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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

205 E. Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401 (Downtown)
(843) 853-8600
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Ranked #62 of 745 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $10 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown
Cross street: Cumblerland
Transit: Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
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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Marco Island, Florida
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

While visiting Charleston we pledged not to go to any restaurant twice but broke the pledge for Amen Street...great atmosphere, a terrific menu and wonderful staff made this worth the repeat!

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Asheville, North Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

There are so many restaurants in Charleston... but in one weekend there is so little time! I've been here four times now in 3 visits. I can't say enough about this place. Our waitress was great - a real professional. She was bubbly, without being annoying; knowledgeable; had great recommendations, was funny and really efficient. We had incredible local oysters,... More

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Rochelle R, Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for being a loyal customer to Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar. We are so pleased that you have had great experiences every time you have dined with is. It is wonderful to hear that you love our fresh seafood and menu selections, as well as the overall ambiance of the restaurant and bar. Thank you for taking... More

Holly Springs, North Carolina
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123 reviews 123 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

We picked this restaurant after reading a review before arriving. We stopped in for luch and wish we had had time to return for dinner. The she crab soup was the best of all the restaurants that we visited while in Chrleston. We also had shrimp corn dogs for lunch. Shrimp on a stick, rolled in corn meal, and deep... More

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Rochelle R, Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

We are elated to hear that you had an overall great experience on you recent visit to Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar. Thank you for the compliments on the She Crab Soup and Shrimp Corn Dogs. We are so glad that we left such a good impression that you will return the next time you are in Charleston. We... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lilly has THE best memory, the most personable stance, and always has a smile on her face! She loves meeting and especially impressing people with her cocktails! She made us feel the most comfortable I've felt during a business venture! There was zero awkwardness and she made sure all of her customers were taken care of at all times! Beautiful,... More

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Rochelle R, Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

We are so thrilled to hear such kind words about Lilly! We pride ourselves in Southern Hospitality and we are glad that you truly got to experience that on your recent visit. We thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and hope to see you again soon. More

Jonesborough, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We went here a couple years ago and it was great then ... not disappointed this time either. There Fried Green Tomatoes are one of the best in Charleston. She Crab soup wonderful. Oysters Rockefeller very good. One of my favorite places to eat in Charleston when we visit.

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Rochelle R, Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Amen Street for a second time. We are so happy to hear that your experience here was just as good as the last! We are glad that you enjoyed the Fried Green Tomatoes and She Crab Soup. What a compliment to hear that we are one of your favorite places to eat in Charleston! We hope... More

Tybee Island, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This restaurant has a great story. We came because of the story and Trip Advisor recommendations. We could not get a reservation on the night that we wanted to go so we chose to do a late lunch instead. The reason that we decided to chose lunch was the person answering the call for reservations was motivated, friendly and apologetic... More

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Rochelle R, Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad you got to come in for lunch even though our reservations could not accommodate you the previous night. We are thrilled to hear that our hostess staff is on point in friendliness and service with our guests. It is great that you know some of our restaurants history and you got to come enjoy our cuisine... More

Austin, Texas
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This restaurant has great atmosphere and the food was delicious. I had the shrimp and grits and would eat them everyday from there if I could. Service was also great. The price was very reasonable. I think my half was around $50 for an appetizer, glass of wine, entree and dessert. It has all of the typical South Carolina meals... More

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Rochelle R, Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed the cuisine and atmosphere at Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and we hope that you will return the next time you are in Charleston! More

Saint Augustine Beach, Florida
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

We were in town visiting some locals and they took us here for dinner. The food was amazing, the service great. This is a restaurant on "the strip" that has not gotten all the hype but certainly deserves it. I had the risotto which was wonderful. There were 6 of us at dinner and everyone raved about the food. This... More

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Rochelle R, Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for dining with us at Amen Street. We are so glad that you and your group enjoyed yourselves on your recent visit. Thank you for taking the time to give us your feedback and such kind words about the service, food, and environment. We hope that you and your friends will come back and catch up at Amen... More

Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Our hotel recommend this restaurant and we liked it so much we went twice. We were only in Charleston for three days. The service was very friendly and efficient. We had the same server both times whose name was Michael. He was great and along with good food made it a nice experience. We will go back on our next... More

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Rochelle R, Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

We are so thrilled that you came here twice on your short stay in Charleston. We are pleased to hear hear that you had an overall good experience. We will definitely pass on the kind words you said about Michael. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you the next time you are in town. More

Valrico, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We got a complimentary fried green tomato app that was okay. It was on the soggy side, but the picked okra and pimento cheese that came with it was very good. Avoid their Sangria. It was a high priced blush wine with a orange slice in a small glass . It was suppose to have strawberry and blueberry in it... More

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Rochelle R, Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback on your recent visit to Amen Street. We apologize that your Fried Green Tomato appetizer was soggy and that the drinks you ordered were not up to your expectations. We want all of our guests to have the best drinking and dining experience possible. We would love for you... More

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