PeteK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Food was good. Our server could not have been less personable. It was if we were bothering her by being there. Booths were uncomfortable

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AlwaysHungry
Western NC
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Service was great! However, the wood fires entrees were charred and overcooked.

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vipL5JW
Charleston
45 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding entree of wood fire grilled swordfish, oysters on the half shell appetizer, and carrot cake - garnished with whipped cream and a raspberry coulis (I think) in a generous portion.
Service is professional yet friendly; my server knew how to present and serve a bottle of wine. The manager came over to check on me, and follow up with the kitchen when some oysters weren't properly shucked, which was quickly remedied.
As always Sunday night features the pleasurable sounds of Graham Worley singing and playing Beatles, Dr. John, and Pink Floyd music to name a few faves.

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chslocal
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

I thought the restaurant's service was great- all the staff members were helpful and friendly. However, I found the restaurant itself very touristy and cheesy. I guess it's a typical Charleston dinner place for every out of town family, but locals should go somewhere else for food.

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 2830 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.