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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

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$$ - $$$
French Quarter
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205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608 (Cumblerland)
+1 843-853-8600
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

With the big college football games on 12/3, we were looking for great place to eat and one where we could hang out for a few hours. We found the perfect spot in Amen. The food was really good--my wife said the fish tacos were the absolute best ever. We sat at the bar, and we really enjoyed the experience.... More 

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Thank David T
Waynesboro, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice place to get a small meal. Great seafood, especially enjoyed the fried oysters. Service prompt and friendly.

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Thank Ella F
Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love this place. Great oysters and seafood, cool space with oyster shell ceiling shades. Good drinks. Friendly wait staff. I always try to eat there when I'm in town.

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Thank nancy r
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food was terrific. They cook with all fresh food and it tastes amazing. You will not be disappointed. Very good food.

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Thank Wendy G
Shreveport, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A well run restaurant offering fresh local seafood. Somewhat noisy but it is all part of this restaurant's scene. I enjoyed some local oysters and a cup of crab soup.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Great Martini with Blue cheese olives, shrimp and grits were to die for and grilled shrimp. Flavors couldn't have been any better. Totally delicious!

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Thank jlm3906
Holly Springs, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having visited Charleston many times and having dined at a number of the iconic eateries there over the years, this visit my wife and I hoped to discover yet another gem to enjoy a delicious lunch. We found it... Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar. Stylish, reasonably quiet, comfortable and with service, to boot. My wife's beautiful salad was covered... More 

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Thank Doug P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had just checked in to our hotel early, couldn't get into our room yet. We decided to take the advice of Jenny from the hotel along with a special coupon for an appetizer. All we could say was bring on the oysters and shrimp! The oysters we so fresh we thought we could hear the boat dropping of the seafood.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We only ate salads and multiple dozens of various types of oysters. They were all really fresh, briny and good. We sat at the bar and chatted with the bar staff who were all really friendly.

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Thank Tom G
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to enjoy local fish prepared well, then don't miss the Amen Street restaurant. A great local beet salad was our appetizer followed by snapper over succotash. The drinks were generous and served promptly. The only negative was that the tables were very close together in the back of the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
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
Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
    (Cumblerland)
  • 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
Description
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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