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Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar

Certificate of Excellence
French Quarter
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205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608 (Cumblerland)
(843) 853-8600
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Goose Creek, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Best oysters (raw) ever. Shrimp and Grits were wonderful; fried sea food platter top notch. Great wine selection, can't wait to go back again.

Thank msneets2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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105 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We sat at the bar during crowded dinner service. Place is very popular so make a reservation. Go for happy hour of you want the oysters as they are otherwise expensive. Food was good but nothing out of the ordinary.

Thank Ann9876
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Had the local oysters with blackened shrimp appetizer. Loved it all. Spicy Bloody Mary could be spicier.

Thank Donnaesta
Atlanta, Georgia
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charleston is full of great chefs but I have to rate the chef at Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar among the best I've experienced. I got the blackened red snapper after finishing off a plate of really fresh really huge oysters. Service was quick and friendly and the portions were large. The drinks were amusing with sophisticated cocktails and... More 

Thank arttourist999
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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52 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had dinner at Amen under a recommendation and glad we did! They have one of the best seafood selections on the menu and absolutely delicious. I had the golden tilefish which was sauted with succotash. Outstanding! The place was a little loud but we were there during peak hour. It quieted down as the evening progressed. Service was great.... More 

Thank dmp96
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved the service. Loved the fresh seafood we ate here. We started with she crab soup which was, in our opinion, the best version of it that we had during our stay. Our server was not only friendly but was able to tell us in great detail about our entree options. We are from New England and wanted something we... More 

Thank Magal65
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This restaurant is a treasure in downtown Charleston if you love local seafood and a fun, historical atmosphere! The she crab soup, oysters on the half shell, and fish tacos are all great and a Holy Basil cocktail is my new favorite drink! Enjoy!!

Thank Patricia A
Cumberland, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A little loud, this busy restaurant has excellent fish dishes. Everything is fresh off the boat and you can taste it.

Thank Marconi33
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We were greeted by a friendly hostess and our server, Michael, went out of his way to make our experience very fulfilling. He was professional, knowledgable and very friendly. The food was very very good. No complaints whatsoever. We will be back for sure.

Thank Jgchome
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We ordered a slice of $7 key lime pie, and a slice of $7 caramel cheesecake. The waiter returned to tell us they were out of the key lime pie, so we changed both to cheesecake. Btw they only have 3 desert items on the menu, so to be out of 1 was shocking to begin with, but it gets... More 

Thank Russell H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $35
American, Bar, Seafood, Soups, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 205 E Bay St, Corner of Cumberland & East Bay, Charleston, SC 29401-2608
  • Public Transportation: Public Transit (bus) stop is located directly in front of the restaurant.
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > French Quarter
  • Neighborhood: French Quarter
  • Phone Number: (843) 853-8600
Amen Street Fish & Raw Bar opened in 2009, reviving the former Amen name of Cumberland Street and restoring this historic corner. The new renovation stays true to the beauty of the original 1800's architecture while creating a comfortable atmosphere for contemporary life. Located at 205 East Bay Street in the heart of the historic district this Charleston seafood restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor dining all within walking distance of the local Market and the Charleston Harbor. The menu includes a variety of seafood dishes such as oysters, clams and shrimp in addition to an ever growing raw bar menu. Amen Street supports Charleston's local fishing industry with market fresh fish. We are open for lunch and dinner. Walk-ins are welcome and reservations are accepted as well.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?