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Coast Bar & Grill – Charleston

4.4
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$30 and under
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Seafood

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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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
What 2753 people are saying
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SummervilleDiner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While the meat and seafood were good, the sides were overcooked and very salty. My son and husband didn't eat their french fries because they were overcooked and very salty. My green beans were overseasoned. We've eaten here before and had much better food. Our server, Laurie Ann, was great and very friendly.

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michaeld
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place had the most succulent, buttery, salty, mussels I’ve had in a long time.

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vipJacksonM
Charlotte
18 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great and the service was quick. We loved the crab dip and the French fries the most.

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NikkiP
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service3ambience3

My salmon and my daughters salmon was more like sushi, which we eat quite a bit of, but it was way undercooked. She sent hers back, I should have because I didn’t eat it. My husbands steak was rare, should have medium. He too had to send his back. There was no one in there so not sure why the food wasn’t cooked properly. We took leftovers home and threw them all in the trash. This place gets a fair rating at best. I should have read the other reviews before going. Thumbs down!

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OpenTable Diner
San Antonio
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st rate despite limited menu : complimentary dessert for birthday a nice touch

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The seafood is always fresh.

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StarR
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our selection was not easily made, as it all sounded intriguing. We finally chose, and all was DIVINE! Special mention goes out to the Crab Dip, YUMMMMM!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Nice atmosphere, good food, good service. I’d go back.

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RobertD
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very attentive. Food selections ranged from sandwiches to steak and/or seafood. We enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much we went back a second time during our recent trip to Charleston.

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vipJoey
Las Vegas
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My sisters and I are in Charleston for a sister trip which was turning out to be quite disappointing with all of the arbitrary and unnecessary restrictions but Coast was a breath of fresh air. We were allowed to feel a little back to normal as the level of service was excellent, as was the food. We would definitely return.

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Kelly
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food was really good and our server was great. Overall a great solid choice. The crab dip was a good appetizer and I had the crusted grouper. We loved the experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best meals I’ve had in a VERY long time. The crab dip and lobster tails are to die for. Service was also excellent!

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Mike
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Blame it on COVID! We drove from the Charlotte area and were very disappointed in the pared-down menu, as neither of our favorites were on the menu. The bread had great chew, but was not warmed. The salad was excellent. Our main dishes were average, but that could've been bolstered by the fact that they weren't what we wanted. The server was nice and attentive, and the atmosphere was great. Damn coronavirus!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Everything was delicious except for the Brussels sprouts that came with the Cashew grouper. They had a good flavor but under done and difficult to eat. The hush puppies are a must.

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vipLevelandPlumb
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner for my wife. Everything was outstanding especially given the COVID stuff. We will be back this week.

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vipReagan
Atlanta
52 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was great!! Food selection was good and we were all happy with our meals!!

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LeleG
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience1

Best friend and I were looking for a good place to eat during our Covid reopening vacation. Decided to try this place and was excited because of the reviews and the fact that they had seafood after looking at multiple spots. The place has a damp and moist feel...not super good but as soon as we walked in the patio area was riddled with flies...they were EVERYWHERE. That should have been a red flag. Nonetheless, we go in and are seated and order the crab soup, calamari, 2 drinks and the crab dip. The soup was delicious as just as I was getting to the bottom...I felt something weird in my mouth...it was a piece of plastic from like a ziploc bag or something. I was disgusted! We let the waitress know and all she did was apologize and take it off the bill. Not a manager came over or anything! It’s not ok! I couldn’t even enjoy the rest of the meal cause YUCK! My issue is the casualness of notifying them...like they knew. Also the waitress said “it’s probably from the crab”...no plastic is plastic! Never again!

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SusanD
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to celebrate our 25th anniversary and Coast did not disappoint. Despite the limited menu, the drinks were great (I recommend the Seersucker!) and the food was quick, flavorful and amazing! I am not a seafood person, but I had the salmon special and I loved it, along with the potatoes and seasonal veggies. My husband said the shrimp was the best he ever had, flavorful as well. Our only disappointment was it was pouring as we left so we could not walk around downtown. Coast is one of my go-to restaurants when downtown!

