The Jetty Lobster & Raw Bar

4.3
48 Reviews
$31 to $50
Seafood
Our Story The Lobster Roll originated in Connecticut and quickly spread in popularity throughout New England. The much debated topic is the “proper” way in which to eat a lobster roll… the original was served with warm butter and lemon juice, while many now serve it cold tossed in mayo and other secret ingredients. How ever you love it, there truly is no wrong way to enjoy a lobster roll! Having grown up in Connecticut and spending summers along the shores of Nantucket we wanted to bring our love for Lobster Rolls and Fresh Seafood to the Low Country. There’s no better way to spend an evening than relaxing on our patio with friends, opening a crisp bottle of white wine, sharing peel & shrimp, and ordering a lobster roll. While we may not be in Nantucket, visiting The Jetty, will transport you there… if only for an hour!

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
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Thu - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 48 people are saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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3.8
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vipPatty
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Based on the website I thought it would be on the water. The lobster rolls were full of bread, not much lobster compared to the rolls I have had in the past. Spent 100 here. I would not go back. Service was friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent wine list and really great food! Nice low key outdoor vibe!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Mobile
7 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic!

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vipEddieM
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

not alot of food, expensive, not that great tasting. wouldn't recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience3

The service was very good but lobster rolls were bland and under seasoned. Lobster Mac and cheese was not made with real cheese, was clearly orange powdered cheese like TV dinner Mac and cheese. Server did offer to comp our drinks when my husband told her the Mac and cheese was sub par. Would not go back or recommend food.

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OpenTable Diner
Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here while staying in an Airbnb nearby to take advantage of the happy hour special. They had 4 different frozen drinks available. Definitely enjoyed those. The tuna tartare was delicious and definitely found a preference for the Connecticut style lobster roll.

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Toddm
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall1food5service3ambience2

Be aware that the restaurant regularly runs out of oysters by Saturday night (they are delivered on Monday). Which would normally not be a big deal but the menu is so small that the oysters account for 1/3 of their offerings.

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LaurenB
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and atmosphere! We will definitely go back! Best oysters

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vipJKD1
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food, fun atmosphere, great service.

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WillC
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The appetizers, especially the seafood platter, was fantastic. And so were the Happy Hour prices. Very quaint and cozy location

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vipBailey
Charleston
15 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great lobster roll and Frose! Will definitely be back 👍

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PamF
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food was pretty good, but we have had better lobster rolls. We have also had better lobster rolls that were larger and less expensive.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great enjoy everything

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience4

They ran out of soda and a few menu items

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vipclaydad96
Charlotte
26 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great people and atmosphere. It’s small but thoroughly enjoyable with great food. Would return without hesitation.

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vipPickyeater
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and lobster rolls!

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JlovesCLT
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very unique place in the heart of downtown Charleston. It's really small and intimate inside, but the service is excellent as is the food. The wait staff was so attentive. They had forgotten our silverware and had to roll more very quickly causing us to wait a bit longer to dig into our food. It was no big deal - things happen but you could tell it was a HUGE deal to them. They were super apologetic and even brought more wine that I later realized they didn't charge us for. Fantastic place that I can't recommend enough!

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RandyC
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

YOU HAVE TO EAT HERE!!!

The staff was beyond attentive. The food was fresh and flavorful. The bread on the lobster rolls was divine and the crab avocado salad was phenomenal.

I will be eating here every time I visit Charleston.

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OpenTable Diner
Western NC
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Glad we found it

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was exceptional!

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience2

The restaurant is very small inside. The service wasn’t good. In example the wine bottle was just put on the table without opening. The food was average. Overall too high price for such a service and average food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful! Horrible service. Food was sub-par, especially since it's so expensive!

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vipNISBDA
Charleston
18 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

This is a small spot offering a very finite menu, a factor I think can allow a restaurant to really shine. The food was fine, not particularly remarkable, but tasty. There seemed to be some confusion or a lack of leadership as there appeared an abundance of staff & the restaurant was not full, however service was poor. We ordered nearly all the appetizers available and, after some time, ordered each of the lobster rolls. However, we were asked at least twice, following our roll order, if we were ready for the check & had to explain we were still awaiting our entrees. The rolls took an inordinate about of time to arrive (over an hour) & I am a person who truly loves to have a leisurely meal but the timing & confusion detracted from the experience. The space is quaint & charming however, albeit very dimly lit, too much so in my opinion. Hopefully over time they'll smooth out the kinks.

