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Coast Bar & Grill

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39 John St, Suite D, Charleston, SC 29403
+1 843-722-8838
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: Established in 2002, and housed in what was originally an indigo...
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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  • 510
    Excellent
  • 308
    Very good
  • 93
    Average
  • 33
    Poor
  • 22
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Coasting to A Solid Meal

Whale what can I say? I was happy to sea and experience the cool atmosphere. Im glad I didn't have to fish for compliments! I sure wasn't crabby after I ate the soup. They say the world is your oyster, and my seafood platter was a pearl of a dish. The portions will tide you over. My cole slaw... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
NigiriEel
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Lake City, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
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Lake City, South Carolina
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Whale what can I say? I was happy to sea and experience the cool atmosphere. Im glad I didn't have to fish for compliments! I sure wasn't crabby after I ate the soup. They say the world is your oyster, and my seafood platter was a pearl of a dish. The portions will tide you over. My cole slaw wasnt... More 

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New York City, New York
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375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 460 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Charleston can have some violent storms in the summer. The good news is that they often don't last very long. And if, like us, you got caught in one of those storms recently (without an umbrella!) on your way to Coast, you didn't feel too bad to arrive soaking wet. The atmosphere is casual, the seafood is better than pretty... More 

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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

We went out for the evening to have an enjoyable meal, we started off be ordering a dozen oysters and an order of muscles. The oysters were $25 a dozen and there were 3 regional types so we ask for 4 oysters of each type only to be told that we have to order in 1/2 dozen units and could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Dined here with my family last week and everyone really enjoyed their meal. Great variety of seafood choices and all were tasty. I thought it was reasonably priced for the quality and portions we received. Dining room also has a neat atmosphere. Would definitely eat here again

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

Hi Kernel10, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at COAST bar and grill on Hutson Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Whittney P. holycityhospitality.com More 

Ennis, Texas
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We took customers form all around the US for seafood and everyone found something they enjoyed and several tried new things they do not have in their area

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

Hi NativeOakCliff-ite, Thank you for your kind review at another one of our restaurants. We appreciate your continued support and are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at COAST bar and grill on Hutson Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Whittney P. holycityhospitality.com More 

Fairfax County, Virginia
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

While on vacation in Charleston, my husband and I stopped into Coast Bar & Grill for a beer one evening. It was located in a quaint alley very close to our hotel (the Hampton Inn). Once inside, we found the bar to be comfortable and our bartender very friendly and personable. The next evening, after a ghost tour, we returned... More 

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

Hi Sonya822, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at COAST bar and grill on Hutson Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Whittney P. holycityhospitality.com More 

45208
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We had dinner at Coast last night and they were able to accommodate a party of ten easily. The waiter was friendly and atmosphere fun and funky. We had the raw platter which had wonderful ceviches and crab meat. Love it!

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

Hi dennyloo, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at COAST bar and grill on Hutson Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Whittney P. holycityhospitality.com More 

Beaufort, South Carolina
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30 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This restaurant was recommended by the hotel and it was very good. We had oysters followed by very good dinners. It is tucked away so I was glad that we were told about it by the hotel concierge. I would go back.

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

Hi rcmibm, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at COAST bar and grill on Hutson Alley and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Whittney P. holycityhospitality.com More 

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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015 via mobile

This is the second time we have been tot his restaurant and would go back, hoping for a little better service. I had the Wreck Fish special which was great, my husband had the Grouper which was a little over done from the grill. Our server was a little laid back in the fact that he seemed to be happier... More 

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

Hi Stingray93, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at COAST Bar and Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. We have also taken the constructive feedback into account and discussed internally. We appreciate your review. Best, Whittney P. holycityhospitality.com More 

Columbia, South Carolina
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150 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This is really a wonderful dining experience. There is much ambiance as the restaurant is filled with a mix of locals and visitors. The quality of the food is outstanding and the serving sizes are very generous without going overboard. They do an outstanding job of accommodating groups but reservations are essential.

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

Dear Louis D, Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at COAST Bar and Grill and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Best, Whittney P. holycityhospitality.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 39 John St, Suite D, Charleston, SC 29403
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston
  • Phone Number: +1 843-722-8838

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups

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!
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

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