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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
+1 843-853-8600
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Unassuming in appearance, Amen opens up a dining experience that allows one to relax and enjoy a special meal. Our server, Mike, despite 22 years in the business, exudes enthusiasm and a wealth of knowledge about the menu and oysters in general, which in this...More

Thank occdocbill
Reviewed 2 days ago

Stopped by late afternoon on a Thursday and it was happy hour if you sit at the bar. Plenty of room for 6 of us. 1/2 price appetizers, $3.50 Oyster Shooters, $2.00 - $4.00 beers. $10.00/dozen oysters on the half shell served with 3 different...More

Thank servrrgirl
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was an excellent dinner in downtown Charleston. The service was great and the food was fantastic! They have a large raw bar as well as fresh seasonal fish that they'll prepare one of three ways. They also have shrimp corn dogs! Awesome!

Thank Travis F
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

I would like to Thank you for Choosing Amen Street. I'm happy to hear you liked the food and thought the Service was good. We look forward to seeing you in the future.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We are here tonight and are so glad we did. The food was absolutely amazing - my husband and I had the fried green tomatoes, house oysters, and we each had the blackened fish with the jambalaya and asparagus. My husband had blackened snapper and...More

Thank Amber B
Management response:Responded 2 days ago

Thank you for choosing US! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review and are pleased to hear you enjoyed the service and the food. We hope to see you again in the future!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had seen it mentioned on Southern Comfort Bravo show and it is in an area with lots of cheesy restaurants so I had lower expectations. Surprisingly outstanding and really good service. Very casual atmosphere with interesting shell chandeliers! Food was great, we had burger, she...More

Thank TcarlGren
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for joining us! We greatly appreciate your feedback and are happy to hear about the overall satisfaction of your experience. We hope to have the opportunity to serve you again in the future

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amen Street fish and Raw bar is a surprising gem of a restaurant featuring excellent food and outstanding service. The oysters were very fresh and delicious. The roasted local beets and seasonal salads were very good. The mussels were excellent featuring a lovely white wine...More

Thank Cfhandyman
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing us! I'm very pleased that you liked the food, and enjoyed the service. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in Charleston.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Amen Street had a very cool vibe. Our waitress was perfect - attentive but not hovering and overall very pleasant. The food was delicious - very fresh & light - with beautiful presentation. The portions were generous but not overwhelming. We all decided that we...More

Thank CaliGeorgiaPeach
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

We would like to thank you for Dining with us. Our Bar Manager Vince, was very pleased that you liked the Loquation. We hope to see you in the future. Thank you!

Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to yes by the Inn staff where we were staying. The raw bar offered several types of oysters from various locations and the staff was so knowledgeable about each type. They never rushed you as you placed your order. The cerviche...More

Thank Anne H
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

I would like to Thank You for choosing us Twice during your stay in Charleston. I'm glad that the service and food, were up to your Standards. I look forward to seeing you the next time ya'll are in town.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an amazing dining experience last evening at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar last evening. Started with the mussels, then advanced to the well known shrimp and grits and finished with the key lime pie. The food didn't disappoint, but the service, provided by...More

Thank Lisa B
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for choosing us when you come to Charleston. I'm Happy that the food and Michael did not disappoint. He tries hard to be the best. We look forward to seeing you in the Future!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the mussels for a starter, delicious. Also had the shrimp and mushroom rissoto for dinner, delicious. Charleston has some of the best restaurants around. Amen Street is definitely one of them.

Thank Paul M
Management response:Responded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. I'm happy that you liked our food, and that you think we are one of the best! I hope to see you in the Future!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
  • Neighbourhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-8600
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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar opened in 2009, reviving the former Amen name of Cumberland Street and restoring this historic corner. The new renovation stays true to the beauty of the original 1800's architecture while creating a comfortable atmosphere for contemporary life. Located at 205 East Bay Street in the heart of the historic district this Charleston seafood restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining all within walking distance of the local Market and the Charleston Harbor. The menu includes a variety of seafood dishes such as oysters, clams and shrimp in addition to an ever growing raw bar menu. Amen Street supports Charleston's local fishing industry with market fresh fish. We are open for lunch and dinner. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations are accepted as well.
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