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Coast Bar & Grill

39 John St, Suite D, Charleston, SC 29403
+1 843-722-8838
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Ranked #70 of 744 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood
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Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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California, Maryland
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We ate here our last night in Charleston ... wish we had tried it earlier because we would probably have eaten here another time too. The seafood was fresh and excellently prepared. We started with Oysters Rockefeller and we both had the Braised Grouper over Cheesy Grits. My husband, who usually gets fried seafood, said this was the best fish... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This is a hard post to write.. Initially, I had a good impression of the service and food. To make a long story short, at the end of the dinner, my date and I saw a huge RAT run across the floor. Yes, a rat !.. Another couples saw the same thing. Immediately, told my girlfriend that we were done.... More

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Piney Flats, Tennessee
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Coast is entered from an alley, but well marked once you find the alley! Food & service was very good. Cost was average for touristy Charleston, but we were tired of our usual "where the locals eat," great value places. With the different decor, great food & cool location, I believe it is well worth a visit or two !!

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Livermore, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Loved the Coast's Restaurant Week dinner menu! Crab and shrimp cerviche was amazing. The surf and turf excellent, although the peppered bacon slightly overpowered the grilled shrimp. Portions were the best of any restaurant we visited over the weekend.

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Orlando, FL
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Very nice restaurant and excellent seafood. Must try while in Charleston. Great selection of beers as well. Not pricey.

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

Dear Axl, Thank you for sharing your kind words. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Coast Bar and Grill for dinner recently and we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Charleston. Best, Whittney P. More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Did the restaurant week deal... Calamari, shrimp /bacon/cheddar grits, key lime pie. Fantastic! Coworker had the whole flounder. Moist. Awesome service. Awesome atmosphere. I don't like doing 5 stars, but this was an amazing meal.

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

Dear Michael W., Thank you for sharing your kind words and review. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill. We look forward to hosting you again soon! Thank you! Best, Whittney P. More

Jonesborough, Tennessee
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Very reasonable prices and excellent food and service!!! This is our second visit during our vacation in Charleston. The bacon wrapped scallops perfect!! Oysters ... perfect!!! Do not know why anyone would say this isn't a great place to eat for families or singles. The wait staff very friendly and knowledgeable! Will definitely go here again on our return trips.... More

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

Dear Penelope136, We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience with us at Coast Bar & Grill. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind review and we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Charleston! Thank you! Best, Whittney P. More

Floral Park, New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We went to Coast our last night in Charleston. Having had amazing meals throughout the trip, this place was a little bit of a let down. We quickly learned that is is a college student hot spot, so the atmosphere wasn't exactly what we were looking for. The food was mediocre and the wait staff wasn't the nicest. Upon ordering,... More

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Kildare, Ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

In a town full of wonderful places to eat, Coast offers great food and drinks and excellent value for money. Definitely one to visit if you are here on a short break. Highly recommend the fish cooked on their oak smoked grill. One not to be missed

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

Dear JennyMB2013, Thank you for taking the time to share your review - we are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill. We appreciate your kind words and look forward to hosting you again the next time you visit Charleston! Best, Whittney P. More

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Want fresh food with amazing, complex flavors? You have to go to the Coast. Foods are local harvest, seafood fresh from the source in Charleston. Good menu variety, a number of wines, five regional beers on tap. We had a knowledgeable server who was willing to make recommendations. Everything was delicious and the experience was just what we wanted from... More

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

Dear Forbescraft, We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable experience with us for dinner recently at Coast Bar & Grill! Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words and review and we look forward to hosting you again at Coast soon! Best, Whittney P. More

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