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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 #61 of 751 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $35
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
Neighborhood: Downtown
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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
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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Manchester, New Hampshire
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

My wife and I have eaten at Amen Street on several occasions and have never been disappointed. The staff is very friendly, service is efficient and the food is great. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

Stopped here for lunch on a girls trip while exploring downtown. We stumbled upon this place and we were so glad we did. I had the Amen burger. My friends had the tuna tacos, she crab soup and kale salad. Everyone loved their lunch. Very cozy restaurant and highly recommend!

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Oriental
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We were looking for a nice place for our last night in town and we were very happy with this choice! The hostess and host were very accommodating and the wait staff was excellent- esp. John. The calamari appetizer is Wonderful! The crabcakes were delicious, too, with lots of crab and not much filler. While very tasty, the risotto was... More

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

We are so happy that you decided on Amen Street for your last night in Charleston. It is wonderful that you received great service and thoroughly enjoyed most of the cuisine you tried. We are glad that you had an overall great experience and hope you will return for another meal the next time you are in town! More

Wilmington, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

We were able to walk right in for lunch on Saturday no wait! The menu had many great options and everyone in our group was having a hard time deciding on one. I had the baked oysters for an appetizer. The dish had a wonderful presentation and was so so so delicious! It was the highlight of my meal! Our... More

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

Thank you for choosing Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar. We are so happy that you were able to join us for lunch on Saturday with no wait! We are glad you enjoyed the backed oysters and that you and your group had an overall great experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon! More

Naperville, Illinois
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 NEW

Our first night in Charleston our hotel suggested the Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar. While we are not fans of oysters they had quite a selection. We both started with cups of their wonderful she crab soup which was excellent. My husband had their shrimp and grits which he enjoyed. I ordered the crab cakes with a side order... More

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

It is great that you decided to go with the hotel recommendation to try Amen Street. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the She-Crab Soup, Shrimp and Grits, and Crab cakes: all local favorites! It is awesome that you would love to come back and we look forward to serving you upon your return. More

usa
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64 reviews 64 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 NEW

... during my numerous trips to Charleston? Maybe going with girlfriends vs. husband is the secret. We were wandering around looking for a place for dinner, that did not have an hour wait. We found Amen, and were seated immediately. We were not sure if that was a good thing or not. But, within about 30 minutes of our being... 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 Fish and Raw Bar. We are so happy that you and your girlfriends decided to give us a try. We are so pleased that you were able to be seated quickly, and enjoyed the service and your meals. Thank you for giving us such great feedback and we look forward to... More

middlebury in
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

We decided at the last minute to try Amen. I am so glad we had. We had been at Pearlz the night before for oysters. I was sure you couldn't beat those but Amen did! They were so fresh and tasty.Some of the best I have ever eaten. I als had mussels and I would say they were the best... More

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

It is great that you decided to try Amen Street! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our Oyster Selection, as well as the Mussels. We appreciate you taking the time to give us such great feedback and we look forward to serving you the next time you are in town! More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

The hostess team did not set the night very well. It was redeemed by the bartenders and waitstaff. The food was awesome try the risotto.

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

Thank you for choosing Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar. We are sorry that the hostess was not as hospitable as you would have liked, but are happy that the service was redeemed by the bartenders and waitstaff. Thank for your compliments on the cuisine, we hope you will come back and try us again soon! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Great place with outstanding oysters. Service was great, atmosphere as well. Knowledgable staff helped select local oysters that were delicious! Fried green tomatoes were great too. Will 100% be back on our next trip!

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

It is great that you had a chance to stop by Amen Street Fish and Raw Bar on your recent Culinary Tour. We are thrilled that you loved our local oyster selection, Fried Green Tomatoes, and overall service and atmosphere. We definitely look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Charleston! More

Linden, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Perfect location downtown and more reasonably priced than other restaurants. I come here every time I come to Charleston and have not been disappointed yet. I'll be back next time I'm in town.

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

We are so happy every time we receive a review from a previous guest saying that they come back whenever they are in Charleston, what an honor! It is wonderful that you enjoy Amen Street so much and have never been disappointed, we definitely hope to keep that string going for you. We look forward to serving you the next... 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>  > Downtown
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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