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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: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, 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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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
A good experience

My brother, sister in law, my wife and I went to Coast for my birthday. We initially had drinks at the bar and was served by an outstanding bartender. Even though it was very busy, he somehow managed to make each customer laugh and have a good time. When we went to our table the atmosphere was just... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
TheAmericanSp0rtsman
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Charleston, South Carolina
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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Charleston, South Carolina
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

My brother, sister in law, my wife and I went to Coast for my birthday. We initially had drinks at the bar and was served by an outstanding bartender. Even though it was very busy, he somehow managed to make each customer laugh and have a good time. When we went to our table the atmosphere was just as good... More 

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Lehigh Valley
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

My friend and I were anxious to try Charleston seafood, especially during soft shell crab season. When I saw only two meat entrees on the menu, I knew Coast was committed to fish and shellfish. We went without reservations on a Tuesday night and had a short wait at the bar with a pitcher of peach sangria, which was moved... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We planned a quick overnight trip to Charleston on a Sunday.The restaurant I wanted to have dinner at happens to be closed on Sunday. My guys daughter had been to Charleston a few months back and recommended Coast. It wasn't on my list,but I decided to throw caution to the wind and eat there. So glad I did! Turns out... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We came here on a Sunday night and sat out on the patio. It had been an extremely hot day but the temperature was tolerable with the fans. Our waitress was great, very knowledgeable and attentive. I had the almond crusted salmon. I normally hate brussels sprouts but the fried brussels sprouts were good! My husband had oysters and grilled... More 

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Lake Wylie, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We had an amazing meal at Coast on Saturday night. We did not have a reservation and they took our number so we could walk around downtown Charleston while we waited. In 15 minutes we got a call that our table was ready. Our server, Rachael, was phenomenal. Knowledgeable, friendly, attentive and fast. The meals were our favorite from our... More 

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Denver
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This restaurant's ambiance and location are outstanding - in a great historic district of charleston tucked away down a flower lined alley. The food was very good - my husband had the shrimp and crab manicotti and I had the pecan crusted tilapia. Both very fresh and flavorful. The reason I must give this restaurant 3 stars is the service... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Our food was very flavorful and fantastic. The Calamari was perfect!! The service was truly off putting. From the time of arrival with the hostesses who acted as though they couldn't be bothered, to our server who seemed irritated from the time we placed our drink order. Too bad, as the food is fantastic. My advice for this restaurant, take... More 

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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We were at Coast for my birthday dinner. The food was amazing. We had a lot of seafood appetizers and lobster for dinner. Everything was cooked perfectly. The wait once seated was reasonable. I recommend making reservations otherwise you will be waiting for a long time. The only thing that was perfect were the drinks - they tasted extremely watered... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

We visited Coast during a recent visit to Charleston for dinner as a group, and were very impressed with the restaurant! To start, the ambience in the restaurant was lively, but not so much that you couldn't hear anyone. We all enjoyed our appetizers and main courses (very good quality sea food) - they were cooked and presented very nicely,... More 

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Southern Pines, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

From the minute you walk into the courtyard to Coast you know you will have a fabulous evening. Waitstaff is knowledgeable and prompt and the food just amazing. We had the grouper special that was on bacon grits that melt in your mouth. The she crab soup was perfect! Portions left us with no room for dessert! Thank you Coast... 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, Barbecue

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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: Large groups, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?