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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups
Description: Established in 2002, and housed in what was originally an indigo warehouse,...
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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  • 35
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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
Great find

I was told to go there for seafood, and indeed, it's a great place to sample some of the most famous dishes of Charleston. I had the mussels and the ceviche sampler and I loved them all! Service is great as well, very attentive. Price wise, it's ok, I guess. It's probably more on the expensive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Bristol, Tennessee
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Bristol, Tennessee
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102 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was told to go there for seafood, and indeed, it's a great place to sample some of the most famous dishes of Charleston. I had the mussels and the ceviche sampler and I loved them all! Service is great as well, very attentive. Price wise, it's ok, I guess. It's probably more on the expensive side, but you pay... More 

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by for a lite meal. Thus we ordered appetizers, the fish taco, and scallops. Both were healthy portions and excellent. The place was packed this rainy night, thus it must ( and is) good. In a neat side alley street, give them a visit, staff is excellent too.

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London, Canada
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are not looking for a quiet place to eat then try out Coast - food is excellent (I recommend the grouper), appetizers are out of this world (mussels especially). Great place for a group of people to enjoy a night out for sure. Service very good and the wine list is better than average.

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Manhattan, Kansas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Off the grill definitely the was to go here. We enjoyed the atmosphere and wait staff was very accommodating. Several in the party had mild stomach discomfort the next day, but could have just been adjusting to the travel. Would definitely recommend.

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Thank debnus
HCHMarketing, Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi debnus, Thank you for your kind review! We are so 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, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Pawleys Island SC
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117 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived in town late and were looking for a good meal. Coast was right around the corner from our hotel and we decided to stop there. It was a perfect choice. We found excellent seafood, but we also wandered into a relaxing, enjoyable dinner experience. Coast offers a sophisticated seafood menu in a comfortable, cozy setting. Our waitress was... More 

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Thank PawleysDude
HCHMarketing, Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi PawleysDude, Thank you for your kind review! We are so 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, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Maryland
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111 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Met up at Coast with friends who recently moved to Charleston. We were greeted and seated promptly. While we waited for friends to arrive, we ordered a bottle of wine for the table - Coast had some nice specials on featured wines. The wait staff was excellent and very friendly. The menu had a nice variety of local seafood and... More 

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

Hi misterduffy, Thank you for your warm review! We are so 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, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Charleston, South Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told this would be a nice place to eat and it was! We sat at the bar for a drink before getting a table. The guy at the bar was super friendly. This building is tucked in an alley. It was an old Indigo warehouse from 1800's or maybe even earlier than that and the interior maintained it's... More 

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Thank praypratt
HCHMarketing, Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi praypratt, Thank you for your kind review! We are so 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, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Lake City, South Carolina
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent find in the heart of downtown Charleston. In a back alley off of John St. The blue crab and scallop ceviche was excellent and so fresh. Then the oak fired yellow fin tuna and grouper were smokey yet still had a clean seafood taste.

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Thank Charlie P
HCHMarketing, Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Charlie P, Thank you for your kind review! We are so 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, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Huntersville, North Carolina
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food and drinks here were great! My husband and I really enjoyed out dished (he had peel and eat shrimp, I had crab soup and a salad). The restaurant has a great atmosphere and is very close to the Hampton Inn - Historic District, if you are staying there this is a great option. I would recommend calling ahead... More 

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Thank Meredith M
HCHMarketing, Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Meredith M, Thank you for your kind review! We are so 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, The Marketing Team holycityhospitality.com More 

Mamaroneck, New York
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131 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

3 of ordered different options for the restaurant week 3 course menu and all were delicious. Excellent service, nice ambiance and food well prepared and served at the correct temperature. Coast key lime pie as good as any I have ever tasted or made, I am sure if we went back it would be more expensive but could be worth... More 

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Thank Corrie826
HCHMarketing, Manager at Coast Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hi Corrie826, Thank you for your warm review! We are so 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, The Marketing Team 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: American, Seafood, Barbecue

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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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