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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Late Night
Dessert

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    Very good
  • 76
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  • 30
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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
Most recent review
A Great Find

We arrived in Charleston after a 7 hour drive from Virginia and we were looking for a dining experience. We had read about Coast in the AAA Guide book but also asked the front desk of our hotel about it. They heartily recommended it and we were not disappointed. The restaurant in in an old indigo... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
jwein2013
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Syosset, New York
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Syosset, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

We arrived in Charleston after a 7 hour drive from Virginia and we were looking for a dining experience. We had read about Coast in the AAA Guide book but also asked the front desk of our hotel about it. They heartily recommended it and we were not disappointed. The restaurant in in an old indigo warehouse and the exposed... More 

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW via mobile

Had an excellent meal, in a very nice environment, at Coast. Service was excellent, and the restaurant has a great raw bar area, and a very comfortable main dining room. Food was excellent. Soups and fish tacos were superb. The spinach side was unique and quite tasty. My son had the flat iron steak which he said was excellent. Only... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our daughter gave us a gift certificate to Coast Bar & Grill for Christmas so we decided to save it for Valentine's Day. We had never been there before, and after we found it (it is tucked down a quaint little alley), it was a lovely evening from start to finish. The tilapia I had was delicious, and the maui-mahi... More 

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

Dear Ann B., Thank you for your kind words and review. We are thrilled that you and your husband had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar and Grill. Thank you so much for sharing your experience and we do hope to see you for dinner again very soon! Best, Whittney P. More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Get the half stuffed lobster. The prices are reasonable for a delicious meal! We had an hour wait, which was well worth it, the food, atmosphere and relaxed good time and food was well worth the wait.

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

Dear Diane M., Thank you so much for your kind review! We are thrilled to hear that you had an enjoyable dinner with us recently at Coast Bar and Grill. While we hate to hear about the long wait, we are pleased that we made up for it once you were seated - thank you so much for sharing your... More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great meal and atmosphere. Off the main street. I would get there early as they fill up quickly. Great crab/shrimp salad as well as fried fish. I would recommend this restaurant.

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

Dear blueeyes522, Thank you for your kind words. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar and Grill, and we hope to see you again on your next visit to the Holy City. Best, Whittney P. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ate here with 3 other people. Food was amazing, live music Sunday night was great, we ordered oysters to start with, and i had crab encrusted fish for dinner and everything was so delicious.

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

Dear Jugey, We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable dining experience with us recently at Coast Bar and Grill. Thank you so much for taking the time to share your kind words and review, and we look forward to hosting you again for dinner on your next visit to Charleston! Best, Whittney P. More 

Vienna, West Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

If you want to eat at this restaurant be sure to make reservations. We made ours online, which must be done at least 48 hours ahead of time. On the day of our reservation someone from Coast called to confirm our reservation time. We got to Coast and were immediately seated. The food was probably the best food my husband... More 

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

Dear tlp2015, Thank you for your kind words and review. We are thrilled that you and your husband had an enjoyable dinner with us recently at Coast Bar and Grill. We truly appreciate your sharing your review, and we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Charleston! Best, Whittney P. More 

Ottawa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This restaurant came highly recommended by locals and we were looking forward to a good meal. The ambience was nice; however, we were disappointed by the quality of the food. We ordered the cashew encrusted grouper and the seafood paella. Regarding the grouper, even though the fish was cooked to perfection, both the coating and avocado aioli were too heavily... More 

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Dover, Delaware
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

My wife and I just ate dinner at this restaurant. We were looking for a good seafood dinner near our hotel and this place looked good and was only a couple blocks away. It's located in an alley so it's a little hard to find but once found, it's kind cool tucked back in the alley with couple other places.... More 

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

Dear katshot, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We are pleased that you had an enjoyable dinner with us recently at Coast Bar and Grill, and appreciate your feedback regarding the crab dip. Thank you again, and we hope to see you again on your next visit to Charleston. Best, Whittney P. More 

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Had dinner at Coast tonight, one of my wife's favorite restaurant in Charleston, and ordered the crab cake dinner. I asked the waitress about the texture of the crab cakes as I lived in Maryland for several years and very picky about my crab cakes. She told me the crab cakes were all crab meat with very little to no... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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