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Coast Bar & Grill

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39 John St, Suite D, Charleston, SC 29403-6432
+1 843-722-8838
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17:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 17:00 - 22:00
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Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good food and atmosphere for dinner. Entrance is tucked away down an alley; very old world charm, with detailed brick work and a bright "Coast" sign at the door to lead the way. We had 3 dishes; Seafood Paella with Swordfish, Braised Grouper, and Caesar Salad. They were all relatively big portions and good proportion of fish to filler. The... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Many visitors to Charleston seek out seafood restaurants because, of course, they are near the coast. Most top downtown places have excellent seafood dishes without specializing. Coast, however, offers a more accessible and high-quality seafood menu and larger portions than you will find elsewhere downtown. The location is great, on upper King in a charming alley a couple of blocks... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Charlottesville, VA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We wanted to take relatives visiting us from out of town, and thought Coast looked like a nice place. We asked to be seated in the front patio as the heaters were working and it felt comfortable. What we didn't anticipate was the gnat (no-see-ums) issue. When the bread came to the table, we were swarmed by these bugs. I... More 

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New York City, New York
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53 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nov 12, 2016 Delicious seafood in a large, lively space Our party of three enjoyed our late evening dinner at Coast, which is rated as one of the best seafood restaurants in Charleston. It’s a large, bustling, casual space but we managed to find a relatively quiet, cozy corner. For appetizers, we started with a mixed green salad, which was... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Boca Raton, Florida
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were recommended to this restaurant by our Concierge from the hotel we were staying at. We were able to walk there & be greeted by a lovely staff. The food was amazing! Everything from soup to nuts. We opted to only eat local fresh fish & loved it so much, we went back the second night. They have nightly... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Mechelen, Belgium
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20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came for the raw oysters on the shell and they were wonderfull.The crabsoup and the chopper were very tastefull and the shrimps eat and peel delicious. Friendly waiter. We go back tonight beauté we are in the hotel nearby and woud like to eat oysters again ( they are very different from the Europeanen ons but have a lot... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You must not leave Charleston without visiting this former packaging plant now converted into a really hip place with probably the best seafood in Charleston. I have awarded this seafood place my favorite thanks to my plane acquaintance and Charleston local "Will", who was kind to provide me with this wonderful reference. Thanks Will! Nestled in a lovely alley, this... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Ellicott City, Maryland
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171 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Coast is located back off the road down an alley. Easy to find me if you watch for the little sign on the sidewalk and the neon sign by the door. Much larger inside that it appears. It can get busy so reservations are smart. Just use Open Table or call directly. Service was fast and friendly no the seafood... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

New Rochelle, New York
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Varied menu with fish and seafood specialties. Very large, interesting space - former packaging plant. There was music on Sunday night (a bit loud, but it added to the atmosphere).

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

New Mexico mountains
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75 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had trouble finding reservations for dinner around 6-7 pm at several of the restaurants in Charleston which I called the day before. Luckily, our hotel concierge made reservations for us at 6:00 pm at Coast. My first tip for you is to make dinner reservations at least 2 weeks in advance (unless you like to dine very late-say around... More 

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Kinsey R, Public Relations Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

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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$15 - US$25
Cuisine
American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 John St, Suite D, Charleston, SC 29403-6432
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-8838
Description
Established in 2002, and housed in what was originally an indigo warehouse, this Charleston fish house redefines "fresh" from the menu to the decor. COAST features 40-ft ceilings, rustic tin roofs, and paintings from around the world, creating an atmosphere reminiscent of an eclectic beach bar. Enjoy a Peach Blanco Sangria outside on the patio, or a delicious bottle of wine in the spacious bar lined with preserved palm trees. COAST's chefs meet daily with local farmers and fishermen to procure the freshest seafood and produce in the Lowcountry. At the heart of the restaurant is the hickory and oak custom made wood burning grill, a feature you will only find at COAST. The menu incorporates Charleston Classics with our chefs' unique creations. Local favorites include the selection of wood-grilled fresh fish, Seared Rare Tuna, Fish Tacos and the full raw bar. Additional original plates are offered nightly to take full advantage of our city's bountiful local ingredients. A great deal of time and attention goes into compiling a wine selection to match the flavor of our wines to the dynamics of COAST's dishes. The wine list features organic and biodynamic producers. COAST makes every effort to support up-and-coming global wine makers, while simultaneously finding only the highest quality products!

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