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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608 (Cumblerland)
+1 843-853-8600
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Second time at this restaurant. Perfect in every way! Wonderful raw bar and innovative seafood dishes. Great service and comfortable setting.

Thank rcgolfer1
Tampa, Florida
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70 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had lunch there today with friends. They had a fairly wide variety of fresh oysters available which were quite good. Started with Fried Green tomatoes which were about average. Others tried their shrimp and grits and fried shrimp which were also good. Casual atmosphere with good service. Overall it was a good but not great experience.

Thank rbsmith3
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the worst, really! No flavor and a limited menu. Also out of what we wanted. Do not recommend. So disappointed!

Thank Carla L
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220 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are seafood lovers, so we were anxious to try Amen after looking at their menu. My husband had the blackened triggerfish with fresh asparagus and his dinner was delicious - I love shrimp and grits and I was not disappointed with their spicy, tomato-ey version with plenty of shrimp. Mary Kate took great care of us.

Thank CincyCher
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Shrinp and wild mushroom risotto delicious! My husband had the peel and eat fresh shrimp and Caesar salad, both wonderful as well. Very good house wine by the glass topped off our favorite dinner in Charleston.

Thank Sue J
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35 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Highly recommend the fresh oysters, preferably at the bar for happy hour $10 per doz, but I don't recommend eating off the regular menu. Everything was just "off". Too much salt and overcooked (mussels) too much vinegar (salad), we were pretty disappointed in the regular menu items. Again, the fresh oysters were outstanding and it's a great bar scene, but... More 

Thank Craig33viaje
Seneca, South Carolina
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3 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went based on great reviews. Only our raw oysters were excellent. She crap soup mediocre. Blackened Flounder over cooked. I had the special, Monk fish, which I love, with a Tenderloin Steak medallion cooked MR. Both were horribly over cooked and tough as nails. Accompanied vegatables of grilled carrots were excellent. Would never return. Sever was good.

Thank Kathy D
Chicago, Illinois
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in with a friend who lives in the area. She said we had to do an oyster shot (a raw oyster follows by a shot of alcohol. So we stopped and gave it a try. We had their special shot/oyster of the day (mango something). It was very good and only about $7. Regular oyster shots were $5.... More 

Thank pddorja725
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75 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great spot for fresh oysters and fresh southern dishes. The shrimp and grits are fresh and amazing.

Thank FoodFlowerTravel
Yorktown, Virginia
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As the title suggests, we didn't have reservations because we didn't have a particular restaurant in mind. Lucky for us, the two first places we tried had a long wait. As we were leaving one restaurant, a couple suggested we try Amen Street for seafood. The wife mentioned she had the fried shrimp platter the night before and the husband... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Romantic, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?