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vipKellyS
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Would like to go back and have their lobster roll. We only had a few oysters on the half shell and some drinks. The biggest downfall is the size of the restaurant, very tiny… Service was great though

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vipSandee
Charleston
36 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the best pre Valentine’s Day dinner. I loved the lobster roll. The crab & avocado salad was divine. Great wine selection. I can’t wait to go back.

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stevedeutsch
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and terrific service. the owners and employees were all extra personable. fun ambiance

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Laurie
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Charming spot with delicious and fresh seafood. The couple who owns it makes you feel like you are in their home. Very reasonably priced and will definitely go back.

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Teens
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience4

We arrived at 730 for our outside reservation for 4. We were very excited because the menu looked similar to 167 Raw but they took reservations! The waiter/hostess was nice but reported they were very busy and asked us to wait. We waited outside the restaurant on the sidewalk until 8:00, then offered a seat inside. I asked for the wait for outside as we didn’t feel comfortable inside with COVID precautions, but the young waiter said he didn’t know about our reservations outside (so just be aware of you make reservations the system may not be linking with open table). We all reluctantly ate inside. They gave us a bottle of champagne for the wait which was nice. The tuna tartare was very good! The Connecticut roll was okay, the lobster meat tasted frozen, but delicious bun! They were out of oysters unfortunately. Not socially distanced inside but it’s small so they can’t help that. The staff did not wear masks, they pulled them up occasionally but for the most part didn’t wear them, including the kitchen staff when she’d come from the back, not safe during a pandemic, but it was hard to leave once we ordered and realized. Of note, the prices are higher now compared to the menu on open table. Definitely a “cool” hangout spot and less for a dinner type place. Made me feel old being there (lower 30s), but the young people inside seemed to be enjoying drinking! If you’re in town for a bachelorette or bachelor party I’d recommend it, but we would not necessarily go back for dinner and surely don’t recommend if you have health concerns/older because of COVID.

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vipPolishmommy
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience2

Food was good but service was terrible. We waited 15 minutes before anyone even asked our drink order. Place is tiny just a few tables so it’s not like they didn’t see us. We were about to get up and leave when someone finally took our drink order. All we ordered was a salad and a lobster roll, which took almost 40 minutes to come out. The food we did get was delicious. Not sure if I would go back though.

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viptoodogsus
Charleston
48 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just got home from a delightful dinner on The Jetty’s charming outdoor patio (with heaters). They offer oysters, shrimp, and three versions of a lobster roll. We tried the New England and the Connecticut and absolutely loved both. They use fresh brioche buns from Saffron Restaurant & Bakery (I ate mine and finished off my hubby's). The tuna tartar was the perfect complement and served with tasty blue corn chips. Be sure to check out their frozen drinks menu--we tried the Frose and the Frozen Espresso Martini and both were perfection. Loved the use of the elegant coupe glassware, juxtaposed with the side of potato chips. Just the right balance of class and comfort. We can't wait to go back!

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vipAlex1506
Chicago
35 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

The place is cute and food was good also.
But nobody care about Covid. The place was packed a most people didn’t have masks.
Also it was a Saturday night and some courses were not available.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and awesome service

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Very loud and hard to social distance in the small space. Food was really good but super small portion for the price- not a place to get a meal but perhaps ok for just a small appetizer. They did not have any oysters due to delays in shipments.

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vipRESH
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cozy spot with lovely, attentive owners. We had the oysters, crab and avocado salad, and tried 2 of the lobster roll styles - quality ingredients prepared deliciously. Can't wait to go back!

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vipDavidJ
Kansas City
24 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little off the beaten path restaurant that's run by a great proprietor. Very customer service driven. Has a limited menu but a really good product at a reasonable price.

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vipmichelle
Charleston
38 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Cozy bar.
A bit pricy the reason for 4 stars.
Waiter very attentive
Very clean and comfortable

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DanielM
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot in downtown Charleston! Delicious food, amazing service, and great happy hour deals! Will be frequenting in the new year!

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Claire
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing little find right next door to our AirBnB at 71 Spring Street. The Connecticut style Lobster Roll was just what the doctor ordered. I loved the oysters and they sent out an ice cream cookie sandwich at the end for our anniversary. Super sweet - loved the patio outside. Will def visit again!

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ActionJackson
Charleston
7 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first visit to this off the beaten path locals spot. Maybe not the best or biggest lobster roll you’ve ever had, but the bun was fresh and the lobster tasty. We’ll definitely go back.

FAQs

The Jetty Lobster & Raw Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (843) 801-7795.

The Jetty Lobster & Raw Bar is rated 4.3 stars by 48 OpenTable diners.

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.