The Jetty Lobster & Raw Bar

4.5
24 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 24 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.6
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4.4
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4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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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
34 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
41 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
33 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious & plentiful lobster rolls. Our crab salad was way overpriced for the measly portion of crab in it. Neither of us drink & there was not a single non alcoholic option for us. We drank warmish tap water. There should be ice tea or soda or bottled water for this price point menu. Service was great though & atmosphere outside was nice.

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vipL5JW
Charleston
46 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The crab, avocado, and grapefruit salad was very good - dressed nicely with a vinaigrette, and sweet, flavorful sections of grapefruit. The truffle lobster roll wasn't very impressive, I had to ask if it WAS the truffle one since I couldn't smell any scent of truffles at all. They brought me some more truffle oil in a ramekin, which helped, and also gave me a use for the roll that was twice the size and amount of lobster. I'd guess it might be a 4 oz serving, on a huge steamed, not grilled or griddled with butter, roll. With kettle chips on the plate, it's a lot of starch with a tiny bit of protein.
The staff is nice, if slightly clueless like asking if I wanted to sit outside, but as a party of 1 I was limited to indoors - which I already knew when I made my reservation online. Then I heard them offer that same table outside, which I already knew was "reserved for a party of 4" and then tell those people they had to eat inside too. I could have told them that in the first place. Not cheap for not the greatest food or atmosphere - the music was way too loud for me, and even though they turned it down without a problem once it got busier it was turned back up. The place needed to be dusted, I could see it accumulated on the windowsills, and the mirror, in the dining room.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food and service. Tuna tartare, lobster roll, and NC oysters were all excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the Decour and atmosphere. Very Nantucket vibe. I have been previously and the food was 100% stellar! This time, they were out of the mignonette vinegar for the raw oysters but regardless it’s hard to beat such a good happy hour deal ($1.50/oyster). Connecticut lobster roll was delicious as usual!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little hid den gem in Charleston. Lobster rolls were awsome.

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vipPatron20854
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eugene did a great job. We ate outside in the rain. The food was great. Drinks were strong. We will definitely be back.

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BrookeC
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great little spot. Cozy atmosphere. We had a perfect window seat.

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vipGayleF
Tampa
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful little neighborhood gem! Lobster roll and clam chowder were excellent. The nicest people own this restaurant and service was great.

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 4.5 stars by 24 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.