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MartiH
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

You cant go wrong with fish dishes, the grilled swordfish was amazing. The Grouper was just as good. Get your sauces on the side unless you're sure.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great ... fish was a little fishy tasting

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MickieH
Nashville
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was very fresh and cooked perfectly. I got the Adobo shrimp with the bacon grits. It was the best food in Charleston for those few days.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very overpriced for the whole experience!
Go over to east bay to get good value

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vipkreilley
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I highly recommend Coast. Every time we go to Charleston it is always one of our dinner places.

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FredC
Charleston
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The grouper was delicious and our server was very attentive. We will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wedge salad is a must!!

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viplisaP
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Although it was a bit too salty the shrimp and grits was the best I've had in Charleston!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had the crab dip appetizers and the jumbo scallops entree. The crab dip was decent but nothing special. The scallops were good, but they weren’t “jumbo” as described on the menu, and for $30 we should have gotten more than four each. Serving mashed potatoes as a side was plain boring, and the burre blanc for the scallops just tasted like butter.
The atmosphere was coastal kitsch (like what you’d expect if Applebee’s was a seafood restaurant).
The worst part was our server. We went on Sunday night when there was hardly any crowd. Our waitress was inattentive, unenthusiastic, and so cold and aloof that my husband actually asked her if everything was OK. I asked the waitress what kind of desserts they had. When she responded that they had chocolate cake, I asked what kind, because many restaurants offer their own version of chocolate cake that makes it unique to the restaurant. Our waitress looked at me like I was stupid and said “it’s chocolate...with chocolate icing...” I could see the mental eye roll she was sending my way. Considering no effort was given to offer meaningful details, an opinion, or “sell” me on their cake, I passed on it. We paid $122 for our meal and in my opinion it was a waste.

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MikeB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

This was our second visit to Coast. Our first experience was great all the way around, but on this visit our server gave the impression that she would rather be anywhere else but at work. She was not friendly at all and checked on us once during the meal and we finished our meal with empty drinking glasses.
Not a good thing!
I would still go again based on the quality of the food, however I would ask for a different server if we would have the same person again

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Emily
Charleston
6 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience at Coast was great! Great food and cool atmosphere.

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StephanieD
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

If you like a TON of butter and salt, get the mussels. While the mussels themselves were good, we have never had any swimming in so much butter.
The rest of the meal was fine: grilled chicken over a salad and swordfish/mashes pots/julienned veg.

Service- meh- no one checked on us and all of the dirty dishes were left as each course came out even up until the check.

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vipTerryF
Atlanta
37 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent. They took appropriate safety measures to keep customers safe during Covid.

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
22 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

These guys really know how to cook fish- excellent flavor and quality too!!

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vipdiners
Charlotte
56 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall1food2service2ambience1

Maybe it was just because of the COVId situation but it was rather dirty. There were a number of flies inside. I’m sure due to the garage style doors being open as well as it being summer in the low county. Food was alright. Oysters are good. I had the fish of the day which they advertised as Halibut but was more along the lines of tilapia.

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EricH
Columbus
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The staff was very accommodating with our request to dine outside and add more people to our original reservation. The food was wonderful, especially the Shrimp & Stoneground Grits, and the Cashew Encrusted Grouper.

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vipBillR
Charlotte
11 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Noted on reservation that we were celebrating our wedding anniversary but no one mentioned it from check in to paying the bill. Oh well!!

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monicaenid
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was spectacular. The food was delicious. It will become a must-stop on every Charleston trip we take in the future.

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CindyA
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious fresh seafood, exceptional service and great drinks!

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StephenT
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very good food - best grilled scallops and salmon I've had in Charleston. Mashed potatoes were pretty good too.

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vipgator1466
Baltimore
13 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. Food was great. Will definitely be back next time we are in Charleston.

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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 2753 OpenTable diners.

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