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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

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205 E. Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401 (Cumblerland)
Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
(843) 853-8600
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar opened in 2009, reviving the former Amen name...
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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19 year old granddaughter wanted to celebrate her birthday by shopping on King Street and having lunch at Amen Street. Reservations are a must during the summer tourist season, and we were seated promptly. Their house Bloody Mary s are just the right amount of spicy; the house raw oysters were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
Kay F
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Entertaining clients
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

19 year old granddaughter wanted to celebrate her birthday by shopping on King Street and having lunch at Amen Street. Reservations are a must during the summer tourist season, and we were seated promptly. Their house Bloody Mary s are just the right amount of spicy; the house raw oysters were perfect (I ordered a half dozen, but got a... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

After taking an historical walking tour we stopped here for lunch. We had the Fried oysters for an appetizer with Crispy Seared fish and the fried shrimp platter entre. All the food was good with the hush puppies being the star. My husband said that they were the best which he had ever eaten. The oyster appetizer was undercooked on... More 

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Leesburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

We stopped in for a light dinner, and I was torn between the mussels and the calamari. I choose the calamari, which was cooked perfectly and very tasty, and my friend had the shrimp ceviche, with local shrimp. Topped it off with the blueberry bread pudding! DELICIOUS! The next night we had dinner elsewhere but both of us still had... More 

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

Went last august for drinks and appetizers. They were so good went back for a second round. Had the calamari and mussels on both trips. Amazing the first time. This trip disappointed. The calamari was chewy and not as flavorful. The mussels were weird. Suspect there were a few bad ones in it. Unable to eat the dish. However, the... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

To be fair, we only had a couple of the appetizers. The peel and eat shrimp was very good....I also had some shrimp in a corn dog type batter, I liked them.The appetizers were very good. I would like to try some of their entrees next time. The restaurant has a nice vibe to it. The service was excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

Brash and relatively loud restaurant. Busy so we were seated at bar instead of waiting c 40 minutes for a table. Pan seared Swordfish with charleston red rice and fried green tomatoes. Very slick dish full of flavour. My other half had the crispy seared swordfish with baby bok choy and shitake mushrooms braised in coconut-ginger broth with roasted scallion... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A friend and I had just finished a ghost walk of Charleston and we were starving. We stopped a couple of places, but couldn't get in. Then we saw Amen and said, "This looks like us." We sat at the bar. The basil mule drink is incredible. The green friend tomatoes were excellent. So were the salads and other items... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW via mobile

We stopped here to have a dinner during our vacation in Charleston. Service was great and food delicious. Location is great, right in downtown, with enormous windows and amazing lamps made with oysters shells. As you can imagine, yes this is also an oyster bar. It's possible to seat outside though outside tables are not too many. The restaurant is... More 

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

Thank you for taking the tome to give us your comments about your recent visit. We are so happy to hear that you really enjoyed the Fried Green Tomatoes. Please come back and dine with us again the next time you are in town. More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Everything was perfect! Our server, Michael, was accurate, clever, professional and helpful. The chef makes she crab soup exactly as it should be made! I've been searching the South Carolina Lowcountry for just this! We all loved our meals! Thank you, we'll return soon I hope.

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

Thank you for giving us such an awesome review! We are pleased to hear that you received stellar service from Michael, and that you really enjoyed the cuisine. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Visited for dinner..it was very busy so we left our name and were told to come back in 20 mins so we nipped out for a quick drink..! Arrived back and our table was ready..very friendly girl front of house seated us. Then the waitress Danielle came over and sorted us with drinks..then we had a few questions for her... More 

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

It is fantastic to hear that you really enjoyed your recent visit to Amen Street. Thank you for your compliments on the service from Danielle and the cuisine, we will definitely pass your kind words along. We hope to have the pleasure of serving you again the next time you are in Charleston! More 

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Additional Information about Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

Address: 205 E. Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401
Phone Number: (843) 853-8600
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
Cuisine: Seafood

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 205 E. Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401
    (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
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (843) 853-8600

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 35
  • Cuisine: Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Entertaining clients

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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