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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 #82 of 716 restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $10 - $35
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 and Rawbar Restaurant is located in the heart of Charleston's historic district. We specialize in a variety of seafood dishes such as oysters, clams, shrimp, fresh fish, and raw bar. A Charleston tradition in downtown dining with the best of lowcountry cooking and cuisine.
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Brighton, Michigan
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Recommended by our tour guide and surpassed my hopes. Calamari were large, tender and first time I've seen the breading stick. The dipping sauce was also delicious. Split the appetizer and Caesar salad for a perfect meal. Tasted the she crab soup that was also delicious. Wish it was near our home! Cost was about 20$/person but included beverages.

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Virginia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

Amen is a good restaurant for a nice fish dinner. You can dine inside or out. We wandered in without reservations, early and were seated right away. Place got busier after 6pm. Fish was fresh.

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Markham, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

We sat outside and enjoyed the street life and split the "beet" salad, had the fabulous lobster shrimp risotto - make sure to leave room for dessert!

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Our attendant at the rental car company suggest Amen to us, and we were NOT disappointed! For our first night in town, we couldn't have asked for a better introduction into the southern food culture and hospitality. The shrimp and grits were delicious and the fried oysters were phenomenal!

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Perryopolis, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Nice atmosphere good food good wait staff. Food was well prepared and nicely presented. Highly recommend

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The oysters. First dozen small and so so. They are less money but I would go for the $10 more and order Select. Second dozen way way better. Bloody Mary pretty good. The bar is fun and crowded at lunch time and after. First come, first serve. The bartender was very very busy but held his own. It's a noisy,... More

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Waterville, Maine, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This is the third time I've dined here in as many years. I visit Charleston, a world-class destination, because my daughter lives and works here in the hospitality industry. Amen Street has excellent, friendly service, beautiful seafood, especially the raw bar, and the food is beautifully presented. The ambiance is great: we've been here for lunch only, and even if... More

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Taylor J, General Manager at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind words regarding our fresh seafood. We look forward to serving you during your future visits to Charleston. More

Richmond, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

This was my second time dining here while visiting Charleston. Two of us sat at the bar on a recent Sunday night. It was fun to watch the friendly guys shuck the oysters while sitting at the bar. It was our last night in Charleston and after eating low country food several times, we both just wanted a burger. Our... More

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This place is my favorite seafood restaurants in Charleston. When I come back I will definitely visit again. Their seafood selection is great..they serve very local types of seafood so the experience is unique. Highly recommend.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

At our request, the concierge at our hotel provided my friends and I with the names of several restaurants to sample in Charleston, SC. We tried several of them and they did not disappoint. My favorite was Amen St .Fish and Raw Bar. The shrimp and grits were a generous, but not excessive, portion and were the perfect blend of... More

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