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Coast Bar & Grill

39 John St, Suite D, Charleston, SC 29403
+1 843-722-8838
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Ranked #67 of 742 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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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

This was one of our best meals in Charleston. The crab dip appetizer was warm and so yummy. The Raw Bar Sampler was HUGE, even though we got the small size. I had the shrimp and crab penne. Very light and delicious. But by far, the BEST part of the meal was the mojitos! I tried the mango and the... More

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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went here on a date on a friday night. We didn't have a reservation, but they some how got us in right away. If you've ever been to Charleston, SC during the summer and didn't have a reservation on a weekend, you can pretty much go to eat a bar, because all restaurants are packed. Nevertheless,... More

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Waterloo, Michigan
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The food is mediocre, and not worth the money! I had pre-arranged to have a surprise dessert brought out to my best friend for her 40th birthday, and while walking to be seated at our table the hostess said all was taken care of. Not so much. We were rushed, never attended to once our orders were taken and out... More

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Easley, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

I liked the atmosphere and structure of the old building...but was a little perturbed by how hotttt it was inside the building. I know Charleston in July, but apparently the air was broken. Ordered a frozen mixed drink to cool off which was pretty good. Then ordered Grilled Spicy Adobo Shrimp with Bacon Cheese Grits, with jalapeno cornbread & Pineapple... More

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Canton, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We ate dinner here twice during a week-long visit to see our daughter. We've been coming to Charleston for 6 years now, as our daughter attended CofC and now works in town, and we've eaten dinner here at least once every time we visit. We have NEVER had a bad meal in this restaurant, the fish has always been great... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Our experience was below our expectations last night. I am not one for airing to the world.But our friends asked where we would like a gift card and we immediately said COAST. Hadn't been there in a while. We were seated on the patio not by choice by the entrance, it was dirty, smelly, hot, no air circulating and had... More

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Cooksville, Maryland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Fish was great and fresh. The pineapple chili salsa was so delicious. My kids (16 & 19) had the penne pasta with shrimp and crab and it was spectacular. The quaint little alley where it is located only adds to the experience. Oh yeah, the lemon vinegarette is great on the mixed green salad.

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San Diego, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Came here on my trip to Charleston and this restaurant and bar were a great addition to the trip and a tribute to how great Charleston is. First, the restaurant main entrance is located on a small street / alley that is only accessible by foot although you can park on the street nearby and get there very easily. In... More

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Coast is in a neat location and has a fun atmosphere. Our meal was delicious, greta drink selection.

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Exton, Pennsylvania
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Super cool location and atmosphere. We came for drinks and appetizers. Lobster goat cheese ravioli and oyster rockefeller were so good. Our server, Michael, knew his stuff. Looking forward to returning for dinner.

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