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Coast Bar & Grill

39 John St, Suite D, Charleston, SC 29403
+1 843-722-8838
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Ranked #74 of 758 Restaurants in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $15 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

This place is hard to find... Find 39 Rue St Jean, then walk down the alley where there are several restaurants. Service and food were both excellent. Started to get lobster and avocado ravioli. Absolutely wonderful! I had the lobster Ceviche which has a strong flavor. I wasn't a total fan, but their house white wine helped with the strong... More 

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

Dear KevinR8, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar & Grill. Thank you for dining with us and we hope to see you again soon! Best, Whittney P. More 

Minneapolis, MN
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

My wife and I both loved our dishes. I'm not much of a salmon connoisseur, but I'd have to say my salmon was among the best I've ever tasted. Our server was fantastic as well -- attentive and friendly but not overbearing. I highly recommend.

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

Dear thephantom777, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable dinner with us recently at Coast Bar and Grill and we hope to see you again for dinner soon! Best, Whittney P. More 

Burlington, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Coast Bar and Grill is one of those rare establishments which are both an experience and a fine dining outing. The bar sits in a cavernous, towering room lined in old brick which is worth the visit alone. But do sit down at the bar and quaff an ale or a margarita, concocted right there on the spot by the... More 

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

Dear Rod M., Thank you so much for sharing your review and kind words about your recent dining experience with us at Coast Bar and Grill. We are thrilled that you had an enjoyable evening, and we do hope you will consider dining with us again on your next visit to Charleston. Best, Whittney P. More 

Gainesville, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

My boyfriend and I loved this place! The food and mojitos were amazing. We got the spinach artichoke blue crab dip and the fried oysters. It was SO tasty. The mojitos are award winning and I have to agree with that. I had the cucumber melon mojito and it was the best drink I've ever had. We watched the heisman... More 

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

Dear jordang277, We are thrilled that you and your boyfriend had an enjoyable time with us at Coast Bar and Grill recently. We truly appreciate your sharing your experience, and we hope to see you again before you leave Charleston... and of course the next time you visit too! Best, Whittney P. More 

Bonaire, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

The food was very good. The atmosphere and location are very nice. The servers that took care of us were very attentive and knew the menu very well, which was helpful to some people in our group.

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

Dear EricJ47, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are pleased that you and your party had an enjoyable dinner with us recently at Coast Bar and Grill. We appreciate your kind words and hope to see you again soon. Best, Whittney P. More 

Amersham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The food was good - I had excellent peanut crusted grouper, but the experience was spoiled by everything being too rushed. Starters arrived before cocktails and the main course was on the table 15 minutes after we sat down. No-one likes to have to wait too long, but this was way too rushed. Not a relaxed dining experience.

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Cherokee, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

Coast's location is almost as cool as it's food. It's down a great little walk between two buildings giving you the Charleston feel. We were doing a progressive food walk and stopped here for appetizers. Of course we had oysters on the half shell, two different kinds, tasty! But the ceviche sampler was delicious! The service was great, the atmosphere... More 

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

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

Huntersville, North Carolina, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

While literally right next to the hotel we stay at when visiting Charleston, we didn't discover this gem for a few years. Now we never go to Charleston without eating at Coast. While often crowded, it is usually just the two of us and we do not mind eating in the bar area. Everything we have tried has been excellent,... More 

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

Dear Bobby H., Thank you for your kind review. We truly appreciate your taking the time to share your past experiences dining with us at Coast Bar & Grill, and we look forward to seeing you on your visit in a couple weeks! Thank you! Best, Whittney P. More 

Middleburg, Florida, United States
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

First time visitors and will not be the last! We ate dinner here tonight, December 3rd. A co-worker mentioned this place to try for seafood. A little bit hidden down an alley but well worth it. The place was doing a great business. We had the crab cake (I have had a lot better) from the appetizer menu. Was more... More 

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

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

Chicago, Illinois
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You have to do the seafood at Coast. All the fish is fresh and you can choose from their menu of special preparations or have the fish of your choice grilled and served with a side of a sauce. I had the Grouper with an adobo sauce and it was perfect.

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

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

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Additional Information about Coast Bar & Grill

Address: 39 John St, Suite D, Charleston, SC 29403
Phone Number: +1 843-722-8838
Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
Cuisine: Seafood

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